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Dino Caputo
Skype for Business MVP delivering Microsoft UC solutions and Partner at
Interests: White Water Tripping, Toronto Raptors fan
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The following updates to the Skype for Business desktop msi clients have been released. Skype for Business 2016 - Released January 2 This update fixes the following issues: KB 4057704 RDP is always used for screen sharing in a... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at the UC Guys
Shortly after Skype for Business Server 2015 released, Microsoft introduced Rate My Call where users were presented with an option to rate the call they had just completed. Users would get a pop up like the one below that allowed... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2017 at the UC Guys
The Dec MSI Update for Desktop Client has been released. This release contains non-security updates. Release Date: December 5th, 2017 Skype for Business 2016 – December 5th, 2017 update contains the following fixes (Rollup KB4011563) - 16.0.4627.1000 ID KB Title... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2017 at the UC Guys
Microsoft has released an update for Microsoft Skype for Business 2015 (Lync 2013) on November 7, 2017. This update also includes the new Skype for Business client. The version number of this update is 15.0.4981.1000. In addition to the release... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2017 at the UC Guys
This is a known issue at the moment however I am not aware of an ETA for a bug fix. If I hear anything more will post back here. Dino
Toggle Commented Nov 6, 2017 on PowerShell for Teams is Here! at the UC Guys
Microsoft have made available a PowerShell Module for Teams! This has been widely anticipated and a most welcome feature addition to Teams which will help bring scale to deployments where a great number of teams and channels may need to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2017 at the UC Guys
These countries have been in preview for a while now and on Oct 31 it was announced they will be included in Microsoft Phone System. Effective 01 November 2017, Phone System will be expanded to include Belgium and Germany. All... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2017 at the UC Guys
At the first day of Microsoft Ignite, Microsoft made some major announcements regarding its new vision of “Intelligent Communications” with Teams being the centerpiece, signaling a shift away from the Skype for Business client. Teams will be built on a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2017 at the UC Guys
Microsoft has recently announced Teams Guest Access opening up the door for “federation like” communication between Office 365 Tenants that are using Teams. The process for adding Guests is documented here however there are a few caveats you need to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2017 at the UC Guys
Recently, a large customer of mine running Skype for Business Server 2015 CU5 on Windows Server 2012R2 started noticing Front-End Servers complaining that they lost access to their DFS file share. The occurrences were random in nature and possibly related... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2017 at the UC Guys
Recently Microsoft have released the Teams Outlook Add-in which allows you to schedule Teams Meetings right from within Outlook much like you have been doing with Skype Meetings. I’ve found that sometimes the add-in doesn’t always show up in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2017 at the UC Guys
This post might seem obvious to some but it keeps coming up so thought I would share the experience. For organizations looking to move from Skype for Business Server to Skype for Business Online or even those looking to establish... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2017 at the UC Guys
Occasionally users want to be able to automate the forwarding of voicemail from Outlook to another user. Unfortunately, you cannot use the Outlook Rules Wizard to do this. However, you can setup a rule using the Outlook Web App which... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2017 at the UC Guys
One of the great new features the Skype for Business Server 2015 Cumulative Update 5 (CU5) introduces is the Skype Meetings App Plugin. Today users invited to Skype for Business (SfB) Server meetings must download and install the Skype Web... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2017 at the UC Guys
In the event you need technical assistance for your Skype Meeting Broadcast Meeting, you might think you need to open a ticket via your Microsoft Office 365 Portal, however, the most direct way to open a support incident with this... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2017 at the UC Guys
The latest version of the Skype for Business Mobile client on iOS ( seems to have resolved the longstanding issue of the use of multi-factor authentication (MFA) with Exchange Online. This is where the SfB app would connect to the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2017 at the UC Guys
If using Exchange Online Auto Attendants it’s always a great idea to keep a back up copy of all your customized voice greetings. There is a known issue where these greetings can become corrupted in the Office 365 Exchange Online... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2017 at the UC Guys
By popular demand Microsoft has released File Sharing during chat sessions for the latest Mac Skype for Business client. While this is currently only available for users of Office 365, they plan to release support for Skype for Business on... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2017 at the UC Guys
A great little gem of a feature for Skype for Business Online meetings is that you can simply attach the content you want to present saving you time fumbling around and waiting for the content to upload at the time... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2017 at the UC Guys
Recently a customer reported an issue where users attempting to join a conference and were getting a busy signal and seeing an error in the meeting saying they were already in the call. They could not join the audio portion... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2017 at the UC Guys
Skype for Businesses is pleased to announce the release of Skype for Business Online Meeting Migration Tool (MMT). The Meeting Update Tool for Skype for Business and Lync helps you update your meetings when your account switches servers or when... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2017 at the UC Guys
Recently a large Skype for Business customer experienced a critical outage across their entire infrastructure. Both their paired pools had users start complaining about not being able to join meetings as well as some not being able to sign in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2017 at the UC Guys
On Thursday, February 23, Skype for Business announced the availability of CUSTOM policies for Skype for Business Online. These policies allow customers a greater level of customization and control for online tenants in the areas of mobility, conferencing and client... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2017 at the UC Guys
The latest updates from Skype Operations Framework and Skype Academy are up on the Tech Community including the latest training offerings for Cloud PBX Org Auto Attendant, Skype Room Systems, and Meeting Migration Services, as well as addressing a popular... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2016 at the UC Guys
The latest version ( of the Skype for Business Mobile app on iPhone supports 3D touch on the Application Icon revealing the “Meet now” and “Dialpad” options making this a very nice addition and quick way to access useful features.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2016 at the UC Guys