Sefautil Server: Could not find default endpoint element

So ran into a weird one when deploying Landis Computer’s brilliant SefautilServer for a client recently.If you don’t know what that is, I suggest checking out Greigs review over here or maybe just installing it and playing with it with his guide over here Anyway. I got this error message when trying to register the… Read More »

Automatic Australian Holiday Rulesets for Response Group Service

New-CSRgsAustralianHolidayList.ps1 Update 6/01/2019 Released Version 3.0 rebuilt to use a new data source for 2020 About the tool This is a script that adds/maintains the relevant Australian Holidays to your Skype4B  / Lync environment based on data available from the Australian Government Website. I re-wrote most of the script from scratch and added a whole bunch… Read More »

Skype4b 2019 Cannot get the ReportServerWebService URL. Verify that Reporting Services is deployed and configured properly

Another quick one, as part of one of my standard deployments of SFB 2019 I went to deploy the Skype for Business Monitoring Reports and received the error message And I did the usual things, Checked for WMI access, Checked the instance name and checked that the SSRS service was installed and running. Yep all… Read More »

Kerberos account ucmadscient\derpy is not assigned to any site.

I came across an interesting one recently whilst setting up Kerberos for a Skype for Business 2019 build. As part of the standard build, I created a Kerberos account in the customer’s OU and assigned it to a site without error. But I did notice a tiny little warning that “Site 2” wasn’t in the… Read More »

Installing Skype4B on Server 2016? Don’t Let The Skype for Business 2019 Installer Update!

Okay, clickbait title be damned, but hear me out here, I’ve installed a few 2019 FrontEnds and I’ve found an interesting bug on Windows Server 2016 Note: I’ve run into this bug on multiple installs as have co-workers of mine with both standard and enterprise pools. But all the installs were on Windows Server 2016… Read More »

Cross Forest Trusts for User Migration and Skype for Business

I’ve been involved in my fair share of acquisitions and mergers larger companies over the years. You know, the kinds that are large enough to need government approval? A lot of them are fairly simple. The bigger company buys the smaller company and starts migrating users into their domain with tools like Microsoft Identify Manager,… Read More »

Building a Teams Bot, using Azure Cognitive services and ChatBot SDKv4, With no code!

Note: This version of the article has been updated for Azure Bot Service SDK v4 the older one can be found here for archival reasons. Six months ago I published the old version of this article after having to quickly fill in for another MVP at a user group session. Today I’m publishing it again… Read More »

Is deploying Office365 Multi-Geo really needed for Voice in Australia?

So recently I had a customer come to me looking for help with Office 365 Multi-Geo. They were looking at Telstra Calling for Office365 but their tenant is homed in the States. As such they had expressed concerns about the performance of Telstra calling for Office365 with media going to the States and back. Just… Read More »