SfB 2015 Server Update – July 2019

It says August 1 on my calendar, but this update is badged July 31st on the download site, so July it is. Known Issue: “call hold,” “transfer,” and “resume” options for the Polycom VVX series may fail. (See below for more details.) Fixed: See SfB 2015 CU10 HF1 Our last CU (May’s CU9 / 6.0.9319.548) …

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Test-CsDatabase shortcuts

I don’t know about you, but I’m not getting any younger, and my eyes often glaze over when faced with a table of numbers to compare for differences. This is often the case when I issue one of my fave p$ shortcuts to test my SfB server’s databases: Test-csDatabase -LocalService | ft *name,*edver* Do this …

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SfBS 2019 MACP – Modern Admin Control Panel

One of the significant enhancements delivered in today’s Skype for Business Server 2019 CU1 is the new “Modern Administration Control Panel” or MACP. This is a new HTML5-based admin interface, which shares a particular visual familiarity with the SfB Online and Microsoft Teams Admin Centres – and does so without requiring Silverlight. Thankfully it still …

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SfBS 2019 SEFAUtil in PowerShell

Added to Skype for Business Server 2019 from CU1 is “SEFAUtil” functionality in native PowerShell. No longer do you need to install a clunky “Trusted Application”. SEFA-WhatNow? Such innocence. You don’t know the world of pain you’ve missed! “Secondary Extension Feature Activation Utility” – to give it its full name – has historically shipped in …

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SfBS 2019 CU1 – July 2019

Last month we saw an interim hotfix that took SfB 2019 Server from its initial “dot-zero” release to 7.0.2046.116, and this July update (officially CU1) is the one we’ve all been holding out for, updating *everything* on my SE Front-End as well as adding some long-awaited functionality. The new build number is 7.0.2046.123. What’s Fixed? …

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Lync 2013 / SfB 2015 Client Update – June 2019

We have another update to the Office 2013-based Skype for Business client. Our last update was May, and this one (Kb 4464593) takes us from 15.0.5137.1000 to 15.0.5145.1000. What’s Fixed Kb 4505833 Skype for Business 2015 (Lync 2013) becomes unresponsive when you join a meeting with many participants Kb 4507057 Skype for Business crashes at …

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SfBS 2019 HF1 – June 2019

Not to be confused with the somewhat overdue arrival of a CU1, this release – the first for SfBS2019 – is but a hotfix. This took only one component on my Standard Edition Front End from 7.0.2046.0 to 7.0.2046.116. What’s Fixed? This update enables Location-Based Routing to support Skype for Business mobile clients. It also …

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Lync 2013 / SfB 2015 Client Update – May 2019

This one snuck past me recently, but as always Guy Bachar’s RSS feed is there to remind me. Here we are in May and with a minor update to the Office 2013-based Skype for Business client. Our last update was April, and this one (Kb 4464547) takes us from your choice of either 15.0.5125.1000 or …

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