The Office 365 Good Etiquette Guide has launched!

Back in July 2016 I wrote about the upcoming Office 365 Good Etiquette Guide and indicated it would be published by the end of August. That timeframe came and went while I kept creating content and mulled options about the best way of publishing the guide and keeping it up to date.

At the start of 2017 I chose to release the guide as a publication on Medium as it allowed for easy access to individual content, add opinions & commentary, sharing, as well the ability to subscribe and follow it for new posts and updates.

With 20 posts so far published and 14 more scheduled for publication there’s a lot of content around emails, meetings, and instant messaging.

Soon there will also be some posts around social networking, Teams, file sharing and collaboration, and more.

You can check out the guide here at http://www.office365etiquette.info. Please make sure you like, comment, share, and even feel free to suggest ideas!

Microsoft Teams integration with Skype for Business

The voice/video/meeting component of Microsoft Teams is built on the next generation of Skype for Business infrastructure (which is touted to bring about the unification of the Skype consumer and Skype for Business platforms).

There is a number of integration differences when looking at Microsoft Teams as well as Skype for Business Server vs. Skype for Business Online. In short Microsoft Teams does not talk to Skype for Business Server, only the Online version as part of Office 365. This is documented so should not come as a surprise, and hopefully will be addressed when the product is fully released sometime early this year, if not in the near future.

However, it is important to note with the below screenshots that I am using Skype for Business Online, but the other users are on-premises.

The presence display carries between both systems:

Users in Microsoft Teams are presented with a feature limitation warning on talking to someone on Skype for Business:

There is a nice icon in Teams to show the user that the other person is using Skype for Business:

Users receive a toast notifications from both Skype for Business & Microsoft Teams:

Where the conversation continues depends on which toast notification you click.

Skype for Business meetings show up in Teams:


If the user clicks on the Join button on a Skype Meeting from the Teams client – it will re-direct them to the web interface of Skype for Business and from there launch the client.

A more in-depth look at the integrations is available on Richard Brynteson’s blog.