Skype for Business – QoS with 3rd Party Applications
Jul25

Skype for Business – QoS with 3rd Party Applications

Are you using Citrix or any other 3rd party application that handles media (e.g. Call Recording / Contact Centre) with Skype for Business?  You may find you’re not marking this traffic with the correct DSCP markings. You should configure QoS in the usual method using a Windows GPO.  Mark Vale documents this process really well: https://blog.valeconsulting.co.uk/2015/09/07/skype-for-business-configuring-quality-of-service-qos/...

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Skype for Business – Bulk Set Client Pin
Jul25

Skype for Business – Bulk Set Client Pin

Note this script is provided as an example only – By default a user can set their own Client Pin via the Dial-In Conferencing page (usually dialin.domain.com). You may have a requirement to bulk set a Client Pin if you’re rolling out a large number of VOIP phones.   The script example below sets a 6 digit client PIN consisting of a two digit prefix followed by the last 4 digits of the users LineUri: PowerShell # Set a pin...

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Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business – Ignite – A roundup from Twitter
Sep26

Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business – Ignite – A roundup from Twitter

The biggest news from Microsoft Ignite is the announcement of Microsoft Teams replacing Skype for Business Online. This has sent the Community, Skype for Business service providers and Integrators around the globe into a bit of a rumour mill. So the key point is Teams will replace Skype for Business Online.  Microsoft will be announcing a new version of Skype for Business Server 2019 (Formerly LCS, OCS & Lync)  that we all know...

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Skype for Business – Why you should install Office 2016 CTR rather than traditional MSI
Jul28

Skype for Business – Why you should install Office 2016 CTR rather than traditional MSI

If you don’t have Office 365 or are not using the Office 2016 Click To Run (CTR) software on your end users computers they may be missing out on some great new features. The first great feature of the CTR version of Office 2016 is Consult and Transfer.  Lync 2010, Lync 2013 and Skype for Business has desperately needed a Consult and Transfer button.  In the past this was a complicated process for some users and I have had...

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Skype for Business – Automatically set RGS Holiday Sets with PowerShell and JSON
Jul07

Skype for Business – Automatically set RGS Holiday Sets with PowerShell and JSON

Every Lync/Skype admin has the same nightmare with Response Group Holiday sets, something that has to manually be programmed each year for Public Holidays in your country.  What if you could script populating Holiday Sets automatically using PowerShell and an API? I live in England and most of my customers are UK based so I needed a service that would give me Public Holidays for the UK.   Our government website lists all Public...

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Skype for Business – Move-CsRgsConfiguration : Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
Jul03

Skype for Business – Move-CsRgsConfiguration : Object reference not set to an instance of an object.

During a side-by-side Lync 2013 to Skype for Business migration I encountered an error moving Response Groups using Move-CsRgsConfiguration. PowerShell Move-CsRgsConfiguration -Source lyncfepool.domain.local -Destination skypefepool.domain.local 1 Move-CsRgsConfiguration -Source lyncfepool.domain.local -Destination skypefepool.domain.local This resulted in the error “Move-CsRgsConfiguration : Object reference not set to an...

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