Blocking Calls on Lync Server and Skype for Business Based on Caller ID

Update 2016/04/01 – To avoid Missed call notifications check Missed call notification when the call is blocked by CallerIDBlock MSPL Script Last week a customer asked how we can block calls in Lync Server. After some searching, I found the following post: VoIPNorm’s UC Blog – Blocking Calls in Lync Based on Caller ID Unfortunately, the comments refer… Read more

Skype for Business 2016 Client Update List: June 2017

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 16.0.4546.1000 June 13, 2017 KB3203382 32 bit 64 bit 16.0.4534.1000 May 9, 2017 KB3191858 32 bit 64 bit 16.0.4522.1000 April 4, 2017 KB3178717 32 bit 64 bit… Read more

Deploying SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Group for Skype for Business Server 2015

In Lync Server 2013, there were requests regarding an alternative to SQL Mirroring for SQL Server High Availability. This was related to the fact that SQL Mirroring was marked as a feature to be removed in future SQL Server versions: This feature will be removed in a future version of Microsoft SQL Server. Avoid using this feature in new development work,… Read more

Request/Renewing Skype for Business Server 2015 Certificates

Following the same idea as in the Renewing Lync Server 2010/2013 Certificates, here are the steps to request or renew certificates in Skype for Business Server 2015. Most of the steps are similar to Lync Server 2010/2013, so to start let’s go to the well-known Deployment Wizard Step 3 and click Run or Run Again (depending on if you are requesting for the first… Read more

How to disable Microsoft Teams from Startup

Update 2017/03/07 – Now we can control the start up behaviour with an application setting. Although we use Microsoft Teams every day we might not want to run it on startup. MS Teams now has this two options, we need to go to Settings > Application: We simply disable Auto-start application , if we don’t want MS… Read more

Prerequisite (KB2982006) not satisfied when trying to install Skype for Business Server 2015

After the release of Skype for Business Server 2015 it’s very common to answer several questions about the prerequisites/requeriments to install it. Some people have never been previously in touch with Lync Server 2013 and Skype for Business is totally new to them. All the steps are documented by Microsoft in the following links: Server requirements… Read more

Lync Phone Edition Cumulative Update List: April 2017

Following my previous posts on the Cumulative update lists for Lync Server 2010 and 2013, it was also necessary to do the same for Lync Phone Edition. We can check the phone current version in Menu->System Information: To simplify, this post includes all Lync Phone Edition versions: Polycom CX500, Polycom CX600 and Polycom CX3000 Version Cumulative… Read more

Renewing Lync Server 2010/2013 Certificates

One common thing that is asked by customers is: “How do I renew Lync Server Certificates?” If not asked, then sometimes we get a customer with certificate issues or even with Lync services off because of an error in certificates creation/renew (or even people that forget to renew the certificate). So, moving on, we decided… Read more

How to update the Lync 2013 VDI 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

Enabling Lync/SfB Client to use proxy server for SIP traffic instead of trying direct connection

We had some reports that when trying to sign in to Skype for Business Online users were experiencing delays during the sign in process. This behavior was related to environments were the Lync/SfB client is configured to use a Proxy Server to connect to the Skype for Business Online servers. After researching the delay was occurring because the client… Read more