My name is Andrew Morpeth and I am a universal communications consultant specialising in Lync and Skype for Business. Based in Auckland, New Zealand, I have been working with Lync since 2007 when it was formerly known as Office Communications Server. I currently work for Lexel Systems who are a New Zealand market leader in all things Lync. I am also a Microsoft MVP for Lync.

I have extensive experience with on-premises and hosted Lync solutions; involved in the first tenanted hosted Lync service in New Zealand with MHA Cloud Computing’s Managed Lync; and currently taking that experience further with Lexel Lync Online. My vast hosting experience has lead to a love of PowerShell, gained over the many hours spent with it automating customer on-boarding processes.

This blog is to document my experiences working with Lync, and to hopefully assist others in the process. The content posted on this blog is accurate to the best of my knowledge, but offered with with no guarantee. Any statements and opinions expressed within are solely my own and do not represent those of my employer.

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If you have a project I can help with, please get in touch via my employer Lexel Systems.

Lexel Products and Services

  • Lync consulting
  • Lync project rescue
  • Lync support
  • Lync managed services
  • Sonus SBC1000, SBC2000, SBC5000, SWe





  1. Andrew,

    Before we contact Lexel Systems for a quote, I have a few specific questions about a migration from Packet8 to Skype for Business.

    First, we are a managed Microsoft Gold Partner (Cloud & Database Platforms). We don’t know much about Skype for Business. By way of IURs, we use Skype for Business (migrated from Lync 2013).

    We have been using Packet8 for phone service since 2008, which is where our company phone directory exists. We want our current directory migrated to Skype for Business. That possible? If so, then we’d like a quote.

    Best Regards,
    Shawn Upchurch

    • Hey Shawn,

      I’m not familiar with Packet8 specifically, but its entirely possible that contacts could be exported and imported in to Skype for Business. It would need to be qualified. Skype for Business can search contacts from its own directory, Active Directory and Outlook.