Tag Archives: Skype4B

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 »

Preparing for Teams: Decommissioning on Prem Persistent Chat

So, I’m starting a new series of posts called “Preparing for Teams” and how I’m helping my customers transition from Lync 2013 and Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams Today I’m talking about decommissioning your existing On Premises Persistent Chat servers as we have to moved these workloads into Teams Note this article doesn’t cover… Read More »

ProTips for Life at Microsoft Ignite

With Microsoft’s Ignite less than 60 days away some conversation has broken out on Twitter here and after sharing my thoughts there, I thought I’d throw a ton more up here. Not all of my recommendations may apply to you as I fly in from Australia. Typically about 24 hours of flying for those interested. But… Read More »

Logitech Rally Unboxing, Setup and Initial Test

Logitech Rally Camera unboxing, setup and testing. 4K Pan Tilt 15x Zoom Camera for Microsoft Teams, Skype for Business and other Unified Communications solutions.     Click here for raw 4K 30FPS sample footage And here for raw 1080 60FPS sample footage What did you think? Comment down below or check out the blog look at… Read More »

Skype for Business SBA Migration Cheat Sheet

Okay, I’m supposed to be publishing my LPE article. But its not done yet. So have this “Quick and Nasty” guide instead I’ve recently been migrating customers from older SBA’s running Lync 2013 code to newer SSD based SBA’s running Skype for Business 2015 and as such I’ve been working on a tool for Pool… Read More »

Fix for SBA Installation “The Evaluation Period Has Expired”

So recently I have a fresh SBA install that failed to start the RTCSRV service. TL;DR: if Get-CsVersion shows “Volume Licence Key Installed” try installing the latest CU.   A quick look and the RTCSRV service was failing to start. A check in the Event logs under Lync server, showed event ID 12290. The evaluation period has expired.… Read More »

A Better External Ringer for Skype for Business

So I recently had a requirement to get an external ringer working for a customer using Skype for Business. The issue? They use Polycom VVX300’s as Common Area Phones and didn’t want more “traditional” external ringer devices like an ATA with an analog phone attached. I’ve seen solutions where a vendor had previously hacked up… Read More »