Lync 2013 / SfB 2015 Client Update – August 2018

Coming not a fortnight after our last update to the client, this one reeks of a “whoops” – and yes it does look like it could fix some amusing/embarrassing issues. The Office 2013-based client jumps 10 builds to 15.0.5059.1000 courtesy of Kb4032250. What’s Fixed Kb4346579 User’s display name that has special characters is shown with …

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Update-RibbonADCache.ps1

If you click the Sonus category here you’ll quickly notice that I’ve written about the Sonus/Ribbon REST interface on and off for years now, as it’s such a handy way of peeking and poking into the SBC without interacting with the browser. And so it came to pass last week that when presented with a …

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Lync 2013 / SfB 2015 Client Update – July 2018

Having recently hopped to the identity-challenged 15.0.5041.1000, this month we jump to the more self-assured 15.0.5049.1000 courtesy of Kb4022225. What’s Fixed Kb 4340831 Unread messages of a reopened chat room are indicated incorrectly when restarting Skype for Business 2015 (Lync 2013) Kb 4340830 Rate My Call privacy statement incorrectly redirects to Lync 2010 privacy statement …

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Recover Ribbon SBC AD Password

The Sonus/Ribbon Enterprise family of SBCs has a great feature where it can use your Active Directory as both a means to authenticate logins, and also to dynamically make changes to your call routing. It does this by using a service account to authenticate to AD and query the relevant attributes or group membership, depending …

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Lync 2013 Server Update – July 2018

A full year between updates, this July update – to be Lync’s last – takes the server to 5.0.8308.1001 from last July’s 5.0.8308.992. This time ’round 7 components receive an update. What’s Fixed? Kb 4090984 Can’t receive notification email when a team-call group member answers your work calls Kb 4090977 Loss of static meetings in …

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Calls to O365UM bounce back – the call leg was cancelled

My Brisbane-based colleague Glen recently reported an interesting problem he’d encountered with calls to O365 UM going unanswered, and in some cases bouncing back to the Attendant. In the FE he was seeing these diagnostic messages: ms-diagnostics : 10049;source=”LYNCFE01.contoso.com”;reason=”The current signaling session took too long to establish the connection, so the call leg was canceled.”;component=”MediationServer” …

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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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