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Skype for Business Server 2019, Exchange Server 2019 and SharePoint Server 2019 all Generally Available on VLSC!

Published 22/10/2018 - 0 Comments

Exciting news today, the three new Office Server products are now available to customers on the Volume Licencing Service Center. This is the website where Enterprise Agreement customers can get to their Microsoft software. They are not currently on Visual Studio Subscription (the new name for MSDN). Available are Skype for Business Server 2019 Exchange […]

Microsoft Ignite 2018 Session Recordings, Handy YouTube Playlists

Published 03/10/2018 - 1 Comment

Good news, it looks like all the Ignite 2018 recordings have now been made “public” on YouTube and categories into handy playlists Check them out on the Ignite YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrhJmfAGQ5K81XQ8_od1iTg/playlists Of particular interest for me and followers of this blog will be the Intelligent Communications Sessions Playlist with 57 sessions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8AwKF5P1dNU&list=PLQXpv_NQsPIC5b6d_MGGQ08U-72OuoWkZ Slides for most […]

Ignite Session Blog: BRK3124 ‘Meetings First’ – Skype for Business on-prem customers can take advantage of Teams Meetings

Published 02/10/2018 - 0 Comments

  This Ignite session wasn’t until the Friday, but for me, it’s one of the biggest Microsoft Teams announcements at Ignite. This unlocks a great way for a lot of existing Skype for Business Server customers to get some of the real Microsoft Teams experience and business benefits today with little change to users workflows. […]

Skype for Business Server 2015 CU7 Now Supports Blocking external NTLM (username/password auth) for Security

Published 02/10/2018 - 0 Comments

An open potential issue with SfB server has been the potential to get a list of accounts, try lots of random passwords and lock those accounts out. With the new Get/Set-CsAuthConfig cmdlets in CU7, you can shut down NTLM and Forms Based Auth externally. For more PowerShell information: Get-CsAuthConfig https://github.com/MicrosoftDocs/office-docs-powershell/blob/master/skype/skype-ps/skype/Get-CsAuthConfig.md Set-CsAuthConfig https://github.com/MicrosoftDocs/office-docs-powershell/blob/master/skype/skype-ps/skype/Set-CsAuthConfig.md Then, you configure […]

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