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Matt Scherocman

Does Microsoft Have Training for Skype for Business?

Microsoft has a free program for End User Lync Training (See link Below)
Designed as 30- to 60-minute learning modules, these engaging sessions enable users to focus their attention on one workload at a time, expediting their learning curve, building confidence, and improving their overall experiences with Lync.
Examples of current course offerings include:

    • Lync Daily Demo: a high-level overview of Lync’s capabilities, designed for those evaluating or just getting started with Lync
    • Contacts and Conversations: a deep look at how to optimize Lync’s instant messaging and presence capabilities
    • Enterprise Voice Basics: an overview of using Lync’s enterprise voice features
    • Online Meeting Basics: an introduction to scheduling and presenting Lync meetings
    • Present Like a Pro: an advanced class designed to hone one’s Lync presentation skills


Action Maximize your Lync adoption potential with these complimentary, instructor-led, online training courses. www.aka.ms/LyncLearning.
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What Are The Top 10 Questions to Ask Your Cloud Service Provider?

Microsoft has identified the key privacy and security considerations to help you determine the cloud service provider that meets your security expectations.

A few examples taken from "The Top 10 Trust Tenets" article:

    1. Who owns the data I put in your service?
    1. Where is my data located?
    1. How is my data protected from external attacks?
    1. Can I get my data out of your service whenever I want?
    1. Will you use my data to build advertising products?


This article address many of the questions and concerns of moving to the cloud.
Click here to find the answers and access the article online
Other topics found in this article include:

    • Top 10 privacy and security features of Office365
    • Top 10 contracts, certifications, standards, and regulations that enable compliance

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Cloud Migration Services: Who is Moving To The Cloud?

We are asked frequently about who is moving to the cloud and why they are choosing to take that initiative.  Below is a list of different reason and scenarios.  At Interlink, we are seeing that Merger and Acquisitions are the #1 driver of the cloud.  Clients have given us these reasons for making the move:

    • Not enough capacity in either environment to consolidate all users
    • Start collaborating with a shared space with SharePoint and Lync right away with the consolidation teams
    • Quickly build bridges to share free / busy and global address lists
    • Be able to break or negotiate contracts with existing providers
    • Get IT costs covered in the integration budget
    • More flexibility and less cash outlay if one entity has a Microsoft Enterprise Agreement and one does not

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Which Online Plans Include Yammer?

Microsoft’s purchase of Yammer means that they have a real social collaboration platform.  Plus, they have included it in Office 365 SharePoint and E Plans at no additional cost for Enterprise Agreement (EA) clients.  The bottom line is that any plan with SharePoint now includes Yammer if it is licensed under an EA.  We also predict that Yammer will become available to everyone as Microsoft’s consolidates the licensing tools for Yammer with Office 365 later this year.
http://blogs.office.com/b/sharepoint/archive/2012/11/12/yammer-sku-plan-and-pricing-details-direct-from-sharepoint-conference.aspx

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How Does Office 365 Archiving Handle Terminated Users?

Exchange Online makes it possible for you to preserve the contents of deleted mailboxes indefinitely. This feature is called inactive mailboxes. A mailbox becomes inactive when an In-Place Hold is placed on the mailbox before the corresponding Office 365 user account is deleted.

You do not have to pay for keeping inactive mailboxes.

The contents of an inactive mailbox are preserved indefinitely. This allows administrators, compliance officers, or records managers to use the In-Place eDiscovery feature in Exchange Online to access and search the contents of an inactive mailbox. Inactive mailboxes can't receive email and aren't displayed in your organization's shared address book or other lists.

Note: If a hold isn't placed on a mailbox before it's deleted, the contents of the mailbox won't be preserved or discoverable. The mailbox can be recovered within 30 days of deletion, but the mailbox and its contents will be permanently deleted after 30 days if it isn't recovered.

To make a mailbox inactive, it must be assigned an Exchange Online (Plan 2) license or have an Exchange Online Archiving subscription so that an In-Place Hold can be placed on the mailbox before it's deleted.

1.  Access the contents of an inactive mailbox

After you make a mailbox inactive by placing the mailbox on In-Place Hold and then deleting the corresponding Office 365 user account, you can access the contents of the inactive mailbox by using In-Place eDiscovery in the Exchange admin center (EAC). When you search an inactive mailbox, you can create a keyword search query to search for specific items or you can return the entire contents of the inactive mailbox. You can preview the search results, copy the search results to a discovery mailbox, or export the search results to an Outlook Data (PST) file.

2. Permanently delete an inactive mailbox

If you no longer need to preserve the contents of an inactive mailbox, you can permanently delete the inactive mailbox by removing the In-Place Hold. If the mailbox was deleted more than 30 days ago, the mailbox will be permanently deleted after you remove the In-Place Hold, and mailbox items will become non-recoverable. If the mailbox was deleted within the last 30 days, you can still restore the mailbox after removing the hold.

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