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    • 31/10/2015

    [Skype for Business] Skype for Business Online Academy

    Si vous êtes intéressés par des sujets comme ceux décrits ci-dessous, Microsoft organise une séries de webcast:

    • Skype for Business Online: Cloud PBX/PSTN Calling
    • Skype for Business Online: PSTN Conferencing
    • Skype for Business Online: ExpressRoute
    • Skype for Business Online: Enterprise Voice Foundations
    • Skype for Business Online: Hybrid Voice
    • Skype for Business Online: Skype Meeting Broadcast Deep Dive

    Informations et inscriptions ici: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3102208

    • 27/10/2015

    [Skype for Business] Skype Validator

    Richard Brynteson vient de finir la transition de son outil Lync Validation vers Skype Validator.

    L'outil est disponible en ligne ici: https://skypevalidator.com/

    Description ici: http://masteringlync.com/2015/10/27/skypevalidator-beta-is-now-available/

    • 23/10/2015

    [Skype for Business] Real-Time Statistics Manager

    Microsoft vient de publier un nouvel outil pour Skype for Business Server: Real-Time Statistics Manager.


    Skype for Business Server, Real-Time Statistics Manager (StatsMan) makes it possible to monitor key performance indicators for Skype for Business Server in real-time. This download includes the StatsMan Agent, Listener and Website installation packages necessary for a functional StatsMan deployment.

    StatsMan is a dashboard solution for viewing KHI calculations in real-time as well as graphed performance counters aggregated across your infrastructure. The dashboard can be used to pinpoint ongoing performance issues, view the results of a planned change to your environment, track resolution of outages, and much more. Out of the box, it is configured with KHI thresholds from the KHI Resources, and can be customized to suit your deployment’s unique needs.

    Téléchargement ici: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=49491

    Les informations de planification et déploiement sont disponibles ici: https://technet.microsoft.com/EN-US/library/mt604834.aspx

    Un step by step a venir sous peu sur ce sujet.

    • 22/10/2015

    [Skype for Business] Skype for Business for Dummies

    Pour ceux débutant avec Skype for Business, sonus propose un livre électronique "Skype for Business for Dummies".


    Microsoft's Skype for Business can replace your current voice system with one that also enables video and collaboration. See how, when combined with a Session Border Controller (SBC), you can unlock new ways to increase your productivity, while still reducing costs.

    Lien: http://info.sonus.net/skype-dummies-snet

    • 21/10/2015

    [Skype for Business] Plan for hybrid voice with no on-premises server deployment

    C'est une fonctionnalité très attendue: Plan for hybrid voice with no on-premises server deployment

    Microsoft vient de commencer a publier les prerequis sur le technet:

    The minimal topology for the virtual on-premises deployment includes the following:

    • Edge server - Communication between the on-premises topology and the online services goes through the Edge server, which includes the following components:

      • Access Edge / SIPSTACK – provides SIP routing between the on-premises deployment and Skype for Business Online

      • Media Relay– routing of media between the Mediation server and other media endpoints

      • Media Relay Authentication / MRAS – generates tokens for access to media relay

      • Outbound Routing – provides routing to gateways based on policies. Only global policies which are based on destination (outbound) PSTN numbers are supported.

      • Central Management Store (CMS) Replica– synchronizes configuration information from the global CMS DB on the CMS Role server.

    • Mediation Server – Implements SIP and Media gateway mapping protocol between Skype for Business and PSTN gateways. Also includes a CMS Replica that synchronizes configuration from the global CMS database.

    • Central Management Store (CMS) Role – includes the configuration store for the topology components, including CMS File Transfer.


    • An admin account with permissions to install and configure Hyper-V on the host servers. The account must have admin permissions on the local server where Hyper-V is installed and configured.

    • An admin account with permissions to create and publish the topology in the domain. This could be the same account used to install and configure Hyper-V, but must also be a member of the following roles:

      • AD Schema Admin - used to extend the AD schema for the minimal topology solution

      • Enterprise Admin - used to create and publish the topology and install server roles

      • Domain Admin - used to create and publish the topology and install server roles

    • The external DNS records, which are defined in the HybridVoiceMinTopNew.ini included with the installation package, are created and in place

      • ap.<Domain Name>

      • mr.<Domain Name>

    • An Office 365 tenant with all required DNS and SRV records created.

      For the minimal topology solution, the use of the default domain suffix, .onmicrosoft.com, is not supported

    • A certificate for the external Edge obtained from a public Certificate Authority (CA)

    • Firewall rules to allow traffic through the required ports has been completed. The required ports include: ports (443, 5061, 3478) and gateway configurations for Internet -> DMZ and DMZ-> Internal Network (a.k.a CorpNet).

    • 20/10/2015

    CCNP Collaboration

    La préparation du CCIE Collaboration s'avérant avec deux enfants en bas beaucoup plus difficile que mes prévisions les plus négatives, mes chances d'être prêt a tenter ma chance pour le lab pendant le long hiver canadien 2015-2016 s'éloignent toujours un peu plus tous les jours.

    Changement "temporaire" de direction, je viens de finaliser le CCNP Collobaration dans le but de consolider les efforts effectués ces 12 derniers mois dans la préparation du lab CCIE.

