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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...

Support for existing 3rd Party Audio Conferencing Provider (ACP) for Skype for Business Online extended to April 2020

Thanks to Patrick Husband for the heads up here, really appreciate our community sharing information to keep everyone up to date. ACP, (certified) Audio Conferencing Providers, have a direct connection to Skype for Business Online and could offer dial-in numbers and PIN’s for SfB Online conferences, where the PSTN element of the conference was held on their service and connected to Skype for...

Is Skype for Business Server supported on Cloud IaaS, Azure, AWS, GCE?

This question comes up a lot. Customers want to move “to the cloud” but for whatever business/commercial/technical reason they don’t want to go Office 365 / Skype for Business Online / Teams or to a provider that will host Skype for Business Server for them. They have a “cloud first” / IaaS strategy and want to put SfB Server in the cloud and manage it themselves, but is this supported? What does...

What is the date customers have to move from Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams?

Photo by NeONBRAND on Unsplash. There is no shutdown date for Skype for Business Online This question comes up so often now, I thought it would be good to blog the answer. There is no date, either public or apparently inside of Microsoft where customers must move from Skype for Business Online to Microsoft Teams. This blog was first written in February 2019. If this changes I will update this...

Call Analytics and Auto-Attendants & Call Queues Administration moving into the Teams Admin Center

Skype for Business Online and Teams Administration if currently split over 2 web portals, the new Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business Admin Center at and the legacy Skype for Business admin center. The plan is to drive all functionality into the new admin center. Call Analytics and Call Quality Dashboard Online are also folding into the new admin centre. Call Analytics As part of that process...

Skype for Business for Mac v16.24 Released

New Features Share your screen when in a call or chat with a user on Teams – When in a conversation with someone using Teams, Skype for Business will help you start an ad hoc meeting so you can share your screen. Show single window for conversations with the same user – When enabled all messages from a user or group of users will be displayed in the same top-level window when Show...

Why wont Microsoft Sell Office 365 Business / Business Premium PSTN Audio Conferencing or Phone System?

Office 365 has many different subscription options, sometimes referred to as service plans or SKU’s (Stock Keeping Unit, a retail term for a specific unique product code). These are bundles of services targeted at different business sizes, use cases and sometimes specific verticals like Education or Government. Here is a complete list on docs.microsoft.com. You can also buy some standalone...

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