The next round of quarterly Skype for Business Users Group meetings has been announced and scheduled starting this month.


Event Details

This quarter’s event will be conducted in our familiar two-session format:

The first session will take a look at the upcoming Skype for Business Mac client as well as review the various Skype for Business Preview Programs available today.

The second session will be a sneak peak at the Microsoft Ignite 2016 event, highlighting the solutions and products available by our group’s many sponsors.

Industry Experts will be on-site to deliver these presentations and help answer any questions related to Skype for Business.  Food, beverages and additional door prizes will be provided courtesy of the Skype for Business Users Group and its official sponsors.

Western U.S.

Central U.S.

Southern U.S.

Eastern U.S.


For a full schedule of regional events the Skype for Business Users Group Meetups page lists all planned event locations with links to the associated registration page for each regional group.  For anyone who is not yet a member and would like to participate simply visit the site listed above and register for your local group, this will automatically create a new user account for you to use again for all future event registrations..

Chicago Event

As usual I will be hosting the Chicago event downtown.  Food will be ready at 5:30 so come early if you can to spend time socializing with the group before the presentations begin at 6:00.

Date Location Address
Tuesday, Sept 13th
5:30PM – Food and Networking 
6:00 PM – Presentation Kickoff
Chicago Users Group Microsoft Technology Center 
200 East Randolph Drive, Suite 200 
Chicago, IL 60601

By Jeff Schertz

Site Administrator

One thought on “Summer 2016 SkypeUG Meetings”
  1. Hi Jeff,

    Thank you and your blog for the information provided regarding VBSS issues in Skype for Business. Our company has also been impacted with desktop sharing drops and skype client hangs and it appears that the workaround to fix this issue is by adding these 2 registry keys mentioned in your blog:

    EnableP2PScreenSharingOverVideo and setting the Value to 0
    EnableConferenceScreenSharingOverVideo and setting the Value to 0

    Originally we added the “EnableP2PScreensharingOverVideo” registry key but after running a few tests with skype, it was still running in VBSS mode and then switching back to RDP when using desktop sharing.

    Adding the second registry “EnableConferenceScreenSharingOverVideo” forced desktop sharing from starting in RDP mode and there was no more screen drops or client hangs.

    I passed this message over to Microsoft Premier Support and they are currently working (at least I hope) on getting a fix for this issue. They have recommended me to remove our antivirus, and other security software’s that we run in our environment but none of their suggestions have worked.

    Not sure if I missed this from your blog but is there any explanation that you know of why this is happening? Do you have any suggestions that I can pass along to Microsoft to help them resolve this issue?

    Thanks again, you’re the best.

    Jonathan G.

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