Thorsten Pickhan

Information & Communications Technology

Microsoft Technologies Microsoft Teams Skype for Business Audiocodes Enterprise Voice Microsoft Flow Office 365 Microsoft 365 Phone System Microsoft Calling Microsoft Cloud

Sprockhövel, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Teams Phone System and resiliency - what are the options for a stable telephony?

In the last few months Microsoft released the Teams Survival Branch Appliance. The SBA is allready known from the good old Skype for Business times. But are there any other options as a plan B, if there is a service outage?
In this session I will give you a brief overview about the current options to stay connected in such a case.
How do you stay in the game even when there is a service outage?


Thorsten Pickhan

Senior Microsoft UC Consultant, Speaker and Community Worker

I'm working as Senior UC Consultant at glueckkanja-gab AG where I am responsible to plan and deploy UC infrastructures based on Microsoft technologies. I'm working as technician and consultant for more than 15 years and been specialized in Microsoft Lync/Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams for 8 years. From beginning of my UC consultant career, I was focused on Enterprise Voice implementations.
Since a few years I am co-organizer of the Microsoft Teams User Group Germany and involved in the community as speaker and blog post author. In March 2020, I started my own Office 365 YouTube channel where I publish on a regular basis new video content for my weekly “Office 365 QuickTipps” channel. In a further YouTube project, together with my friend Michael Plettner, we release a German Microsoft 365 Talk.
In July 2021, I was awarded as Microsoft MVP for Office Apps & Services for my engangement in the Microsoft Tech Community.

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