Tag Archives: Skype4B

Skype for Business SBA Migration Cheat Sheet

Okay, I’m supposed to be publishing my LPE article. But its not done yet. So have this “Quick and Nasty” guide instead I’ve recently been migrating customers from older SBA’s running Lync 2013 code to newer SSD based SBA’s running Skype for Business 2015 and as such I’ve been working on a tool for Pool… Read More »

Fix for SBA Installation “The Evaluation Period Has Expired”

So recently I have a fresh SBA install that failed to start the RTCSRV service. TL;DR: if Get-CsVersion shows “Volume Licence Key Installed” try installing the latest CU.   A quick look and the RTCSRV service was failing to start. A check in the Event logs under Lync server, showed event ID 12290. The evaluation period has expired.… Read More »

A Better External Ringer for Skype for Business

So I recently had a requirement to get an external ringer working for a customer using Skype for Business. The issue? They use Polycom VVX300’s as Common Area Phones and didn’t want more “traditional” external ringer devices like an ATA with an analog phone attached. I’ve seen solutions where a vendor had previously hacked up… Read More »

SBA Fails to install. Due to applications not being defined in topology

Ran into an interesting one for those that still install SBA’s I know the mentality these days is to get redundant network links to highly available pools, but when a business is located over 600km (370+ mi) away from the nearest CBD completely independent, affordable, high quality network links tend to be hard to come… Read More »

Telstra Calling for Office 365 Announced.

Update 9/04/2017: I’ve spoken to Telstra in depth regarding licencing and they have clarified some of their earlier messaging around E3/E5 requirements. Long story short, you must have as many PSTN calling eligible licences (E3/E5) from the Telstra Apps Marketplace as users you are enabling for “Telstra PSTN Calling for Office 365” You can have… Read More »

The Jabra Speak 710 shows us how to make a good speaker phone

So as some of you might know I said in my last Speakerphone shootout that the Jabra Speak 510 came a close second to the Plantronics Calisto due to some small niggly issues.. Well it seems Jabra has listened to their feedback and have answered the call with the Speak 710   The Design Lets… Read More »

CMS Mirror installation fails after relocation due to old SQL witness reference

Hey all I ran into an interesting one and I’d figure I’d put it up here to hopefully help someone else At a recent deployment I’ve moved the CMS from an old Skype4B Enterprise Edition Pool to my freshly built Skype4B Enterprise Pool successfully. However when attempting to install the mirrored DB using either Topology… Read More »

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 »

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 »