Polycom RPRM Phone Provisioning Demo with Skype for Business

I have been testing Polycom’s Real Presence Resource Manager, RPRM for short phone provisioning solution for the last few days. I thought I would share with you a demo of the experience. Historically, if you wanted to provision VVX phones for your Skype for Business voice deployment you had 2 choices; use Polycom’s ftp provisioning… Read More

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Certificate Generator & Request Tool / Script

This tool was born out of my frustrations of having to pre-create certificate requests on servers without IIS or Skype for Business management tools.  A while back I posted an article that showed how to do this through Certreq.exe on any Windows workstation or server. You can see this post here: https://skype4b.uk/2015/05/05/generating-csr-using-certreq-exe/ However, I am… Read More

Give Your Skype for Business PowerShell Scripts a UI In 10 minutes

First off, this is not really a Skype for Business post, and I do not pretend to be a Dev, so if you are looking for in depth coding then there are others out there who are way better than me. However, I wanted to share with you a method that can be easily adopted… Read More

Skype for Business–Block Call Identified as Malicious

For a long time there has been a little used feature within Lync and Skype for Business that allows end users to highlight a nuisance voice call to the administrators called Malicious Call Trace (MCT). MCT basically allowed the end user to report a call immediately after hanging up which would register in the call… Read More

Skype for Business– Migrate-CsAnnouncements

Those of you familiar with Skype for Business voice functionality will be aware of the use of announcements. Announcements are pre-determined messages that can be played when a user dials an incorrect number, unallocated number and they can even be used to route into response groups and other third party applications. These announcements are created… Read More

Free e-Book – Preparing for Skype for Business

I am pleased to announce the release of my first e-Book, titled Preparing for Skype for Business. The book focuses on all the underlying technology and dependencies you need in order to deploy Skype for Business. There are numerous step by step guides out there that show how to install Skype for Business, but they… Read More

Skype for Business Online Dial-in Conferencing Settings Export Script

Microsoft having released native Dial-in conferencing into Office 365 to the masses is now taking the world by storm. More and more of my customers are now adopting Skype for Business Online with PSTN Conferencing as their number one choice for Non-Enterprise Voice workloads. When you enable a user for PSTN Conferencing the PSTN number… Read More

Skype for Business Enable Shared Line Appearance Script

With the latest version of Skype for Business Server (November 2015) a new feature called Shared Line Appearance (SLA as it’s known in the Skype world) was released. The details of what SLA is can be found here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3092727 There are many blogs out there which have looked at SLA in detail, so I am… Read More

Skype for Business Backup Tool

First off I will admit that this is not ground breaking in terms of no one has done it before. I’ve ummmed and arrrrghhed about releasing this for some time as the backup script by Lasse Wedo is amazing and will do a great job. However, I believe that my script tool brings some added… Read More

Skype for Business – Call via Work Manager

Call via Work (CvW) is the replacement to RCC in Skype for Business. Those wishing to utilise this feature will come to realise that setting the call back number administratively requires a per user based policy. Whilst on the face of it seems rather trivial, imagine having to keep track of potentially hundreds of individual… Read More