Lync/SfB client tries to use proxy server instead of direct connection when using Proxy PAC on Windows 7

Update 2016/08/16 – This only happens on Windows 7, for Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 we don’t need to change the Proxy PAC file. Recently we received some reports saying that Lync 2013 and Skype for Business 2015/2016 clients were trying to use a Proxy Server for lyncdiscover and lyncdiscoverinternal URLs when the Proxy was configured using a… Read more

Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Cumulative Update List: December 2012

While ago we had to compile a list of the cumulative updates for Office Communications Server 2007 R2. If you are still on Office Communications Server 2007 R2 please consider an upgrade to, at least, Lync Server 2013: Migration from Office Communications Server 2007 R2 to Lync Server 2013 There isn’t a migration path from Office Communications Server… Read more

Skype for Business 2016 Update List: July 2016

Here is the update list for the Skype for Business 2016 client that is part of the Office 2016 Volume Licence version. Version Release Date KB Article Download 16.0.4405.1000 July 5, 2016 KB3115268 32 bit 64 bit 16.0.4393.1002 June 7, 2016 KB3115087 32 bit 64 bit 16.0.4378.1000 May 3, 2016 NA 32 bit 64 bit… Read more

Missed call notification when the call is blocked by CallerIDBlock MSPL Script

After deploying the CallerIDBlock script, some users mentioned that they received a Missed Call Notification in their mailbox. During our troubleshooting process, we found out that this was happening because the priority of the CallerIDBlock was low: Get-CsServerApplication | ft -AutoSize https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg425948.aspx In this example, the CallerIDBlock has priority 12, while DefaultRouting has 8. The Missed Call Notification is generated by… Read more

Skype4B: Moving Central Management to a pool with SQL Server AlwaysOn BackEnd

In a previous post, we described how to configure AlwaysOn Availability Groups for Skype for Business Server 2015: Deploying SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Group for Skype for Business Server 2015 https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/uclobby/2015/05/08/deploying-sql-server-alwayson-availability-group-for-skype-for-business-server-2015/ That same post covers a green field deployment, but in this one we are going to work on a scenario where the xds and… Read more

How to update the Lync VDI 2013 Plugin

A frequent question we get is, “How do we update the Lync VDI 2013 Plugin?” The answer is quite simple: the Lync VDI 2013 Plugin uses the same update path as the Lync 2013 client. This means that all updates released for the Lync 2013/Skype for Business 2015 client are also applicable to the Lync… Read more

Lync Phone Edition now supports SHA-2 certificates

In a previous post, we discussed resigning certificates with SHA-2: Certificate re-key to change signature algorithm in Lync Server (SHA-1 to SHA-2) Some users raised a concern about the SHA-2 supportability for Lync Phone Edition. This support (SHA-2) was included in the December 2015 update for Lync Phone Edition: This update for Microsoft Lync Phone… Read more

Skype for Business Server Component Version using Get-CsServerPatchVersion

The recent November 2015 Cumulative Update for Skype for Business Server 2015 added the Get-CsServerPatchVersion to the available PowerShell cmdlets. This new PowerShell cmdlet replaces the previous methods (Windows Registry and WMI Classes). To get the Skype4B Server Component Version: Skype for Business Server 2015 Component Version using PowerShell We need to make sure that… Read more

Skype4B – Your Outlook crashes when trying to organize Skype4B meeting – Click-to-Run x MSI

Are you aware about the different client versions of Skype for Business? We have 2 possible versions available in the market: Click-to-Run and MSI. Click-to-Run is the client version that is available through Office 365 Portal. This is the version that downloads Office using a streaming system and Skype for Business is part of Office. Even… Read more