Monthly Archives: August 2017

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Answers to your common questions from the SFB Broadcast Ep.43 on Hybrid PSTN

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On May 26, 2017, Bill Verthein and Oliver Chiu sat down to present Skype for Business Hybrid PSTN.  During that live webcast, we had over 30 questions come in about Microsoft‘s Hybrid PSTN offering!  View that webcast here and see the answers to your questions…

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Call Analytics now in Open Preview

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We are happy to share that we moved Call Analytics from “Public Preview” to “Open Preview”. This means, while the feature still has preview state, there is no need to sign up for the program – all you need is to go to https://adminportal.services.skypeforbusiness.com/ and…

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Skype for Business 15.15.10 Security Update for Crestron RL, Polycom CX8000, and SMART Room System

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Security Update 15.15.10 has been released to resolve vulnerabilities in the Windows 7 OS used on Crestron RL, Polycom CX8000, and SMART Room System machines.  Refer to Microsoft Security Advisory 4025685 for more detail.   Administrators managing the Crestron RL, Polycom CX8000, and SMART Room…

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Live demo of VMware VDI running Skype! See us on Friday

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Hopefully you are aware that Skype Marketing does a broadcast every 2 weeks on product topics. We have a great one coming up! Recently VMware announced here on Technical Communities the general availability of their VDI solution. Please join us Friday 6/23 – 9 AM…

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Windows Server 2016 support for Skype for Business Server 2015

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 We are happy to announce that Skype for Business Server 2015 is supported to run on Windows Server 2016 – if you have the May 2017 update (aka CU5) for Skype for Business Server installed.   Please refer to the following resources for…

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Skype for Business on Mac June update (16.8) is here – everyone start your PowerPoint!

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Late last week we made the June monthly update for Skype for Business for Mac available for download and update. For those keeping score, this is the 16.8 release of the client. As with all updates, we recommend you are up to date with the…

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Introducing Support for SfB Hybrid with Modern Auth Enabled for Online Only

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About a year ago Skype for Business started the journey to provide Modern Authentication (MA) for all of our users by providing MA to our online customers.  Today, I am happy to announce an important subsequent step in that journey – full client…

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Understanding Office 365 ProPlus Client versions for Skype for Business

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Client management is a crucial activity in every Skype for Business deployment to ensure the latest hotfixes are installed and new features are available. It is recommended to have always up-to-date clients installed and latest patch versions. This article is about understanding the…

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Obtaining phone numbers for Cloud PBX with PSTN Calling

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If you are using Cloud PBX with PSTN Calling, you will receive your telephony services from Microsoft. To assign phone numbers to your users, you can either port in existing numbers or acquire new numbers from Microsoft – however the process in doing…

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PSTN Calling for Ireland and the Netherlands is now in General Availability!

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We are happy to announce that PSTN Calling for Ireland and Netherlands has become Generally Available!   Since the number acquisition process has changed slightly and varies from country to country, please refer to this blog for more information on how to get phone numbers…

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