How to deploy reverse proxy in a Skype for Business environment

A reverse proxy (RP) server has no Skype for Business Server role, but is an essential component of an Edge Server deployment. It lets you publish internal web...

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When a Front End Server (Skype for Business) Goes Down

In an enterprise pool of Skype for Business, each user's data is kept on as many as three front end servers (replicas). This is the reason why Microsoft recommends to have at least three front end servers in a pool. With the distributed model for Front End pools, a certain numbers of a pool’s servers must be running for the pool to function.

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How to Setup SIP Trunk in Skype for Business Environment

You can setup SIP trunk service to enable Enterprise Voice (EV) functionalities in the Skype for Business\Microsoft Lync environment. Upgrading the TDM trunks to SIP trunks have many advantages from cost saving to the infrastructure consolidation. I have witnessed ...

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Telecom Regulations – Challenges and Solutions

Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) enables enterprises to use the Internet as transmission medium for telephone calls by sending voice data in packets using IP rather than by traditional circuit transmissions of the...

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Call Flow During Media Bypass - Skype For Business

Media bypass allows an end point to go around the gateway or mediation or SBC to setup media session with next hop (another end point or gateway). Usually, objective of the media bypass is to reduce the number of hops in a media session in order to...

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Unified Communications in Virtual Environment

Organizations have many benefits of adopting virtualization. Server virtualization offers benefits like increased ROI, infra consolidation (storage, network ports, cabling etc.), faster hardware replacement, enhanced disaster recovery etc. and desktop virtualization...

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Online & On-Premise Enterprise Voice Deployment Options – Skype for Business (SfB)

Essentially, Skype for Business (SfB) can be used to offer telephony features (followings) to enterprise users what an IP-PBX or traditional PBX is capable of...

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Microsoft Skype for Business (SfB): Online Vs On-Premise

Skype for Business is an enterprise real time communications system to provide unified communications services. Enterprises can use instant messaging, presence, VoIP, conferences...

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Unified Communications Security Considerations

Unified Communications (UC) platform extends various types of modalities; chat, presence, audio, video, file sharing, desktop sharing etc. to authenticated and anonymous users. These users connect...

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Skype For Business Mac Broadcast – Key Takeaways

Skype for Business Mac is the latest version of Lync for Mac 2011. It is slated to be under preview any time soon (within couple of weeks from now). It promises less feature parity with windows...

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Planning Resilient Enterprise Voice Setup in Skype For Business (SFB)

Enterprise Voice is regarded as the primary business communication tool. It is critically important for organizations to have a sound resiliency plan of it. In case of enterprise voice outage...

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Enable Federation between Cisco Jabber and Microsoft Skype For Business (SFB) Server

XMPP service runs on Skype For Business (SFB) Front End and Edge Server. You can use this component to federate with internal or external Jabber setup. You can also share same name space...

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Options to Integrate Microsoft & Cisco Communications System

Cisco’s presence in network side and Microsoft’s presence in software side, continues to improvise unified communications space of an organization. Choice between two is a discussion of advanced...

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Mitel Acquires Polycom – A warm\cold ripple across unified communications enthusiasts

As per Reuters report, Mitel is buying Polycom for about $ 1.96 billion in cash and stock. The news has sent a warm\cold ripple across unified communications enthusiasts...

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Resolve Anomalies in Lync or Skype For Business (SFB) Address Book

Managing address book in Lync\SFB environment, in itself, is a task. Lync\SFB admins keep on getting address book related issues in the environment...

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Step By Step: Installation and Configuration of Skype For Business (SFB) Monitoring Server

Monitoring server reports provides strategic insight to your Skype For Business deployment. You can collect following information with the help of monitoring reports;

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Step By Step: Installation and Configuration of Skype For Business (SFB) Archiving Server

Archival of data helps you meet compliance and regulatory requirements of a country or organization. You can define policies to archive internal or\and external communications.

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Step By Step – Deploy Enterprise Edition of Skype For Business (SFB) Server 2015

Installation of Skype For Business (SFB) Server requires proper planning and execution on following fronts...

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How to check Active Directory preparation for Skype For Business (SFB) server install

As part of SFB installation, you need to ensure that the Active directory is prepared successfully. Otherwise SFB wouldn’t install and function properly. This article explains the methods (following steps) to check AD preparation...

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Skype For Business - Meeting Features To Increase Productivity

Microsoft brings co-authoring directly into Skype. A user can compose the notes during the meeting and see, real time, how people help on work. It is as if everyone was in the same room...

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Skype For Business – Offline Messages

Ever wanted to be able to send a message while recipient being offline? Microsoft has introduced the much awaited feature in Skype For Business. You can now send Skype for Business messages ...

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Skype For Business – Preloaded file attachment to the meeting

A user attaches one or more files to an invite and they are preloaded to their meeting in the attachments area of the meeting. Once you join the meeting, they are already there. This helps ..

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Skype For Business Mobile – Upcoming Features

On-the-go business users leverage SFB mobile applications frequently. However, they get less features on mobile than they get on desktop. Skype runs on three mobile platforms: Windows ...

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Skype For Business (SFB) Across Devices & Applications

Microsoft’s commitment, to extend rich Skype experience across devices, has gone further deeper. Skype For Business (SFB) is being made available to various devices and applications ...

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HDX RealTime Optimization Pack & Its Features

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) environment has always been a challenge for Microsoft Lync\SFB. There are many features which are either not supported, or supported but with additional requirements. How do we handle ...

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Microsoft Intune Integration with Skype for Business (SFB)

Microsoft Intune provides mobile device management, mobile application management, and PC management capabilities from the cloud. Using Intune, organizations can provide their employees ...

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About Project Rigel

Codename of an initiative, by Microsoft, to enable Skype meeting experience across meeting spaces. Majority of meeting rooms just have traditional systems (projector, standard display, a telephone ...

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Features not supported if Skype For Business (SFB) online integrated with Microsoft Exchange on-premise

Microsoft does support integration between SFB online and Exchange on premise setup. However, there are some caveats to it. There are features which are not supported under this arrangement...

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Microsoft releases CU2 of Skype For Business Server 2015 (6.0.9319.235)

The March 2016 cumulative update adds the Active Directory Authentication Library (ADAL) feature to Microsoft Skype for Business Server 2015. For more information about ADAL, see ...

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How to delete contacts under “people I manage calls for” contact group after the delegator has removed the user as delegate from outlook

Delegators have removed delegate from outlook. Delegate still have delegators listed as contact under “people I manage calls for” in Lync or Skype for Business (SFB)...

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Lync 2013 or SFB 2015 install breaks Office 2010 compatibility

Following registry keys will be created if you install Lync 2013 or SFB 2015 on a machine running Office ...

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Step by Step: Enabling Lync 2013-Skype federation

It is a simple process mainly involving three steps. Step 1: Provision your Lync environment for Public IM Connectivity (PIC). Note: You are not required to complete the step you are already provisioned for Public IM Connectivity. Which means if users in your environment already communicate with Yahoo...

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Incorrect “People I manage calls for” – Microsoft Lync\Skype For Business

The People I manage calls for” is a system created contact group in Microsoft Lync or Skype For Business (SFB). A delegate has the delegators listed under ...

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