Skype for Business 2016 Client Update List: January 2019

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 16.0.4795.1000 January 2, 2019 KB4461586 32 bit 64 bit 16.0.4783.1000 December 4, 2018 KB4461545 32 bit 64 bit 16.0.4771.1000 November 13, 2018 KB4461473 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

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 time or renewing the certificates). Now, in Certificate Wizard, we select the… 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 > General > Application: We simply disable Auto-start application , if we don’t… 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

Skype for Business Server 2015 Cumulative Update List: January 2019

With the first release of an update for Skype for Business Server 2015, it is a good opportunity to publish a list of Cumulative Updates. We will try to keep it updated as soon as a new Cumulative Update is released. Like in the previous versions, this list will include the version for the Core… Read more

Checks to do in the Lync/Skype for Business Server Certificate Store

The checks described in this article are the result of what we normally check during troubleshooting. Some of these already have specific error events, but the objective here is to try to avoid that these events occur. We plan to keep the post updated and add more checks that we identify as useful. Also, we… Read more

Microsoft Teams: Desktop and Web Client Log Location

Update 2017/11/16 – New keyboard shortcuts for Web Client. Microsoft Teams preview was recently released and to help troubleshooting we need to verify the log and media trace files. The Microsoft Teams Desktop Client logs are located in: Windows %AppData%\Microsoft\Teams\logs.txt Mac ~\Library\Application Support\Microsoft\Teams\logs.txt And the Media ETL traces are located in: Windows %AppData%\Microsoft\Teams\media-stack Mac ~\Library\Application Support\Microsoft\Teams If we… Read more

Lync Server 2013 Cumulative Update List: January 2019

Since we already have a Lync Server 2010 Cumulative Update List it makes sense to have the same for Lync Server 2013. We can use the Cmdlets described in Lync Server Component Version to know which version is installed. After running Lync Server Update package, not all components will be updated to the latest version – this is a normal… 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