Author Archives: James "UcMadScientist" Arber

James "UcMadScientist" Arber

About James "UcMadScientist" Arber

I've spent the last 15+ years working in the Networking and UC industry, Now mostly working with Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams. Blogs and comments are my own thoughts and not indicative of my employer

Quickly Convert CSUsers into CSMeetingRooms with PowerShell

Okay, so your working on a roll out and you have provided the process on how to create meeting rooms to the IT team. But unfortunately someone in desktop support has already created all the meeting rooms using the Skype for Business Control Panel as a standard EV enabled Skype4B users? Don’t throw all their… Read More »

SIP Extension fails to register to Sonus SBC with error “Incomplete Message”

So I had a weird one recently that I had been troubleshooting for ages, a previously working paging unit was reconfigured to use a new IP address and would no longer register to the Sonus SBC2000. All the obvious things were checked… Sip Server table had been updated Federated IP/FQDN for the Signalling Group had… Read More »

Preparing for Teams: Decommissioning on Prem Persistent Chat

So, I’m starting a new series of posts called “Preparing for Teams” and how I’m helping my customers transition from Lync 2013 and Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams Today I’m talking about decommissioning your existing On Premises Persistent Chat servers as we have to moved these workloads into Teams Note this article doesn’t cover… Read More »

Stop Comparing Teams to Slack

There, I said it. I said the S word. More specifically Teams versus Slack. And no, I don’t hate Slack. I think its great actually! It has it’s place as do most productivity tools do. Heck, I still use it for our DnD sessions! But that’s because I don’t need anything more complicated than a… Read More »

Surface Hub 2 Notes

Ali started off the Surface Hub 2 demo with the trailer “Turn any space into a work space” 4K Cameras. New Pens Meeting join is incredibly quick. 4K+ Screen resolution Roll is a little jittery on this beta hardware. I’d expect that to improve Appears to run the new Windows 10 Whiteboard allowing persistent whiteboards… Read More »

Microsoft Ignite Day 1 Wrap Up

Well Satya delivered a compelling Keynote this year really pushing home the fact that the technology industry changes so rapidly.Driving one of our ideals that “Change is the only Constant” Looking back into the history of the Automotive industry and what happend to those who failed to adapt to new Electric power over the tried… Read More »

Microsoft Ignite Day 0 and session suggestions

Well. 15,000km later and I’m here in Orlando with plenty of time to recover from jetlag. So what do I do? Record a video for you guys of course. Here are my recommended sessions that if you’re still undecided on what’s worth checking out. Monday Must Do’s KEY01 – Vision Keynotehttps://myignite.techcommunity.microsoft.com/sessions/66931 KEY04 – Transform your… Read More »

Automatic Australian Holiday Rulesets for Response Group Service

New-CSRgsAustralianHolidayList.ps1 Update 5/11/2018 Released Version 2.3 to fix an an issue with single pool selection using the ISE and add last run reminders About the tool This is a script that adds/maintains the relevant Australian Holidays to your Skype4B  / Lync environment for the next 12 months based on data available from the Australian Government Website. I… Read More »