• Melbourne Skype and Teams User Group - February 2019

    The next instalment of the Melbourne Skype and Teams User Group has been locked in. This quarter will be on a Thursday evening due to room availability, I hope this works for everyone. Agenda 5:45pm - 6:00pm - Arrival and refreshments 6:00pm - 6:30pm - Skype and Teams: News and updates 6:30pm - 7:00pm - Polycom - Latest news and offerings specifically for Microsoft Teams 7:00pm - 7:30pm - Networking Break - Pizza & Beer 7:30pm - 8:00pm - How to build a Teams Bot (James Arber) We look forward to seeing you then! The Melbourne Skype & Teams User Group

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  • Melbourne Skype and Teams User Group - November 2018

    The next instalment of the Melbourne Skype and Teams User Group has been locked in. We will be back at Microsoft's new and improved Melbourne Offices, covering all the latest from the Skype and Teams world. This meetup has been scheduled a few weeks after Microsoft Ignite: Microsoft's biggest conference held annually in the USA. Both Damien Margaritis and James Arber made the trip, expect plenty of fresh content and news we'll have ready to share with the community. Agenda 5:45pm - 6:00pm - Arrival and refreshments 6:00pm - 6:30pm - Ignition - Skype and Teams updates from Microsoft Ignite (Damien Margaritis) 6:30pm - 7:00pm - Crestron Flex - next generation Teams native devices for the modern workplace (Crestron) 7:00pm - 7:30pm - Networking Break - Pizza & Beer brought to you by Jabra 7:30pm - 8:00pm - Enghouse - How to build an advanced call centre application with the Teams Calling API (Enghouse) We look forward to seeing you then. The Melbourne Skype & Teams User Group

  • Melbourne Skype and Teams User Group - August 2018

    Insync & Engage Squared

    IMPORTANT: There will be a venue change this quarter due to renovation works being carried out at Microsoft's Melbourne offices. For this quarter, location will be Level 22, 303 Collins Street. SAVE THE DATE! The next instalment of Melbourne's Skype and Teams User Group is coming up in a few weeks. With so much movement and momentum in the Teams space, this is a great opportunity to catch up on what's new, in particular what features are now available in Microsoft Teams. A slightly different format this quarter due to the sheer amount of Microsoft Teams specific information we'll need to get through. Don't worry though, We'll still have the usual networking break with pizza and beer! Joining us this quarter from Microsoft is Vakhtang Assatrian: Director of Microsoft Teams Strategic Customer Engineering and serves as a Regional Technology Officer for Microsoft Teams Enterprise Customers throughout APAC. His primary focus areas include product and business strategy, customer advocacy, partner development and field enablement. A well-known unified communications subject matter expert, Vakhtang is the executive interface for the field and Teams customers to help them realise the value of the Microsoft platform and achieve more! Also joining us from Microsoft will be Melbourne based Peter Tamas, with an Ask Microsoft Anything (AMA) session to wrap things up. Get your questions ready! Agenda 6:00pm - 6:20pm - Why Teams? (Vakhtang Assatrian - Microsoft) 6:20pm - 7:00pm - Skype and Teams News and Updates (James Arber) 7:00pm - 7:30pm - Networking Break - Pizza & Beer! 7:30pm - 7:55pm - Teams Direct Routing in 25 minutes or less 7:55pm - Last question: Microsoft Teams - Ask Microsoft Anything! (AMA) Hope to see you there! The Melbourne Skype & Teams User Group

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  • MELBOURNE Skype for Business & Microsoft Teams User Group

    Members, Save the date in your calendar for the next Skype for Business & Microsoft Teams User Group. We have already lined up some great content, with many huge announcements since out last Meetup! Logitech will be giving away 4 of their awesome Spotlight wireless presenter devices - be there for your chance to win! Agenda 6:00pm - 6:30pm - Roadmap Updates: Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams (James Arber) 6:30pm - 7:00pm - Session 1: Logitech Meeting Room Devices: What's the latest? (Nelson Padilla) 7:00pm - 7:30pm - Networking Break - Pizza & Beer brought to you by Logitech 7:30pm - 8:00pm - Session 2: Telstra Calling for Office 365: What you need to know (Damien Margaritis) Hope to see you there! The Melbourne Skype for Business & Microsoft Teams User Group

