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Microsoft Unified Communications solutions harness the power of software to make it easier for people to communicate—whether they are down the hall, around the world, or away from the office. These technologies let you adapt to evolving business needs with a secure and extensible platform that spans the different ways people communicate, including e-mail, telephone, conferencing, voice mail, and instant messaging.

Microsoft Unified Communications can bring your organisation nearly immediate savings by reducing operating costs, consolidating infrastructure, and leveraging human capital more effectively. Replacing silos for e-mail, phone, conferencing, voice mail and instant messaging with an integrated, Windows-based platform saves IT time and money, and helps users to be more productive. The ability to communicate is integrated right into the desktop and business applications your people use every day, providing a seamless flow between the work they do and the people they need to connect with to get that work done better and faster.

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq "MSFT") is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realise their full potential.

Microsoft Seminars

  • Teams and Meetings Tech Leaders  |   Tue 19th Apr 11:20 - 11:50

    Microsoft - Modern Workplace @ UC EXPO Theatre

    Tue 19th Apr 11:20 to 11:50

    Teams and Meetings

    At the heart of great teams is great communication. Teams that communicate often and openly are more efficient, respond faster, plan better and help one another more effectively. They listen to customers and market trends. They share insights amongst themselves. They challenge one another openly. They are great communicators and that makes them a great team. That is the core belief that guides our communication investments in Office 365.

    Our promise is that with new capabilities in this area, customers can significantly simplify their infrastructure with one platform in Office 365 for meetings and voice.

    If there’s one takeaway from this presentation, it’s this: It’s not voice. It’s not cloud voice. It’s one platform for meetings and voice.

    We’ve listened to our customers and the capabilities we are introducing today are helping address key business problems and initiatives that we’ve heard from other organizations.


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    Greg Smith Greg Smith View Profile
    Niilo Fredrikson Niilo Fredrikson View Profile
  • Transform to a Modern Digital-enabled Workplace with Skype Meeting Broadcast Tech Leaders  |   Tue 19th Apr 13:20 - 13:50

    Microsoft - Modern Workplace @ UC EXPO Theatre

    Tue 19th Apr 13:20 to 13:50

    Transform to a Modern Digital-enabled Workplace with Skype Meeting Broadcast

    As more companies adopt large scale digital meeting strategies InterCall and Kollective ensure the user experience for Skype Meeting Broadcast is as strong and sustainable as possible by efficient distribution of the video and content to every device.

    This session is a ‘Live’ Customer Case Study – how has NHS England transformed and adopted their Video Workplace?


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  • Managing it all:  Cloud PBX, PSTN services, premise UC, legacy PBX migration, and more Skip Chilcott  |   IR   |   Tue 19th Apr 14:00 - 14:30

    Microsoft - Modern Workplace @ UC EXPO Theatre

    Tue 19th Apr 14:00 to 14:30

    Managing it all:  Cloud PBX, PSTN services, premise UC, legacy PBX migration, and more

    Let’s face it, Skype for Business and UC environments can be complicated with integration across many vendors for SBCs, gateways, network, PSTN services, legacy PBX systems, endpoints, room systems, etc.  Now with the introduction of the new Skype for Business Online and Cloud PBX in Office 365, the picture can look even more complicated.  Join the experts from IR on how to demystify the complexity and effectively manage your complete UC and Skype for Business environment as you consider the new cloud and hybrid deployment models, in addition to on-premises deployments.

    IR Prognosis for UC is the industry-leading performance management solution for Skype for Business, delivering a fully integrated toolset for monitoring, reporting, and troubleshooting for all aspects of Skype for Business to optimize overall performance, maximize user experience, and minimize IT management and troubleshooting time. Prognosis provides a comprehensive view across your entire multi-vendor communications ecosystem: applications, hardware, SBCs, network path, Wi-fi APs, configurations, web services, virtualization, end points, and more. Delivering a holistic performance management solution showing end-end-end call quality, we call it Voice Quality 360°. Prognosis for UC delivers unparalleled visibility, actionable insights, reporting/analytics, proactive notifications, and root cause analysis to identify problems quickly, helping you drive deployment and adoption, and deliver high user satisfaction; all without costly network probes that add complexity to your communications infrastructure.   Prognosis correlates historical call data, live in-flights call data, and network performance, to deliver a complete end-to-end view of your Skype for Business environment for a superior quality of experience.


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    Skip Chilcott Skip Chilcott View Profile
  • Microsoft Keynote: The Modern Workplace Andrew Sinclair   |   Microsoft  |   Wed 20th Apr 10:00 - 10:30

    Keynote Theatre

    Wed 20th Apr 10:00 to 10:30

    Microsoft Keynote: The Modern Workplace

    For businesses and consumers alike, there is a deluge of information surrounding the who’s who, and the what’s happening as everyone seeks the utopia of the Modern Workplace. At UC Expo 2016 Andrew Sinclair, General Manager – Product Marketing, Skype for Business will bring to life the Modern Workplace Series. In early 2015, Microsoft introduced this focused series of sessions and interviews covering the pertinent topics needed to succeed in today’s technology-driven businesses. The keynote brings to life some of the key topics covered throughout the Modern Workplace series; The Secure Cloud, Modern Productivity and Teams and Meetings.


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    Andrew Sinclair Andrew Sinclair View Profile
  • The Connected Mobile Enterprise Ray Smith  |   iPass   |   Wed 20th Apr 11:20 - 11:50

    Microsoft - Modern Workplace @ UC EXPO Theatre

    Wed 20th Apr 11:20 to 11:50

    The Connected Mobile Enterprise

    iPass provides a global, secure wifi service. iPass SmartConnect provides the intelligence to connect mobile workers via a cross platform application, automatically authenticating securely with minimal user input. iPass helps to consign "bill shock" to the history books.

    We live in a mobile world, where mobile workers need to get and stay connected. Businesses risk losing time and money if their teams cannot connect and undermining their security if their teams cannot connect safely. Data is exploding, driven largely by the emergence of cloud-based applications, like  Office 365, the rise of video content, and the increase in file sizes and file sharing. To access and send corporate-critical data, mobile workers will inevitably turn to public Wi-Fi. While pervasive, free Wi-Fi is not secure and a cyber-attack via free Wi-Fi can be incredibly costly to any business. In fact, 60% of small and mid-sized businesses that suffer a data breach go out of business in six months. To remain successful, businesses must ensure high-quality, secure, ubiquitous connectivity for their mobile workforce. iPass is a cloud-based service that offers intelligent, secure, seamless Wi-Fi access on any mobile device. Built on a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform, iPass ensures secure connections for users when accessing the applications and services needed to stay productive. iPass offers three layers of security and an additional layer of protection, the Last Mile VPN, which encrypts users’ data out to iPass’ secure Internet gateway.


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    Ray Smith Ray Smith View Profile
  • Preparing for Skype for Business Online Cloud PBX with PSTN Calling Lester Hewett   |   The Skype Global Centre of Excellence   |   Wed 20th Apr 14:00 - 14:30

    Microsoft - Modern Workplace @ UC EXPO Theatre

    Wed 20th Apr 14:00 to 14:30

    Preparing for Skype for Business Online Cloud PBX with PSTN Calling

    As announced at Enterprise Connect we are excited to bring Skype for Business Online Cloud PBX with PSTN Calling to the UK in preview in May, come and join us to learn more about this new Office 365 service and share planning tips that will help prepare your organisation.


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