Skype for Business Updates

May 16, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

By popular request here is an updated article, similar to that of the living Updating Lync 2013 article, which will track the various Skype for Business client and server updates.  Note that as with the previous article the various mobile clients are omitted mainly due to their update frequency and little value the historical data […]

Skype for Business 2015 Edge Server Deployment

March 28, 2016 by · 1 Comment 

This article is intended for those following along with this series of deployment articles to create a Skype for Business (SfB) 2015 Server environment. The instruction in this article is without much of the typical in-depth explanation provided alongside most deployment articles on this blog.  A much more detailed companion article entitled Skype for Business […]

Skype for Business 2015 Edge Pool Deployment

March 28, 2016 by · 1 Comment 

Moving on with this series of deployment articles the next major component of the core Skype for Business (SfB) infrastructure to address is the Edge Server role.  This server role, from a deployment and architecture standpoint, is basically unchanged from previous Lync Server product releases.  These articles have all focused on a simple Skype for […]

Polycom Phones with Skype for Business Online

February 29, 2016 by · 7 Comments 

As of the end of January 2016 many currently available Polycom IP handsets and conference phones are now supported with Skype for Business Online with Office 365.  This functionality was first added to the VVX IP handset models back in September 2015 as covered in this previous article.  Direct registration support was just added to […]

Winter 2016 SkypeUG Meetings

January 26, 2016 by · 2 Comments 

The next round of quarterly Skype for Business Users Group meetings has been announced and scheduled starting this month. Latest News As of last quarter’s events our group has made a few exciting changes.  First and foremost is the rebranding from the Lync Users Group to the Skype for Business Users Group. For discussing and […]

Updating Trio 8800 Firmware

December 28, 2015 by · 27 Comments 

On the heels of the recent release of the Polycom RealPresence Trio 8800 comes the first firmware upgrades.  In the same fashion as previous articles on this blog covering various Lync and Skype for Business devices like the VVX desktop phones or the CX5500 RoundTable camera this article outlines the various ways that the Trio […]

Skype for Business and Exchange UM Integration

October 30, 2015 by · 1 Comment 

This article covers the configuration steps for introducing voice mail support into a Skype for Business (SfB) Server 2015 environment by integrating with Exchange Server 2013 Unified Messaging (UM).  Note that this series of Exchange integration articles leverages Exchange Server 2013 and will continue to do so for continuities’ sake.  Microsoft has recently released to […]

October 2015 Lync Users Group

October 19, 2015 by · 6 Comments 

The next round of quarterly Lync Users Group meetings has been scheduled and announced for this month. Event Details This meeting will be conducted in our familiar two-session format: The first session, presented by Integrated Research, will be a deep dive into Monitoring Applications in Skype for Business. The second session will start with a […]

High Resolution Photos in Skype for Business

October 6, 2015 by · 5 Comments 

This basic article covers a few ways for users and administrators to import and manage contact photos in Skype for Business Server, once the required Exchange Server integration has been completed.  Without leverage Exchange Server for storing contact photos then the only options available Prerequisites In order to use the Skype for Business Server 2015 […]

Video Based Screen Sharing in Skype for Business

October 2, 2015 by · 17 Comments 

Video Based Screen Sharing (VBSS) is a new Skype for Business client capability that has for the most part flown in under the radar.  There is currently very little information available about this new functionality, and as with anything not well understood it seems to be creating more confusion than warranted.  Most of the questions […]

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