Live from Microsoft Ignite: New Browser-Based Peering Solution Demos


Whoa! That was a long and wonderful week. It was fantastic to be with my colleagues, our customers, partners, hopefully some new customers and all the other Humans of IT (#HumansofIT) last week in Orlando. Right before the show, Kollective announced our new browser-based peering solution.

The world’s biggest brands have trusted Kollective to deliver their live and on-demand videos to all their employees no matter where they are located for many years now. They have done this by installing the Kollective Agent. Today, no agent or download is required to instantly broadcast your Live Events in Microsoft Teams and Stream.

In case you weren’t at Ignite and missed our demos of our new peering solution, don’t worry, we filmed them on the show floor last week. These demos star our amazing Director of Product Management, Garrett Gladden (rocking his MS Ignite 2019 Tee).

In the first video, watch a demo of our new Browser-Based Peering Solution at work:

In the second video, Garrett demonstrates how Kollective IQ, our analytics product can instantly serve up the insights you need to ensure your videos are delivered and the content is being well-received:

See for yourself how our peering works by taking our self-service demo. 

Want to take Kollective’s peering solutions for a spin?

Deploy live video events in Microsoft Teams and Stream instantly. Live Video Streaming has never been so Simple, Fast, and Easy.

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Skype to Microsoft Teams: Adopt & Accelerate


There is a major shift coming for companies currently using Skype for Business – ready or not, Microsoft Teams is taking over. By July 2021, Skype for Business will reach its end of life, and Microsoft is encouraging users to migrate to Teams as soon as possible.

For any organization, big or small, adopting new technology is a challenge. For Microsoft customers, the transition from Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams means changing how employees communicate and collaborate. This is no small task and could cause concern and quite possibly some backlash for S4B loyalists. Understanding the why and the how will hopefully make that transition a bit smoother.

Why Should I Migrate from Skype to Microsoft Teams?

In a constantly evolving and dispersed workplace, collaboration among companies, teams and departments has become increasingly essential to maintaining a connected, engaged and productive workforce. Microsoft Teams seamlessly integrates communication into a single application, utilizing fully integrated file sharing, chat, voice and video, making for a more robust communications platform that seamlessly integrates with the M365 applications you are already running, such as Stream and Yammer.

See how easy it is to set up a Microsoft 365 Live Event in Teams with this short video from Kollective’s Chris Gower: How to set up a Live Event in Teams

Is My Network Ready To Migrate To Microsoft Teams?

What may be preventing some enterprises from leveraging Microsoft Teams and enterprise video is the uncertainty around their networks. There are concerns that by democratizing video communications and increasing consumption of video, that their infrastructure will not be able to handle the bandwidth required. Kollective’s ECDN integration with Microsoft scales Microsoft 365 Live Events in Teams, Stream or Yammer. We give our customers the confidence that they can run live video streaming events to remote offices, to 10,000+ users and develop a VoD (Video on Demand) strategy without experiencing buffering or connection issues.

Optimize Bandwidth Usage With Kollective Technology

One of Microsoft’s biggest customers has achieved tremendous success implementing an internal video streaming strategy. They have adopted video for regional and functional broadcasts and implemented enterprise-wide webcasts across the organization. Over the past 2 years this company has seen a 6000% increase in video usage to 425 endpoints in 52 countries and 200+ offices at the same time. They are seeing 94% peering efficiency and their users are experiencing an unmatched user experience so much that they are rolling out Teams to a wider group of event producers. Watch Brad Anderson’s The Shiproom Episode 9 to enjoy a lively discussion with Accenture’s CIO Andrew Wilson on shifting to a modern workplace with Microsoft 365.

Start A Microsoft Teams Pilot Today

Although the deadline to transition from Skype for Business to Teams is over a year away, there is no reason to wait. In this phenomenal podcast Running Modern Meetings with Microsoft Teams , Tony Leraris comments “it’s better to get on the train when it’s moving slow, so that as it starts to speed up, you’re ready.”

Get started with Microsoft 365 Live Events in Teams with the Free Kollective and Teams Pilot.

Kollective’s integration ensures your broadcasts will be delivered to where it needs to be.

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