Call controls are unavailable due to network issues – Call via work

Hi All I was playing around with Call Via Work today, bolting into a CUCM instance on Hyper-V , and got this error.   So I was head scratching for a bit thinking this will work. I bing’d the error and hit a great article by skypeadmin Anthony Caragol on the error. It was basically…


Convert VMDK to VHD fails with the entry 2 is not a supported disk database entry

Hi All I have been playing around with a PBX platform that runs only on VMWare and of course in vmdk format. I was keen to use it in Hyper-V so I needed to build in VMWare and convert to Hyper-V after the fact. Microsoft provide a VMDK to VHD/VHDX converter tool called the Microsoft…


Troubleshoot individual calls in Skype for Business Online

Hi All The Skype for Business Online team have released a new blog post on troubleshooting calls with the Get-CsUserSession cmdlet. It looks like a pretty good blog. Check out at the below link. The Call Analytics blog looks good too…. Happy Skype’ing Steve


Assigning Skype for Business Meeting Broadcast Policies using members of a Group (O365 or AD Group)

Hi all I just spent a bit of time mucking around assigning policies to a group of users to restrict access to Meeting Broadcast creation and so I thought I’d share. We can control who has access to Meeting Broadcast bookings. You can check the Meeting Broadcast policies out here: And here is the…


Skype for Business Dial Plans for Hybrid Voice/Cloud PBX scenario

Hi All I was helping a customer look at Enterprise Voice for Office 365 Skype for Business users recently. In Australia, we don’t have PSTN Calling available unfortunately and so a On Premise Enterprise Voice solution is required if you want to host your users in Skype for Business online. Fortunately for my customer they…


Microsoft Teams is now Generally Available – Yehhh

Hi all Microsoft Teams is now Generally Available and so will mean you can start to use in your Office 365 Teams. If you want to read more check out the Office blog on the release. Happy Skype’ing Steve PS I put some Microsoft Teams training links on a blog a few months back….


Kewl new tablet/laptop for kids $348 AU + GST

I just got to see and touch one of these new kewl laptop for kids from “One Education” today. From a hands on perspective they are a great form factor and I love the colour. The laptops are called Infinity:One. They look pretty neat at $348 (AU) + GST. They are maybe a little on…


Next Generation of Skype Room Systems video – Ignite 2016

Hi All I’ve been listening to a great session on Skype Room System devices code named Project Rigel. The session was run at Ignite 2016 over in the US in September 2016. It’s a great session and demonstrates the value of the new Skype Room System devices that are shipping from Polycom, Logitech and Crestron….


Interesting issue with Hybrid Skype for Business with Office 365

Hi All I have been playing around with Skype for Business Hybrid and getting Office 365 Cloud PBX calling happening. Anyway, during the setup of the environment I hit a snag and couldn’t get users in on-prem seeing users in the cloud. It was an interesting one as cloud people could see presence for On-Prem…