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
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
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
This post provides some key notes and tips to get you up-and-running with the Office 2013 ProPlus Preview, including the Lync 2013 Preview, with the preview versions of the online services (Exchange 2013 online, Lync 2013 online, etc..). It does not cover getting started with the preview versions of the on-premises servers.
Make sure . . . → Read More: Getting Started with the Lync 2013 & Office 365 Preview
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
In case you missed it, there was an important update to the Microsoft Lync for Mac 2011 client last week. Update 14.0.1 addresses issues with signing into Office 365 and with the client closely unexpectedly during sign-in.
I have seen many Office 365 forum postings about the Lync for Mac 2011 client not being . . . → Read More: Microsoft Lync for Mac 2011 Update
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