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

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

The user Accounts in Outlook and SfB do not match error when scheduling a Skype For Business Meeting from Outlook.

Even if there is many information about this error, recently I’ve faced a very interesting situation in an Exchange Hybrid + Skype For Business Environment in which the users were configured with a different Mail Address (SMTP), Skype Address (SIP) and User Principal Name (UPN). The issue: When trying to schedule a meeting on Outlook,… Read more

Skype for Business on Mac – Conversation History not working and other issues

Microsoft launched a few days ago Skype for Business on Mac, which can be downloaded here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=54108. The purpose of this article is to provide the best practices on configuring your environment to get the best experience with this client, these recommendations were provided by Microsoft Beta team. It’s important to understand that, to have… 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

Lync/Skype4B: How to Disable "Edit or Remove Picture" option.

Recently, we were contacted by a customer with an uncommon request: How to disable the button Edit or Remove Picture from the Lync/Skype4B Client? Most people want to know how to enable this option, which belongs to a feature called: High Resolution Photos only available through Exchange Web Services connectivity between Lync Server 2013/Skype for Business Server… Read more