Just to keep us on our toes and to confuse those of us who – like Andrew – keep a rolling “CU” count of updates, Microsoft’s just released the third server update for Skype for Business 2015 and officially labelled it “CU1”. I know; just go with it.
This update (Kb3061064) takes the server from 6.0.9319.88 to 6.0.9319.102, with lots of components affected.
The Kbs contain lots of broad-sweeping “this cumulative update improves the reliability, stability, and performance of Skype for Business Server 2015” without going into detail. These are the named fixes:
- Kb3095143 This cumulative update resolves an issue in which Windows 10 users who use Edge can’t join a meeting from Skype for Business Web App
- Response Group issues:
- Kb3092726 Holiday set names conflict when you run the Move-CsRgsConfiguration cmdlet in Skype for Business Server 2015
- Kb3092728 Event ID 31128 when RGS can’t synchronize an Agent Group member’s SIP address in Skype for Business Server 2015
- Kb3092729 High CPU usage after you publish a changed topology in Skype for Business Server 2015 with the Response Group Service
- Kb3092730 Response group usage report takes longer to run or cannot complete in a Skype for Business Server 2015 environment
Shared Line Appearance – SLA
- Kb3092727 This cumulative update resolves an issue by adding a new Shared Line Appearance feature in Skype for Business Server 2015
SLA’s a fantastic new acronym we’ll be experimenting with for a while. I won’t go into it in a great deal of detail right now because I’ve already been beaten to the punch by the likes of Richard Brynteson and Matt Landis. Check out their posts for detailed how-to’s and screen-grabs.
Suffice to say that “SLA” brings what we in Australia would call “Commander-style” (aka “key-station”) functionality to SfB. It’s only available on the VVX family at the moment, and won’t be retrofitted to the LPE/Aries devices, nor the desktop client. To say it’s going to revolutionise Boss/Secretary handling is no understatement.
A bunch of new PowerShell Commandlets
These are all new with this release:
Add-CsSlaDelegates Get-CsGroupPickupUserOrbit Get-CsServerPatchVersion Get-CsSlaConfiguration New-CsGroupPickupUserOrbit Remove-CsGroupPickupUserOrbit Remove-CsSlaConfiguration Remove-CsSlaDelegates Reset-CsNotificationQueues Set-CsGroupPickupUserOrbit Set-CsSlaConfiguration
Get-CsServerPatchVersion might render one or two scripts obsolete. Here’s the “after” view of its output on my SfB Edge:
PS C:\> Get-CsServerPatchVersion ComponentName Version ------------- ------- Skype for Business Server 2015, Core Components 6.0.9319.102 Skype for Business Server 2015, Edge Server 6.0.9319.102 Skype for Business Server 2015, Performance Counter Cumu... 6.0.9319.102 Skype for Business Server 2015, XMPP Translating Gateway... 6.0.9319.0 PS C:\>
What’s Not Fixed?
There are two ongoing server-side bugs I’m aware of:
- “Start-CsWindowsService” still won’t start the “FabricHostSvc” on the Edge server.
- The Deployment Wizard’s “connect to the Internet to check for updates” – rumoured to be livened-up with CU1 – still draws a blank when you run it:
What’s been Removed?
Here’s the “before” view of it going on to my Standard Edition Front-End:
22nd November: This is the initial release.