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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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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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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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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This is part 1 of a two parts article where I will be talking about planning, installing and configuring the new server role Microsoft introduced with the release of Skype for Business Server 2015, the Video Interoperability Server.
Many companies have their existing Cisco video teleconferencing systems and when thinking of integrating this with existing or ” a To-be” Skype for Business infrastructure they find out that the cost will be high because when it comes to video integration between Microsoft and Cisco it is never a direct integration and is possible, or let’s say was possible only by using a 3rd-party solutions which will increase the investment even more.
Well if you have a Cisco Video Teleconferencing system and want or considering deploying Skype for Business but worried about your investments, worry no more, Skype for Business Video Interoperability Server “VIS” is designed for your situation and with no additional cost.
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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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i just finished two days Microsoft Office365 Summit in Amsterdam, where i attended all IT-pro sessions about Skype For Business server 2015, yes Microsoft could’ve done better job with the naming.
Anyway it was really educational for me, and i decided to share the notes i took in the sessions which some could be repeated and mentioned in other articles for other bloggers that already attended the Office summit in other countries…but hay i want my readers and followers to have everything needed here in my blog.
Note: if you already don’t know you can download the presentations of the event from Office summit website (http://summit.office.com/readiness)
Note also: i will be using Skype4b to refer to Skype For business server 2015 ….urgh see why i have to do that 🙂
article will contain notes from 5 sessions that i attended:
- Skype4B: Architecture and Design Consideration
- Skype4B: New Meeting and Video Investment
- Skype4B: Upgrading To Skype4B – Correct the name
- Skype4B: Server Core & Voice Improvement
- Skype4B: Ensuring Media Quality in the network (Nothing much here except for SDN)
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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