Lync Phone Edition now supports SHA-2 certificates

In a previous post, we discussed resigning certificates with SHA-2: Certificate re-key to change signature algorithm in Lync Server (SHA-1 to SHA-2) Some users raised a concern about the SHA-2 supportability for Lync Phone Edition. This support (SHA-2) was included in the December 2015 update for Lync Phone Edition: This update for Microsoft Lync Phone … Continue reading Lync Phone Edition now supports SHA-2 certificates

SfB Server Component Version using Get-CsServerPatchVersion

The recent November 2015 Cumulative Update for Skype for Business Server 2015 added the Get-CsServerPatchVersion to the available PowerShell cmdlets. This new PowerShell cmdlet replaces the previous methods (Windows Registry and WMI Classes). To get the Skype4B Server Component Version: Skype for Business Server 2015 Component Version using PowerShell We need to make sure that … Continue reading SfB Server Component Version using Get-CsServerPatchVersion

Lync/SfB Server: Test-CsDatabase uses local server to determine ExpectedVersion

While doing some lab testing we notice the Test-CsDatabase uses the local server current update to verify which is the expected version. As an example, in our lab we have pool.gears.lab with January 2014 Cumulative Update and it will return the following: Test-CsDatabase -ConfiguredDatabases -SqlServerFqdn sql01.gears.lab | Select SqlServerFqdn, SqlInstanceName, DatabaseName, InstalledVersion, ExpectedVersion | ft -AutoSize … Continue reading Lync/SfB Server: Test-CsDatabase uses local server to determine ExpectedVersion

Hyper-V: Configure VLAN Trunk on Kemp LoadMaster

One of the Load Balancers that we have in our lab is LoadMaster from Kemp Technologies. We already published an article on how to deploy it: UC Lobby: Deploying Kemp Technologies Free LoadMaster as Lab Load Balancer/Reverse Proxy Why do we need to enable VLAN Trunk? The reason for this is that our lab "router" reached … Continue reading Hyper-V: Configure VLAN Trunk on Kemp LoadMaster

PSScript: Lync/SfB Server Certification Store Validation

In a previous post, we published the checks/validations that we should do in the Certification Store in the Lync/SfB servers. Checks to do in the Lync/SfB Certificate Store We decided to write a PowerShell with all these checks to make it simple to use. The script will be kept in sync with the post, meaning that … Continue reading PSScript: Lync/SfB Server Certification Store Validation

Active Directory contact is changed to the phone number in the contact list of Lync2013/SfB2015

On 14th July 2015, a new Lync2013/SfB2015 client update was released (KB3054946 - 15.0.4737.1001). We were eager to see it released, especially because it includes the following fix: Active Directory contact's name is changed to the phone number in the contact list of Skype for Business or Lync 2013 https://support.microsoft.com/kb/3072753 Most users didn't notice it … Continue reading Active Directory contact is changed to the phone number in the contact list of Lync2013/SfB2015

Address Book search for “First + Last Name” when Display Name is “Last, First Name” (WebSearchOnly)

It is quite common to have users stored in Active Directory (AD) with "Last, First Name" (e. g., "Paulino, David"). Since Lync/SfB is heavily dependent on AD, what will happen to users that want to search for "First + Last Name"? Regarding the Address Book download, this is an issue that has already been discussed … Continue reading Address Book search for “First + Last Name” when Display Name is “Last, First Name” (WebSearchOnly)