Lync Server 2013 Cumulative Update 8 (CU8) Released

Lync Server 2013 CU8 has been released.  It is available for download here. Issues that the August 2016 update fixes KB 3182609 Searching address book fails when SIP address starts with a “+” in Lync Server 2013 KB 3182610 Japanese characters in the subject of a missed call notification message are garbled KB 3182611 You…


Skype for Business for Mac Preview Released

The first public preview of Skype for Business for Mac is now available via the Skype Preview program.   April 2016 Releasea   If you already use Skype to stay in touch with friends and family in your life away from work, you'll appreciate the power and simplicity of Skype for Business for Mac….


Skype for Business Server Statistics Manager 1.1 Released

We have released the 1.1 update for Skype for Business Server Statistics Manager Server.  If you have previously deployed Statistics Manager, refer to the upgrade section below.   What’s new  in Release 1.1 The following describes what's new in Release 1.1. If you have an existing deployment of Statistics Manager and you've not yet upgraded,…


Symantec Endpoint Protection Causes Windows Server Hang Affecting Lync Server and Skype for Business Server

Symantec recently posted a bulletin for Endpoint Protection which may affect Lync Server, Skype for Business Server, and Exchange.  The bulletin can be found here.  If you find your Lync/Skype/Exchange services are not starting after server reboot and you are running Symantec Endpoint Protection earlier than 12.1.6, be advised:   Windows computers hang on startup…


Introducing the Skype for Business SDK for iOS and Android

The Skype for Business App SDK for iOS and Android was announced today at BUILD and will allow you to light up Skype messages, audio and video within your own apps. For the initial preview release, this SDK will enable remote advisor experiences (patient talking to doctor, client talking to financial advisor, etc) built upon…


Skype for Business Capacity Planning & Capacity Calculator

The Capacity Planning for Skype for Business Server 2015 TechNet documentation has been released as well as the Skype for Business Server 2015 Capacity Calculator.  Review the Capacity Planning TechNet documentation here and download the Capacity Calculator here.   The Skype for Business Server 2015 Capacity Calculator is designed to assist you in determining server…


Skype for Business Voice Solutions Poster

The Skype for Business Voice Solutions Poster has been released.  Use this poster to choose the right Voice solution for your organization: an all-in-the cloud solution delivered by Office 365 or a hybrid solution that combines on-premises software and Office O365 services. Decide how to best provide Private Branch Exchange (PBX) functionality along with access…


Introducing Offline IM in Skype for Business 2016 (client)

Beginning with build 16.0.3331.1000 of Skype for Business 2016 client, you can now send IM messages to contacts even if they are not signed in.   This feature lets your contacts know that you have been trying to reach them. You don't have to wait until someone is online before sending them a message. And…


Skype for Business Server 2015 Cumulative Update 2 (CU2)

  Skype for Business Server 2015 Cumulative Update 2 (CU2) has been released which includes Shared Line Appearance (SLA) and Modern Authentication (ADAL).  SLA enables you to configure a workgroup with multiple devices that can each answer calls to a shared phone number (extension). SLA is only supported on specific Polycom phone devices (VVX300, 400,…