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Skype for Business – A new diagnostic tool is available for Skype for Business

If you are running Skype for Business (either 2015 or 2019) on-premises you already know that sometime troubleshooting issues is a complicated tasks. Well, Microsoft has released a new diagnostic/troubleshooting tool for Skype for Business running full on-premises or in hybrid configuration with Skype for Business Online/Teams. This On-Premise Diagnostics (OPD) for Skype for Business …

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Lync / Skype for Business – Trouble to search external Skype contacts

NOTE this does not apply if you are full Skype for Business Online As Microsoft is hardening his platforms, you may (or your end-users) have issue with Lync or Skype for Business on-premises deployment looking up for external contact (aka public federation and/or Skype consumer directories), as shown in the below screenshot. This is a …

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Skype for Business – You can now see if your contacts is running on Teams

You may think this is not a useful feature but the Skype for Business client has been updated to show if your contact is running on Teams; if you look closely on the bottom left of the contact picture you will see a Teams icon if your contact is running Teams.

Skype for Business – The Skype for Business Control Panel is getting refreshed

Following the release of the first cumulative update for Skype for Business 2019 (see https://t.co/VdNnDpTdPV), the Skype for Business Control Panel is getting refreshed to get ride of Silverlight. Well, sort of as at this stage the capabilities available in this new Control Panel are quite limited to Users management; the other capabilities are not …

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Skype for Business – The first CU for Skype for Business 2019 is now available

This is it, the first CU for Skype for Business 2019 is now available for download and install from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=de77f3bc-efd5-4dab-a2fb-81e2894b0937. The list of all fixes is available from the KB 4470124 https://support.microsoft.com/kb/4470124/. It is worth noting that the SfB Control Panel is also getting a refresh, getting ride of Silverlight. The ‘new’ control panel is …

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Skype for Business – Important change coming for public federation

If you have setup (or plan to) public federation with your Skype for Business on-premises, the following change is important. Until now, when setting up public federation with Skype for Business you had to go to pic.lync.com website to manually provision the public IM connectivity. On August 15th 2019, this website is being shutdown and …

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Skype for Business 2019 – The first CU is now available

It was long expected update, the first cumulative update for Skype for Business Server 2019 has just been released and is now available for download. You can get it from http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=58347 The related KB 4470124 listing the installation steps and the issue fixed (yes, just a single issue; don’t know if this because the product …

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Skype for Business – The SfB additional tools are now available

After getting Skype for Business 2019 being generally available few weeks ago, the additional tools are now also available. Debugging Tools for Skype for Business Server 2019: https://www.microsoft.com/en-in/download/details.aspx?id=57508 Capacity Calculator for Skype for Business Server 2019: https://www.microsoft.com/en-in/download/details.aspx?id=57509 Call Quality Dashboard for Skype for Business Server 2019: https://www.microsoft.com/en-in/download/details.aspx?id=57510 Real-Time Statistics Manager for Skype for Business Server …

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Skype for Business – The new Skype for Business version is now available

Microsoft has released the latest version of Skype for Business (SfB 2019). You can get it from MSDN or Volume License. It gives support for Windows Server 2019, as well as cloud voice mail support or Cloud Data Connector. You can check all the new here https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/SkypeForBusiness/skype-for-business-server-2019 and removed features here https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/SkypeForBusiness/deprecated