Many challenges exist today when deploying edge servers across an organization that has multiple locations. Skype for Business Server 2015 has the ability to provide remote users (who are not using a Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection) the ability to take advantage of the rich features of Skype for Business Server 2015 just as if we were on the local network within the organization. The server role that allows this capability is the Skype Edge Server. It contains various services such as the Access Edge service, Web Conferencing Edge service, and Audio/Video Edge service....More
There are two key words when working with Skype for Business server 2015 that you should be aware of those are Active and Concurrent. These particular words will come up quite a bit when you are working with a design, capacity planning, or troubleshooting an issue. At the end of the day, regardless of the scenario you are working with these words are important to understand what they mean and how to use them accordingly.
What is considered Active?...More
When Microsoft released the Mac version of the Skype for Business 2015 client there was definitely much anticipation for the product. I’m sure there are others like myself run both the Windows version Skype for Business 2015 client and Mac Skype for Business 2015 client (on separate machines of course, and yes that means I have a Mac). One of the areas that I found myself looking for soon after the installation and getting signed on to the SFB Mac version was where the client logs would be located. Are they in the same location as the Lync 2011 Mac client version?...More
One of the areas where Microsoft’s Lync and Skype for Business products have had the most success is in replacing business phone systems (usually known as private branch exchange, or PBX, systems). This success has come about because Skype for Business has grown to offer a robust feature set that matches or exceeds what legacy PBX systems offer, combined with a thriving ecosystem of devices and add-on products and all the benefits that come from its integration with Windows, Active Directory, Exchange and SharePoint....More
Office 365 has been a huge success by every measure: its yearly revenue, feature set, and breadth of options have continued to grow rapidly each year since its introduction. However, this rapid growth has caused a few growing pains....More