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Our favorite Skype for Business tips and tricks from Microsoft & others

Posted by Paul Richards on Sep 20, 2015 12:01:00 PM

Hello Skype4B users!

Microsoft & Skype for Business have posted several useful shortcuts and tips to make everyday users lives easier. We compiled a list of these tips and added our own that we think you will find useful. Skype for Business is already a simple, easy to use, video conferencing software. The familiar Skype "look and feel" integrated with the Office 365 and/or Lync unified communications platform is one of industries best. 

Enjoy :)

1. Auto Accept

When you see an incoming invitation this is the easiest way to confirm you are able to attend. Simply press windows key and the "A" key at the same time and you will accept the calendar invitation. 

2. Meet Now

Meet Now is the easiest way to launch an "ad-hoc" Skype for Business Meeting. Simply pressing "Alt" + "M" at the same time will launch a video call where you instantly start inviting contacts from your organization. This will pull up the Skype for Business client and a video meeting will be automatically set up and ready to start. 

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Topics: Microsoft Lync, How To, skype for business

10 Tips for Sales Professionals using video conferencing

Posted by Paul Richards on Dec 1, 2014 2:49:00 PM

Hello IT Professionals and Sales Managers,

Today we are focusing on ways to use video conferencing effectively for your sales team. Using these 10 Tips your sales team can wield a more effective sales approach and reduce the costs of business travel. Let's quickly look at the Pro's and Con's of using Video Conferencing for 100% of sales related business calls.

Pro's:

  • Lower your overall cost of doing business
  • Increase your time to sell
  • Increase your availability for clients
  • Boost productivity with collaboration tools

Con's:

  • The old fashion handshake is lost
  • Establishing rapport can prove more difficult
  • Gathering site survey information can prove more difficult
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Topics: Video Conferencing, Web Video Conferencing, Audio Visual Advice, How To

Why simultaneous USB, HDMI, DVI and IP Streaming Options are important today

Posted by Paul Richards on Nov 10, 2014 7:30:00 AM

Hello fellow AV & IT folk,

As you may know cameras with simultaneuos video outputs are in high demand for applications such as: Distance Learning, Live Event Streaming and Video Conferencing. Having simultaneuos video outputs from one camera solves quite a few video conferencing problems when it comes to audio visual design. Let's take a look at 3 case study examples show casing why cameras with simultaneuos video output streaming can be beneficial.

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Topics: Web Video Conferencing, Audio Visual Advice, How To, web conferencing

How to connect H.323 & SIP to the Cloud

Posted by Paul Richards on Sep 20, 2014 10:35:00 AM

H.323/SIP & Web Conferencing

Video conferencing has come so far in the past few years. If you follow the industry you know web conferencing software provides like: BlueJeans, Spontania, Vidyo and Zoom.US are providing "H.323 & SIP" integration with their cloud based services. In essence, this is connecting the traditional video conferencing systems from Polycom and Cisco to the cloud without the need to purchase expensive hardware. Without going into too much detail H.323 was the original standard protocol and SIP is the new and improved protocol (more info here).

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Topics: Video Conferencing, Web Video Conferencing, Online Meeting Software, Audio Visual Advice, How To, H.323 and SIP

How to share a Android tablet during a GoToMeeting or WebEX video call

Posted by Paul Richards on Sep 9, 2014 7:31:59 PM

Everybody knows that sharing your screen is easy with GoToMeeting and WebEX. Many people use GoToMeeting and WebEX to share their desktop or their webcam but what if you want to share a Android tablet? 

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Topics: Epiphan, How To

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