Tag Archives: Office365

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 »

Bulk provisioning Office 365 licenses and services script

Working with a client to ease the transition of Office 2010 (MSI) using KMS licensing to Office 2013/2016 (Click-to-Run) with subscription licensing to use the new Skype for Business client. It quickly became apparent that enabling thousands of globally dispersed users for a certain feature set via Office 365 Admin Portal wasn’t going to work.… Read More »