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Using the Skype Web SDK from any language or framework

Using the Skype Web SDK from any language or framework

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.

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Is it time to hang up the telephone?

Is it time to hang up the telephone?

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.

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Kilimanjaro Climb 2015

Kilimanjaro Climb 2015

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.

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Kilimanjaro 2015 - Lemosho (Northern Route) - Day 7 - Millenium Camp to Mweka Gate

Kilimanjaro 2015 - Lemosho (Northern Route) - Day 7 - Millenium Camp to Mweka Gate

Monday, 30 March 2015

Our final day of adventure, leaving Millenium Camp for Mweka Gate and the return to civilisation (and showers!)

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Kilimanjaro 2015 - Lemosho (Northern Route) - Day 6 - Stella Point down to Millenium Camp

Kilimanjaro 2015 - Lemosho (Northern Route) - Day 6 - Stella Point down to Millenium Camp

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

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Kilimanjaro 2015 - Lemosho (Northern Route) - Day 6 - Uhuru Peak - the very top of Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro 2015 - Lemosho (Northern Route) - Day 6 - Uhuru Peak - the very top of Kilimanjaro

Sunday, 29 March 2015

We did it! We finally reach the highest point of Kilimanjaro, Uhuru Peak.

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Ascent to the Summit of Kilimanjaro

Ascent to the Summit 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.

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Kilimanjaro 2015 - Lemosho (Northern Route) - Day 6 - School Hut to Stella Point

Kilimanjaro 2015 - Lemosho (Northern Route) - Day 6 - School Hut to Stella Point

Saturday, 28 March 2015

Starting with breakfast at 11pm, we begin the most surreal and challenging stage of our adventure.

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Kilimanjaro 2015 - Lemosho (Northern Route) - Day 5 - 3rd Cave Camp to School Hut

Kilimanjaro 2015 - Lemosho (Northern Route) - Day 5 - 3rd Cave Camp to School Hut

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.
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Kilimanjaro 2015 - Lemosho (Northern Route) - Day 4 - Moir Hut to 3rd Cave Camp

Kilimanjaro 2015 - Lemosho (Northern Route) - Day 4 - Moir Hut to 3rd Cave Camp

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.

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Kilimanjaro 2015 - Lemosho (Northern Route) - Day 3 - Shira 1 Camp to Moir Hut

Kilimanjaro 2015 - Lemosho (Northern Route) - Day 3 - Shira 1 Camp to Moir Hut

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.

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Kilimanjaro 2015 - Lemosho (Northern Route) - Day 2 - Mti Mkubwa to Shira 1 Camp

Kilimanjaro 2015 - Lemosho (Northern Route) - Day 2 - Mti Mkubwa to Shira 1 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.

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Kilimanjaro 2015 - Lemosho (Northern Route) - Day 1 - Lemosho Gate to Mti Mkubwa

Kilimanjaro 2015 - Lemosho (Northern Route) - Day 1 - Lemosho Gate to Mti Mkubwa

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

We start our adventure from the Lemosho Gate, making our way steadily through the forest towards the Mti Mkumbwa camp.

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We're on our way to Kilimanjaro!

We're on our way to Kilimanjaro!

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!

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Presentation on the Internet of Things and Microsoft Lync

Presentation on the Internet of Things and Microsoft Lync

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.

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Send an IM with UCWA - Hints, Tips & Extra Goodies - Learn More

Send an IM with UCWA - Hints, Tips & Extra Goodies - Learn More

Sunday, 1 February 2015

A few small tricks and techniques for improving your UCWA application and user experience.

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Send an IM with UCWA - Setting Presence - Online, Away, Busy

Send an IM with UCWA - Setting Presence - Online, Away, Busy

Saturday, 31 January 2015

UCWA can be used to dynamically control the presence of an online Lync account.

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Send an IM with UCWA - Step 3 - Sending the IM

Send an IM with UCWA - Step 3 - Sending the IM

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.

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Send an IM with UCWA - Step 2 - Creating the Application

Send an IM with UCWA - Step 2 - Creating the Application

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.

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Send an IM with UCWA - Step 1 - Prerequisites

Send an IM with UCWA - Step 1 - Prerequisites

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Learn some of the important prerequisites for installing and configuring UCWA on your Lync 2013 environment.

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An introduction to Sending an IM with UCWA

An introduction to Sending an IM with UCWA

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)

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The Lemosho Route - Kilimanjaro Climb 2015

The Lemosho Route - Kilimanjaro Climb 2015

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.

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Lync Agent DNS Checker

Lync Agent DNS Checker

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.

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Sending PRTG notifications via Lync

Sending PRTG notifications via Lync

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.

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Telecommunications company grows cloud business with Windows

Telecommunications company grows cloud business with Windows

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.

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Kilimanjaro GPS Data Set

Kilimanjaro GPS Data Set

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

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My Kilimanjaro Adventure

My Kilimanjaro Adventure

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.

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Kilimanjaro - Arrival in Arusha

Kilimanjaro - Arrival in Arusha

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.

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1 week to go to Kilimanjaro!

1 week to go to Kilimanjaro!

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.

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1,000 Steps to Kilimanjaro

1,000 Steps to Kilimanjaro

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.

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Kilimanjaro Charity Challenge - Our Causes

Kilimanjaro Charity Challenge - Our Causes

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.

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The Telco Together Kilimanjaro Charity Challenge

The Telco Together Kilimanjaro Charity Challenge

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).

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Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 in 60 Minutes

Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 in 60 Minutes

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.

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A study of the impact localized maximum temperatures has on the usage of business-grade fixed line calls usage in Australia.

A study of the impact localized maximum temperatures has on the usage of business-grade fixed line calls usage in Australia.

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.

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NBN B2B Certification Achieved

NBN B2B Certification Achieved

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.

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Australia’s Government Data Centre Facilities Panel now includes Primus Australia, offering services from its Melbourne facilities

Australia’s Government Data Centre Facilities Panel now includes Primus Australia, offering services from its Melbourne facilities

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.

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Imagineering Technology

Imagineering Technology

Saturday, 6 September 2008

Imagineering Technology - Data Centre, Cloud and Web Hosting Provider

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New x800 HP Series Optimizes Data Center and Enterprise WAN Environments

New x800 HP Series Optimizes Data Center and Enterprise WAN Environments

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.

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