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Modern Authentication for Microsoft Teams Rooms

Modern authentication is a Microsoft umbrella term for a combination of secure authentication and authorization methods between a client and a server. This might include a PC or a phone. It includes: Authentication methods: Multi-factor authentication (MFA); smart card authentication; client certificate-based authenticationAuthorization methods: Microsoft’s implementation of Open...

Microsoft On-Premise Diagnostics (OPD) tool for Skype for Business Server

Microsoft has announced a new On-Premise Diagnostics (OPD) tool for Skype for Business Server. OPD is a PowerShell based collection of diagnostic scenarios, analyzers, rules and insights for diagnosing common issues in Skype for Business 2015 and 2019 on-premises and hybrid environments. Once installed you run it in PowerShell and are prompted to pick a technical area. Scenario Types of tests...

OAuth 2.0 Skype for Business IP Phone Required Firmware Update Timeline extended to July 15th, 2020

Thanks to Dan Balitewicz for the update on this one. Microsoft is implementing Microsoft Identity Platform 2.0 (an evolution of the Azure Active Directory identity service) which uses the OAuth 2.0 authorization protocol. 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...

Microsoft Teams Out Loud Podcast August: SfB Online End Date, Microsoft Inspire and More

We recorded the podcast for August covering all the latest news from Microsoft’s Inspire partner event, the latest updates on Skype for Business Server 2019 and some new announcements for Teams. Then news dropped that Microsoft announced the retirement date for Skype for Business Online, so we added a quick bonus section to cover the specifics and our thoughts. As always, questions and...

Skype for Business Server 2015 Cumulative Update July 2019 (CU10)

The skype for business updates have been flying in July. This is Skype for Business Server 2015 CU10 Download here KB here Lots of fixes in this release: 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: 4510852 UCWA client is disconnected because w3wp.exe crashes when...

Skype for Business Online 3PIP IP Phones will work with Microsoft Teams until July 31st 2023

Alongside the End of support of Skype for Business Online date of 31st July 2021, Microsoft also announced that “After the Skype for Business Online retirement date of July 31, 2021, users with 3PIP devices who have been migrated over to Teams Only will be able to continue using their 3PIP devices with a limited set of functionalities until July 31, 2023”  Reference, and now the official blog...

Skype for Business Online will be retired 31st July 2021

  Microsoft Lifecycle reference here Big news in Skype for Business, in a blog on the Microsoft Teams blog, Microsoft has officially announced the mainstream support end date/end of service for Skype for Business Online as 31st July 2021. Customers have two years from this announcement to move off Skype for Business Online to Microsoft Teams or another solution. After that date, Skype for...

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