Monthly Archives: May 2015

The Battle of the Lync Speaker Phones

Update: Paul Bloem from UCSorted has reviewed the newer, bigger Jabra 810 Check it out here I’ve always taken Handsfree Phone calls for granted, one of my earliest jobs was fitting Mobile Phone handsfree kits into cars. Back then Bluetooth was a weird and mysterious technology that few people understood and fewer people knew how… Read More »

Lync Management Shell Hangs with a Blinking Cursor

Quick tip for those googling. Sometimes after reinstalling Lync roles or running Enable-Cscomputer the Lync Server Management Shell (LMS) will hang with a blinking cursor in the top left corner. The fix to this is really simple. Close all Lync Server Management Shell windows and run regular old PowerShell, then Import the Lync module with… Read More »

Windows 10 Preview Breaks Win+Y Shortcut

Update: This has been resolved in Windows 10 Build 10162 For anyone that is a heavy user of Lync/ Skype For Business, especially for voice calls. The “Win+Y” shortcut is one of the best keyboard shortcuts you can know. For those that aren’t aware, pressing “Win+Y” from anywhere in Windows whilst Lync / Skype4B is… Read More »

Lync 2013 / Skype for Business Edge SSL negotiation wasn’t sucsessful

I’m going out on a limb here… You’re reading this blog post because like me your building your nice greenfield Lync 2013 or Skype4B implementation As part of the install you have spun up an edge server, checked all the port requirements and had the firewall team implement your changes, got your SSL certificates ready… Read More »

Transferring calls to a Response Group fails when using the Lync Attendant

The Issue So, you have just setup your receptionist with the Lync Attendant console as part of your deployment. Now tickets are coming in advising that when the Receptionist transfers calls to Lync Queues, the calls fail. The Lync 2010 attendant includes a feature known as “Safe Transfer” in that if the recipient of the… Read More »