Category Archive: Skype for Business

Mar 12

UC Now Apps Updated

Every so often, the spirit moves me and I take the time to update the Windows 10 and Android apps that I have out there. And this weekend, the spirit moved me. For those unfamiliar with the apps, they are a central point for things related to Exchange and Skype for Business. So in one place …

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Sep 17

Presence Lying, Like a Pro

One of the great things about Skype for Business is you can see if a remote person is available for a chat or if they are busy in a meeting. Taking advantage of the presence capabilities is a very useful tool. However, some people try to game the system and artificially set their presence. They …

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Mar 27

I Wrote a Book

Some of you may be aware that I recently published a book – Enterprise Voice in Skype for Business Server 2015. Visit www.evs4b.com for full details. This post is not specifically about the book. It is about why I wrote that book and the joy of doing that. </sarcasm> I originally started writing the book …

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Jan 24

Control Permitted Calls via Dial Plans

It is generally believed that you can control numbers users are permitted to call only by limiting the permitted numbers in the Route. If you want to only permit local numbers to be dialed for a user, you create a route that only permits local numbers, then assign that route to a PSTN Usage and …

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Jan 06

Finding Unused PSTN Usages

I’m working on a little project to remove unused policies, dial plans, etc. frorm our Lync 2013 configuration. It’s all fairly straightforward to find policies with no users assigned to them. But PSTN Usages? Not so easy. PSTN Usages are a bit of a weird construct in the Lync/Skype for Business world. Forget that many …

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Dec 08

Speed Up your RGS Agents Sign In With EnableCrossSiteSignIn

If you are using formal response groups, then each of your agents needs to go to a web page and sign in to make themselves available for that response group. For small and midsize organizations this is probably a pretty quick activity. However, if you have a very large or very complex environment, it could …

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Nov 13

Take me to Your Leader and PinAuthType

New to Skype for Business Server is the PinAuthType setting. This is set via either the New-CsDialInConferencingConfiguration cmdlet or the Set-CsDialInConferencingConfiguration cmdlet. PinAuthType can be set to two values: "OrganizerOnly" – The system will no longer prompt the users to enter a leader PIN if an authenticated user has already activated the meeting. "Everyone" – The …

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Oct 30

Statistics Manager PowerShell Module

While troubleshooting one of my Statistics Manager agents that wouldn't connect to the Statistics Manager service, I was missing PowerShell. I ended up having to manually dig up the config files to ultimately find my error (Missed the port on the Statistics Manager URI). So I wrote a fairly simple PowerShell Module to help manage a …

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Oct 08

Mobile Discovery and Authentication Communication Flow

There isn't a lot of detailed documentation about what happens with Lync/Skype for Business mobility during the autodiscover phase. This article will detail how the mobile client eventually gets connected to the correct pool, especially if you have Directors or multiple pools in your environment. I won't dig into the autodiscover process from the DNS standpoint. …

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Oct 06

Jabra Evolve 65 Review

I got this headset free through work and not from Jabra. I recently got my hands on a Jabra Evolve 65 Bluetooth headset. My employer has recently begun handing these out to those who want them. And I want one because I need all the toys!   This is one of the newer headsets from …

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