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5 Tips to Improve Skype for Business Wi-Fi Performance

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This article offers 5 tips to increase overall performance for Skype for Business (Sfb) over Wi-Fi at home or a Public Hotspot. These tips were created from my own experiences at home and using Wi-Fi in different circumstances. 

Delivering a good SfB Wi-Fi experience in the enterprise is a much larger topic with . . . → Read More: 5 Tips to Improve Skype for Business Wi-Fi Performance

5 Tips & Reminders for End Users During a SIP Address Change

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SIP address changes inside organizations are usually challenging – for the IT team making the change and the end users experiencing the change. For those unfamiliar with the SIP address change, it involves a change to either:

The format of the left-hand side (e.g. user-id@domain.com changing to firstname.lastname@domain.com) The domain name on the right-hand . . . → Read More: 5 Tips & Reminders for End Users During a SIP Address Change

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

Five Productivity Tips to get the most from Skype for Business

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As a daily user of Skype for Business and someone who specializes in it, I often see other users struggle with some relatively common usage scenario’s in the client. This blog entry describes 5 productivity tips that will increase the productivity of Skype for Business users in specific situations.

1) Easily Start a Group . . . → Read More: Five Productivity Tips to get the most from Skype for Business

Managing Skype for Business Online Administrator Rights

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With an Office 365  Skype for Business Online (SfB Online) tenant that has several SfB Administrators, I frequently need to review who has Administrator access – that is – who has the ability to see, and change, SfB settings. This includes everything from SfB service settings, user settings, to permission changes. This blog entry . . . → Read More: Managing Skype for Business Online Administrator Rights

Enabling Skype for Business Users to Join a Conference via “Call Me At”

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A scenario I have come across several times and usually forget the answer to is:

What configuration does a Lync user require to be enabled for the ‘Call me at’ conference feature?  

In this post I will address that question and some common end-user challenges with using this feature.

If you are not . . . → Read More: Enabling Skype for Business Users to Join a Conference via “Call Me At”

Skype for Business Mobile Client Preview Release

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Details of the Skype for Business mobile client were announced today, along with an associated preview program here: https://blogs.office.com/2015/08/11/announcing-the-technical-preview-of-skype-for-business-apps-for-ios-and-android/. Both Skype for Business online and on-premises (Lync and Skype) can sign-up for the preview program if the mobile features are deployed today. To participate, either an IT administrator or tenant administrator nominates 4 of . . . → Read More: Skype for Business Mobile Client Preview Release

Skype for Business News

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In case you missed it, on the eve of Microsoft Ignite, the Skype for Business Server 2015 build has been officially released – the RTM version is available for download on MSDN (thanks to fellow MVP Jeff Schertz for alerting me to this):

The download is 1.4 GB. Just a reminder, it . . . → Read More: Skype for Business News

New Skype for Business Information and Training Available

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I’ve fielded a lot of questions about the next release of Microsoft Lync Server – rebranded as Skype for Business – in the last few months.  The questions have been difficult to answer because public information has been limited up to this point. Microsoft recently announced that Skype for Business Training is being rolled . . . → Read More: New Skype for Business Information and Training Available