Meeting Migration Service and training now available!

Please visit the Microsoft Tech Community to learn more about the new Meeting Migration Service (MMS). “Meeting Migration Service automatically sends meeting updates to all meeting invitees when an admin moves the user who is hosting the meeting from on-premises to online or when those users are enabled for Cloud PSTN Conferencing. The new service…

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Skype for Business on Mac CU1 Released!

I am happy to announce our first update for the new Skype for Business on Mac client just 3 weeks after the announcement of general availability. The enhancements in this update will include:   – Contact group management features for Office 365 / Skype for Business Server 2015 customers – Contact tagging for status changes…

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Troubleshooting individual calls in Skype for Business Online

  Author: Martin Rinas – Sr. Customer Engineering Architect, Microsoft   I received an email recently ‘Hey Martin, I wanted to call Bob on his mobile phone from Skype for Business this morning. The call didn’t complete, gave me an error. I was at my hotel at that point in time, can you tell me…

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New Skype for Business 2016 look and feel coming your way…

  What is happening? The user interface on the Skype for Business 2016 C2R (click to run) client will have some changed visual elements. Some of the examples of these changes are: On the main window, you’ll notice the new look to the following elements: When you hover over a contact’s photo, you’ll notice the…

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Information Regarding all versions of the Lync Hosting Pack

  Microsoft is no longer onboarding new customers for any version of the Lync Hosting Pack. Customers are encouraged to look at the Office 365 Multi-tenant offering as an alternative. For existing versions of the Lync Hosting Pack, support information is as follows: Lync Hosting Pack for Lync Server 2010 is OUT of mainstream support,…

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Validate your Lync Server 2013 or Skype for Business 2015 Hybrid Configuration

  Ever wondered if your Skype for Business 2015 or Lync Server 2013 Hybrid Configuration is setup properly? Microsoft’s Kory Olson and Tony Quintanilla have developed a script to help customers troubleshoot their hybrid environments. While no script can diagnose every problem, this one does touch on the main problems that are seen by Microsoft…

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Time to upgrade your Cloud Connector Editions (for the last time!)

AUTHOR: Jamie Stark – Microsoft Skype for Business Cloud Connector Edition has been one of the most exciting new products we’ve released in the last year, and that’s saying quite a lot considering the work we have done – from PSTN Conferencing and Calling to Broadcast Meetings and Mobile.  As a reminder, Cloud Connector Edition…

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Lync Server Application Pool on 2013 FE’s Crashes- Why?

  by Steve Schiemann, UC Escalation Engineer – Microsoft Reviewed by – Jason Epperly, Windows Escalation Engineer, Microsoft Introduction I am a Skype for Business Escalation Engineer. This means that I see some of the most interesting problems reported by customers. This is one of those issues that I just HAD to write about, because of…

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