SDN Interface Setup/Configuration Recommendations

Author: Steve Schiemann Introduction and Background: This writing is intended for customers currently implementing or planning for the Software Defined Networking Interface (SDN) implementation for Lync/Skype for Business on-premise servers. As noted in my previous blog post, the SDN Interface uses open protocols to apply software control to network hardware. There are three primary components…


Understanding the relationships between UCMA Trusted Application objects

Author: Zack Campbell, Service Engineer, Microsoft Skype for Business Online Services I was recently engaged by the owner of multiple high-visibility and business-critical UCMA Trusted Applications, requesting my assistance to replace the Trusted App Computers associated to a large list of Endpoints. I didn’t know the full backstory, but apparently their servers were VMs, hosted…


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…


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…


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…


Update to Meeting Invites

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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…