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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Office 365 – Microsoft Teams The program can’t start because MSVCP140.dll is missing
Nov04

Office 365 – Microsoft Teams The program can’t start because MSVCP140.dll is missing

After Microsoft released Microsoft Teams yesterday I tried to install it on my company issued laptop (Windows 8.1 64bit).  Upon opening Teams I was greeted with the following error: “The program can’t start because MSVCP140.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem”   The fix was to install the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015 available here:...

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Lync – Move On Prem users to Lync Online from CSV
Apr17

Lync – Move On Prem users to Lync Online from CSV

Microsoft detail how to move users from Lync On-Prem to Lync Online and how to bulk move users in an OU or with a particular AD attribute: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj204969%28v=ocs.15%29.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396. If you want to bulk move users to Lync Online from a CSV you can use the PowerShell below: PowerShell $creds=Get-Credential Import-Csv movelyncusers.csv -Header Identity | Foreach-Object...

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Lync – Office 365 Federation Presence Unknown
Apr02

Lync – Office 365 Federation Presence Unknown

A customer was having problems with their Lync 2010 deployment federating with Office 365.  When searching for a Lync Online user they would see “Presence Unknown” and be unable to send Instant Messages.  They could Federate with other On-Prem Lync organisations OK.  They had LyncOnline configured as a Hosted Provider and Partner Domain Discovery Enabled (Dynamic Federation).  Their _sipfederationtls._tcp DNS record was...

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