Tag Archives: Skype for Business

Polycom VVX firmware 5.3+ will bypass Dial Plan normalization for 911 in Skype for Business and calls could fail

Hopefully the title of this blog has scared you into reading more and also testing in your own environment! Today I was pulled into a support case where a client was testing 911 while switching sip providers, they discovered that the Skype for Business client was successful but the Polycom VVX would fail to make… 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 »

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 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 »

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 »