Unified Communications http://windowsitpro.com/taxonomy/term/9283/more en Skype for Business 2015 – Dive into the Skype for Business WAC Server http://windowsitpro.com/skype-business/skype-business-2015-dive-skype-business-wac-server <div class="node-body article-body"><p class="p1"><span class="s1">The Web Application Server is not a true Skype for Business Server 2015 (SFBS 2015) role, but a SharePoint role that SFBS 2015 leverages for its document rendering of Office related applications.&nbsp; The Microsoft Skype team went with a more formidable approach to document rendering in turn is accomplishing several things at the same time with regards to standardizing the way various products present Office based documents to non-standard devices such as tablets, IPhones, MACs, and other mobile devices as well.</span></p></div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/skype-business/skype-business-2015-dive-skype-business-wac-server" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/skype-business/skype-business-2015-dive-skype-business-wac-server#comments Skype for Business Mon, 22 May 2017 12:46:00 +0000 191261 at http://windowsitpro.com Skype for Business Server 2015 Geographically Dispersed Edge Topology (Part 2) http://windowsitpro.com/skype-business/skype-business-server-2015-geographically-dispersed-edge-topology-part-2 <div class="node-body article-body"><p class="p1"><span class="s1">In Skype for Business Server 2015, server roles perform specific functions. For example, the Front End Server provides instant messaging (IM) and presence, web conferencing, user authentication, and so forth. Edge Server enables remote workers to access instant messaging, presence, audio/video (A/V), and web conferencing without using a virtual private network (VPN).</span></p></div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/skype-business/skype-business-server-2015-geographically-dispersed-edge-topology-part-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/skype-business/skype-business-server-2015-geographically-dispersed-edge-topology-part-2#comments Skype for Business Mon, 17 Apr 2017 20:24:00 +0000 189531 at http://windowsitpro.com Skype for Business Server 2015 Geographically Dispersed Edge Topology (Part 1) http://windowsitpro.com/skype-business/skype-business-server-2015-geographically-dispersed-edge-topology-part-1 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>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.</p></div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/skype-business/skype-business-server-2015-geographically-dispersed-edge-topology-part-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/skype-business/skype-business-server-2015-geographically-dispersed-edge-topology-part-1#comments Skype for Business Tue, 28 Feb 2017 16:37:00 +0000 187531 at http://windowsitpro.com Skype Business server 2015 Difference between Active and Concurrent users http://windowsitpro.com/skype-business/skype-business-server-2015-difference-between-active-and-concurrent-users <div class="node-body article-body"><p>There are two key words when working with Skype for Business server 2015 that you should be aware &nbsp;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 &nbsp;of the scenario you are working with these words are important to understand what they mean and how to use them accordingly. &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>What is considered Active?</strong></p></div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/skype-business/skype-business-server-2015-difference-between-active-and-concurrent-users" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/skype-business/skype-business-server-2015-difference-between-active-and-concurrent-users#comments Skype for Business Skype for Business Skype for Business Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:47:00 +0000 185611 at http://windowsitpro.com Mac Skype for Business 2015 Client Side Logs http://windowsitpro.com/unified-communications/mac-skype-business-2015-client-side-logs <div class="node-body article-body"><p>When Microsoft released the Mac version of the Skype for Business 2015 client there was definitely much anticipation for the product. &nbsp;I&rsquo;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). &nbsp;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. &nbsp;Are they in the same location as the Lync 2011 Mac client version?</p></div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/unified-communications/mac-skype-business-2015-client-side-logs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/unified-communications/mac-skype-business-2015-client-side-logs#comments Unified Communications Wed, 14 Dec 2016 17:12:00 +0000 184641 at http://windowsitpro.com Codecs of Skype for Business Server 2015 http://windowsitpro.com/exchange-server/codecs-skype-business-server-2015 <div class="node-body article-body">Byron Spurlock takes a look at the various different codecs that are involved with S4BS and what scenarios they are used with.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/exchange-server/codecs-skype-business-server-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/exchange-server/codecs-skype-business-server-2015#comments Exchange Server Unified Communications Mon, 16 May 2016 21:18:00 +0000 170781 at http://windowsitpro.com Understanding the Main Types of Federation in Skype and Lync Environments http://windowsitpro.com/skype-business/understanding-main-types-federation-skype-and-lync-environments <div class="field-deck"> Although the different types might seem similar, there are important differences </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Find out how Discovered Partner Domain, Allowed Partner Domain, and Allowed Partner Server federation differ from each other.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/skype-business/understanding-main-types-federation-skype-and-lync-environments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/skype-business/understanding-main-types-federation-skype-and-lync-environments#comments Skype for Business Allowed Partner Domain Allowed Partner Domain Allowed Partner Server Allowed Partner Server Discovered Partner Domain Discovered Partner Domain federation federation Lync Server 2013 Lync Server 2013 Skype for Business Server 2015 Skype for Business Server 2015 Wed, 09 Sep 2015 12:22:00 +0000 148401 at http://windowsitpro.com <p>Skype for Business Server 2015 and&nbsp;Lync Server 2013</p> Skype for Business: PSTN Calling http://windowsitpro.com/skype-business/skype-business-pstn-calling <div class="node-body article-body">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.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/skype-business/skype-business-pstn-calling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/skype-business/skype-business-pstn-calling#comments Skype for Business Active Directory Active Directory cloud cloud Exchange Exchange Lync Lync PBX PBX PSTN PSTN SharePoint SharePoint Skype for Business Skype for Business Thu, 20 Aug 2015 02:28:00 +0000 147011 at http://windowsitpro.com Skype for Business PSTN conferencing http://windowsitpro.com/skype-business/skype-business-pstn-conferencing <div class="node-body article-body">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.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/skype-business/skype-business-pstn-conferencing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/skype-business/skype-business-pstn-conferencing#comments Skype for Business Skype for Business Skype for Business Mon, 03 Aug 2015 18:50:00 +0000 145891 at http://windowsitpro.com Skype for Business Now Available for Windows Phone http://windowsitpro.com/skype-business/skype-business-now-available-windows-phone <div class="node-body article-body">Today Microsoft has released one of the final pieces to its elimination of Lync branding.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/skype-business/skype-business-now-available-windows-phone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/skype-business/skype-business-now-available-windows-phone#comments Skype for Business Windows Phone Skype for Business Windows Phone Mon, 06 Jul 2015 20:05:00 +0000 143531 at http://windowsitpro.com