Lync 2013 / SfB 2015 Client Update – September 2018

It’s been a month since our last update to the client and our fresh Spring update [here in the southern hemisphere] brings one fix. Kb4092457 takes the Office 2013-based client from 15.0.5059.1000 to “15.0.5067.1000” (according to the KB). The client – and get-csconnections – report it as 15.0.5065.1000. What’s Fixed Kb 4346575 Can’t transfer a …

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A VVX Courtesy Phone

It’s not an uncommon requirement to provide a “courtesy” phone in a public area. In a hotel it might be a “house phone”. In many deployments all the visitor does is lift the handset from its cradle and the phone autodials or “hotlines” to the required destination.    

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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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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