Category Archives: Bugs

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 »

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 »

Skype for Business Online/Cloud PBX dial plan extensions rule issue

You could say that I’ve spent a few hours with Cloud PBX, but it wasn’t until I attended Doug Lawty’s session “Understand the mysteries of Dial Plans and Voice Routes in Skype for Business” at Microsoft Ignite 2016. That a single slide on the default dial plans caught my eye (around the 15 minute mark).… Read More »

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

Before we start, I highly recommend you first read Scott Stubberfield’s “Anonymous join from Skype for Business and Lync Clients” blog post: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/scottstu/2015/04/03/anonymous-join-from-skype-for-business-and-lync-clients/ Now that you understand the anonymous join process, we’ll go into one scenario that I’ve been tracking since Lync Server 2013 RTM (almost 4 years…). (UPDATE Sept 17,2017) Issue resolved, see: http://realtimeuc.com/2017/09/skype4b-anonymous-join-success-when-meeting-organizer-is-disabled-for-federation/Read More »

Cloud PBX Voicemail Language

Hopefully this blog post will help any others out there having an issue understanding what language is being used in the voice prompts and email transcriptions for Microsoft’s Office 365 Cloud PBX Voicemail (Azure Voicemail). Until last week the language used in Voicemail services for Office 365 Cloud PBX had to be configured at the… Read More »

Office 365 domain purpose changing without modifying domain settings

I’ve come across an interesting bug in the Admin Center Preview portal in-regards to the domain purpose changing without reason. This is further to my recent blog posting: http://realtimeuc.com/2016/06/federation-fails-with-o365/, which required disabling the Skype for Business domain purpose for domains using On-Premises or Third-Party hosted environments without hybrid configured to resolve federation issues. First you’ll… Read More »

Avoid SkypeforBusinessRetail Product ID with the Office Deployment Tool for Click-to-Run

The following issue is with the SkypeforBusinessRetail Click-to-Run (C2R) product ID, which causes roadblocks for organizations looking to roll out a standalone full Skype for Business client. When using the Office Deployment Tool (ODT) for Click-to-Run 2016: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=49117 you have the ability to pass specific product IDs for deployment. The supported product ID list can… Read More »

Skype for Business/Lync client: Can’t move user to the Other Contacts group

While working with a client on end user training material, it was reported that the option to move or copy a contact to the “Other Contacts” group in the Skype for Business/Lync 2013 client was unavailable. Digging deeper… I found that although the option to “Copy Contact To” was available for a contact within the… Read More »

Outbound PSTN calls fail from Lync Enterprise Voice enabled Resource Mailbox

During a recent Lync Server 2010 to 2013 migration project, it was reported that a few Exchange resource mailbox accounts enabled for Lync Enterprise Voice were unable to make outbound PSTN calls. However inbound and Lync to Lync calls were successful. Reviewing the Lync client logs from these conference room accounts showed: SIP/2.0 400 Bad… Read More »