MS Teams Auditing for IT Pros – “Easymode”

I bring you a best practice that we often use in testing environments but can prove valuable in production as well. The idea is to create an Alert Policy for all (or some) Microsoft Teams operations. This is great if you want to monitor Microsoft Teams management easy and quickly without having to go through… Read more

Restore deleted Teams and Channels from Microsoft Teams.

I would like to Thank you Marco Carampanta for writing this article.   Restore Deleted teams and channels from Microsoft Teams. In this article we will explain the steps needed to make use of the recent feature that allows us to recover deleted teams and channels from Microsoft Teams. Sometimes while we are managing our… Read more

Problems getting High-Resolution photos in Skype for Business with MA enabled

Scenario: Skype for Business Server 2015 and Skype for Business Online (“split domain” hybrid configuration) Exchange 2013 and Exchange Online (Hybrid) Skype for Business Online and Exchange Online Configured/Enabled for Modern Authentication (Mixed 5 topology) Important to note, that, users may see multiple prompts in some cases, notably where the MA state is not the same across… Read more

Issue with Presence and IM on Federation when having a side-by-side tenant and Skype for Business on premises deployment

Recently there have been quite a few reports by customers who have issues with Presence and IM while Federating with other organizations. One of the most common scenarios, related to this phenomenon, is tied up with tenants being part of the communication path between the two organizations. Usually, there is a tendency to ignore the… Read more

“Cannot find the location of the Central Management Store in Active Directory” error on your Skype For Business Pool

Recently I faced an issue in which when trying to execute any command related to the CMS on an Enterprise Pool, I was getting the same error or a blank result: “Cannot find the location of the Central Management Store in Active Directory” The situation was worrying me because Skype For Business Server was not… Read more

Skype for Business Client with “Outlook Integration Error” for around 10/15 minutes

Scenario: Skype for Business client 2015/2016 (MSI or Click to Run) Skype for Business client April 2017 update (or higher) Exchange Server 2010 Problem: When opening the Skype for Business client you get in bottom right corner an exclamation mark, for around 10/15 minutes, with the following error: “Outlook Integration Error“. You open the “Configuration… Read more

Move users in Skype for Business Control Panel with MFA

Scenario: Skype for Business Server 2015 (CU6) Skype for Business Online, Windows PowerShell Module (Build: 6.0.9276.0) Skype for Business Pool configured in Hybrid Mode Skype for Business On-Premises administrator account has Multi-Factor Authentication(MFA) in Office 365 Problem: When you have this setup, in Skype for Business Server 2015 Control Panel, you try to move users… Read more

Files from Office 365 groups aren’t visible in MS Teams (files are visible in actual Group)

If you have similar issue, you can follow the troubleshooting steps provided here to understand if the error is the same and then follow the resolution.   Files are visible on Groups of OWA But aren´t visible on Team Action Plan Step 1 – Collect Fiddler for troubleshooting 1. Download and install Fiddler From here: https://www.telerik.com/download/fiddler… Read more

How to reboot your Lync/SfB Servers without breaking the Quorum.

More than once the situation when I’m asked how we should really reboot a server in a pool minimizing the impact for the end users, and not breaking the Server Quorum, Fabric Service and Routing Groups currently in use. Before proceeding, it’s important to always take in consideration our Technet Article about High Availability. There, you… Read more

Exchange Mailbox requirements for MS Teams and Troubleshooting

Exchange Mailbox Location The ideal state is for all Skype Teams users to have their mailboxes homed on Exchange Online. The minimum state for users to use Skype Teams are Exchange mailboxes on-premises with their identities synchronized to Office 365. For these Exchange hybrid customers, note that Meetings, Changing Profile Photo, and Connectors are not available… Read more