Skype for Business 2015 Edge Pool Deployment

March 28, 2016 by · 49 Comments 

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 […]

Skype for Business 2015 Edge Server Deployment

March 28, 2016 by · 25 Comments 

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 and Exchange UM Integration

October 30, 2015 by · 15 Comments 

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 […]

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 […]

Exchange and Skype for Business Integration

September 14, 2015 by · 41 Comments 

This edition in a series of deployment articles for Skype for Business Server 2015  addresses the integration of an existing Exchange Server 2013 installation with a recently installed Skype for Business Standard Edition server.  The article outlines establishing the prerequisite partnership between each platform, allowing the Skype for Business server to leverage the Exchange Server […]

Office Web Apps and Skype for Business Integration

September 4, 2015 by · 12 Comments 

This article addresses the deployment of a single Office Web Apps 2013 Server and subsequent integration with an existing Skype for Business (SfB) Server 2015 environment.  The environment and example steps outlined here are a continuation of a series of related articles covering the installation and configuration of a Standard Edition topology of Skype for […]

Skype for Business Server 2015 Deployment – Part 3

August 31, 2015 by · 17 Comments 

Advancing from a previous post this article addresses setting up a few test users and configuring various client and server features.  The overall functionality and health of the newly installed Skype for Business Server 2015 environment will be validated prior to moving forward with the deployment of any additional roles or configuring any partner applications. […]

Skype for Business Server 2015 Deployment – Part 2

June 19, 2015 by · 40 Comments 

Continuing from a previous post this article moves into the installation and configuration of the Skype for Business Server components for a Standard Edition Front End server.  As with the previous article any mandatory steps are identified by bulleted paragraphs while non-indented steps for validation and educational purposes are optional. Deployment The second article in […]

Skype for Business Server 2015 Deployment – Part 1

June 19, 2015 by · 14 Comments 

Similar to past articles this series of basic deployment articles will be used to capture a specific environment to also be used as the foundation for many Skype for Business (SfB) Server 2015 specific deployment articles.  Starting with a single Standard Edition Skype for Business Server in a fresh Active Directory forest future articles will […]

Video Interoperability in Skype for Business

January 26, 2015 by · 55 Comments 

With the recently launched Office 365 Summit events Microsoft has started sharing technical details on the various new capabilities which are on the horizon with the future release of Skype for Business Server.  In a previous article this rebranding of Lync to Skype for Business (SfB) was analyzed and explained in an effort to clarify […]

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