Category Archives: Office365

Skype Meeting: Join by phone links now include Conference ID DTMF

Who would have thought a simple mouse hover on a Skype Meeting invite would consume so many hours… So what did I see? If you look closely at the Join by phone conference number links in the Skype Meeting, you will now notice that ,ConferenceID# has been added to the end of the phone number… 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 »

Guest appearance on The Skype Show (Episode 3)

Earlier this year I had the pleasure of being a guest speaker on The Skype Show (http://www.theskypeshow.com/). This monthly online video web cast is the brainchild of a newly awarded Microsoft Office Servers and Services MVP Mark Vale, which is dedicated to the evangelism of unified communications. The Skype Show has been going strong for… Read More »

Invoke-SFBContacts

A few months ago my SIP address was changing and was looking for a way of exporting/importing my contact list. I wanted a solution to work no matter if the Lync/Skype for Business environment was on-premises, hosted or online. This led me down the path of playing with the Lync 2013 Client SDK: https://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/download/details.aspx?id=36824. If… Read More »

Skype for Business Online – Session Details (Preview)

During Microsoft Ignite it was mentioned that the Session Detail reports would start rolling out to Skype for Business Online tenants this week. As promised, Session Details (Preview) started lighting up under the Report section of the Skype for Business Online admin center. To generate a report, the User and From data/time fields are required… 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 »

Skype for Business Federation fails only with Office 365 domains

While working with a Third-Party hosted Skype for Business environment leveraging Exchange Online for Email/Voicemail, I came across an issue where federation worked except with sip domains hosted in Office 365. Looking at the client logs from both sides of the communication in snooper, you can see constant 504 Server time-out entries: Hosted client to… 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 »

Get-CSInstalledClient

While working on some slides for my upcoming session: Path to Skype for Business client deployment on The Skype Show: http://www.theskypeshow.com/episode-3-backing-up-desktop-client-and-security/ I wanted to come up with a few lines of code to list how the Skype for Business/Lync client was deployed to a computer. There’s quite a few options these days standalone, basic, part… Read More »