• Configure Microsoft Surface Hub for Video Conferencing Room System

    In this article, I will explain the steps for configuring the Microsoft surface Hub for the video conferencing meeting room systems with Skype for business on-premise. Here, we will be using the on-premise Active Directory, Exchange and Skype for Business. Surface Hub requires an account in Active Directory, room mailbox in Exchange and the account

  • Cloud Connector Edition: AudioCodes vs Sonus CloudLink

    As discussed earlier, CCE allows enterprises to leverage their on-premises PSTN connectivity to use with Office 365. In short Skype for Business Cloud Connector Edition is a set of packaged Virtual Machines (VMs) that implement on-premises PSTN connectivity with Cloud PBX. This would be an apt solution for any organization who doesn’t have Lync server

  • Skype for Business Server Services Explained

    You may know the saying: “Give a man a fish and you feed him for today. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” Well, that is my intention with this series: To help you isolate the SFB issues based on the services delivering the respective features in UC world. In

  • Exchange 2016 UM integration with Skype for Business 2016 Servers

      Fig: Unified Messaging Call flow (Exchange 2016 & Skype For Business Integration) Though we can use unified messaging role for multiple features related to enterprise voice, most organizations make use of it for voice mail and call routing. UM role helps in putting the voice messages and email messages into a common mailbox that can

  • Central Management Store explained

    What is Central Management Store (CMS)? Central Management Store (CMS) is a repository to store management data in the form of topology, configurations and policies.  The access to the repository is provided through and limited to a Microsoft Lync Server Dynamic Link Library (DLL) called Microsoft.Rtc.Management.Core.dll. The DLL also enforces validations and scope resolutions etc.

  • Prepare Schema, Prepare Forest & Prepare Domain Explained

    Prepare Schema, Prepare Forest & Prepare Domain Explained. Prior to installation of Lync, Active directory need to be prepared for accepting this new application. There are three major pre-deployment process, which are performed in the active directory level. Preparing the Schema Will load four LDF files that can be found on the Installation Folder to

  • Unified Contact Store (UCS, Exchange 2016 – Skype for Business Server)

    UCS allows the user to access the same set of contacts in Outlook, Outlook Web Access and Skype for Business. Minimum requirements: To enable UCS in SFB, you must be running Exchange 2013 or Exchange 2016. Here we will be looking to Exchange 2016 integration steps. Users must be on Skype for Business pool to

  • IM integration in OWA, Exchange 2016 & Skype for Business 2015

    Instant messaging integration in outlook webapp enable the user to publish his presence and view the presence of other contacts without really having a local skype for business client running. By default, the integration between exchange 2016 and skype for business server for this feature is not enabled, however you may follow the below simple

  • Just 2 Step Server-Server Authentication (Skype for Business & Exchange 2016)

    Simple Integration between Exchange 2016 and Skype for Business Server Things to know before you start: Normally when we talk about Server-to-server authentication it means two servers that need to communicate with one another and a third-party security token server helps for the same by providing a security token. If Server A and Server B

  • Long wait over, Skype for Business Cloud connector released

    Download Cloud Connector. Cloud Connector Edition helps us to connect any existing on-premise voice solution to Office 365 PBX using a single server minimal configuration in your On-premise perimeter network. This role was introduced to eliminate the restriction of having a complete O365 or hybrid setup, when enterprise voice plays a major role in any

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