Office 365 Midlands User Group – February Meeting

Hello Readers

I would like to thank everybody that managed to brave the great British storm to make the launch of the Office 365 Midlands User Group and very proud of the feedback received at the end of the night.

The session on the night was

Keith Hanna from Microsoft discussing Proactive Support for Lync Server

You carry out regular maintenance on your car – what do you do for Lync? Join Keith Hanna (Support Architect) to discover the proactive services and tools available for Lync Server which have evolved from both the Lync Product Group but also direct customer feedback via the Microsoft Premier organization. Some of them are even free! You’ll learn about Best Practice Analyzer, System Center Advisor and RAP as a Service (RaaS) for Lync Server, how utilizing these tools can help you ensure your systems are as reliable as they possibly can be.

Keith also very kindly donated a few Mastering Lync Server 2013 books to raffle

Steve Goodman from Ciber UK discussing Tips and Tricks for Migrating to Exchange Online

In this session, Steve Goodman talks about the various options for migrating from Exchange On-Premises and the pros and cons of each, before looking at some tips and tricks to help make your migration a success!

Carl Holt from KEMP Technologies discussing Microsoft Applications, Building Resilient and Redundant

The role and importance of load balancing in todays networks?
Keeping Applications available – how is it delivered?
Key Deployments of load balancng for Exchange, ADFS and Lync
Questions and Answers Session

The presentation from the night are available at the following link Keith’s Slide deck will be available after the Microsoft Lync Conference in Las Vegas as we was very luckily enough to see some of the presentation before its delivery at the Lync Conference.


The next meeting will be on the 12th May and again at The Priory Conference and Meeting Rooms. This time I will be joined by Brian Reid and Iain Smith experts in their field and have been special guests on The UC Architects Podcast. Along with Chris Gillot from Fused Collaboration.


See you all in May


Andrew Price

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