Microsoft is adding a host of new features to Skype for Business, including the ability to broadcast meetings to as many as 10,000 people. Office 365 enterprise customers can register now to get a preview of the features.
Microsoft has been gaining its share of followers with its Lync unified communication solution in both its on-premise and cloud-based deployment options. Still, there's work to do.
This week marks the beginning of the end of Microsoft Lync Online, as the vendor starts to shift its customers from Lync to Skype for Business Online, which officially launched yesterday.
Making the decision to ditch your legacy PSTN system in favor of a VoIP solution?
Maybe I've simply been immersed in the digital world for too long, but it still surprises me to learn on occasion that VoIP has not yet been adopted by every organization. The technology isn't exactly long in the tooth (far from it), but it's not new, either.
An exploit that could allow an attacker to listen in on VoIP calls made on Cisco SPA3000 and SPA5000 IP phones will be patched after Cisco initially opted not to patch the security flaw, according to a report from iTnews.
As much as vendors might want to be able to sell their unified communications solutions to every business within their target markets, the simple truth is that no UC solution is a fit for every organization.
It's hard enough keeping the LAN and WAN functioning properly and providing end-users with the services they need to do their jobs. It's getting worse, though.
Session initiation protocol (SIP) protocol is coming up on its twentieth birthday, so you'd think by now it would be a cinch to deploy a VoIP solution using SIP within an enterprise network. Apparently not.
It seems to be a week for big data analytics being associated with unified communications. In addition to the ThinkingPhones news, there's also news out of unified-communications-as-a-service provider 8x8, which has launched new analytics and reporting tools to provide more insight into organizations' overall usage.