Saturday, 12 December 2015
Let's build a wrapper around the Skype Web SDK to allow any language or framework to quickly and easily send an Instant Message.
Tuesday, 1 September 2015
Pick a customer, a vendor or a friend that you call regularly.
Now put their email address into your favourite unified communications client, such as Skype, Lync or Facebook Messenger, and the likelihood is you’ll never spend a cent on calling them on your telephone again.
Saturday, 4 April 2015
As crazy as it sounds, we set off again in March 2015 to fundraise for the Telco Together Foundation by climbing Mount Kilimanjaro - this time the Lemosho Route.
All funds raised go directly to the Foundation's worthy recipients - Second Bite, Inspire, Red Dust Role Models & Sports Without Borders.
Monday, 30 March 2015
Our final day of adventure, leaving Millenium Camp for Mweka Gate and the return to civilisation (and showers!)
Sunday, 29 March 2015
We did it! We finally reach the highest point of Kilimanjaro, Uhuru Peak.
Sunday, 29 March 2015
After struggling to reach the summit only a few hours earlier, we begin our descent down the southern face of Kilimanjaro
Sunday, 29 March 2015
Tonight at midnight, we begin our ascent to the peak of Kilimanjaro, Uruhu Peak at an altitude of 5,895m.
It will take us around 8 hours to complete the climb.
Saturday, 28 March 2015
Starting with breakfast at 11pm, we begin the most surreal and challenging stage of our adventure.
Saturday, 28 March 2015
With Kilimanjaro towering above us like a giant in the mist, we steadily ascend towards School Hut camp, ready for our breakfast later that night.
Friday, 27 March 2015
A relatively easy, although suprisingly long day of trekking around the northern face of Kilimanjaro, a stone's throw to the Kenyan border.
Thursday, 26 March 2015
Slowly we continue our climb higher each day, across the rocky plains and edge of Shira Plateau towards Moir Hut camp.
Wednesday, 25 March 2015
Leaving the sounds of the forrest and the cool of the gigantic trees above us, we reach the grasslands on our way towards the next camp.
Tuesday, 24 March 2015
We start our adventure from the Lemosho Gate, making our way steadily through the forest towards the Mti Mkumbwa camp.
Saturday, 21 March 2015
In a little over 48hrs we begin our climb of the world's largest freestanding mountain, Kilimanjaro, in the northern plains of Tanzania, Africa.
All to raise funds for the Telco Together Foundation!
Wednesday, 11 February 2015
A presentation and discussion about various Lync and Skype for Business development frameworks (UCMA, UCWA, Skype API, 3rd party) and how they can be used as a pathway to implementing IoT (Internet of Things) communication to Lync and Skype users.
Sunday, 1 February 2015
A few small tricks and techniques for improving your UCWA application and user experience.
Saturday, 31 January 2015
UCWA can be used to dynamically control the presence of an online Lync account.
Friday, 30 January 2015
UCWA, or the Unified Communications Web API, lets your send IMs easily using a simple HTTP RESTful API hosted on your Lync environment.
Thursday, 29 January 2015
The first step when creating a new UCWA is to initialise an Application - a two way modality between your Lync user account and an intended recipient.
Wednesday, 28 January 2015
Learn some of the important prerequisites for installing and configuring UCWA on your Lync 2013 environment.
Tuesday, 27 January 2015
Microsoft Unified Communications Web API (UCWA) is a REST API that exposes Lync Server 2013 Instant Messaging and Presence capabilities.
This tutorial series explains how to use UCWA to send a simple Instant Message (IM)
Monday, 12 January 2015
The Lemosho Route is widely considered to be the best route on Mount Kilimanjaro.
Lemosho, a relatively new route, is favoured due to its beauty, remoteness and success rate.
Saturday, 25 October 2014
Lync Agent DNS Checker is a very simple tool to remotely test DNS records against those required for Lync 2013, Lync Online, Exchange 2013 and/or Office 365.
The tool uses a number of external DNS servers (Google, Microsoft, and others) to remotely query a domain name, to ensure accurate results.
Lync Agent DNS Checker is an informational tool – no registration or advertisements, and has just one single function.
Friday, 24 October 2014
More than 150,000 administrators rely on PRTG Network Monitor every day to monitor their LANs, WANs, servers, websites, appliances, URLs, and more - now they can easily send notifications via Lync using Lync Agent.
Sunday, 15 December 2013
Re-posted from Microsoft Case Studies By moving to Windows Server we've saved around 80% on licensing costs and dramatically reduced provisioning times for new virtual machines.
Matthew Proctor, General Manager Data Centre & Cloud, Primus TelecomBusiness NeedsWith the advent of cloud computing, Primus Telecom found itself dramatically transitioning toward cloud technology.
We began building a cloud environment in the mid 2000s and launched our cloud services formally in 2008 with the acquisition of bespoke Managed Services Provider Imagineering Technology, recounts Matthew Proctor, General Manager of Data Centre & Cloud at Primus Telecom.
Our customer base grew faster than we anticipated so we started to expand our offering.
Sunday, 10 November 2013
Using a Garmin Forerunner 210, I tracked my recent trip to Kilimanjaro.
The battery died a few hundred metres from Uhuru Peak, but the files below show the Rongai Route and our trip up the mountain in October 2013![Download Google KML Files]GPS Data Set on Google Earth
Monday, 4 November 2013
Jambo! At around 9am on 28th October 2013, with a team of excited but exhausted adventurers, we successfully reached Uhuru Peak, the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, Africa s highest point, and the world s highest free-standing mountain.
My journey begin only 8 months earlier, at a resort in Phuket, Thailand.
