Skype for Business 2019 Now GA WHEY!

So without much fan fare or fuss, Microsoft’s latest version of Skype for Business Server officially entered General Availability this week. Yes 2019 is officially launched alongside Office 2019, Exchange Server 2019 and SharePoint Server 2019. It was somewhat of a damp squib event with very little song or dance on the twittiverse from both… Read More

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Microsoft Voicemail Just Got Expensive For Some

Well Skype for Business Server 2019 got released in Public Preview alongside Exchange and Sharepoint distros this week and there has been lots of noise about feature removals and quiet squeaks about feature additions. It comes as no surprise really as Microsoft turns the cloud up to eleven and trail blaze into a seemingly cloud… Read More

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

Secure Your Meetings Now–No More Excuses!

In Skype for Business you can choose from two meeting creation types, secure or dedicated meeting space. During my time on deployments I always recommend and try to steer customers down the secure route as it avoids a multitude of situations around conference bleeding. Imagine having a conversation with management discussing an employee’s future, and… Read More

Skype for Business–Thumbnail Image Quality Issues

Over the weekend I was scanning a few message boards and came across a post asking Why does the image of a person look ok sometimes but pixelated at other times for the same person? To clarify the problem is when a user answers a call from a person and the picture of the caller… Read More

Skype for Business–Can Your Conferencing Servers Cope with Anywhere365?

For the last 6 months I have been delivering a number of global contact centers based on Skype for Business and Anywhere365. The journey has been long and at some points painful, but we have got there and everyone is happy! Along the journey I have learnt a lot, cried a lot and laughed a… Read More

Skype for Business–Tabbed Conversations – Undo Always Close all Tabs

If you use tabbed conversations in your Skype client you have the option to close current tab, or to close the tab group   You will probably choose one or the other depending on whether you are leaving for the day or just want to close out one conversation. But you have the option to… Read More

No Ringback Heard by Caller – Skype for Business & Audiocodes

This problem presented itself at one of my customers a couple of weeks ago. I thought it was an interesting case that I should share this incase you find yourself in a similar situation. The problem started withe an e-mail to me from a current client saying “Please can you help? When someone calls our… Read More

Skype for Business Top Tip – Making Life Easy with(out) ADSI Edit

Have you ever been in that situation where you need to make a change to an AD attribute of a Lync / Skype for Business contact object, or RGS object, or any object other than a standard user? Consider the scenario where you want to hide Application Contacts from the user’s address book. These contacts… Read More

Skype for Business and Establishing Media Deep Dive

Following on from my blog post on the basics of SIP call setup, I wanted to build on that to incorporate how media is negotiated between clients. Again, this topic has been blogged by others and the purpose of this is to put my understanding into my own words so that I understand and if… Read More