Skype and Lync: Connecting the Living Room to the Board Room


Originally posted on Skype Blogs:

Today, we’re excited to announce Skype and Lync customers around the world are now able to connect with each other from across these platforms. With Lync-Skype connectivity, Skype users will now be able to reach a broader network of colleagues, partners and customers who are using Lync, Microsoft’s unified communications platform, connecting them into organizations of all sizes. Lync provides a consistent, single client experience for presence, instant messaging, voice, video and meetings for business productivity and is owned by over 90 of the Fortune Global 100 companies.

As Tony Bates, President of the Skype division at Microsoft, explained in his keynote at the Lync Conference in February, people are at the center of our vision for the future of communications. To turn our vision into reality, we think it’s important to re-humanize technology so that consumers, professionals and decision-makers can interact with technology how and when they want…

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By Antonio Rennvick Posted in Genaral

New BlackBerry Q5 Announced Today at BlackBerry Live for Select Markets


Originally posted on Inside BlackBerry:

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As the BlackBerry Live keynote news keeps flowing in I’m happy to introduce you to the youthful and fun BlackBerry Q5 smartphone, running BlackBerry 10. With a QWERTY keyboard and a confident design, this new BlackBerry smartphone has been built to provide a fast, effortless experience that helps you explore, create and share while on the go. Thorsten Heins just revealed the device onstage at BlackBerry Live, but we’ve got all the details ready to share with you below.

I’ve been using this device for a few days now and I’m already in love. It fits into my lifestyle perfectly offering the powerful experience I need and allowing me to flow seamlessly from task to task throughout my day.

Highlights and features of the BlackBerry Q5

  • The evolution of the classic BlackBerry Keyboard:
    The BlackBerry Q5 features a classic BlackBerry Keyboard with discrete keys that has been re-engineered and…

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By Antonio Rennvick Posted in Genaral

Live@edu to Office 365


 

What is Live@edu?

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Microsoft Live@edu is a free cloud service hosted by Microsoft for education needs. Live@edu provides the educational institutes a set of cloud collaboration services, communication tools, and mobile, desktop and web-based applications, as well cloud storage service.

Live@edu suit include the following services,

· Office Live Workspace

· Windows Live SkyDrive

· Windows Live Spaces

· Microsoft SharedView

· Microsoft Outlook Live,

· Windows Live messenger

· Windows Live Alerts

Live Webcasting Free With Microsoft


  

  • Step 1: Download & Install the ‘Microsoft Expression Encoder’
    Click here to download Microsoft Expression Encoder..
    Once you have installed Microsoft Expression Encoder, connect your video source (e.g. webcam) to the computer and launch Microsoft Expression Encoder.
  • Step 2: Setup your stream settings
    To start streaming your video and/or audio source, please follow these steps. When you first start Microsoft Expression Encoder you may be asked to choose a project type. Choose the Live Broadcasting Project option.
    1. Select the ‘Add a Live Source’ link.
    2. Choose your ‘Video Device’.
    3. Choose your ‘Audio Device’.
    4. Select the ‘Output’ menu tab.
    5. Check the ‘Broadcast’ checkbox.
    6. Max Connection up to 50.
    7. Press the ‘Start’ button to begin broadcasting.
  • Step 3: Creating the html code for your website to watch it live.

    width:800px; height:600px; z-index:1">

    <OBJECT ID="player" WIDTH="800 " HEIGHT="600" CLASSID="CLSID:22D6f312-B0F6-11D0-94AB-0080C74C7E95">

    <param name="filename" value=http://your pc name:port>

    <param name="uimode" value="mini">

    <param name="autoStart" value="1">

    <PARAM NAME="showstatusbar" value="true">

    <embed name="Player2" type="application/x-mplayer2" pluginspage="http://www.microsoft.com/Windows/MediaPlayer/&quot; src="http://your pc name:port" WIDTH="800" HEIGHT="600" autostart="1" showcontrols="1" showstatusbar="1"></embed>

    </OBJECT></div>

  • Step 4: Editing the Codes

      In Microsoft Expression Encoder go to connection tab front of the internet press COPY button and paste it in the code which is http://your pc name:port.   

By Antonio Rennvick Posted in Genaral

Mobile Devices: Powering What Happens in an Internet Minute


 

Mobile devices have spurred growth and connectivity such that the Internet powers everything. Notebooks, netbooks, smartphones, tablets–you name it, devices are ubiquitous, and perpetually in hand and online. And that impacts, in a very large way, the way that businesses operate and also the way that life, in general, operates. It’s kind of scary, overwhelming, exciting, exhilarating and awe-inspiring, all rolled up into one. At least that’s how it is to me. But more exciting and exhilarating than anything.

Want to see what goes on on the Internet in any given minute? It’s pretty cool.

  • 30 hours of video uploaded and 1.3 million video clips watched on YouTube
  • 639,800 GB of global IP data transferred
  • 204 million emails sent
  • Amazon rings up 83,000 in sales (yes, in one minute)
  • 320 new Twitter accounts are created and 100,000 new tweets are generated
  • 3,000 photos are uploaded and there are some 20 million photo views

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Whew. Are you amazed yet? There’s more.

  • 100+ new LinkedIn accounts are created
  • 1,300 new mobile device users
  • 277,000 Facebook logins and 6 million Facebook
  • 2 million search queries

And if you think that’s more than a little overwhelming, the number of networked devices (phones, tablets, computers, etc.) today is equal to the global population. By 2015–in just three short years—that amount is expected to be two times that of the global population. Holy catballs.

The lesson: if you think things are moving quickly today, buckle your seatbelts.

All the things you’re doing, from a personal and from a business standpoint, the pace at which information flows, how we manage our networks and grow and manage our businesses using the web—well, in the words of BTO, “B-b-b-baby, you aren’t seen nothing’ yet.” And mobile devices, they’re revolutionizing everything.

So, what will you do about it? This proliferation of mobile devices and an always connected consumer base. Are you taking a good look at your business website and your analytics, which are your roadmap to what your customers are doing? Are you paying attention to how much traffic to your site is coming from mobile devices (and which kind), and are you watching those numbers grow on a month-to-month basis? What are you doing to adapt to the mobile consumption of data and information and how are you marketing to people using mobile devices? How are you delivering information to them and interacting with them? And how are you making their lives less complicated? How are you making it easy for them to do business with you?

If these aren’t things you’re already thinking about and working on–you’d best get going.

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