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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...

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...

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