Installing Skype for Business Server on Windows 2016 without Internet access

So we have all read the Microsoft support article on how to install Skype4B on Windows Server 2016, but if not. Heres a summary. Run the installer Download and install updates Finish running the installer Continue as normal That’s all fine and dandy. But what about in hardened environments where the Skype4B servers don’t have… Read More »

Find and Test User IP Addresses in the Skype Location Database

I don’t know about you, but I love the Skype for Business location database. You know that little thing that automatically updates your location based on where you are? it doesn’t? Maybe you need to check your LIS config! As a Skype4B admin setting the LIS up can be a bit of a pain as… Read More »

Infographic: User Status and Response Group Routing Methods

I figured I’d create this one as reading through the MS TechNet documentation on the matter can be a little time consuming and the wording can get confusing The only routing method that allows calls to come in when “not green” is Attendant. There is a little bit of flexibility when “Inactive” (5-10 minutes idle)… Read More »

Announcement: New version of my Australian Response Group Holiday Rules, Now fully automatic every year!

I’ve finally finished it! After my last script for 2106/2017 I decided to make a fully automatic Australian Response Group holiday sets for 2018 and beyond. I had planned to release a 2017/2018 version in October.. and after actually writing it all. I figured it would be heaps more reliable to use a proper Government… Read More »

Teams Voice Connectivity for Tenants without PSTN Calling

Update 16/12/2017: AudioCodes confirms any of their SBC’s will work with Microsoft Teams. No need for an OSN/SBA module! if your running a CCE, CloudBond or SBA now  that will be upgradable too, I would assume you can re-use the OSN for a IP phone management server! Source: http://audiocodes.folloze.com/public/item/185404?token=cdsd79a86a615   The Microsoft Timeline released in October… Read More »

MSIgnite UC Wrapup Day 1, Hello Microsoft Teams Calling!

A Quickish roundup of some of the big things at Microsoft Ignite 2017 Day 1 Apologies, I was very Jet lagged when I recorded this, so its far from perfect.   Follow me on Twitter http://www.Twitter.com/Atreidae More information from Microsoft can be found here https://aka.ms/SkypeAndTeams Tom’s Article can be found here http://tomtalks.uk/2017/09/microsoft-teams-will-evolve-primary-office-365-client-replacing-skype-business-client-office-365-5-things-know/ With Matt’s Article… Read More »

Plantronics Voyager 8200 UC in depth, Now with video!

Update 18/01/2018: Plantronics have posted an article going into the design process of the 8200 over here So, its after August 25th, the Embargo is lifted and I can finally talk to you about the Plantronics Voyager 8200 First off, Wow, It seems like my initial first impressions with the Plantronics Voyager 8200 were extremely… Read More »

First Impressions with the Plantronics 8200 UC and I’m in Love.

Update 18/01/2018: Plantronics have posted an article going into the design process of the 8200 over here Update: Full Review and video samples over here So I was lucky enough to play with a Plantronics 8200 UC during the Melbourne UC Meetup last night, thanks to Simon at Plantronics. The device is the logical evolution… Read More »

Office Online Server and Office Web Apps Server Fails to present when installed in non-default path

Another one I’ve been scratching my head for days on and finally found a fix. I cant take all the credit for this. One of my co-workers Chris helped find the solution along with some pointers from the TechNet forums over here Also turns out the sexy beast that is Ken Lasko ran into a… Read More »