Skype for Business Server to Microsoft Teams in 10 steps

A Teams upgrade can’t be approached like a Lync 2013 >Skype for Business 2015 upgrade. These upgrades are Technology driven, 99% of the work is done by IT. Your end users probably received an email saying “From tomorrow morning your Continue reading Skype for Business Server to Microsoft Teams in 10 steps

Teams and Skype for Business Interoperability feature Matrix

I get asked this quite frequently. What features are available between Teams and Skype for Business? First I must clarify that interop does not work in Islands mode. If you’re in SfB and Teams Islands, then you will experience quirky Continue reading Teams and Skype for Business Interoperability feature Matrix

Microsoft Teams – Schedule a Skype for Business Meeting

Can you schedule a Skype for Business meeting if you’re in Teams Only mode? When a user moves to Teams Only, the “New Skype Meeting” button is removed from the Outlook Ribbon. Therefore the user can no longer schedule Skype Continue reading Microsoft Teams – Schedule a Skype for Business Meeting

Microsoft Teams – Where is my “Calls” icon?

When enabling users for Microsoft Teams Direct Routing, I have noticed when configuring a user for Enterprise Voice, that it can take up to a day for the “Calls” icon to appear so users can make outbound calls using the Continue reading Microsoft Teams – Where is my “Calls” icon?

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 Continue reading Skype for Business – QoS with 3rd Party Applications

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 Continue reading Skype for Business – Bulk Set Client Pin

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

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

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

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. Move-CsRgsConfiguration -Source lyncfepool.domain.local -Destination skypefepool.domain.local This resulted in the error “Move-CsRgsConfiguration : Object reference not set to an instance of an Continue reading Skype for Business – Move-CsRgsConfiguration : Object reference not set to an instance of an object.