Zurich PowerShell v5 Basics Kurs: Start Do. 25 Aug 2016 (Geplante)

PowerShellDer nächste PowerShell v5 Basics Einführungskurs ist am Do. 25.08.2016 in Zürich geplant und findet am 8 Abende statt (1800 bis 2130 Uhr).

Es gibt noch freien Plätze. Mehr Informationen und Anmeldung finden Sie hier.

Pluralsight (Video) Course: Core Administration – Skype for Business Server (Overview ‘Flyer’)

If you have not yet signed up for my “Core Administration – Skype for Business Server” Pluralsight (and other excellent) online video course(s), you may want to check out this course’s free overview here or click on “Course Overview” under the Table of Contents (link).

Enjoy!

Pluralsight (Video) Course: Core Administration – Skype for Business Server

I am super excited to share with you an online video course for IT Pros and DevOps which I authored entitled “Core Administration – Skype for Business Server”. You can learn at your own pace with this practical course with lots of demo touching on premise to cloud deployments (Office 365 / Skype for Business Online).

Sign up for this (and other great) course(s) at Pluralsight today. Looking forward to your support and feedback!

ABSTRACT
Skype for Business Server empowers seamless communications and data sharing anywhere from desktop to mobile. This course will teach you the core administrative aspects from system and user management to practical troubleshooting tips and tricks.

DESCRIPTION
Operating a complex platform like Unified Communications and Collaboration to provide seamless access across typical productivity tools and applications is a challenging undertaking. In this course, Core Administration – Skype for Business Server, you’ll learn the foundational knowledge of system and user management.

First, you will acquire the skill to handle core user administration, policies, and configuration settings. Next, you’ll learn how to manage topology, define system components, and behavior to control access privileges. Finally, you’ll understand how to deploy tools and applications to effectively troubleshoot and support the environment.

When you’re finished with this course, you’ll gain the essential skills and know-how to run a smooth and problem-free infrastructure.

As a bonus, this course takes a look at on-premise vs. Skype for Business Online (Office 365) deployment scenarios in addition to management using PowerShell Remoting and a reference test lab topology to help complement your learning experience.

#skype4b #skype #lync #powershell

 

Skype for Business Online (Office 365): PowerShell Remoting Cannot bind -TargetServer

With Lync Server 2013 Administrative Tools (OCSCore.msi) locally installed, execution of the following remote PowerShell statement to connect to Skype for Business Online will trigger a prompt for TargetServer as shown:

$session = New-CsOnlineSession -Credential (Get-Credential)

cmdlet New-CsOnlineSession at command pipeline position 1
Supply values for the following parameters:
TargetServer:
New-CsOnlineSession : Cannot bind argument to parameter ‘TargetServer’ because it is an empty string.
At line:1 char:12
+ $session = New-CsOnlineSession -Credential $credential
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
+ CategoryInfo : InvalidData: (:) [New-CsOnlineSession], ParameterBindingValidationException
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : ParameterArgumentValidationErrorEmptyStringNotAllowed,New-CsOnlineSession

 

This happens even after you have installed the current version* of “Skype for Business Online, Windows PowerShell Module”.

To resolve this issue, make sure that you apply the latest version of Lync Server 2013 or patch/cumulative update described in KB2809243 over the out-dated version.

* version 9319.0 released 22 Jul 2015 as of this writing

REFERENCE
Using Windows PowerShell to manage Skype for Business Online (link)

Skype for Business Server and Flash Player (Desktop Experience)

If you do not want to inadvertently add Adobe Flash to your Skype for Business Server 2015 installation, a desktop application that serves no real purpose on your SERVER operating system (other than making it vulnerable from a security perspective), a review of my previous post* is in order.

This is important as various blog postings, including Microsoft’s #skype4b documentation on TechNet Library (link), continue to make the same (old) suggestion to install this “side application” as part of the prerequisites as of today.
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Informatik Tage 2016 (Zürich 3 – 4 Juni 2016)

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Im Raum Zürich öffnen mehr als 70 IT-Unternehmen, Universität, Ausbildungs-, Weiterbildungs und IT-Schulen Ihre Türen. Am 3. und 4. Juni 2016 warten zahlreiche gratis Tagungen und Workshops auf Sie.

Im Rahmen der Informatiktage Zürich organisiert EB-Zürich eine Veranstaltung mit Live-Streaming auf Youtube:

Im Neuland (#imNeuland)
Bürger/innen, Staat und Netz

Wir brechen auf ins Neuland, eine Welt, in der neue Technologien neuen Leuten neue Macht verleihen. Was «Civic Technology» uns allen bringt, wohin sich die Beziehung zwischen Bürgerinnen und Bürgern und Staat in einer zunehmend digitalen Gesellschaft entwickelt: Wir besprechen es mit jenen, die das Neuland schon heute gestalten.

Einen Besuch lohnt es sich bestimmt. Lassen Sie sich diese Gelegenheit nicht entgehen!

 

Article: Using PowerShell DSC to Deploy Update Packages

I am really excited to share that my latest article “Using PowerShell DSC to Deploy Update Packages” is now published online at WindowsNetworking.com (many thanks to fellow MVP Mitch Tulloch!).

By way of the Desired State Configuration feature, a standards based system management platform delivered as part of Windows PowerShell 4.0 and higher, you can deploy common update packages (.msu) – including Windows Management Framework 5 RTM which comes with PowerShell 5 – using DSC itself.

You are cordially invited to check out this article where your feedback here or via social media (@_leedesmond) is always welcome!

 

 

Skype for Business Server 2015 Resource Kit Tools


Microsoft Skype for Business Server 2015 Resource Kit Tools are provided to help make some routine tasks easier for IT administrators who deploy and manage Skype for Business Server 2015.

– [version 9319.253] released 5/5/2016
– download OCSReskit.msi
– described in KB2905053
– Tools and usage available in accompanying documentation:

  • ABSConfig
  • Audio Extractor
  • Bandwidth Policy Service Monitor
  • Bandwidth Utilization Analyzer
  • Call Parkometer
  • Cleanup Storage Service Data
  • DBAnalyze
  • Import Storage Service Data
  • LCSSync
  • Lookup User Console
  • MsTurnPing
  • Network Configuration Viewer
  • Response Group Agent Live
  • SEFAUtil
  • Unassigned Number Announcements Migration
  • Watson Support Tool for Lync Phone Edition
  • Web Conf Data

Skype for Business Server: Login Failed (Untrusted Domain)

You are login with a Skype for Business Server administrative account holding appropriate rights/permissions on a workstation which is joined to the Active Directory domain. Upon executing a #skype4b command on the Control Panel or management shell, you encountered the error below:

Get-CsAddressBookConfiguration : Login failed. The login is from an untrusted domain and cannot be used with Windows authentication.
At line:1 char:1
+ Get-CsAddressBookConfiguration
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
+ CategoryInfo : NotSpecified: (:) [Get-CsAddressBookConfiguration], SqlConnectionException + FullyQualifiedErrorId : Microsoft.Rtc.Common.Data.SqlConnectionException,Microsoft.Rtc.Management.Internal.GetAddressBookConfigurationCmdlet

If you have recently changed the account’s password, simply lock and unlock the administrative workstation using the updated credentials to fix this issue.