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  • MEL UC Skype for Business & Teams User Group | Feb 7th 2018

    Much is happening in the Microsoft UC space right now. Microsoft Teams is quickly becoming the primary client to use when consuming Office 365 services. How does this affect you? Spend an evening with Microsoft employees, Microsoft Partner IT professionals and other like minded individuals and keep across everything you need to know when it comes to Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams. Agenda 6:00pm - 6:30pm - Microsoft Teams Roadmap Update (Damien Margaritis) 6:30pm - 7:00pm - Session 1: Integrated Research (IR) presenting on their latest Skype for Business & Teams UC Assessment and Monitoring SaaS offerings 7:00pm - 7:30pm - Networking Break - Pizza & Beer - brought to you by Jabra 7:30pm - 8:00pm - Session 2: All the latest tech from Jabra Hope to see you there! The Melbourne Skype for Business & Microsoft Teams User Group

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  • 1st November 2017 | Melbourne UC User Group

    With so much announced at Microsoft Ignite (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/ignite/default.aspx) this year, this is one User Group you don't want to miss! We'll take you through the Microsoft Teams (https://blogs.office.com/en-us/2017/09/25/a-new-vision-for-intelligent-communications-in-office-365/?eu=true) announcement, and how it affects both current and planned Skype for Business deployments. We'll also be walking through Skype for Business Server 2019 (https://dmunified.com/2017/09/28/microsoft-announces-skype-for-business-server-2019/), with Polycom (http://www.polycom.com.au/hd-video-conferencing/microsoft-video.html) wrapping up with the latest news on their cloud based offering (http://www.polycom.com.au/hd-video-conferencing/microsoft-video/realconnect.html), as well as recently released devices and firmware updates. Agenda 6:00pm - 6:30pm - Ignition! Updates from Microsoft Ignite (Damien Margaritis) 6:30pm - 7:00pm - Session 1: Skype for Business Server 2019 (James Arber) 7:00pm - 7:30pm - Networking Break - Pizza & Beer 7:30pm - 8:00pm - Session 2: All the latest from Polycom (Peter Tamas) Hope to see you there! The Melbourne Skype for Business team.

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  • August 2017 | Melbourne UC User Group

    Microsoft

    Join us at Microsoft Melbourne, meet fellow Skype for Business IT Pros, partners and customers for an evening of technical info, food, drinks and networking. Sessions will cover Microsoft's Skype for Business road map, tech updates, as well as real world demos of Skype for Business features and capabilities. This quarter, James Arber will take you through the finer details of the partnership between Microsoft and Citrix, who together bring you version 2.0 of the XenApp/XenDesktop HDX RealTime Optimization Pack for Microsoft Skype for Business. In session two, Damien Margaritis will be unpacking Microsoft Cloud Connector Edition v2: what's new? how do I update? how do I turn on new capabilities? All your CCE v2 questions will be answered. Agenda 6:00pm - 6:30pm - Updates from Microsoft & UC Ecosystem (Damien Margaritis) 6:30pm - 7:00pm - Session 1: Understanding the Skype for Business VDI plugin v2 (James Arber) 7:00pm - 7:30pm - Networking Break - Pizza & Beer 7:30pm - 8:00pm - Session 2: Unpacking Cloud Connector Edition v2 (Damien Margaritis) 8:00pm - 8:10pm - Ask an expert! Q&A Hope to see you there! The Melbourne Skype for Business team.

