Hi, I’m Justin Morris. I’m the Country Manager for Australia of Microsoft Unified Communications specialist Modality Systems. I’m also a Microsoft MVP for Office Servers and Services.
I started this blog back in April 2011 to give back to the UC community and help out IT Pros worldwide to make their experience with Microsoft Lync/Skype for Business that bit easier.
What do I do?
My role involves leading our APAC team to provide pre-sales expertise, designing, deploying and configuring UC solutions with Office 365 and Skype for Business. I also write solution proposals, detailed design documents and draw crafty diagrams in Visio. I like using voice gateways to integrate with legacy PBXs that create awesome coexistence/interop scenarios to get the job done for our clients.
I founded the Sydney UC User Group which prompted other UC user groups to be founded in other Australian capital cities. I also co-hosted the Microsoft UC User Group London with Adam Jacobs and Tom Arbuthnot through to June 2014, where I presented on various UC business and technical subjects to the community and I’m a contributor on the Microsoft NextHop blog.
How long have I been doing this for?
Since 2005 I’ve worked solely on Exchange Server and LCS/OCS/Lync, originally for Thomas Duryea Consulting in Melbourne, Australia. Whilst there, I ran a UC User Group with local Microsoft staff and partners before moving to London in late 2009 and starting with Modality. I’ve been with Modality ever since, including coming back home to Australia to expand our business here. My core experience is in Microsoft infrastructure (AD, etc), IP telephony, virtualisation and storage. I also love a good coffee.
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