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Microsoft Teams Monthly Podcast May – Skype for Business Phones and Server Updates

Once again Patrick from UC Today and I are back with the monthly podcast. Check out the podcast on: Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts UCToday Website YouTube Spotify BuzzSprout RSS Feed This month we talk about SfB Server CU9 – SfB Phone update – Automatic hiding of Microsoft Teams not visited in more than 45 Day – Information Barriers – PowerShell module for Teams –...

Skype for Business Server 2015 Cumulative Update 9 (CU9)

Skype for Business Server 2015 Cumulative Update 9 is here This cumulative update includes a defence in depth fix and enables Location-Based Routing to support the Skype for Business mobile clients. It also fixes the following issues: 4490655 Event ID 32011 and Event ID 1000 occur when ASMCU service crashes in Skype for Business Server 2015 4487830 The ability for Skype for Business Server 2015...

All Skype for Business IP Phones must be firmware updated by January 15, 2020 to continue to sign into Office 365

15th May Update: The date has moved from July 1st 2019 to January 15, 2020. If you have SfB Certified IP Phones (3PIP) from AudioCodes, Crestron, Polycom or Yealink signing into to Skype for Business Online (or Microsoft Teams via cloud interop), you will need to firmware update them and take one time tenant admin steps to approve each vendor’s phones sign in to your Office 365 tenant (once...

Skype for Business Online Plan 2 standalone is being retired from sale July 1st, 2019

Skype for Business Online Plan 2 is being retired from sale as of July 1, 2019. If you are using any of these licences, you will receive an Office 365 message centre message. When your SfB Online Plan 2’s expire at the end of your current term, in order to have continued access to these features, you’ll have to switch to a different plan. SfB Online Plan 2 was an Office 365 SKU which just...

Latest CQD V3 (Call Quality Diagnostics) is now available to test in all Office 365 tenants

The Call Quality Dashboard (CQD) for Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business Online allows you to gain insights into the quality of calls made using Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business services. The current CQD (CQD v2) is at . CQDv3 is at the new URL: Ignite 2018 session BRK3169, Understanding calling usage and diagnosing call failures in Microsoft Teams (recording, blog), gave some good...

In Teams Only, Skype for Business always prompts Join Meeting Audio choice

When a user moves into Teams Only mode, the Skype for Business client becomes a “Meeting Join Only” client, meaning it can join meetings but is no longer a calling or instant messaging client. This is how it launches: And if you click “Start Skype for Business” you get a client that only shows history and upcoming meetings: If you join a meeting from the meeting tab or, more likely, from a link...

Scheduling a Skype for Business Meeting in Teams Only Mode with Skype for Business Web Scheduler

Update: Chris Hayward totally beat me to this blog but I missed it, check out his blog here. Great blog to follow. When you put a users account into Teams Only mode, they can only schedule Teams meetings from Outlook: This is the expected behaviour and should be fine, but there is a little workaround if for some reason you needed to Schedule a SfB meeting. Skype for Business Online Web Scheduler...

Skype for Business Server 2019 is not supported on Virtualisation

I was doing some research after a customer asked if they could put SfB server “in the cloud” (on IaaS) in a Microsoft supported way. Note, the question is not “will it work”, it’s “will Microsoft support it”. It’s not a great idea or very cost-effective, again, those were not the question. I said that you couldn’t put in on Azure (not supported at all by Microsoft) but that Microsoft support SfB...

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