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Articles Relating to Microsoft Lync or Skype For Business

Report on External Federation in Skype for Business

Introduction Skype for Business is a great communications platform. And as with any form of communication, both inside and outside the company there are always desires to audit who users are communicating with. Maybe you’re looking to see if users are talking to your direct competitors, or maybe you need to disable open federation and… Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Stop Blaming Teams and Skype for your network – Your traffic graphs are LYING!

Stop me if you have heard this from your users before; “Skype is crap” “It just dropped out” “It sounded like it was breaking up” Heard it before? Good. That proves your listening. Because even in a perfect environment these issues are going to appear. Mainly because you’re going to peer with customers or mobile… Read More »

Quick Post: Pat Richards Get-CsConnections and Polycom devices

Note: To be clear I’m a massive fan of Pat’s work. In fact, I make sure I catch up with him every year when I’m at Ignite! I’ve also been using his Set-CsFeatures.ps1 script since the 2013 days. This is by no means intended as a criticism of his work. Just a quick tip for… Read More »