Maybe you’ve already heard or read about it: Microsoft now announced that their cloud service offering can be provided by data centers located in Germany.
- For details please visit the official website >>here<<,
- for background how it works in Germany in regards of compliance, laws etc. you can find some explanation on the Microsoft Politik website >>here<< and
- for gain some understanding what or where are the differences, please check out one of many Channel 9 Tech Summit 2016 presentation which explains the differences in regards to Azure >>here<<
In my opinion this is a great step forward in the right direction. Especially for Microsoft customers from Germany requiring services within Germany due to privacy protection topics, compliance, laws and etc. I’m looking forward that more and more customers in Germany will adopt these cloud services to benefit from using them.
Cisco’s new version of Expressway brings some new features which especially support your video infrastructure in regards of interoperability based on former Acano Edge features.
- Edge Traversal of Microsoft SIP Traffic for Cisco Meeting Server Supported
- Meeting Server Web Proxy NOT yet SUPPORTED
- IM and Presence Service Federation With Skype for Business or Office 365 Organizations Preview
- Cisco Expressway as H.323 Gatekeeper Supported
- REST API Expansion Supported
- Allow Jabber for iPhone and iPad to Use Safari for SSO Over MRA Supported
- Shared Line / Multiple Line Support for MRA Endpoints Preview
- Smart Call Home Preview
- Secure Install Wizard Supported
- DiffServ Code Point Marking Supported
- Maintenance Mode For MRA Supported
- X8.9 Changes and Enhancements Supported
The Cisco Expressway 8.9 release notes are here: http://www.cisco.com/c/dam/en/us/td/docs/voice_ip_comm/expressway/release_note/Cisco-Expressway-Release-Note-X8-9.pdf and the Expressway 8.9 admin guide is there: http://www.cisco.com/c/dam/en/us/td/docs/voice_ip_comm/expressway/admin_guide/Cisco-Expressway-Administrator-Guide-X8-9.pdf.
Microsoft released the preview of new service based on Office 365, called Teams. Take a look around, the web is already stuffed with loads of information about the new collaborative team service. Below I’ve put together some links pointing to contents about Microsoft Teams worth reading plus the official intro videos from Microsoft.
Microsoft Teams Intro
Microsoft Teams: Step-by-Step intro and overview
Microsoft Team Link Dossier
What you should read and know about it: