Tag Archives: Skype for Business

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…). Scenario: Company A has Federation Enabled User… Read More »

Hey Juniper stop messing with my Skype for Business Desktop Share

For me 2016 will be the year Juniper (specifically SRX) attacked Skype for Business desktop sharing. I figured it was time to document at least one of my battles. Let me first start this post with the fact that I am not a networking expert, but have become an expert at finding network problems and… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »