Complex Passwords OK in Cloud Connector Edition 1.4.2

Fixed in this week’s release of Cloud Connector Edition 1.4.2 is an issue where complex characters in your O365 password will prevent CCE from operating (or upgrading) successfully. You’re prompted to provide O365 Admin credentials with the “Register-CcAppliance” step of the CCE installation process. This commandlet *will* accept a complex password without error, however if …

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Lync 2013 Server Update – March 2017

This March update takes the server to 5.0.8308.987 from January’s 5.0.8308.984. Only two components need updating this time ’round. What’s Fixed? Kb 4016533 OAuth authentication fails in Lync Server 2013 that has the January 2017 cumulative update installed What’s New? Nothing apparently. I can confirm no new PowerShell Commandlets materialised following its installation.

Lync 2013 / SfB 2015 Client Security Update – March 2016

By my reading it’s been 5 months since our last security update to the Office 2013-based Lync/SfB client, and this one takes us from 15.0.4903.1001 to 15.0.4911.1000. It’s listed as Critical as there’s the risk of remote code execution. Kb 4013075 “This security update resolves vulnerabilities in the Microsoft Graphics Component on Microsoft Windows, Microsoft …

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Installing the Sonus "SWe Lite"

Sonus announced the SWe Lite at Ignite in the US late last year and we’ve been anxiously awaiting its arrival. Well, IT’S HERE! The SWe Lite is the “Software Edition” of Sonus’ well-established Enterprise-grade Session Border Controllers, the SBC 1000 and SBC 2000. I’m particularly impressed with the look and feel. At a quick glance …

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SfB "Cannot park call right now"

I’m on record saying Call Park is my favourite PABX feature, and its great that we have it available to us in Skype for Business. “Parking” a call transfers it off to a “holding bay” where the caller hears MOH until such time as someone retrieves the call. If they’re left waiting too long a …

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Installing SEFAUtil Server

Preparation Installation Operation Tips, tricks and traps Debugging There’s an old joke that goes “Q: Why do people take an instant dislike to <InsertNameOfUnpopularPolitician>?” “A: It saves time”. And so it is with SEFAUtil. Without doubt SEFAUtil is an indispensable utility. “Secondary Extension Feature Activation Utility” – to give it its full name – ships …

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SfB 2015 Server Update – February 2017

This February 2017 update takes the server from 6.0.9319.272 to 6.0.9319.277 & updates 5 components on my Standard Edition Front-End. What’s Fixed? Kb3212371 Skype for Business Server 2015 installer can’t update necessary drivers (Media Relay driver) Kb3209571 LastActive attribute provides inaccurate information about a user’s presence status in Skype for Business Kb3209570 You can’t set …

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Lync 2013 / SfB 2015 Client Update – February 2017

Our February update fixes a handful of issues in the Office 2013-based Lync/SfB client (KB3161988), and in so doing it takes us from 15.0.4893.1000 to 15.0.4903.1001. What’s Fixed This update fixes the following issues: Kb4010268 Make High Importance IM messages more prominent in Skype for Business 2015 (Lync 2013) Kb4010264 “Search Chat Room History” pushes …

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Lync 2013 Server Update – January 2017

This January update to Lync Server 2013 primarily addresses an E911 issue introduced in November. If you’ve updated to 5.0.8308.974 or 5.0.8308.977 (the November and December updates) and use E911, you should consider applying this update with a sense of urgency. It takes the server to 5.0.8308.984. What’s Fixed? Kb4010079 Emergency call (E9-1-1) fails in …

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