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 – 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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Skype for Business – Import Common Area Phones from CSV
Jan11

Skype for Business – Import Common Area Phones from CSV

I recently had a customer that required 90 Common Area Phones creating in Skype for Business.  This is quite a tedious task so the easiest way is to populate a CSV and use a PowerShell script to do the import. When creating a Common Area Phone in Lync/SfB it can take a few seconds before you’re able to assign Policies and Pin numbers to the objects.  This slows the script down significantly if waiting 20 seconds between creating...

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