Skype Meeting Broadcast and Yammer

A couple of months back I joined the Skype Meeting Broadcast Preview and recorded by exploration in the video below. I had attended the session at MS Ignite in Chicago, "All about meetings in Skype for Business" and was keen to experience some of the features myself. Questions I had were: [no_unordered_list style="circle" number_type="circle_…

Yammer and Skype for Business integration – Thoughts, hopes and predictions.

Firstly, let me make it clear. These are my ideas, not a forecast of what will happen. This is simply what I'd like to see if and when Yammer and Skype for Business integrate. This brief post was inspired by a question asked during the Skype for Business IT Pro YamJam, held in the Office 365 Network. A YamJam is a large and focused discussion wh…

OneNote for Meetings – Answering a real question

I saw an interesting discussion on the Office 365 Technical Network on Yammer. Being the topic was OneNote, SharePoint and Lync Online and Office 365, I thought I'd use OneNote to answer the question. Frank Spina of Bristol-Myers Squibb (bms.com) has been using SharePoint 2007 Meeting Workspace effectively to share meeting resources, tasks a…

MVP Community Camp 2014 – Running more Interactive Lync meetings

MVP Community Camp in Auckland was a successful event and I had a lot of fun being a part of it. It was great to connect with other people interested in Microsoft technologies, devices and services. While I had the honour of presenting, I learned much from the other attendees, MVP's and Microsoft staff that presented. I was unable to record my …

When will Yammer start integrating more with Lync and SharePoint?

Christophe Fiessigner from Yammer covered the roadmap in a recent Ignite webinar - http://youtu.be/f-tWCmmer3I?t=10m Yammer are focusing on getting Oslo and Office graph, and bringing Yammer into the Office 365 environment, rather than a separate site loading. Once they have built trust and SSO with your Office 365 ID, it sets the platform for …

#MaxOutLync 2 Lync Online meeting recap

Our second #MaxOutLync meeting was a great improvement on the first. I've outlined it using timestamps for the video so that you, the reader, can jump to the content you're interested in. To OneNote fans, I am presenting from OneNote and not PowerPoint. It's much more interactive. Attendees can contribute I can pinch zoom to certain po…

Max Out Lync 2

Our adventurous little #MaxOutLync experiment was a success. We learned much from our first Max Out Lync Online meeting and a number of people have asked me to run it again. When Wednesday, 12 Mar 9am PDT / UTC -7  In Your Timezone? Where Online at https://meet.lync.com/webstertech/darrell/ZQCJFVMF Interested? Register y…

Busy, but when are you free?

Using Lync, our organization has presence awareness - we know when someone is online, at their desk or device. I can see when a colleague is busy. I can see when they are next available. This short clip shows you where to: find when your colleague is next available, from their Lync contact card. schedule a meeting, opening an Outlook appoint…

Working Elsewhere – WFH? Lync Note and Location

Working from home today? Does your workplace use a distribution list to let others know that you're working from home? If you're using Lync as part of your Office 365 subscription, there are two ways you can tell people you are working from home. Use the Lync Note to share your status message, "What's happening today?" This is an easy way t…

Lync Web App – The ‘join from browser’ experience

Have you attended a Lync Online meeting using only your web browser? I attended an Ignite webcast, hosted using Lync. I left my power adapter for my laptop at work. My laptop is a 6 year old HP laptop and the battery lasts about 30 seconds without power.  So I needed to join the meeting using another laptop at home.  The point is, I could j…