ISDN cut-off date: there’s time

ISDN cut-off date: there’s time

ISDN nearing End of LifeThere’s time to change over

As part of the NBN rollout, soon copper network services will be discontinued by Telstra.

This will happen in stages, giving business time to adjust to the changes.If there are any changes in the NBN rollout schedule, the dates may vary where Cease of Services are applicable.

Type of affected serviceCease of Sale Date for existing servicesDisconnection of service/s. Please refer to the following notes.
Affected Services Type 1:
ISDN, ISDN10/20/30, Frame Relay: including ISDN2 Enhanced, ISDN Dual Node, ISDN Diverse access, ISDN Backup, Argent (including Argent Dedicated, Argent Connect, Argent TAS, Argent Dail), Business IP Frame Relay, Connect IP Frame Relay and Frame Relay used to connect into IPCOIN.
30 June 2018
(Configuration, software and record changes only)
  • For areas that have rollout region Disconnection Date (DD) that falls on or before 30 September 2019, the DD will be 30 September 2019
  • For areas that have a rollout region DD that falls after 30 September 2019, the DD will be as per the rollout region disconnection timetable.

Telstra will communicate these final exit dates and any other information closer to the date. All Geographic regions will be taken off Affected services type 1 by 2022.

What you need to do

As your trusted partner, we’re here to help you make a transition to available alternative solutions.

To make your migration easier, let us do an audit of your services, assess how your business will be affected and we can discuss your migration options.

Once the NBN network becomes available in your area, you’ll need to transfer your services.

Need more information?

If you need us to look at your services and suggest the best option for you post NBN, please call our sales team on 1300 755 615.

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Collaboration in Office 365

Collaboration in Office 365

We found this article on Microsoft’s blog. It is outlining the new capabilities of the collaborative workplace coming to Office 365 users.

New to Office 365 in November – new Collaboration Capabilities & more

This month, we’re announcing several updates to the Office apps to help you easily and effectively collaborate with others. This includes real-time co-authoring in PowerPoint, the ability to upload attachments to the cloud directly from Outlook and other collaboration capabilities.

Expanding real-time co-authoring to PowerPoint

When we launched Office 2016 last year, we said we would expand real-time co-authoring to more of our native apps beyond Word on Windows desktops. We are excited to announce that real-time co-authoring is now available in PowerPoint on Windows desktops, allowing you to see what others are typing as it happens on a given slide.


Real-time co-authoring is now available in PowerPoint on Windows desktops.

Availability: Real-time co-authoring is currently available in PowerPoint Mobile on Windows tablets, and it is now also available in PowerPoint on Windows desktops for Office 365 subscribers in the Office Insider program.

Use Outlook to move attachments to the cloud and share with others

Outlook already lets you attach cloud-based documents to an email, helping you better collaborate with others using a single version of the file. Now you can easily transform a traditional attachment into a shared cloud document right within Outlook. Upload a file to your own OneDrive or a document library as part of an Office 365 Group. Then specify sharing permissions for the email recipients. Get started with cloud attachments in a few easy steps.


Easily transform a traditional attachment into a shared cloud document in Outlook.

Availability: Uploading attachments to the cloud is currently available in Outlook on the web, and it is now also available in Outlook on Windows desktops for all Office 365 subscribers.

Stay on top of changes to shared documents with mobile notifications

We’re introducing notifications in Word, Excel and PowerPoint on mobile devices to alert you to activity with your shared cloud documents. Notifications let you know when changes are being made while you are away from a document, so you can stay connected and know when you need to act. Together with the integrated activity feed already available on Windows desktops, you can collaborate more confidently. Commercial customers and consumers receive notifications when documents are shared with others. Consumers are additionally notified when documents are edited. We’ll continue enhancing notifications to provide more detail and transparency around activity in shared documents in the future.


Mobile notifications alert you to activity with your shared cloud documents.
Availability: Sharing and editing notifications are now available for consumers in Word, Excel and PowerPoint on Android and Windows Mobile for Office Insiders. Sharing and editing notifications for consumers on iOS are coming with next month’s updates. Sharing notifications for commercial customers in all Office mobile apps will be available on all platforms in the coming months.

Find, open and save documents more easily with Shared with Me and Recent Folders

We’ve added a Shared with Me tab in Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Just like in OneDrive, this view makes it easy to find and open documents that others have shared with you without leaving the app you’re working in. We’ve also added a Recent Folders list in the Recent tab, making it easier to navigate to the right place to find or save your files as desired.


The Shared with Me tab helps you find and open documents more easily.

Availability: The Shared with Me tab is now available in Word, Excel and PowerPoint on Windows desktops and Macs for all Office 365 subscribers, as well as on iOS and Android. It is coming soon for Windows Mobile. The Recent Folders list is now available in Word, Excel and PowerPoint on Windows desktops for Office 365 subscribers in the Office Insider program.

—K Koenigsbauer

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Global Internet Of Everything Market To Reach $23.97 Trillion By 2020

Here are some big numbers to think about! One of the hottest markets on the planet is the Internet of Everything (IoE) that is termed as being the next level of Internet of things.

While the latter has been in the news everywhere, researchers are already shifting their focus to IoE, which is basically the combination of person to person (P2P), machine to machine (M2M) and person to machine (P2M) connections.

mobile data sharingThis is nerdy stuff, but how does it impact our lives?

IoE technology allows smart devices to intelligently communicate with each other over the Internet, collect, analyze and process the data without requiring the involvement of people, and delivering information to users on demand.

IoE market is still in its infancy, there are signs of skyrocketing demand and rapid growth in this highly important field, thinking of target marketing, data and reach.

Fueled by interest not just from consumer and enterprise sector, but government too.

The global IoE market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 15.3% in five years, that being 2015 to 2020, with major companies like Microsoft, Apple, Google, Qualcomm and Cisco planning to create and bring to market their products and services to support this growth.

All preparing for the time when more than a billion devices connect to the Internet, and generate massive amounts of data in the process.

Interesting times, straight ahead! Is your website accessible on a phone? Do you think about this when you look at your marketing planning & projections?

If you need to speak to us to learn more, call 1300 755 615 or email


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