Understanding Monitoring and Archiving on Lync Server 2013

Monitoring and Archiving has undergone major changes since Lync Server 2010. For Lync Server 2010 and prior versions, we had Message Queuing (MSMQ), have messages stored on a communications server, which were transported to the Monitoring Server and the Archiving Server, using MSMQ, and then were consumed into respective server roles using an Agent. In…

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Skype for Business Cloud Connector Version 1.4.2 Release

Skype for Business Cloud Connector Version 1.4.2 Release This is an important update as it is the first update that will automatically update all existing installed Skype for Business Cloud Connector (Cloud Connector) 1.4.1 appliances based on the update schedule that administrators have configured for their Cloud Connector Hybrid PSTN Sites. For details please refer…


Insertion of an error report was throttled to prevent flooding of the Call Detail Recording (CDR) Database

Often a Lync Administrator will see EVENT ID 56208 – Insertion of an error report was throttled to prevent flooding of the Call Detail Recording (CDR) Database on their Front-End Servers, potentially on other server roles like a Mediation Server too. While most administrators chose to ignore this alert, this blog-post sheds light on what…

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Prepare for Cloud Connector Edition Release 1.4.2

Expected release date for this is 3/20/2017 pending final testing. Look for release announcement here. This update is important, as it is the first to automatically update all existing installed Skype for Business Cloud Connector 1.4.1 appliances, based on the update schedule that administrators have configured for their Cloud Connector Hybrid PSTN Sites. For managing…


The Skype for Business Software Defined Networking (SDN) Interface

Author: Steve Schiemann   Contents: 1.) SDN Definition and Short History 2.) Considerations Before Deploying 3.) Versions 4.) Architecture 5.) Installation/Configuration 6.) Command-line/PowerShell options 7.) Performance 8.) Troubleshooting and Data Collection 9.) Other Resources 10.) Conclusion SDN Definition and Short History   What is Software Defined Networking? At a high level, SDN uses open protocols…

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