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The Absolute Greatest White Paper on Intelligent Speaker Ever.

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By Michael Tressler Sr Solutions Consultant, Jabra BA, Software Engineering, Ball State University Contents About the Author 4 Preamble 5 Introduction 6 What is Intelligent Speaker? 7 What makes a speaker microphone device an Intelligent speaker? 8 Why is this even a thing? 8 What are the requirements for Intelligent Speaker? 10 Hardware requirements 10 …

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Enabling and Validating QoS on Teams Rooms on Android

While delivering some Teams Rooms on Android training, I was asked a question about Quality of Service (QoS) on Microsoft Teams Android devices. I knew the answer conceptually, but not practically. In other words, I wanted to see it in action.  In this article, I will show how to set up QoS on Teams Android …

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Enterprise Voice in Skype for Business Server 2015 book. Free!

In 2016, I released the book Enterprise Voice in Skype for Business Server 2015. It is the definitive tome on connecting Skype for Business with the phone system. As time has passed, purchases of the book have basically fallen off the cliff. I’m now giving the book away for free. Why would you want to …

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How to join a Microsoft Teams meeting with a browser

Videos are best viewed in full screen mode. Click the square in the bottom right of the video. Using Google Chrome on Windows 10. If you are asked for a sign in, start Chrome in Incognito mode. Using Chrome on Mac OS Catalina. Do not use Safari.

UC Now v 9 Released

Not a ton has changed to warrant a full version update, but there is a major feature edition. (Also, I was at version 8.8 so at some point I have to make the jump, right?) The big addition is the ability for you to remove modules that you’re not interested in. Prior to this release, …

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UC Now v 8.8 Released

Every so often, the spirit moves me and I take the time to update the Android app that I have out there. And about 3 months ago, the spirit moved me. But I ran into a technical problem (brain malfunction) and I never was able to publish a version that didn’t immediately crash after launching. …

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Fireball Whisky Ice Cream

There’s no point in making “regular” ice cream. The ingredients to make ice cream at home are fairly pricey and the quality ice cream you can buy at the grocer is about as good as you can make at home. So I pretty much only make boozy ice cream that you cannot buy. For reasons …

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UC Now Apps Updated

Every so often, the spirit moves me and I take the time to update the Windows 10 and Android apps that I have out there. And this weekend, the spirit moved me. For those unfamiliar with the apps, they are a central point for things related to Exchange and Skype for Business. So in one place …

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Presence Lying, Like a Pro

One of the great things about Skype for Business is you can see if a remote person is available for a chat or if they are busy in a meeting. Taking advantage of the presence capabilities is a very useful tool. However, some people try to game the system and artificially set their presence. They …

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My first publishing experience. Windows NT 4.0 anyone?

The book I recently released – Enterprise Voice in Skype for Business Server 2015 – was not my first publishing credit. No, to find that, I need to take you back to 1997 and the book Windows NT Troubleshooting and Configuration. I was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana. Unbeknownst to many, there is a …

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