Review: SEFAUtil Server – Enterprise Edition

Earlier this year I looked in some depth at the Beta version of Landis Technologies’ “SEFAUtil Server”. It’s since hit a formal “GA” milestone, and I’m pleased to see it’s a more stable platform as a result of its lengthy gestation. If you’re not familiar with Microsoft’s “Secondary Extension Feature Activation Utility” for Lync and …

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Lync 2013 / SfB 2015 Client Update – November 2017

Our October Security update took us to 15.0.4971.1000 and today Kb 4011255 jumps us up 10 builds to 15.0.4981.1000. What’s Fixed This update fixes the following issues: Kb 4051054 Phone number instead of contact name is displayed for an Active Directory contact in Skype for Business 2015 (Lync 2013) Kb 4051055 A contacts group is …

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Review: TechSmith Snagit 2018

The screen-grabs here at greiginsydney.com are these days all captured & refined by TechSmith’s “Snagit” screen-capture utility. Prior to becoming an MVP I relied entirely on the free Windows “Snipping Tool”, but that all changed when TechSmith was kind enough to send me a complimentary copy of Snagit. It quickly became indispensable, and so I …

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Polycom VVX & Trio Time Zone Location Description

I was working on a Polycom VVX configuration file recently and it took me a while to find where the timezone cities were defined: all I had was a mysterious integer. I found them in the PDF “3725-49078-018a-uc-software-skype-for-business-deployment-guide-5-6-0.pdf” but for future reference I decided to copy and re-post them here. From the PDF: “The following …

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Office 2016 client path prevents SfB MOH playing

It’s been a big week for Music On Hold. I’ve found a bug in the Office 2016 client that kills MOH if you mute, and another one again – this time related to the path your Office installed itself into. The symptoms were simple enough: internally, or for external parties when the Sonus SBC’s own …

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SfB 2016 client bug: Mute kills MOH

I encountered a quirky little bug while chasing a Music On Hold (MOH) problem this week. It seems that in all current flavours of the Office 2016-based client I can lay my hands on (MSI & C2R), activating Mute will suppress the transmission of MOH from the client. This probably isn’t going to be something …

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Lync 2013 / SfB 2015 Client Security Update – October 2017

This week’s Security Update seems to have touched a few items and of course the Office 2013-based Lync/SfB client is no exception. Our September update took us to 15.0.4963.1000 and today we jump to 15.0.4971.1000. Kb 4011179: This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office that could allow remote code execution if a user opens …

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Sonus SBC 1k/2k generates bad multi-SAN certs

Sonus is investigating a problem where the SBC 1k/2k & SWe Lite generate bad multi-SAN CSRs. The issue results in the additional SANs being added to the certificate as a single SAN, comma-separated: Clearly this is a parsing error in the CSR-generating code, but unfortunately a fix isn’t immediately apparent. Separating the SANs with a …

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Lync 2013 / SfB 2015 Client Security Update – September 2017

It’s been a month since our last update to the Office 2013-based Lync/SfB client took us to 15.0.4953.1000. Today, a security update takes us to 15.0.4963.1000. Kb 4011107: This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office that could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted Office file. To learn more about …

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