January 8, 2018

By default in Skype for Business, any two users (internal or external) who can communicate with each other can also see each other’s presence information. Some organizations may want to give their end users control on who they want to see their presence information. This can be configured through a feature called Privacy Mode, and this blog article will cover how to configure it and what it means from an end user’s perspective.

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November 7, 2017

Three years ago I published one of my first blog articles detailing how to clean up leftover Lync and Skype for Business user accounts, and it has become one of my most viewed posts. Included at the bottom of that post is a small script example to show how to perform this task across multiple servers. I have a version of a longer script to do all this, but it was one of the first major PowerShell scripts I wrote, and, to be honest, was not that g...

October 19, 2017

While looking through the registry at some Skype for Business client settings, I came across something an entry I had not seen before: the Skype for Business Feedback Tool. In this post I will go over what this tool is and how to configure the options for it.

The Skype for Business Feedback Tool allows reporting a problem or sending feedback directly back to Microsoft about your experience with the product. The feedback is collected through a sepa...

March 23, 2015

Lots of information has been coming out around Skype for Business, both server and client side. One of the more intriguing parts of this product upgrade is the ability to change the client from the Lync UI to the new Skype for Business UI. The client will be updated through a Windows update coming out in April 2015 (more information here), and if you’re not prepared, you might get the new UI whether you like it or not.

The ability to control which...

November 1, 2014

Two interesting problems with Lync in the past few months, and both had a similar solution.

First, we had returning employees (they left and then came back to the company) who could not sign into Lync with their same SIP address. If we added something like a 1 to the end of the address, they could sign in just fine. After spending some time with Microsoft support, we were able to determine that the SIP address was still present on the Front End an...

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