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. Our last CU (May’s CU9 / 6.0.9319.548) has now been rendered obsolete by CU10 – 6.0.9319.559. It updated 7 components on my Standard Edition Front-End server. What’s Fixed? This cumulative update includes a …

Continue reading ‘SfB 2015 Server Update – July 2019’ »

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 …

Continue reading ‘Test-CsDatabase shortcuts’ »

SfB 2015 Server Update – May 2019

In March we saw an update that took SfB 2015 Server to 6.0.9319.544, and this May update (officially CU9), while incrementing only 4 build numbers to 6.0.9319.548 updates six components on my 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 mobile …

Continue reading ‘SfB 2015 Server Update – May 2019’ »

SfB 2015 Server Update – March 2019

Our January release took the SfB 2015 Server to 6.0.9319.537, and now we have a March update taking Core Components and UCWA to 6.0.9319.544. (I thank Luis Ramos for bringing this to my attention. Check out his very detailed post on the subject.) What’s Fixed? It looks to be too soon to tell for this …

Continue reading ‘SfB 2015 Server Update – March 2019’ »

SfB 2015 Server Update – January 2019

This week saw the release of an update for SfB Server 2015, taking the server up from 6.0.9319.534 to 6.0.9319.537 and updating 8 components on my Standard Edition Front-End. My fellow MVP Luca has commented on the size of this one, which is indeed a lot larger than its predecessors: Latest #Skype4B CU 2019-01 has …

Continue reading ‘SfB 2015 Server Update – January 2019’ »

Test-EdgeConnectivity.ps1

The larger and more complex your on-prem SfB installation is, the greater the likelihood of encountering firewall problems. If you run this script on your Front-End server(s) it will: query the topology to find all of the Edge servers. (Add the “-site” switch to only retrieve those in a given topology site) initiate a TCP …

Continue reading ‘Test-EdgeConnectivity.ps1’ »

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 …

Continue reading ‘Lync 2013 / SfB 2015 Client Update – June 2018’ »

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 …

Continue reading ‘VX says VVX “Not Acceptable Here”’ »

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 …

Continue reading ‘Adding Direct Trunk Select to Skype for Business’ »