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Quickly Disable Active Directory Password Policies in Lab

11/07/2015 0 Comments

Just discovered there is a simple PowerShell Cmdlet for this, saves having to dig into Group Policy $Domain = “domain.com” Set-ADDefaultDomainPasswordPolicy –Identity $Domain -PasswordHistoryCount 0 –MinPasswordLength 0 -MinPasswordAge 0 -MaxPasswordAge 0 -LockoutObservationWindow 0 -LockoutThreshold 0 -ComplexityEnabled $False

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Skype for Business, SDN Interface 2.2 Released

08/07/2015 0 Comments
Skype for Business, SDN Interface 2.2 Released

The Microsoft Skype for Business SDN Interface provides a subscription-based interface for network controllers or network management systems to receive call and quality data to monitor and analyze network traffic in order to optimize the Skype for Business media stream quality. Grab the download here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=44274 Check out the qualified Consumers of the API here: […]

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Skype for Business for Windows Phone Arrives as an Upgrade to Lync 2013 Client

06/07/2015 2 Comments
Skype for Business for Windows Phone Arrives as an Upgrade to Lync 2013 Client

Over the last 2 weeks or so, when you launched Lync 2013 on Windows Phone you got this message: Pointing you off to this blog post: https://support.office.com/en-gb/article/Skype-for-Business-is-coming-to-Windows-Phone-6f48a22d-b064-4f2f-beab-25b4744af5c4 Basically the post says, if you were using the Lync 2013 client on windows phone, whatever backend you have, you will be upgraded to the Skype for Business […]

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Skype for Business Server 2015 180 Day Trial Now Available

30/06/2015 0 Comments
Skype for Business Server 2015 180 Day Trial Now Available

For those looking to trial/lab Skype for Business Server, without access to Technet (RIP)/MSDN/Volume Licence Portal/Partner Portal can now grab the 180 day trial here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-skype-for-business-server I’m unclear if you can flip from trial to full (you can in Lync 2013 Server, so I would guess you can here), but will update this post if […]

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Skype for Business Server Cumulative Update 1 June 2015 6.0.9319.45

21/06/2015 4 Comments

June Cumulative update for Skype for Business Server 2015 is here. No “huge” updates listed, a few little fixes. The version number of this update is 6.0.9319.45. KB: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3061059 Installer (SkypeServerUpdateInstaller.exe 9319.55) : https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=47690 Install Steps: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3061064 Issues Resolved: KB 3069206 Exchange UM Auto Attendant can’t transfer call to phone/extension number in Skype for Business Server […]

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Get Office 365 Tenant Physical Country Location

14/06/2015 0 Comments
Get Office 365 Tenant Physical Country Location

When you create an Office 365 Tenant, you choose a “Country or Region” which defines the country/region your service will be run from/where your service will run from. Once you have chosen this you can’t migrate from that region. There is no “moving” tenants between regions at present. These Maps provide the locations of Microsoft […]

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Download all the Skype for Business Ignite Sessions

21/05/2015 14 Comments
Download all the Skype for Business Ignite Sessions

All the Microsoft Ignite Session Videos and PowerPoint are now available on Channel 9. This is a great set of content from Microsoft and the community that Microsoft provide access to free I really encourage you to check it out. Increasingly, with all the fast product changes, these types of sessions are becoming the authoritative […]

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May Lync / Skype For Business Client Update brings Security Fix and New Features

14/05/2015 3 Comments
May Lync / Skype For Business Client Update brings Security Fix and New Features

The May Skype for Business client update is out:   Downloads: 32-bit version of Lync 2013 (Skype for Business) 64-bit version of Lync 2013 (Skype for Business)     It brings an important security fix, MS15-044, and also a lot of other fixes and features. Note, this patch also includes the previously released Lync 2013/Skype […]

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