Lync 2013 / SfB 2015 Client Updates – 2020

I last blogged updates to the Office 2013 / Skype for Business 2015 client in August last year. There appear to have been two releases in the intervening period. Lync 2013 / SfB 2015 Client Update – March 2020 Kb 4484097. The version number of this update is 15.0.5223.1000. It contained one documented fix: Kb …

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Use PowerShell to clear stubborn file attributes

For several years we’ve used a basic data backup program that exploits the archive bit on files to determine if they need to be backed up or not. We run a weekly full backup with daily differentials. After the weekly backup is run, the archive bit is reset on all files, ready for the next …

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Ribbon SBC v9 Adds Emergency Notifications

Amongst the new features in Ribbon’s v9 release of firmware for its 1k, 2k and SWe-Lite family of SBCs is support for “Kari’s Law”. Kari’s Law Kari’s Law is named in honour of Kari Hunt, who was killed by her estranged husband in a motel room in Marshall, Texas in 2013. Ms. Hunt’s 9-year-old daughter …

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SfB 2019 Server Update – September 2020

With the dust still settling from last week’s Ignite we can get back to our usual routine, and what better way to do this than with CU4(?) for SfBS 2019. Our last update was July’s security update to 7.0.2046.236, and this new release (7.0.2046.244) updated nine components on my Standard Edition Front-End. What’s Fixed? Kb …

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Server 2016 – Unable to set Certificate to Issue

I recently hit a brick wall while trying to update a certificate template in my stand-alone Server 2016 Certificate Authority. My goal was to add the “Client Authentication” policy to the the Web Server template, but whilst I could create the new template without any problems, Windows wouldn’t let me add it to the list …

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SfB 2019 Server Security Update – July 2020

Today we see one of a (thankfully) rare occurrence – a security update for Skype for Business Server (both 2015 and 2019). A quick search through my blog history says our last one of those was for SfBS 2015 back in September 2015! (Has it really been that long?) Otherwise it’s been four months since …

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SfB 2015 Server Security Update – July 2020

Today we see one of a (thankfully) rare occurrence – a security update for Skype for Business Server (both 2015 and 2019). A quick search through my blog history says our last one of those was in September 2015! (Has it really been that long?) Otherwise it’s been two months since our last bugfix update. …

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Make Microsoft Teams shortcuts global

I live for keyboard shortcuts. Microsoft Teams has plenty of useful keyboard shortcuts, but if you’re running a complex meeting and maybe using OBS Studio like I did recently, they’re probably not going to work. Why’s that? They’re not ‘global’ – they’ll only work when the Teams client has the focus. The fix is relatively …

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