Skype for Business

Skype for Business Online – Remember Skype for Business Online is being retired on July 31

As you should be aware, Skype for Business Online is being retired on July 31 2021. If you are still using Skype for Business Online and don’t have yet started your migration, now is a good time before it is too late. Good news if Microsoft is thinking about you and help you to keep …

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Skype for Business Online –Reminder the Skype for Business Online administration portal is being retired

As announced few years ago and with the move from Skype for Business Online to Teams, the Skype for Business Online administration portal will be retired starting December 1st, 2020 Access to this administration portal (which you should probably did not access for quite a while anyway). Also as reminder the Skype for Business Online …

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Exchange / Skype for Business – The Remote Connectivity analyzer now supports modern authentication

By know, you should already know the Remote Connectivity Analyzer tool (https://testconnectivity.microsoft.com/) used to help investigating connectivity issue to Exchange (on-premises or online), Skype for Business/Lync, mail flow…. Well, with the hard push from Microsoft to move away from ‘legacy’ authentication method (aka basic authentication) to modern authentication, the Remote Connectivity Analyzer has been updated …

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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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Skype for Business Online – Retirement scheduled for July 2021

It has been announced some time ago already, Skype for Business Online is being retired on July 31, 2021. After this date, Skype for Business Online (SfBO) will no longer be available or accessible. If you are using Skype for Business Online, you need to plan now your migration to Microsoft Teams. Between now and …

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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 Online – External access settings being retired from the administration portal

As you may already know, it has been announced that Skype for Business Online will be retired from Office 365 on July 31, 2021. With this move, some administration capabilities are already being retired. The ‘External Access’ setting for Skype for Business in the Office 365 Administration portal, available in the ‘Settings\Services & add-ins\Skype for …

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Skype for Business Online – Will be retired by July 31 2021

It has just been announced that Skype for Business Online (SfBO) will be retired by July 31 2021. Starting September 2019, new Office 365 tenant will be on-boarded directly to Microsoft Teams. This announcement has no impact for Skype (consumer) or Skype for Business On-Premises. You can get the complete announcement here https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-Teams-Blog/Skype-for-Business-Online-to-Be-Retired-in-2021/ba-p/777833?fbclid=IwAR0TvAbcRBZAnGm5fxpaEoYsaPvHfHyH1VyEMEE35AQ5tqAIwDH1elBiodc

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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