Category Archives: Skype for Business

Set-CsHybridMediationServer failure in Skype for Business Online

In-order to escalate a PSTN call from Microsoft’s Cloud Connector Edition (CCE) to a conference in Microsoft’s Audio Conferencing for Skype for Business Online, a Hybrid Mediation Server must be created for each CCE. Configure online hybrid Mediation Server Settings When a P2P call is escalated to a PSTN conference, the Skype for Business Online… Read More »

Processing Azure Voicemail Messages with Microsoft Flow

I first looked a Microsoft Flow & Azure Logic Apps about a year ago to handle Skype for Business Online’s CloudPBX/Phone System voicemail distribution: Auto forward Azure Voicemail messages. It’s critical to understand that Azure Voicemail unlike Exchange Unified Messaging, deposits messages directly into a user’s mailbox via OAuth and Exchange Web Services (EWS) vs.… Read More »

Unable to purchase Communication Credits add-on when sourcing Office 365 licensing from a CSP Partner

Communications Credits (the add-on formally known as PSTN Consumption), is a subscription add-on to the Microsoft Phone System and/or Audio Conferencing license, enabling the ability to: Acquire Toll-Free numbers to use with Audio Conferencing meetings, Auto Attendants, or Call Queues. *Calls are billed per minute and require a positive Communications Credits balance. Dial out from… Read More »

Get-CSUserSessionDomains: Extract a list of domains used in communication from Skype for Business Online user session data

Get-CSUserSessionDomains is a PowerShell script leveraging the Get-CSUserSession cmdlet in Skype for Business Online to extract a list of unique domains used in communication from user session data. The Get-CSUserSession cmdlet exposes session details for Registration/IM/Audio/Conference/Video, unlike the Skype for Business Online Admin Portal corresponding tools. Get-CSUserSessionDomains which can be found on the TechNet Gallery.… Read More »

Get-O365UsageReports: Use Graph to pull all Office 365 Usage Reports to Excel

In December 2017, the new Microsoft Graph reporting APIs were announced: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Office-365-Blog/Announcing-the-General-Availability-of-Microsoft-Graph-reporting/ba-p/137838, also in this announcement was the deprecation of the Office 365 Reporting Web Service: ConnectionbyClientType ConnectionbyClientTypeDetail CsActiveUser CsAVConferenceTime CsP2PAVTime CsConference CsP2PSession GroupActivity MailboxActivity GroupActivity MailboxUsage MailboxUsageDetail StaleMailbox StaleMailboxDetail) Details on working with the Office 365 Usage reports via v1.0 API in Microsoft Graph:… Read More »

Unable to Escalate PSTN calls via CCE to an Audio Conference

Let’s just assume that a Skype for Business Cloud Connector Edition (CCE) has been deployed successfully, the steps to configure an online hybrid Mediation Server (Configure online hybrid Mediation Server Settings) was completed and at one time PSTN calls could be escalated to an Audio Conference. Fast forward a few months and users report PSTN… Read More »

Manage-AzureAppRegistration: Using Graph via PowerShell to create a native Azure app registration for PowerShell to access Graph

When accessing some of the Microsoft Graph API endpoints, you can get away with leveraging the well known Client ID reserved for PowerShell: “1950a258-227b-4e31-a9cf-717495945fc2”. Of course luck would have it, the few items I wanted to access (Microsoft Graph Reporting API and Office 365 Management Activity API) are not granted to the PowerShell Client ID.… Read More »

Set-CsMeetingRoom unable to set Line URI when leveraging CCE for PSTN

Over the last year a handful of clients have requested assistance around configuring the Line URI for Meeting Rooms in Skype for Business Online when using Cloud Connector Edition (CCE) and Microsoft Phone System. Running the Set-CsMeetingRoom cmdlet with the -lineuri parameter, will greet you with a nice “Unable to set “LineURI”. This parameter is… Read More »

Skype for Business anonymous join success when meeting organizer is disabled for federation

A journey for your amusement: December 2012: I submitted my first Lync Server 2013 (RTM) bug. The problem was when an organization enabled for federation with a conferencing policy allowing to invite anonymous users and a meeting organizer had an External Access Policy disabling federated user access. The result would be an external participant could… Read More »