Microsoft and GitGub

Since a few days, there are a lot of rumors that Microsoft is in talks to acquire GitHub. These rumors heated up on Sunday, where the first reports appeared, that the deal is done and that the coding site was acquired by the software giant from Redmond.

The news started two things:

  1. Twitter goes wild with a lot of negative tweets
  2. Many projects immediately started to flee towards GitLab

Honestly I’m still wondering why there is so much hate involved and why so many try to escape from GitHub. Wake up and smell the Coffee! If Microsoft acquires GitHub, nothing will change short term! Don’t panic…

GitLab did the right thing and send a congratulations message towards GitHub. And if you see how many projects moved since yesterday, that might be the best that could happen to GitLab. At least from the marketing perspective.

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I found the following article on Forbes: Google Is Winning The Cloud War

Google’s secret weapon is simple – it’s roots.

That is the credo and key takeaway of this Forbes article!

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I know that there are a few functions and scripts like this available. Honestly, the roots of this function are a bit older.

Now some of the developers at enabling Technology tweaked and extended my old function, and they also quashed out a few bugs!

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The Problem with the Ghost or Phantom presence continues, and it might cause more and more problems! Spoiler alter: Microsoft is working on it.

Ghost presence

Ghost presence

First a wrap-up of the issue itself:

  • The Microsoft Teams Clients sets my Skype for Business presence to available (green) as soon as I start it
  • When I manually set myself to busy or do not disturb (Both should indicate red) it stays with available (green) as Skype for Business presence
  • If I place a phone call or join a meeting in Microsoft Teams (Yep, I use Microsoft Teams more and more) the Skype for Business presence is still available (green)
    Chats and calls from Skype for Business arrive on my (iOS based) Smartphone Client, because I don’t start the Skype for Business Client all the time (anymore).

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The Voice capabilities for Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business Online keep getting better and better. Microsoft also launched the Call Analytics and the Microsoft Call Quality Dashboard as previews in Office 365. The last one is also known as CQD for a while. Both are great tools to Analyse Calls and drill down everything when someone reports an issue.

I migrated my user to cloud only a while ago. And I also use the Microsoft CloudPBX services for in- and outbound calls. I use both clients, Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams on my Mac, and the iPhone.
I also have a Polycom VVX 500 Desk-Phone that I use from time to time, but most of the time I use my iPhone with a Headset.

There is a lot that you can view and analyse. And it also helps you to decide things!

Here is something that I found very useful: My old network was fully managed and there is Quality of Services (QoS) configured. I moved to another location in January, where QoS isn’t configured yet. Even with a regular DSL connection (nothing else is available yet) the quality is mostly good! I had only a few echos, most of them on my iPhone while moving around, and i know that this is not the best idea.

Even when the Call Analytics shows that the call was poor, my experience was good. And I asked the other party while I was moving around in the office, and he told me that the quality was ok.

Poor call details

Poor call details

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