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DNS Records in a Skype for Business Hybrid Deployment

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The DNS records for a Skype for Business (SfB) on-premises deployment can be somewhat complex, but are well documented (see Microsoft TechNet – DNS requirements for Skype for Business).  While working on a recent hybrid Skype for Business (SfB) deployment, I realized there is a lot of confusion. This was a classic hybrid deployment . . . → Read More: DNS Records in a Skype for Business Hybrid Deployment

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

The State of Lync Online – Features & Management Options

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One of the advantages of the Microsoft cloud services (aka Office 365) is that it upgrades new features quickly – new service functionality is deployed to the cloud and available for consumption as soon as it is ready. Keeping up-to-date on what’s available can be a challenge, and I’ve been getting many questions lately . . . → Read More: The State of Lync Online – Features & Management Options

File Transfers in Microsoft Lync Online

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I was recently involved in an issue with file transfers failing between two Lync Online federated tenants. This had worked before, so I was surprised to read it was not supported. The Microsoft Lync Online for Enterprises Service Description (as of October 24, 2011) states:

> File transfer is not available with federated . . . → Read More: File Transfers in Microsoft Lync Online

Microsoft Shares Video Tour of its Cloud Datacenters

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Ever wonder what Microsoft’s cloud infrastructure used to power Lync, Exchange, and SharePoint in Office 365 looks like?

Two resources have been made available which gives visibility into the technology, infrastructure and history behind it:

Microsoft TechNet: MS Datacenters (A Window into Microsoft Datacenters): http://blogs.technet.com/b/msdatacenters/archive/2011/07/25/microsoft-shares-video-tour-of-its-cloud-datacenters.aspx Microsoft GFS Datacenter Tour (Video):  http://www.globalfoundationservices.com/infrastructure/videos.html

These Microsoft Cloud Datacenters are . . . → Read More: Microsoft Shares Video Tour of its Cloud Datacenters