It has been a while since my last “Simple Understanding” article, so as the year getting to an end, I decided to address a topic that is already address before in many great blog articles, but hay… you know me, it is important to me that my followers and readers can have everything they look for in my blog as well as I’m addressing this topic, and as I always do with my simple understanding series, I will be using non-technical words as much as I can, easy to understand phrases and explanation and of course videos shows the flow under the hood, so let’s get cracking 🙂
In this article I will revisit the Autodiscover and Authentication process of the Skype for business clients. Will start with explaining how SkypeFB client locate the frontend, then moving forward will explain the Authentication process, this will be very handy for you when troubleshooting.
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Although it is out there since couple of hours, As a MS employee had to wait for the official announcement first to publish this.
Microsoft just announced the release of the new Skype for Business on Mac making it generally available, with a clean layout yet modern look and feel, new client will provide first class experience to all the Mac users.
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I decided to write a step by step guide in configuring Skype for business hybrid scenario, I noticed that the Office 365 guide can be confusing.
before we start I’m assuming the following
- You already have a functional internal Skype for Business infrastructure especially in regard to the external functionalities and Open Federation
- You have installed, configured and synchronizing your Active directory (ADFS & DirSync)
- Added and verified your Domain with your Office 365 tenant
- have Global administrator permissions on Office 365
- Installed Skype for Business Online Windows PowerShell Module
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This is another version of my original “One Click send SIP-Stack logs as an Email to Administrator”, in my first release the program is developed to collect the log files zip them then attach it to an email and send it to the pre-defined Administrator’s or IT-Help desk email, in this article I’m sharing a new version of the that program, this one is even better why? this one will collect the log file, zip it and transfer the file using the built-in “File Transfer” feature of Lync / Skype for Business.
This program was build with the wonderful help of Mr.Christoph Weste, All credit goes to him for taking the time to develop this important part that allow Lync / Skype for Business client to use the Share File feature to send the log file instead of sending it via Email. follow him on Tiwtter @_CWeste
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UPDATE 06-Jan-2016: I uploaded the source code to GitHub for programmers out there, hope someone take the code and make it better for the community – a mention goes a long way 😉
Howdy and happy new year,
P.S. following paragraph is a serious of Bla bla bla you can skip it and start by the solid and underlined part
a while ago customer with about 10,000 seats pointed out nicely to me that they are finding it annoying explaining to the users how to find, collect and send the SkypeFB /Lync client logs for troubleshooting, to start with as you all may have already seen in your day to day work day, some users find it difficult to enable “hidden” folders, not to mention finding the log file, zip it and send it, so he said why Microsoft doesn’t make it easy to do this task, we went back and forth in this subject but I realized I can help, so with my beginner C# skills I decided to write a very basic simple application that can be integrated into the Skype for business / Lync client action menu which I did and it has been used by the customer without big problems, and I decided to share it with the community, maybe it make your life easy too
this program is tested with 64bit domain joined machines, download from TechNet Gallery
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Today I’m going to write about a problem I’ve been seeing in a lot of deployments that include Skype for business or Lync Server on a Windows server 2012 R2 OS at customers
Side Note: this blog article was written using my new Lumia 950XL with OneNote and Display dock connected to it, how cool is that 🙂
During one of my regular on-site visit to a customer of mine, I ran into a problem with a user cannot sign in to Lync 2013 clients, whenever the user try to login he gets an error message telling him to check his username and password (Login credentials), although the credentials is 100% correct, he could never log in, interesting to say here is that the history of the customer’s infrastructure included an Active directory migration.
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So welcome once again in this series of Complete guide to integrate Skype for business and Exchange 2016 server, this is part-II of a two parts articles make sure you check part-I before going into integrating both servers as you need to make sure you have server-to-server authentications and Partner application configured between them before enabling the integration
So let’s start with UM integration, I also uploaded the full guide into my one drive so my visitors can download it locally.
Complete Guide for Integrating Exchange and SkypeFB
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I have been working on this article for a while now I wanted to make another complete how-to guide about integrating Skype for Business with the new Exchange 2016 server where you will find a simple step by step on how to integrate both platforms in every way possible.
This article will assume you already have a running Skype for Business & Exchange 2016 infrastructures and working without errors or problems, I will not go into how to install Exchange or Skype for business server, there is a lot of good articles and videos out there for that.
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Today I was installing Skype for Business October 2015 CU on my lab and ran into an error, the error itself did not say much about the problem, all it reported was “there were error during the installation process. For details, see the log file at….”
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