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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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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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 🙂
In Part-1 I made an introduction about Skype for Business new server role the Video Interop server, this part will be a step by step guide on defining a VIS in the topology, installing the VIS server and configuring it.
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Better late than never, I finally got me a Skype for Business Server ISO image for testing, I always wanted my Blog to have everything my readers could need, so I decided to write guide on how to upgrade from Lync to Skype for business, and because there are a number of good guides out there detailing the steps I decided to take another approach using a one diagram that describe what will you be doing in a nutshell, for details I recommend following one of the following Guides written by SkypeFB MVPs:
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So Microsoft just announced in a blog article that the new Skype for Business client (Technical preview) is now available to download and test.
so you can register to the insider community and download the new client, which Microsoft brought the familiar Skype client experience that according to their numbers 300 million people used to
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It is finally here, according to Microsoft Official announcement it looks like with the latest Skype for Windows computer update (download it here) it is possible to make Lync – Skype video calls.
initial testing shows that it is working only between Lync 2013 Mobile & Desktop clients & Skype windows desktop client, testing with Skype iOS and Android did not work, and I don’t use Apple Mac books so here you go
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so as you all might know, Lync was killed by Microsoft and the next coming version in first half of 2015 will be called Skype for Business.
I’m not going to write about that as it has been already covered by others, but I’ll share with you the best article out there that summarize it and tell you what is going on
Article Lync Gets a New Name: Skype for Business – By MVP Matt Landis
Social media Hash tag #Skype4B
With Microsoft announce Lync – Skype Connectivity, some problems occurred, asking our friend Google didn’t find any help.
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