May 21, 2015

Skype for Business Resources

Filed under: Lync MVP Alliance, Skype for Business,Lync Server 2013/2010 — Desmond Lee @ 1:42 pm

Lync / Skype for BusinessSkype for Business Resources
www.skypeforbusinessinfo.com
Up-to-date guidance for customers and partners from end-users, IT Professionals to developers.

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PowerShell: Cmdlets - Deprecated Parameters Skype for Business Server 2015

cmdlet Parameters deprecated for use
with on-premise version of
Skype for Business Server 2015.
New-CsPublicProvider VerificationLevel
New-CsClientPolicy CustomizedHelpUrl
EnableConversationWindowTabs
EnableEnterpriseCustomizedHelp
EnableSQMData
MAPIPollInterval
TabURL
Set-CsPublicProvider VerificationLevel
New-CsWebServiceConfiguration AutoLaunchLyncWebAccess
ShowAlternateJoinOptionsExpanded
ShowDownloadCommunicatorAttendeeLink
ShowJoinUsingLegacyClientLink
Set-CsWebServiceConfiguration AutoLaunchLyncWebAccess
ShowAlternateJoinOptionsExpanded
ShowDownloadCommunicatorAttendeeLink
ShowJoinUsingLegacyClientLink
Set-CsClientPolicy CustomizedHelpUrl
EnableConversationWindowTabs
EnableEnterpriseCustomizedHelp
MAPIPollInterval
TabURL

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May 20, 2015

FAQ: What works? Skype for Business Server 2015 and Lync Mobile Clients

Filed under: Lync MVP Alliance, Skype for Business,Lync Server 2013/2010 — Desmond Lee @ 12:15 am

Client comparison tables for Skype for Business Server 2015
http://technet.microsoft.com/library/dn933896.aspx


Skype for Business Server 2015 supports the following previously released clients: Lync 2013, Lync 2010, Lync 2010 Mobile, Lync Phone Edition, and Lync 2010 Attendant …

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May 19, 2015

Update Digest: Lync 2013/Skype Business 2015 Security Patch MS15-044 (Apr/May 2015)

Filed under: Lync MVP Alliance, Skype for Business,Lync Server 2013/2010 — Desmond Lee @ 10:11 pm

MS15-044: Description of the security update for Lync 2013 (Skype for Business): May 12, 2015
- brings version up to “Microsoft Lync 2013 (15.0.4719.1000) MSO (15.0.4719.1000)”
- includes the Skype for Business 2015 UI
- Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-044 - Critical (link)
- Prerequisites: MSO, LyncHelpLoc, LyncLoc, Office 2013 SP1 (as described in KB3039779)
- replaces security update KB2881013 (MS14-036 / 10.06.2014)
- download x86 or x64 bits for this patch

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Skype for Business 2015: The “other” UI (and new PowerShell parameters)

Filed under: Lync MVP Alliance, Skype for Business,Lync Server 2013/2010 — Desmond Lee @ 12:15 am

The fact that the new UI/skin for Skype for Business 2015/Lync 2013 desktop client, Sfbc takes effect with the KB2889923 or the recent Office 2013 ProPlus patch (released 12 May 2015) applied as long as your Lync-enabled account is homed on a Skype for Business Server 2015 Front-End pool* has been reported extensively.

This blog post, however, intends to draw your attention to the fact that, if left at its default, Sfbc users - regardless of whether the new Sfbc UI or Lync 2013 skin is used - are expected to get an ‘unsolicited’ dialog box pop-up …

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May 18, 2015

Skype Business 2015 Cannot Start

Filed under: Lync MVP Alliance, Skype for Business,Lync Server 2013/2010 — Desmond Lee @ 12:15 am

Despite clicking several times on the Skype Business 2015 desktop client, the application does not start. In Task Manager, you observed that the lync.exe * 32 process appears and disappears repeatedly.

This behaviour can happen if Lync 2010 Attendant Console is already running. To resolve, terminate it before executing Sfb. The former will continue to work in your Lync Server 201x and Skype for Business 2015 Server environment though (no new Skype version). Alternatively, you may wish to look AttendantPro by fellow MVP-peer M.Landis and team.

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May 14, 2015

RTM! Debugging Tools Skype for Business Server 2015

Filed under: Lync MVP Alliance, Skype for Business,Lync Server 2013/2010 — Desmond Lee @ 12:15 am

Skype for Business Server 2015, Debugging Tools
- version 9319.20 released 12 May 2015
- this is a collection of additional tools for use by IT Admins
- aids troubleshooting Skype for Business Server 2015 deployments
- tools included: Snooper, CLSLogger and CLSScenarioEdit.psm1
- works with Skype for Business Server 2015 running on Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and Windows Server 2012 / R2
- download SkypeForBusinessDebugTools.msi

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May 12, 2015

Lync 2013 Operations Checklists (Apr2015)

Lync 2013 Operations Checklists
- [version Apr2015] released 27 Apr 2015
- download Operations Daily / Monthly / Weekly.xlsx
- These checklists are to be used in combination with the online TechNet Lync Operations Guide.

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May 11, 2015

Update Digest: Lync Phone Edition, Room System Cumulative Update (Apr/May 2015)

Lync Phone Edition (all versions 4.0.7577.4463)

  • May 2015 Cumulative Update for Lync Phone Edition for Aastra 6721ip and Aastra 6725ip telephones (KB3050585)
  • May 2015 Cumulative Update for Lync Phone Edition for HP 4110 and HP 4120 telephones (KB3050587)
  • May 2015 Cumulative Update for Lync Phone Edition for Polycom CX500, Polycom CX600, and Polycom CX3000 (KB3050588)
  • May 2015, Cumulative Update for Lync Phone Edition for Polycom CX700 and LG-Nortel IP Phone 8540 telephones (KB3050590)

Lync Room System

  • April 2015 update for Lync Room System provides System Center Endpoint Protection and anti-malware support (KB3061980)

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May 8, 2015

(Ignite 2015) Skype for Business 2015: Before You Start Setup…

Lync / Skype for BusinessLeast you did not realize it, today* is already the last day of the mega Microsoft conference “Ignite 2015″ (Chicago). After an intensive week of deep-dive break-out sessions, lots of coffee and snacks, parties and great networking, you must be very anxious to get your hands dirty with Skype for Business 2015.

Under Windows Server 2012 / R2, you can practically install the list of Windows Roles and Features prerequisites by (re)using the Add-WindowsFeature command from your last Lync Server 2013 deployment (do not forget to install the required patches for the corresponding OS as well).

By virtual of this, however, you will have inadvertently added Adobe Flash, a desktop application that serves no real purpose on your server operating system:

Sfb Flash component (Windows Server 2012 / R2)

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