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5 Tips for Skype for Business Modern Authentication Scenarios

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The world is adopting multi-factor authentication, and Microsoft is rapidly adding support in their server, services, and clients to support it. Microsoft’s name for multi-factor support is Modern Authentication (MA) and support has been added for Skype for Business Server (SfB), Exchange Server, and more recently, the equivalent online cloud services (Exchange Online and . . . → Read More: 5 Tips for Skype for Business Modern Authentication Scenarios

Tip - How to Mute the Audio in a Skype for Business Call

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I have talked to several people lately who have had the need to mute the audio coming from a Skype for Business meeting or web conference.  Not mute their microphone, but the speaker/headset audio stream from the conference.  They they are needing to listen to something else  – take another call, listen to music . . . → Read More: Tip–Muting the Audio in a Skype for Business Call

Installing on the new Skype for Business Online PowerShell Module on Windows 10

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A new Skype for Business Online PowerShell Module was released on April 19, 2017.

Recently I commissioned a new Windows 10 desktop client and downloaded and installed this new module. When I went to use it, I received an error while trying to acquire an authentication token (e.g. Get-CsAccessToken) because of a missing Microsoft.IdentityModel.Clients.ActiveDirectory . . . → Read More: Installing on the new Skype for Business Online PowerShell Module on Windows 10

Introducing Microsoft Teams

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This blog post isn’t specifically about Skype for Business but rather a newly released Microsoft Office 365 Team Collaboration application that has many similar Skype for Business collaboration features, and integrates with Skype for Business Online.

What is Microsoft Teams?

A new Office 365 Team Collaboration Experience (e.g. new Office 365 application) . . . → Read More: Introducing Microsoft Teams

Key Skype for Business Online Policy Settings

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As I work more with enterprises adopting Skype for Business (SfB) Online in Office 365, many questions arise about setting user policies which govern which features which compliance, security, and resource usage.

There are many policies (about 12 that applicable to individual SfB Online users), and each type of policy can have many settings . . . → Read More: Key Skype for Business Online Policy Settings

Demystifying a User Compliance setting in Skype for Business Online

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I recently had to figure out a Skype for Business (SfB) Online user settings in the O365 Admin Center that was poorly understood – the user setting “For compliance, turn off non-archived features” as shown here:

The purpose of this setting is to allow Administrators to turn off SfB online communication features . . . → Read More: Demystifying a User Compliance setting in Skype for Business Online

The New Skype for Business iOS App 101 & Key Tips

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It’s been 2 weeks since Microsoft released the new Skype for Business iOS app (https://blogs.office.com/2015/10/14/skype-for-business-ios-app-now-available/). This article answers common questions, summarizes the important points you need to know, and includes some tips to get the most out of it.

Basics you Should Know This is a one-way upgrade from the Lync 2013 iOS application.  . . . → Read More: The New Skype for Business iOS App 101 & Key Tips

The Skype for Business Client UI Controller Script

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As you are probably aware, Microsoft rolled-out the new Skype for Business client as an Office 2013 in the form of 2 update for the Lync 2013 client (KB2889853 and KB2889923). Just apply the latest Office Professional Plus 2013 updates, and you will get the Skype for Business client update.

Most of you are . . . → Read More: The Skype for Business Client UI Controller Script

The Skype for Business Client–What you Need to Know

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The past few weeks have been a flurry of activity on the Skype for Business front. If you’ve been busy like me, this post will tell you just what you need to know, clear up some confusion, and get you started with the new Skype for Business client.

A Technical Preview of the . . . → Read More: The Skype for Business Client–What you Need to Know

What has InsideLync Been Up To?

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Several folks have noticed it’s been a bit quiet on InsideLync over the summer months!

I took a brief hiatus from posting on my personal blog and tried my hand at writing some Lync articles for various publications – mostly centered . . . → Read More: What has InsideLync Been Up To?