Lync 2013 / SfB 2015 Client Update – June 2018

Our May client update took us to 15.0.5031.1000, and now Kb4022170 increments us to 15.0.5041.1000 – but there’s a trick to this one: see “Before/After”. What’s Fixed We have just one update this month, but it’s a doozie and surely a Godsend for some of you: Kb4294971 Skype for Business 2016 or Skype for Business …

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Auto-shutdown an unused SBA

I’m encountering a growing number of customers upgrading and centralising their Skype for Business infrastructure, and as part of that they’re decommissioning their Survivable Branch Appliances. At some stage I’ll be asked how they can turn off the SBA, which in the case of the Sonus/Ribbon SBAs is running on a daughter-board inside the appliance …

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Compare-Objects.ps1

Hands up if you’ve tried to compare 2 objects of some type to see what – if any – differences there are between them? I tried and gave up. PowerShell’s native “Compare-Object” isn’t very helpful. It will tell you IF there’s a difference, but it’s not particularly forthcoming. Borne of that experience comes “Compare-Objects.ps1”. You …

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The Mk-III Safety Net for SfB Gateway AD-Lookups

It’s been a long while between visits to the subject of Sonus (now Ribbon) AD-based routing in the SBC1k, 2k & SWe Lite, but my colleague Tristan recently pointed out a new feature that I wasn’t previously aware of. In my 2012 Mk-II Safety Net I showed how you could do a second AD lookup …

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VX says VVX “Not Acceptable Here”

Protocols and standards. We live and die by them, and while we can’t live without them, sometimes they can be a royal PITA. And so it is apparently, with Polycom’s interpretation of RFC4568 Session Description Protocol (SDP), with which I became all too familiar this week. I was called in to try and figure out …

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Lync 2013 / SfB 2015 Client Update – April 2018

What’s with the monthly client update cadence at the moment? No complaints here though: I personally benefit from possibly two of these fixes! The March update took us to 15.0.5015.1000, and our early April update (Kb 4018334) adds 8 builds to hit 15.0.5023.1000. What’s Fixed This update fixes the following issues: Kb 4095404 A call …

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Adding Direct Trunk Select to Skype for Business

At about the same time any given Skype for Business deployment gains its second PSTN gateway / Session Border Controller, the old diagnostician in me wants a means to be able to directly send calls to each one individually. By being able to directly focus my outgoing calls on just one SBC I can confirm …

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