Category Archives: Tools

Get-CSUserSessionGUI

Earlier this month I blogged about the Session Details(Preview) in the Skype for Business Online admin portal, which can be found at: http://realtimeuc.com/2016/10/sfbo-session-details-preview/ a welcome addition to the portal! On the flip side I do prefer managing my tenants via PowerShell vs. hanging out in the browser. Here comes the Get-CSUserSession cmdlet. One thing to… 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 »

Call Recording Pro Review

Call Recording Pro for Skype for Business was released from Landis Technologies this week. Call Recording Pro is an easy to implement client side call recording application that has the same look and feel as the Skype for Business client. Call Recording Pro enables on-demand or automatic call recording with upload capabilities to OneDrive and… Read More »

BOC Call Recorder Review

Today a tweet from Doug Routledge @droutledge from Bridge Communications caught my eye: BOC Call Recorder is a free client side call recording application enabling on-demand or automatic call recording for Windows (Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 and 10) Skype for business and Lync 2013 clients, no matter where the server infrastructure is located (on-premises, hosted… Read More »

Test-IPV (Internet Point of View) PowerShell GUI

Test-IPV is a PowerShell script leveraging the LyncValidator back-end Web Services APIs ( http://masteringlync.com/2014/07/15/using-tcpudp-port-checker-web-service/ ) to provide an Internet Point of View collection of tests. Commands run from console or GUI wrapper. Although leveraging the LyncValidator APIs, this tool is not exclusive to testing Lync. Video Demos: Test-IPV GUI Test-IPV Console Tests: Port Checker: Testing… Read More »

Invoke-snomControl PowerShell GUI

While rolling out snom IP phones for a recent Lync enterprise voice deployment, I needed a way to control a phone while working remotely. Snom’s FAQ: http://wiki.snom.com/FAQ/Can_I_control_my_snom_phone_remotely provides details on this built-in functionality using the snom phone’s Web User Interface: http://wiki.snom.com/Category:Web_User_Interface and command.htm to simulate key presses. After entering a few control commands into a… Read More »

Vaddio A/V Bridge

Vaddio A/V Bridge provides the ability to integrate soft codecs like Lync and Skype into traditional A/V designs. http://www.vaddio.com/product/av-bridge The A/V Bridge supports USB or IP streaming for Capture, Content Delivery or PC Conferencing applications and works with most A/V equipment. Resources: Support Center: http://support.vaddio.com/support/av-bridge Manual: http://www.vaddio.com/images/document-library/342-0518_revc_av_bridge_manual.pdf In the box: AV Bridge Pair of Rack… Read More »

Expresso – Free Tool to Build Advanced Regex in Lync

Normalization rules in Lync use .Net regular expressions (regex) to specify how phone numbers in various formats are matched to patterns and translated to the E.164 format. ( http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg399071.aspx ) The Lync Server Control Panel provides a normalization rule builder, which helps walk through the process of creating basic regular expressions covering most scenarios. The… Read More »