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  • May 2017 | Melbourne UC User Group

    Microsoft

    Join us at Microsoft Melbourne, meet fellow Skype for Business IT Pros, partners and customers for an evening of technical info, food, drinks and networking. Sessions will cover Microsoft's Skype for Business road map, tech updates, as well as real world demos of Skype for Business features and capabilities. This month, Integrated Research (http://www.ir.com/) (IR) will be taking us through their automated network readiness assessment and testing solution for Skype for Business: Prognosis UC Assessor (http://www.ir.com/skype-for-business-assessment). This tool helps you ensure a positive user experience for voice, video, and application sharing across your network and Microsoft's cloud. Polycom (http://www.polycom.com.au/) will also be taking us through what's new in their world, with demo's of some of their new camera technology (including the Eagle Eye Director II above!), as well as road map updates. Agenda 6:00pm - 6:30pm - Updates from Microsoft & UC Ecosystem (Damien Margaritis), including: • Cloud PBX Tenant Dial Plans are here - what does this mean for my deployments? • Cloud Connector Edition v1.4.2 - what's changed? • Crestron's Mercury Tabletop Conference System (https://www.crestron.com/products/model/CCS-UC-1) (will be on display) • AudioCodes' Huddle Room Solution (HRS) (http://www.audiocodes.com/products/huddle-room-solution-hrs) • Enghouse Interactive's "serverless" TouchPoint Attendant for Skype for Business (http://www.enghouseinteractive.com/touchpoint-attendant/) run through 6:30pm - 7:00pm - Session 1 – IR Prognosis UC Assessor Walk-through (Sylvain Faure) 7:00pm - 7:30pm - Networking Break - Pizza & Beer brought to you by IR 7:30pm - 8:00pm - Session 2 - What's new from Polycom? (Peter Tamas) • Demo: Polycom Eagle Eye Director II (http://www.polycom.com.au/hd-video-conferencing/peripherals/eagleeye-director-ii.html) camera system paired with a Surface Hub • Demo: Polycom MSR Series PTZ Camera (http://www.polycom.com/hd-video-conferencing/microsoft-video/msr-series.html) paired with the Skype Room System • Polycom's RealConnect for Office 365 (http://www.polycom.com.au/hd-video-conferencing/microsoft-video/realconnect.html) - update • Other Polycom news and updates 8:00pm - 8:10pm - Ask an expert! Q&A This is going to be a huge session, with plenty of new tech on display and demos. Hope to see you there! The Melbourne Skype for Business team.

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  • February 2017 | Melbourne UC User Group

    Microsoft

    Join us at Microsoft Melbourne, meet fellow Skype for Business IT Pros, partners and customers for an evening of technical info, food, drinks and networking. Sessions will cover Microsoft's Skype for Business road map, tech updates, as well as real world demos of Skype for Business features and capabilities. Agenda: 6:00pm - 6:15pm - What’s new? Update from Microsoft 6:15pm - 6:45pm - Session 1 – Check out the Logitech Skype Room System 6:45pm - 7:15pm - Networking Break (Pizza & Beer, brought to you by Sonus) 7:15pm - 7:45pm - Session 2 – Customer Spotlight: University of Tasmania Listen to Bradley Boron, UC Manager at the University of Tasmania talk about their experiences deploying Skype for Business Enterprise Voice to over 4,000 users around the state 7:45pm - 8:00pm - Ask an expert! Q&A See you there! The Melbourne Skype for Business team.

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  • SfB User Group Christmas Event - Brought to you by Jabra

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    The next Skype for Business Meetup isn't until February... Over here at User Group HQ, we thought that was way to long in between Meetups... With that in mind, let me formally invite you to the Skype for Business User Group Christmas Event, brought to you by the friendly folk over at Jabra! Drinks and nibbles to be provided, so join us at the fantastic Boatbuilders Yard, right next door to the Melbourne Convention Centre. Lucky door prizes also provided by Jabra! Spots are limited, so be sure to RSVP for this event Hope to see you all soon! The Skype for Business User Group Team