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Tom Arbuthnot is Principal Solutions Architect at Unified Communications specialist Modality Systems. He is a Microsoft Certified Master and MVP, blogger, has a regular podcast with UCToday at tomtalks.show and is a regular speaker at events including Microsoft TechEd and Ignite. He co-runs The Microsoft UC User Group London.

Office 365 will Enforce Mandatory use of TLS 1.2 from October 31, 2018, so Lync Phone Edition (which does not support TLS 1.2) will not be able to Connect to Skype for Business Online

Published 24/03/2018 - 3 Comments

16th April 2018 Update: Microsoft has now confirmed this in an official blog (which was an old blog that has been updated): “Office 365 will enforce TLS 1.2 later this year. Since the underlying operating system of LPE does not support TLS 1.2, LPE will not be able to connect to Office 365 anymore” https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Skype-for-Business-Blog/Certified-Skype-for-Business-Online-Phones-and-what-this-means/ba-p/120035 […]

Skype for Business Server 2015 Cumulative Update March 2018 9319.516

Published 18/03/2018 - 0 Comments

The latest cumulative update for SfBS 2015 is here. Download: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=47690 KB: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/3061064/updates-for-skype-for-business-server-2015 This update enables Location-Based Routing to support the Skype for Business mobile clients. It also fixes the following issues: 4036626 Missing ApplicationOptions attribute in user object created by New-CsHybridApplicationEndpoint cmdlet in Skype for Business Server 2015 4078589 High memory usage on RtcHost.exe […]

Microsoft Teams, 7 New Things from Enterprise Connect

Published 14/03/2018 - 0 Comments

On its first year birthday, Microsoft Teams won best in show at Enterprise Connect, congrats to everyone at Microsoft. I didn’t get over to Enterprise Connect, but thanks to a number of Colleagues and friends (thanks!). I’ve been keeping up with all the news remotely. You can also watch back the Microsoft Keynote here: http://teamsatenterpriseconnect.azurewebsites.net/ Over […]

Microsoft Teams IP Desk Phones and Room Phones

Published 12/03/2018 - 2 Comments

More exciting news coming out of Enterprise Connect. Announcements of specific Microsoft Teams IP Phones. Previously, Microsoft announced, that existing Skype for Business certified Phones will be supported on Microsoft Teams. The user experience (user interface) on 3PIP and LPE phones will not change when a user moves to Microsoft Teams. There were some question […]