We receive a few number of questions related to the different versions of Skype for Business clients that are available. If you already use Office 365 then probably you have the Skype for Business 2016 C2R (Click-to-Run). Skype for Business 2016 C2R (Click-to-Run) This is the version that is available in Office 365 and it … Continue reading Lync and Skype for Business Desktop Client Versions (MSI/C2R)
In the March 2018 update for Lync2013/SfB2015 and SfB2016 a new setting was included that can disable file upload to external conferences (Federated and Anonymous). Before this update the Lync/SfB Client didn't had a setting that could prevent file upload to external meetings: We can configure the EnableExternalFileTransferInConference setting with Inband Policy or Register Key: Inband Policy $a … Continue reading Lync/SfB Client: Disable file upload to external conferences
During troubleshooting we often need to check the installed version, for Lync/SfB Server we already know how to check the installed version using PowerShell: Skype for Business Server Component Version using Get-CsServerPatchVersion Skype for Business Server 2015 Component Version using PowerShell Lync Server Component Version using PowerShell (Windows Registry) On the client we can check the version by using … Continue reading Lync/SfB: Check client version using PowerShell
In a recent request we were asked why sharing the Second Monitor wasn't updating the user presence to Do Not Disturb. The Show me as DND when I share my desktop setting enable/disable the Lync/SfB Client to update the user presence when sharing: However, even with this setting enabled the user presence will only be updated to … Continue reading Lync/SfB: User Presence won’t update to DND if the Secondary Monitor is shared
Update 2017/09/12 - Added SfB2016 MSI (16.0.4588.1001). We had some reports that when trying to sign in to Skype for Business Online users were experiencing delays during the sign in process. This behavior was related to environments were the Lync/SfB client is configured to use a Proxy Server to connect to the Skype for Business Online servers. After researching the … Continue reading Enabling Lync/SfB Client to use proxy server for SIP traffic instead of trying direct connection
Update 2016/08/16 - This only happens on Windows 7, for Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 we don't need to change the Proxy PAC file. Recently we received some reports saying that Lync 2013 and Skype for Business 2015/2016 clients were trying to use a Proxy Server for lyncdiscover and lyncdiscoverinternal URLs when the Proxy was configured using a … Continue reading Lync/SfB Client tries to use proxy server instead of direct connection when using Proxy PAC on Windows 7
Here is the update list for the Skype for Business 2016 client that is part of the Office 2016 Volume Licence version. Version Release Date KB Article Download 16.0.5044.1000 August 4th, 2020 KB4484464 32 bit 64 bit 16.0.5032.1000 July 7, 2020 KB4484326 32 bit 64 bit 16.0.4993.1000 April 7, 2020 KB4484286 32 bit 64 bit … Continue reading Skype for Business 2016 Client Update List: August 2020
One of the new features in Lync 2013 is the Persistent Chat. Maybe not everyone will deploy this, but nonetheless it's a great feature. Persistent Chat is basically a group chat that we can collocate in the Front End Server. In my lab I was discovering new settings and policies, and after a while I … Continue reading Persistent Chat: Your chat room access may be limited due to an outage.