Skype for Business – Quick Start Guides (Multi Language)

Need to have Skype for Business  Quick starter guides? You can download your localized version by the links below in the table. The download contains the following categories:

  • Audio setup and making Calls
  • Contacts, presence, and IM
  • Meetings
  • Sharing and collaboration
  • Video

Documents in the ZIP file are in PPT and PDF format, so you can brand the guides with your own company logo.

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Review: Jabra evolve 65

The evolve 65 MS Stereo is a lightweight headset for both music and Skype for Business. The specially designed leather feel ear cushions are pretty comfy to wear all day long. I like this model also because it has a busy light ring so my colleagues can see I’m calling or busy and do not want to disturbed. This one is located at the microphone side.

You can use the headset with 2 devices at the same time, so for example your Laptop and your mobile phone. I’ve been using this headset for quite a while and streamed a lot from Spotify. I like the sound from the headset and it really closed me off from the noise in the room.

If you work as a receptionist, or call center agent I recommend to choose the mono version of the Jabra Evolve 65.

This headset has some restriction for me

  • No Active Noice Cancellation
  • Microphone boomarm does not stick to headband. Looks like you have a antenna on your head

Overall is this one of the best and affordable headsets you can use for Skype for Business.

Skype for Business Licensing Guide

Lately i’m getting a lot of questions about licensing for Skype for Business Server and Online. So i want to try to explain what kind of licenses you will need to have in the different scenarios.

  • Is E3 license enough for Skype for Business Server 2015 with Enterprise Voice?
  • Do we need PSTN Calling plan with the use of Skype for Business Server 2015?
  • Do we need to have Phone System (formally Cloud PBX) license when using Skype for Business Server 2015 in Hybrid mode?
  • Do we need a server license to use Skype for Business?

To make one thing clear, Client Licenses are required to access all Skype for Business Online (Office365), Hybrid scenario’s and Server (On-Premises) features.

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Switch Office 2016 to Monthly Targeted Channel

The Office 365 ProPlus update model supports 4 production channels;

  • Monthly Channel (Targeted),
  • Monthly Channel,
  • Semi-annual Channel (Targeted),
  • Semi-annual Channel.

Each channel receives features updates, security and non-security updates on different release intervals.

Consider a scenario where Office 365 ProPlus is installed on a machine from the Semi-Annual Channel.  Now let’s say, a new feature is introduced on the Monthly Channel which you would like to get.  Since you are on the Semi-Annual Channel you will have to wait for a few months before this feature is made available to the Semi-Annual Channel.  But what if you do not want to wait that long?  The answer is, switch to the Monthly Channel.

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Review: Plantronics Voyager Focus UC

This headset is a more than a standard headset. The Voyager Focus has some advanced stuff build in. When you take of your headset while playing music, the music pauses. When you are in a Skype for Business meeting and you turn your microphone up or take of your headset it will mute you. This is all work of the Smart Sensors Plantronics has built in. The Active Noise Cancelling of this headset is working as you may expect.

The comfy headband and ear cushions feel light on your head and ears. The audio quality is really good to be called almost sublime. Another cool feature of this headset is the OpenMic button, this way you can leave the headset on your head and listing in, in the room. Also the battery life is phenomenal, up to 12hours!

There is one thing i dislike, (re) connecting the headset after being idle for a while. Like i mentioned above i’m using this headset mostly for Skype for Business meetings and sometimes the connection is lost. When someone calls me it takes up to 20 seconds before the headset is connected again to my laptop, the calling party already hangs up (timer setting in Skype for Business) and i need to call back the person.


The package contains:

  • Voyager Focus UC Headset
  • Bluetooth Dongle (Bluetooth® v4.1)
  • Charging cable
  • Quick Start Guide
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