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Feb 2021 Skype for Business Server 2015, 2019 and Lync Server 2013 Denial of Service Security Patch

Thought this was worth a post to get the word out. There is an important update for Skype for Business Server 2015, 2019 and Lync Server 2013 to protect against CVE-2021-24099, Skype for Business and Lync Denial of Service Vulnerability The exploit was privately disclosed to Microsoft by Markus Wulftange of Code White GmbH and has not yet been seen in the wild. If exploited, it can cause a total...

Skype for Business Online Admin Center retirement December 1st

With the time until Skype for Business Online will be retired, 31st July 2021, getting less and less, Microsoft is making a move to retire the Skype for Business Online admin center as soon as December 1st 2020. Known as LSCP (Lync Server Control Panel) to friends, you might ask how Microsoft can retire the SfBO admin control panel 8 months before SfBO retirement? The answer is that SfBO users...

Skype for Business Server 2022 confirmed, only be available as a subscription

Lots of news coming out of Microsoft Ignite this week. Thanks to Tobie Fysh my colleague at Modality for this one. Obviously, there is loads of Microsoft Teams news (I have a big backlog of blogs coming), as that is Microsoft’s focus, but there was some Skype for Business news. In the session On Skype for Business? Design your path to Microsoft Teams (23 minutes in), Microsoft confirmed another...

Microsoft Teams will support standard SIP phones in the first half of 2021

Update: 2nd March 2021: Microsoft Teams SIP Phone Gateway preview and supported SIP phones announced – Tom Talks Microsoft has just announced in a blog post that “Support for SIP phones will be available in the first half of 2021.”. It looks like any SIP-based phone will be supported, the blog mentions “Cisco, Yealink, Polycom, and others”. This is a big change. Previously only specific Microsoft...

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...

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