SfB 2019 Server Security Update – May 2021

This security update for SfBS 2019 (addressing a spoofing vulnerability) is build 7.0.2046.369, up from the previous 7.0.2046.367. It updated four components on my Standard Edition Front-End.

What’s Fixed?

What’s New?

Nothing noted. No cmdlets have been added to the SfB module in this update.

What’s Changed?

Nothing noted.

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SfB 2015 Server Security Update – May 2021

This security update for SfBS 2015 (addressing a spoofing vulnerability) is build 6.0.9319.606, up from February’s security update version 6.0.9319.601. It updated only two components on my Standard Edition Front-End.

What’s Fixed?

This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Microsoft Skype for Business Server and Microsoft Lync Server. To learn more about these vulnerabilities, see Microsoft Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures CVE-2021-26422 and Microsoft Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures CVE-2021-26421.

What’s New?

Nothing noted. No cmdlets have been added to the SfB module in this update.

What’s Changed?

Nothing noted.

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Please format your Aussie phone numbers correctly!

AAARGH! Everywhere I turn I see Australian phone numbers formatted in a mess of crazy ways.

Websites, auto-sig’s – there might even still be some printed business cards left in circulation.

PLEASE! IT HAS TO STOP!

Some History

As public switched telephony has evolved we’ve jumped through various stages.

We started with the manual switchboard where an operator connected your call.

Photo credit: The Hollywood Reporter.

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SfB 2019 Server Update – March 2021

This latest update to SfBS2019 is build 7.0.2046.367, and it updated three components on my Standard Edition Front-End. (The last update was the security update to 7.0.2046.352 released in February).

What’s Fixed?

There are no bugfixes named in this update.

What’s New?

The next phase of Modern Admin Control Panel has landed, adding several new tabs: voice routing, voice features & response groups.

There’s more information in this article: “General availability of Modern Admin Control Panel (MACP) for Skype for Business Server 2019“. (See also my MACP page for screen-grabs, installation steps and some debug tips).

What’s Changed?

Nothing noted.

No new commandlets have been added to the Skype for Business PowerShell module in this update.

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SfB 2019 Server Security Update – February 2021

I woke to a flurry of news this morning, with updates to the Windows TCP/IP stack, as well as security updates for Lync Server 2013, SfBS 2015 and 2019.

This update for SfBS 2019 is build 7.0.2046.252, up from the previous 7.0.2046.248. It updated only two components on my Standard Edition Front-End.

What’s Fixed?

This security update resolves a denial of service vulnerability in Microsoft Skype for Business Server and Microsoft Lync Server. To learn more about these vulnerabilities, see Microsoft Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures CVE-2021-24099.

What’s New?

Nothing noted. No cmdlets have been added to the SfB module in this update.

What’s Changed?

Nothing noted.

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SfB 2015 Server Security Update – February 2021

I woke to a flurry of news this morning, with updates to the Windows TCP/IP stack, as well as security updates for Lync Server 2013, SfBS 2015 and 2019.

This update for SfBS 2015 is build 6.0.9319.601, up from the previous 6.0.9319.598. It updated only two components on my Standard Edition Front-End.

What’s Fixed?

This security update resolves a denial of service vulnerability in Microsoft Skype for Business Server and Microsoft Lync Server. To learn more about these vulnerabilities, see Microsoft Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures CVE-2021-24099.

What’s New?

Nothing noted. No cmdlets have been added to the SfB module in this update.

What’s Changed?

Nothing noted.

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2021 mugshot: a Victa Redphone

I’ve long been fascinated by electro-mechanical devices – a contraption that uses electricity to make things move in the real world.

This explains my love of pinball machines, and of the wonderful mechanisms inside public telephones (“PTs”), both of which I have examples of in our home today. It probably also explains the drive to build crazy effects for our annual housewarming.

Had I realised this earlier in life I might have ended up in process control or industrial engineering, but telephony drew me in.

My ‘corporate mugshot’ for 2021 is the chunky, heavy handset from an Aussie “Redphone”.
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Neil’s amazing PowerShell code toggle

As a consultant I move from project to project, usually meeting a bunch of new people each time, imparting some wisdom, and moving on. One of the highlights for me is what I learn from the people that I encounter along the way.

And so it was that I met Neil East in Canberra, and he shared with me his amazing PowerShell code toggle.

The point of this is that it’s a MIND-BOGGLINGLY simple way of replacing a line (or more) of a script with an alternative. Typically this is when you’re developing and might want to run some code in a “read only” mode, or some other debugging process, and you might have a need to toggle back and forth many times.

Neil’s trick exploits that PowerShell has two different ways of commenting-out code:

The most common is just starting a line with a “#”.

# This line won't be actioned

The other is to wrap one or more lines in a “<#" and a "#>“.

<# This will be skipped too #>

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SfB 2019 Server Update – November 2020

Following hot on the heels of this week’s update to SfBS 2015, we have the equivalent version for 2019.

This is build 7.0.2048.248, and it updated only two components on my Standard Edition Front-End. (The last update was to 7.0.2046.244 released in September).

What’s Fixed?

Just the one update:

  • Kb 4576668 Support push notification for iOS 13 in Skype for Business Server 2019.

What’s New?

Nothing noted.

What’s Changed?

Nothing noted.

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SfB 2015 Server Update – November 2020

It’s been four months since we saw an update for Skype for Business Server 2015, which was a rare security update that took us to 6.0.9319.591.

This is build 6.0.9319.598, and it updated only two components on my Standard Edition Front-End.

What’s Fixed?

This cumulative update includes a defense in depth fix and enables Location-Based Routing to support the Skype for Business mobile clients. It also fixes the following issues:

  • Kb 4583546 Support push notification for iOS 13 in Skype for Business Server 2015.

What’s New?

Nothing noted. No cmdlets have been added to the SfB module in this update.

What’s Changed?

Nothing noted.

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