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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Cloud Connector Edition Auto Update

Starting with Skype for Business Cloud Connector (Cloud Connector) 1.4.1, we introduced an automated update process: Cloud Connector automatically updates based on the update schedule that administrators have configured for their Cloud Connector Hybrid PSTN Sites. Auto update handles both Cloud Connector Edition updates, and Windows operating system updates for all Cloud Connector virtual machines…

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When a recording is published using Lync or Skype for Business 2015/2016, the quality seems sub-par, deteriorated or jerky

Author: Sri Todi   You record a meeting, so the content can be published internally for later use. After the recording has been completed, a pop-up dialog Box appears from Skype for Business Recording Manager. You chose appropriate options and then select Publish. When reviewing the published video, you realize that the video quality is sub-par…

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The LCSLog SQL Database is not logging any archiving content

Author: Sri Todi, Microsoft Support Escalation Engineer   When the ExchangeArchivingPolicy (commandlet: Get-csUser)  is set to UNINITIALIZED, Skype for Business Server 2015 is designed to first connect to Exchange to verify, if the mailbox has an in-place (or Litigation) hold. If a In-Place (or litigation hold) is active, archiving is done in Exchange, else Archiving is performed on Skype…

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List CLS Scenario information in Html

When I am trying to troubleshoot a situation in Skype or Lync with the Centralized Logging Service (CLS), one of the biggest challenges is knowing which scenario to use.  I found that it was cumbersome to search with the Cmdlets every time I needed to gather logs for something new.  Sometimes I would need to…

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Create Custom CLS Logging Scenarios with Ease

I am continually needing to create custom scenarios for logging components in CLS Logging (Centralized Logging Service).  Typically, this is because either the “Canned” Scenarios don’t have the combination of components that I need, or they don’t have the Flags or Levels that I need.   So, I put together a script so that I can…

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