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VAC Webinar Series - AVST, Microsoft Ignite Insight: Changes in Exchange Online UM, Teams and Skype for Business
Tuesday, October 31, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
Category: SCTC Events

Microsoft Ignite Insight: Changes in Exchange Online UM, Teams and Skype for Business

Microsoft made some very interesting announcements in recent months.

First up, they will be discontinuing support of SBC to connect 3rd party PBX systems to Exchange Online UM. The July 2018 deadline is forcing many Microsoft customers to seek an alternative UM solution for Office 365 to continue working with their existing 3rd party PBX.

At Ignite 2017, the big news was Microsoft Teams will eventually replace Skype for Business Online. While this again demonstrates Microsoft’s focus on Cloud, they understand a large number of their customers adopted Skype for Business Server. A new release of the on-premise Skype for Business Server is coming in 2018.

Join us as we discuss:

  • Preparing for the Exchange Online UM Deadline
  • Plans for Microsoft Teams to Eclipse Skype for Business Online in the Future
  • Strategies to make Skype for Business Server Co-Exist with your Existing PBX
  • Insights into Ignite 2017 – Cloud, Teams, Skype for Business Server, Office 365 and more

TOM MINIFIE - Chief Technology Officer

Tom Minifie is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Applied Voice & Speech Technologies, Inc. In his current role, Mr. Minifie is responsible for the strategic direction of the Company's multiple product lines. Prior to his promotion to CTO, Mr. Minifie served as the Vice President of Product Management for AVST since its inception in 2003. Mr. Minifie is a recognized authority in the field of Unified Communications and a frequent speaker on the topic. Prior to joining the communications industry, Mr. Minifie held various product management positions within the high tech industry. Tom holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Washington.