The opportunity to participate in the Telco Together Foundation s Kilimanjaro Charity Challenge was presented to me, and with some hesitation I accepted the challenge.
Sometimes in life, one needs a catalyst for change.
In my role as a telecommunications executive, software developer, writer and geek, the vast majority of my day is spent at a desk or standing between rows of racks in one of my Data Centres.
Sunday, 20 October 2013
After around 20hrs of flying, and half that again in various airports, we finally arrive at our destination – Arusha, Tanzania.
A city of contrasts, stark poverty and lack of basic services combined with what I can easily say are some of the most happy, cheerful and friendly people I’ve met.
Sunday, 13 October 2013
Today marks just one week until the start of the Telco Together Foundation’s Kilimanjaro Charity Climb – arguably the most challenging activity I have undertaken!Why are we doing this? To raise money for the Telco Together’s important and worthwhile causes.
Telco Together has a vision to harness the reach and capability of the telecommunications industry to support Australian communities in need.
How can you help? Please support my climb by considering a small sponsorship via my fundraising page.
All support is greatly appreciated, and goes towards a great cause! All donations and support go directly to the Telco Together Foundation.
Tuesday, 18 June 2013
Or how I went from 29 minutes to 12 minutes…Every step becomes a little easier, the more you climb and the more you focus.
Back in February, after learning of the Kilimanjaro Charity Challenge, I decided it was time to get fit, if nothing else but to keep up with my colleagues and achieve this challenge.
And so, like a professional I sought the wise and trusted advice of my colleagues in the industry, many of whom suggested the 1,000 steps in Ferntree Gully.
As this near my home, it seemed like a great idea.
I can do them in around 10 minutes! , responded one, who shall remain nameless.
Her level of fitness was extreme compared to mine, but it seemed achievable.
I think we d need to put aside an hour or so , was another response.
Monday, 22 April 2013
Kilimanjaro Charity Challenge – Our Causes - tTelco Together has a vision to harness the reach and capability of the telecommunications industry to support Australian communities in need.
Through our Community Partners, your donation will directly contribute to :HOMELESSNESSProviding meals to the homelessEvery day one in 200 Australians are homeless, and don t know where their next meal is coming from.
Meanwhile, Australians waste $5.
2 billion of food per year.
Telco Together is helping to redistribute the food to those in need by supporting Secondbite.
MENTAL HEALTHSupporting people with mental health issues.
One in five Australians will suffer from a mental illness during their lifetime.
Friday, 12 April 2013
In October 2013, a team of adventure seekers from the telecommunications industry will set off to climb the world’s tallest freestanding mountain – Mount Kilimanjaro – to raise money for disadvantaged communities in Australia.
Kilimanjaro is the tallest freestanding mountain in the world, one of the highest volcanoes and Africa s highest mountain, reaching 5,895m (~19,340ft).
Saturday, 19 January 2013
As I travel quite frequently, managing my person mail on a legacy POP3/IMAP based mail server has always proven to be frustrating and inefficient.
Long are the days I ve dreamed of not having to use the dreaded leave on server option, and having to wait for all my various devices to download the same messages over and over again.
After investigating a few alternatives, including VMware s Zimbra appliance, a number of mail servers that poorly implement the IMAP protocol, it became clear that Microsoft s Exchange platform was actually surprisingly cost effective and feature rich.
Saturday, 25 August 2012
Anecdotally it is common to hear, within the telecommunications industry, that telephone call volumes decrease during hot days, colloquially when everyone goes outside to the beach!Naturally, where temperatures are lower, it is believed that consumers and business people are more likely to remain in the homes or place or work, resulting in more telephone calls being made.
Thursday, 22 March 2012
Primus Australia becomes first retail service provider to receive B2B interoperability certification from NBN Co Melbourne, Australia: Primus Australia, a part of PTGi (Primus Telecommunications Group, Inc.
– NYSE:PTGi) has today announced that it is the first retail service provider (RSP) to receive NBN Co s business-to-business (B2B) interoperability certification.
Primus Australia will now utilise NBN Co s B2B Gateway for direct systems integration, supporting automated order management, assurance and billing operations for services provided on the NBN to end user customers.
Primus Australia will be the first RSP in Australia to provide the real time provisioning of services to customers on the NBN network.
Wednesday, 16 November 2011
Today we announced that we have been included in the Federal Government’s Data Centre Facilities panel! This is an exciting opportunity, and many thanks to my team who have helped secure this membership!A huge thanks to Bruce, Jason and Emily for their work on this! Oh, and to Zac for knowing how to use a printer…— Press Release Follows —MELBOURNE 16th November 2011: Primus Australia, a part of PTGi (Primus Telecommunications Group, Inc.
)(NYSE: PTGi), today announced it is now on the Federal Government’s Data Centre Facilities Panel, offering services from its Melbourne facilities.
Saturday, 6 September 2008
Imagineering Technology - Data Centre, Cloud and Web Hosting Provider
Monday, 12 March 2007
From: Exinda Networks“The Imagineering data center runs multiple 100 Mbps.
backbone feeds today with Gigabit speeds planned for mid 2007.
Only the Exinda High Performance series allows us to monitor and optimize our enterprise customers’ server farms and our overall data center operations at up to 500 Mbps.
performance levels, while removing the congestion off selected WAN segments and accelerating applications at the same time,” commented Matthew Proctor, chief executive officer of Imagineering Technologies.
“Scalability, full WAN acceleration functionality and excellent monitoring made the decision to go with the x800HP a no-brainer for us.
Exinda delivered what others could not,” concluded Proctor.