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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Inject OBS Studio into Microsoft Teams

I recently co-hosted the May “Sydney UC” Meetup with fellow MVP Craig Chiffers. We normally run these at a conferencing centre in the middle of the Sydney CBD, but circumstances dictated this one be held virtually. Naturally it was going to be over Microsoft Teams. You have two options for a Teams Meeting – a …

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List all SfBS & SfBO policies by type

Here’s a “one-liner” I came up with this week that dumps ALL of the SfB policies in your system ordered by type: PS C:\> Get-Command -Module SkypeForBusiness Get-Cs*Policy | where-object {$_.Name -ne “Get-CsEffectivePolicy”} | ForEach { invoke-expression $_.name } | ft @{Label=”Policy type”; Expression={($_.getType()).ToString().Split(‘.’)[-1]}}, identity -auto This is what it looks like here in the …

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SfB 2015 Server Update – May 2020

It’s been a whole nine months since we saw an update for Skype for Business Server. That was CU10 HF1. This is build 6.0.9319.580, and it updated seven 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 …

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Migrating Gallery.TechNet to GitHub made easier

TL;DR: My “New-ObfuscatedFile.ps1” script uses a find/replace CSV file to make multiple substitutions in a text file in one pass. It can be easily repurposed to turn HTML into MarkDown. Microsoft’s Gallery.TechNet.microsoft.com site will be sorely missed when it’s closed later in the year. It’s been a fantastic repository of tools, documents and utilities, and …

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Use a UI Flow to automate web forms – Pt.2

TL;DR: Part 2: add an On-premises Data Gateway & trigger a “UI Flow” via a web hook, initiated by a “flic” smart button. In my last post I demonstrated how you can use the new “UI Automation” functionality inside Power Automate (pka Microsoft Flow) to fill out a web form. In that example I automated …

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