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Skype for Business Server 2019 Public Preview, What’s New, What’s Gone?

Published 24/07/2018 - 5 Comments

Good news, Skype for Business Server 2019 Public Preview is here. The final generally available release is due before the end of the year. This release is for lab testing, not production. Download Link: http://download.microsoft.com/download/2/0/9/209372AB-F64F-4F04-8BDA-FBAB1C685BA3/W17_2044.76_Eval.iso Documentation: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/SkypeForBusiness/whats-new?branch=SkypeServer2019 Exchange Server 2019 public preview was also released   What are the new features? Cloud Voicemail – Have SfBS […]

Skype for Business Server June 2016 CU3: Busy on Busy, Video Based Screen Sharing, Offline IM and Multiple Emergency Number Features

Published 28/06/2016 - 9 Comments

Just a quick one to let everyone know Skype for Business Server June 2016 Cumulative Update (CU3), has just dropped. It has a couple of documented fixes, but also adds the following features: Video Based Screen Sharing Multiple Emergency Number Busy Options (Busy on Busy and Voicemail on Busy) Download: Skype for Business Server 2015 […]

Skype for Business Pricing and Licensing

Published 10/01/2016 - 7 Comments

I’m neither a pricing or licencing expert, and licencing seems to be equal parts logic and black magic, but here is a brief explanation of my understanding of how Licencing woks for Skype for Business. All prices quoted are default list and likely to change a little depending on vertical/region/quantity/licencing model etc. Do not take […]

Microsofts Free StatsMan Released for Skype for Business and Lync

Published 23/10/2015 - 3 Comments

Update: 21/4/2016: 1.1 released: http://blogs.technet.com/b/skypecentral/archive/2016/04/20/skype-for-business-server-statistics-manager-1-1-released.aspx What’s New in 1.1 Scenario views have been added for Edge Media, Fabric Health, Pool Failover and Registration scenarios. Command line PerfAgentStorageManager.exe (installed with the Listener) can now export counter data as a CSV. Many new counters have been added for SQL servers, more Windows Fabric counters, more Skype for Business […]

Skype for Business App now GA on the Apple App Store

Published 14/10/2015 - 0 Comments

Just a heads up that Skype for Business has just hit the Apple App Store, following announcements that it was on the way. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/lync-2013-for-iphone/id605841731?mt=8 No sign on the Android Google Play store yet, but I’m sure it won’t be far behind.   If you have Lync 2013 installed on an IPhone and auto updates on […]

How to force the use of the Skype for Business Web App for Meeting Join? Just append this to the meeting URL ?sl=1

Published 08/10/2015 - 1 Comment

  If for whatever reason you want to force Skype for Business to join in the web browser experience rather than “popping” the full client, you can do the following Copy the URL from the meeting invite:   Paste the URL and append ?sl=1 https://join.microsoft.com/meet/bobsmith/FCZMMC7?sl=1   The meting will not pop the full client and […]