Skype for Business anonymous join success when meeting organizer is disabled for federation

A journey for your amusement: December 2012: I submitted my first Lync Server 2013 (RTM) bug. The problem was when an organization enabled for federation with a conferencing policy allowing to invite anonymous users and a meeting organizer had an External Access Policy disabling federated user access. The result would be an external participant could… Read More »

MultiTeams – Easily run multiple instances of MS Teams web client

Last week Microsoft Teams Guest Access became generally available (https://blogs.office.com/en-us/2017/09/11/expand-your-collaboration-with-guest-access-in-microsoft-teams). This feature is not meant to replace Federation (Please Vote!), but I’m using this as a stop gap until Federation is available. After working with a few Guest Access Teams, it quickly became apparent that no matter how often I switched between accounts, I wasn’t… Read More »

Skype for Business Online: Voicemail User Settings Portal

The New Voicemail User Settings Features for Skype for Business Online Preview has finished and stopped on-boarding customers at the end of August 2017. In testing and confirmation from multiple clients not part of this preview program, the feature seems to have gone live in the public over the last few days. The Preview blog… Read More »

Skype for Business Cloud Connector Edition (CCE) – We couldn’t reach +1XXXXXXXXXX (404 Not Found)

Today I’m shedding light on the SIP 404 response status code while working with Skype for Business Online’s CloudPBX and Cloud Connector Edition (CCE). The “404 Not Found” error is masked in the Skype for Business Client as “We couldn’t reach +1XXXXXXXXXX” during an outbound PSTN call. Always view the ms-diagnostics details specific to the… Read More »

Missing Teams Outlook Add-in

On July 31, 2017 Microsoft announced the Teams Outlook add-in to schedule meetings: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-Teams-Blog/Now-available-Outlook-add-in-to-schedule-meetings-in-Microsoft/ba-p/71157 Excited to give this a run through its paces, I noticed Outlook was missing the Teams button under New Items and when creating a new Meeting. Looking under Outlook Add-ins, I found no entries for Teams. Of course it couldn’t be… Read More »

Skype for Business Cloud Connector Edition (CCE) – Operation was unsuccessful (504 Server time-out)

Today I’m shedding light on the SIP 504 response status code while working with Skype for Business Online’s CloudPBX and Cloud Connector Edition (CCE). The “504 Server time-out” error is masked in the Skype for Business Client as “Operation was unsuccessful” during an outbound PSTN call. Understanding this error can actually become a handy tool… Read More »

Client crash when selecting multiple voicemail messages in Skype for Business 2016

Just a quick blog post about a bug I ran into today with the Skype for Business 2016 client. While signed into a test account, I attempted to delete all the previous voicemail messages shown on the Phone/Dial Pad tab. Not really paying attention, I proceeded to click the first item, hold shift and select… Read More »

Auto forward Azure Voicemail messages

While building out a few Team-Call Groups for a customer using CloudPBX in Skype for Business Online, we ran into an issue handling voicemail messages using Inbox/Email Rules. The request was for all voicemail messages and missed call notifications to be forwarded to the members in the Team-Call Group. Simple enough, fire up Outlook create… Read More »

Dude where’s my CSOnlineUM cmdlets?

Today while enabling a new Customer for CloudPBX, I ran into an issue using the New-CsOnlineUMDialplan cmdlet. The Skype for Business Online PowerShell Module returned “The term ‘New-CsOnlineUMDialplan’ is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet, function, script file, or operable program…”. This cmdlet is used to turn on the enhanced features of voicemail… Read More »

Enable-CsOnlineUMMailbox results in 500 Internal Server Error

While onboarding a new customer with CloudPBX in Skype for Business Online, I came across an issue enabling the client APIs for use with Azure Voicemail. Normally, this is a simple one-liner in PowerShell: But today was a different story… The Enable-CsOnlineUMMailbox started to bleed “The remote server returned an error: (500) Internal Server Error”.… Read More »