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Clarifying Support for Skype for Business Server 2019 Virtualization

Thanks to Corbin Meek, Senior Supportability Program Manager – Teams and Skype for Business at Microsoft for reaching out with an update/clarification. Skype for Business Server 2019 is supported on virtualisation, provided it is deployed in line with the Planning a Lync Server 2013 Deployment on Virtual Servers guidance. Some highlights of the guidance: Do not use processor...

Use Group Policy Power Plans to Stop Lab Virtual Machines Locking

I always have to go hunting around for this, so thought I might as well post. In a lab on hyper-v, I often console onto the VM’s and don’t want them locking all the time. The lock because the windows power plan “turns off the display” which causes them to go into a locked state. If the VM’s are domain joined you can use group policy to stop the display ever “turning off”.   After virtual...

Testing Lync A/V scenarios in a Virtual Machine with a Virtual/Emulated Webcam and Soundcard

VM’s are great for building labs and testing different scenarios. On of the challenges with Lync/UC is you need Audio and Video to do any serious testing. You have a couple of options here Use some old Physical hosts Use VMware Workstation with it’s AV/USB pass-through Use Virtual/Emulated Soundcard and Webcam Physical Hosts If you happen to have some old desktops/laptops lying around you can use...

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