Get-RibbonSbcUptime.ps1

Inspired by a question from John Cook on Twitter, I’ve taken my “Update-RibbonADCache.ps1” script, and through the magic of “Save As” we now have Get-RibbonSbcUptime.ps1. Get-RibbonSbcUptime.ps1 invokes a REST login to your Sonus/Ribbon SBC 1k/2k/SWe-Lite and reports how long it’s been running: the CpuUptime. It outputs to the pipeline either a timespan object, or a …

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Adventures with Import- and Update-CsUserData Pt.1

I’ve spent a lot of time this year working with the <verb>-CsUserData commandlets in SfB, and it’s been an interesting time. This is part 1 in a series where I document the traps I’ve fallen into with the Import-CsUserData and Update-CsUserData commands in particular. Part 1 – Update-CsUserData fails on bad data. Background My customer …

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Microsoft Teams Deep-Dive – Canberra follow-up

I presented a Teams Deep-Dive session at Microsoft’s office in Canberra this week. At the end there were a few links I wanted to share with the participants, and a few homework questions I wanted to research and respond to. A blog post seemed the obvious way to provide them with that info. The below …

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SfB 2015 Server Update – August 2019

Hot on the heels of last month’s CU10 comes CU10 HF1 – the “whoops” fix-up release. This is build 6.0.9319.562, and it updated three components on my Standard Edition Front-End. What’s Fixed? 4518680 Can’t transfer external calls by using Polycom VVX phones in Skype for Business Server 2015 4518679 Skype meeting disconnection due to missing …

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Cscp logs Event 35009 – “Authorization Failed”

My colleagues and I recently encountered an intermittent problem with the CSCP reporting “Authorization Failed” when you tried to sign in. This was a Skype for Business 2015 Enterprise Edition pool, and so it didn’t take long to localise the issue to just one Front-End server. Each failed attempt dropped an instance of event 35009 …

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Review: Poly EagleEye Mini USB camera

I’m a little late to get my mitts on an EagleEye Mini USB camera, but circumstances recently gave me cause to take a closer look. If you’ve not encountered it before, the Mini is a compact 1920×1080 HD USB camera, initially designed to slot into the top USB port on your VVX501 or 601, but …

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New-ObfuscatedFile.ps1

  I have the occasional need to send log files to Microsoft and other vendors from customers who have strict IT security requirements. These customers usually require all files be de-identified before they leave the premises, removing all host names and IP addresses. This can be quite a tedious process, so I’ve created a small …

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Azure – Resource Provider Not Registered

I’ve been following one of Tom Morgan’s excellent tutorials on creating Bots for Microsoft Teams, and I hit an unexpected hurdle very early on in the process – but as it turns out, the fix was a simple one. Resource provider ‘Microsoft.BotService’ not registered for the subscription Fair enough, I say. Let’s register. I navigated …

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