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What does SharePoint Server Subscription Edition tell us about Skype for Business Server Subscription Edition

On the 20th July Microsoft announced and released a preview of SharePoint Server Subscription Edition. Some highlights from the announcement: “With SharePoint Server Subscription Edition, you’ll end the cycle of long and costly major version upgrades to get new features and remain in support. Microsoft will deliver our latest innovations to customers through updates that can be installed on...

Requesting a Skype for Business Online Service Extension Beyond 31st July 2021

It’s not long until the Skype for Business Online end of service date of 31st July 2021. Cloud Connector Edition (allowing bring your own PSTN on SfB Online) also retires on 31st July 2021. Skype for Business Server lives on, but possibly as a service subscription. Most Skype for Business Online organisations will have already migrated to Teams, either manually or by Microsoft’s assisted upgrades...

Skype for Business Server 2019 Modern Admin Control Panel (MACP) now GA

While we’re close to the end of Skype for Business Online (retiring 31st July 2021), Skype for Business server lives on for those who want/need it, with Skype for Business Server extended support until 2025 and Skype for Business Server 2022 confirmed. One challenge Skype for Business Server has is that its control panel uses Silverlight technology, which will reach the end of support on October...

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...

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