Join my full online day on how to design #Skype4B voice in a cloud first world

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Join me March 3oth for my full online day on how to design Skype for Business in a cloud first world. Because of the high score at the last IT/Dev Connections session I did october 2016 Penton asked if I could do a full day, and it is a huge honor to get the chance. I will focus on three topics

  • How to think when designing global voice solutions with Skype for Business.
  • Explore online, hybrid and on-premises deployments and how Azure MFA plays in to the mix.
  • Deep dive in to codecs, protocols, routing and the optimal media path

Skype for Business Online is a different kind of infrastructure technology than the rest of Office 365 and I will focus on helping you understand how to prepare for success. I will answer live Q&A during the sessions, so make sure you sign up!

 

Talking about #Skype4B design @NICconf

logoFebruary 2nd I have the honor of speaking at the Nordic Infrastructure Conference 2017 for the 6th consecutive year. This is a premiere event with a great expo hall and a list of world known speakers such as Johan Arwidmark, Sami Laiho, Wally Mead to name a few.

I will talk about how I design voice solutions with Skype for Business where I will share my three main design principles. Make sure you catch it if you are wondering about how to design in a cloud first world. Check it out and sign up here

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Virtual Class on getting structured with OneNote

onenotevclassicopngThis fall I have written several articles on how to get structured with OneNote using custom tags and creating lists that you can use when you want to jump-start those focused worksprints. Based on my experience I have created a virtual training class with labs that where I want to share my techniques and help you get started organizing your tasks, information and digitizing your capture of content and braindumps in to your OneNote. By using one place to gather all tasks, even from Outlook, you know you always have a finite list of tasks that needs to get done. Then and only then you are ready to prioritize you next task you want to complete.

The virtual class will run on January 5th and will use Microsoft Teams from an Office 365 tenant created for the class where we will share all documentation and content with live video for and interactive experience. Check it out and register today at Eventbrite

Speaking av TechDays Sweden 2016

November 16th 2016 I had the pleasure of talking at TechDays Sweden about How to get started with Skype for Business Meeting Broadcast. This is the second time I have the honor of attending as a speaker and this is a really great conference with a good expo floor and great keynotes.

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Heard about Meeting Broadcast in Office 365? It is available for all Enterprise licenses. You can use your regular Skype for Business client to stream your meeting to any device without any client requirements. After the meeting it will be available on demand and you can get statistics on how many have consumed your broadcast. New features even include a QA module for two way communications with your attendees. This session will walk through how to get started, best practices and how to look professional doing it.

Watch the recording

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Video: https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechDays-Sweden/Techdays-Sweden-2016/How-to-get-started-with-Skype-for-Business-Meeting-Broadcast–Level-200
Date: 16 Nov 2016
Time: 11:00 – 12:00
Room: M6

Read more and sign up here: http://tdswe.se/session/how-to-get-started-with-skype-for-business-meeting-broadcast-level-200/

Scored a 20 minutes theater session at Microsoft Ignite 2016

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Due to big demand my session is now set up three times in the Community Hub area. Make sure you catch a run

Check out my profile on the Ignite site as well: https://myignite.microsoft.com/speaker/15895

I am happy to announce that I will return to Microsoft Ignite as a speaker. This time I will do a 20 minute theater session on how I design a global Skype for Business voice solution. There is not much I can dive in to in 20 minutes, but if you want an overview of what your options are and what I think about when talking global voice with customers and partners, make sure you attend this theater community session at Microsoft Ignite. Hope to see you there :)

Check out the other Skype for Business sessions at Ignite

I’m Speaking at IT/Dev Connections 2016 in Las Vegas!

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For the first time I will have the honor to speak at IT/Dev Connections, being held at the ARIA Resort in Las Vegas from October 10th to 13th. ARIA is a great venue where I had the opportunity to talk at the 2014 Lync Conference, and it works well for a more intimate conference like this.

IT/Dev Connections stands out from the usual vendor mega-conferences by focusing on real world technology and experiences from subject matter experts. I am really proud to be part of this group and looking forward to share my lessons learned.

I’ll be delivering two sessions in the Enterprise Collaboration track:

How I design global voice solutions with Skype for Business – A two way session where we get to dive in to global voice design best practices and going outside the comfort zone of what is recommended but still works as long as you know what you are doing :)

Succeeding with Skype for Business Meeting Broadcast – I will share my experiences using Meeting Broadcast since preview. Will share tips and tricks, hardware advice and how to scale it in larger networks

You can see the full event schedule and more details at http://www.itdevconnections.com/

I hope to see you there!

Ppt and video is now available from my talk at Microsoft Ignite

May 2015 I had the honor to talk at Microsoft Ignite in Chicago. That was great fun and 300 showed up at my session about how to save time by automating phone number management in Skype for Business Server. Before this talk I released a new scritp called Get-SfBNumbers.ps1 which you can download and find more information about at http://SfBNumbers.net. Look for more Enterprise Voice tips and scripts at that site, and I will in time blog about examples for how to use the script.

I had a great time attending Microsoft Ignite, lots of networking and I got to attend some great sessions with interesting content. We also did a live recording of The UC Architects podcast with Jamie Stark joining us. Check out some images at the bottom of this blogpost

Download the ppt here: http://video.ch9.ms/sessions/ignite/2015/decks/BRK4112_Hansen.pptx

Download or view the session at Channel 9

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Some images from the conference

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Speaking at Microsoft Ignite in Chicago

I am proud to announce that I am speaking at Microsoft Ignite 2015 in Chicago! I am talking about  often neglected, but very important topic, which is how operations should handle phone numbers in Skype for Business. You can find most of the tips, scripts and tools talked about in this session at http://skypenumbers.net Continue reading

Succeed with Lync, BYOD and WiFi

This fall I had the honour of talking at TechEd Barcelona and TechDays Sweden about how to Succeed with Lync, BYOD and WiFi. This is a topic I am quite passionate about since it affects end-user experience. I believe that this is THE key focus areas for a successful Lync deployment. There is a saying that we as consultant, technicians and System Integrators always succeed with implementing the technology, but that does not mean the business are succeeding. Continue reading