UC Birmingham User Group – 4th of November

The UCBUG is the first dedicated User Group in Birmingham to the world of UC. We meet on a quarterly basis and cover Microsoft Skype for Business, Exchange, Office 365 and Private Cloud at our meetings with guest speakers from across the Midlands and beyond.

The next UCBUG event will take place on the 4th of November with the usual format;

6:00 – Networking

Updates and social networking.

6:30 – Andrew Price – Office 2016 ProPlus
In this session we will look at Office 2016 ProPlus what’s in and out of Office 365 ProPlus. We will also discuss the new features like Branch Updates, Office 2016 Deployment Tool and the changes to the mechanism. There will also be a live demo of on how to deploy Office 2016 ProPlus as there’s life after Office 2013 ProPlus.
7:30 – Break
Enjoy the Free Tea / Coffee and Snacks provided
7:45 – Ben Lee – A real world look at high availability in Lync
The high availability options for Lync Server improved dramatically in 2013 with the introduction of pool pairing. The technology added a much needed semi-automatic way for Lync to survive a data-center failure but this isn’t a “one size fits all” solution. Desiging and architecting a fully HA Lync environment is a complicatied task and depends on heavily on external factors to make it work such as networking, DNS, virtualisation etc..This session is not aiming to provide an overview of a “gold standard” HA Lync environment as such a thing doesn’t exist – customisations and different design choices will need to be taken for each unique environment. Instead, drawing on a recent real-world project, Ben will run through an example topology and explain the decisions taken behind the design and how testing was completed. Discussion is to be encouraged!
8:45 – Wrap Up, News, Raffle and Networking at Square Peg
Session details will appear here.

This event is sponsored by KEMP technologies

PLEASE NOTE: Currently on Bull Street there is a lot of road works to expansion the Midland Metro Line. You might not be able to see the venue clearly but its located opposite all the shops and set back into a court-yard.

Londonderry House NCP Discounted Rate

Visitors to The Priory Rooms have the discounted rate of only £5.10 for 24 hours parking at The Londonderry House NCP on Dalton Street, B4 7LX.

The NCP provides secure parking and is only a short walk from our conference centre. Visitors just need to collect their discounted ticket from The Priory Rooms reception at the end of their meeting. Then when you wish to leave the car park enter your original ticket, followed by our ticket for the discount to apply.

It would mean that 8 hours parking which would normally cost £20.00, would be only £5.10!

For directions to The Londonderry House NCP click here.

Please note that only pre-booked organiser and disabled parking is available on site. Delegates should make their way to one of the local public car parks.

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