Enable Office 365 MFA for Skype for Business On Premises Users

Hi All I have been playing around with MFA today in a lab and working on getting MFA working for my on premises users. I have SFB setup in hybrid mode (split domain), i.e both O365 and SFB On premises are looking after by domain. On December 6th 2017 we announced that we support MFA…


Ignite Video – Call Quality Management Reporting for Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams in O365

Hi Everyone I have been really enjoying listening to a presentation by William Looney and Troy Funk on CQD and Call Analytics for Skype for Business Online and Microsoft Teams. You can listen to the session here in Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=335OuqsTiNA, or view the deck here https://view.officeapps.live.com/op/embed.aspx?src=https%3A%2F%2F8gportalvhdsf9v440s15hrt.blob.core.windows.net%2Fignite2017%2Fsession-presentations%2FBRK2010.PPTX It’s a really good session, and why I liked…


Great content on Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams from Ignite

Hi Everyone There have been some exciting announcements made at Ignite 2017 in the US. Some of my favourite videos (and ones I have yet to listen to but are on my to do list) from the conference include: Microsoft 365: Transform your communications with Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business – https://myignite.microsoft.com/videos/56548; Plan your…


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. https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Skype-Operations-Framework-Skype/Troubleshoot-individual-calls-in-Skype-for-Business-Online/ba-p/30707 The Call Analytics blog looks good too…. https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Skype-Operations-Framework-Skype/Introducing-Call-Analytics/ba-p/57309 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: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt589285.aspx 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. https://blogs.office.com/2017/03/14/microsoft-teams-rolls-out-to-office-365-customers-worldwide/ Happy Skype’ing Steve PS I put some Microsoft Teams training links on a blog a few months back….