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How Skype for Business Mobile Benefits Your Work

Created on May 25, 2017 by Lauren Cockerell Leave a Comment
In today's business landscape, increasingly more team members are working from home, on the road, or wherever they're able to be most productive. With Skype for Business, you can put the right tools in your employees' hands so they can work at their best from any location, on any device. 
With Skype for Business mobile,  you'll wonder how you ever worked without it. Here are the features you will use the most:
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Microsoft Office 365 – Is It Worth the Price?

Created on May 23, 2017 by Lauren Cockerell Leave a Comment

If you’re hesitant to make the switch to Microsoft Office 365, it may be because the decision is not as simple as choosing to upgrade from Office 2013 to 2016. Besides productivity apps like Word, Excel and PowerPoint, Office 365 includes a suite of online business services, such as Skype for Business web conferencing and OneDrive cloud storage. If you already have other solutions in place for these services, Office 365 may seem to offer more than you need.

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Support for Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Has Ended. Now What?

Created on May 16, 2017 by Lauren Cockerell Leave a Comment

Microsoft’s support for Exchange Server 2007 ended on April 11, 2017. This means that services normally available during what Microsoft calls the Support Life Cycle have also come to an end.

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Microsoft Cloud Servers vs. Microsoft 2003 Dedicated Servers

Created on May 9, 2017 by Lauren Cockerell Leave a Comment

Support for Microsoft 2003 dedicated servers officially came to an end in 2015, but some users have put off migrating away from this solution since their hardware and software still function. This is a tempting path to take whenever a mission-critical piece of software is about to become obsolete, although there are increased security vulnerabilities that are a real cause for concern. Eventually, however, the day will come when a hardware failure forces a change because the hardware supported by the software has also become obsolete.

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How-To Change Skype for Business Meeting Room Options

Created on April 4, 2017 by Lauren Cockerell Leave a Comment

Depending on your role, you my need either a static (dedicated) meeting room or a variable (new) meeting room. Try these tips for a secure, productive conference calling environment. 

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Skype for Business Launches New User Interface

Created on February 17, 2017 by Lauren Cockerell Leave a Comment

In late 2016, Microsoft launched the new Skype for Business user interface.

What's new in Skype for Business?

At first glance, the most obvious changes are the icons and buttons on the contact list and IM and call windows.

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Skype for Business Enterprise Voice: On-Premises Server vs. Hosted Solutions

Created on November 16, 2016 by Lauren Cockerell 2 Comments

After transforming how businesses handle written communication, Microsoft is poised to transform voice with Skype for Business Enterprise Voice. Using Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology, this software allows you to use your computer like a phone to make and receive calls from any location with an Internet connection. Instead of being tied to proprietary private branch exchange (PBX) phone systems and hardware, businesses now have an affordable and flexible alternative that evolved from the familiar consumer-based Skype product.

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Ultimate Guide to Microsoft Small Business Solutions

Created on November 9, 2016 by Lauren Cockerell Leave a Comment

You’re a startup or small company with a big future, so you need flexible cloud solutions. Enterhost understands the technology challenges facing small businesses. This is why we partner with companies like yours to provide Microsoft small business solutions for productivity, communications and application hosting.

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Migrating Voice Services to Skype for Business Enterprise Voice

Created on October 26, 2016 by Lauren Cockerell Leave a Comment

The 411 on Skype for Business

Skype for Business is transforming the way businesses communicate with its enterprise voice solution. Skype for Business Enterprise Voice, one of the advanced options in the unified communications platform, allows you to integrate a Skype for Business server with your current phone system. This enables users to place internal and external audio calls over the Internet through the Skype for Business client, using a headset device with a computer or a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone.

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5 Signs You Need Microsoft Dedicated Servers

Created on October 19, 2016 by Lauren Cockerell Leave a Comment

If you're not a server expert, choosing between different server options for your business can feel daunting. You want maximum performance and reliability, but you don’t want to overspend. The first decision you should make is which company to call. Then, they can help you decide whether to use cloud servers or dedicated servers. At Enterhost, we partner with customers to build solutions based on both Microsoft cloud servers and Microsoft dedicated servers. We know that each business has unique requirements and needs that will make one server option better than the other. In this article, we focus on Windows-based, managed dedicated...

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