Category Archives: Client

How bad is the CVE-2017-8550 XSS exploit for Skype4B?

So for those of you who don’t have your ear on the #skype4B hash tag on twitter (and you should) nyxgeek released an exploit for the Skype4B 2016 and Lync 2103/Skype4B 2015  Click to Run Client, that exploits XSS to allow for remote website execution without user interaction on the receiving users machine. On the… Read More »

What does the new announcement regarding Skype4B online ports mean anyway?

So you might have seen the recent announcement regarding Skype for Business online port requirements changing, if not take a quick stop by Thomas Binder’s article over on the MS Tech Community.   First off, this change only affects users homed in Skype for Business Online (IE, Office365) So if you’re running an On-Prem or… Read More »

Jabra Evolve 65 Review

Today I have 2 units. The updated version of the Jabra Evolve 80 and the Evolve 65 Click here for for Evolve 80 review I’ve been rather lucky during my time running Skype4B, Vendors are eager for you to rate and review their gear. As I work for a company that tends to stick with… Read More »

Jabra Evolve 80 Review

Today I have 2 units. The updated version of the Jabra Evolve 80 and the Evolve 65 Click here for the Evolve 65 review I’ve been rather lucky during my time running Skype4B, Vendors are eager for you to rate and review their gear. As I work for a company that tends to stick with… Read More »

Using Dual Monitors in a Skype for Business / Lync Meeting

aka: How to use multiple monitors in the Skype for Business client to split video and content streams during meetings like Lync Room Systems do. So, I recently got asked by a client if it was possible to split the Video and Content in a meeting across two screens like in a Lync Room System and… Read More »

Blynclight Plus Review

Another one of my reviews that I’ve had in my OneNote for ages (12mths plus) and I’ve been meaning to get to. Grieg Sheridan has a great review over here.. With included Simpsons lego for scale. Go read that instead 😀 Embrava has now released a wireless model that offers 8 hours of runtime when… Read More »

Response Group calls to Skype4B client work, Polycom VVX Phones Fail with CAC enabled

Figured I’d post this one quickly and hopefully it will help someone else, I don’t have time to replicate the issue in my lab so don’t have any screenshots more detailed info I’m afraid I recently had an interesting one where a customer had deployed Skype4B I with another integrator in a hurry and had… Read More »

Long Term Review: Plantronics Focus UC

I know your all waiting for the Cloudbond followup, but I’m back with another Plantronics headset review. I meant to quickly review this before IgniteAU last year but everything’s been a little busy since then, So I’d figured I’d post this as a more long term review than just a first impressions. As always, Full disclosure.… Read More »

Fixing the Win + Y shortcut for Skype For Business 2016

Like many of you I’ve been a big fan of the OCS / Lync / Skype4B stack for many years. And as an avid user of Lync/Skype4B 2013 I would use the “Windows + Y” global shortcut several times a day. The Shortcut For those of you who don’t know, on Lync 2013 pressing the… Read More »