    Notre métier étant sur le point de changer radicalement (cloud), je m'interroge vraiment sur l'intérêt de devoir maintenir deux expertises pointues sur deux technologies différentes, le CCIE étant donc pour l'instant en standby (qui va m'imposer de repasser l'écrit), l'objectif 1er semaine 2016 sera plutôt le CCNP Routing and Switching.

    • 15/10/2015

    [Skype for Business] Skype for Business en version basic est disponible

    Microsoft a rendu disponible Skype for Business en version basic.


    Microsoft Skype for Business Basic gives you instant messaging (IM), audio and video calls, online meetings, availability (presence) information, and sharing capabilities all from one, easy-to-use program.

    Téléchargement 64 bits: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=49440

    Téléchargement 32 bits: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=49439

    Les limitations de la version basic sont les même que celles du client Lync 2013:

    • Advanced call features (not available with all Office 365 subscriptions); advanced call features include team ring, call forwarding, simultaneous ring, voice mail, call park, call delegation, response groups, and remote call control
    • Calendar delegation
    • Gallery video view
    • OneNote sharing
    • Recording
    • Skill search (not available with Office 365)
    • Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) (not available with Office 365)
    • 14/10/2015

    [Skype for Business] Skype for Business pour iOS est disponible

    Comme annoncé sur le site Office, Skype for Business pour iOS est disponible: https://blogs.office.com/2015/10/14/skype-for-business-ios-app-now-available/


    Skype for Business, formerly Lync 2013 for iOS, extends the power of Lync and Skype to your favorite mobile device: voice & video over wireless, rich presence, instant messaging, conferencing, and calling features from a single, easy-to-use interface.

     What's New in Version 6.0

    Intuitive and familiar Skype UI: simplified dashboard and enhanced In-Call and In-Meeting experiences
    Full-screen video, simultaneous viewing of the shared content and speaker's video, larger buttons for meeting controls

    • 14/10/2015

    [Skype for Business] Mise à jour pour Lync 2013 (Skype for Business) -KB3085581-

    Microsoft vient de publier une mise à jour pour le client Lync 2013 (Skype for Business).

    KB: 3085581

    Lien: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3085581


    DownloadDownload the 32-bit Lync update package now.

    DownloadDownload the 64-bit Lync update package now.

    La mise à niveau corrige les problèmes suivants:

    Problèmes connus:

    • 7/10/2015

    [MVP] Annonce importante

    Microsoft vient d'annoncer un changement important dans la classification des MVP officiellement aujourd'hui: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/stevengu/archive/2015/10/07/moving-into-the-next-generation-of-the-microsoft-mvp-award.aspx

    Les nouvelles catégories:

    Liste ici: https://mvp.microsoft.com/en-us/pages/mvp-award-update

    • 7/10/2015

    [Skype for Business] Expanding the preview of Skype for Business services in Office 365

    Importante nouvelle aujourd'hui annoncée dans le blog office: https://blogs.office.com/2015/10/07/expanding-the-preview-of-skype-for-business-services-in-office-365/

    PSTN Conferencing preview now available in 14 additional countries

    Initially available only in the U.S., the PSTN Conferencing preview will now be available to customers in Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom starting this month, with Finland, Norway and South Africa coming in November.

    Cloud PBX Preview now available to customers worldwide

    Skype for Business Server customers around the world will now be able to preview Cloud PBX in Office 365 using their existing phone lines for inbound and outbound calling.

    Number portability and voicemail

    In addition, we are enabling number portability for users of the PSTN Calling preview in the U.S., which allows customers to use their existing phone numbers with our new PSTN calling service, ultimately simplifying adoption. We are also enabling voicemail for Cloud PBX customers worldwide, providing a simple way to leave a message for someone when they are unavailable.

    IP Phones with Cloud PBX

    In the coming weeks, several IP phone models will also become available for preview with Cloud PBX. Existing Skype for Business customers ca

    Call Quality Dashboard

    Finally, later this month, we will add the Skype for Business Call Quality Dashboard (CQD) to the preview

    A suivre.

    • 6/10/2015

    [Skype for Business] Cisco Collaboration Meeting Rooms compatibilité

    Cisco annonce le support des clients Lync/Skype avec sa solution Collaboration Meeting Rooms.

    Les CMR offrent des salles de collaboration vidéo disponible dans le cloud.


    Les fonctionnalités supportés par les clients Lync/Skype for Business dans ce scénario:

    Versions de clients Lync/Skype supportés:

    • 1/10/2015

    [Skype for Business] Lync pour Mac 14.2.1

    Microsoft vient de publier une mise à jour pour le client Lync Mac:

    • Support for El Capitan (OSX 10.11)
    • Support for Mac Office 2016
    •  Addressed some major crashes in Watson
    • Fixed Kerberos issue in search
    • Fixed issue with continuous credential popups
    • Fixed issue where user logged off after 30 seconds after Lync launched
    • Addressed top Watson crashes






    Lync for Mac



    MS download

    • 1/10/2015

    [Skype for Business] MS15-097: Description of the security update for Skype for Business 2016

    Microsoft vient de publier un bulletin de sécurité pour la version cliente Skype for Business 2016.


    This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Skype for Business 2016 that could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted document or goes to an untrusted webpage that contains embedded OpenType fonts. To learn more about the vulnerabilities, see Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-097.


    • Invalid speech signal level when you convert a stereo microphone array to monaural. This results in noise or a full echo.
    • When you try to start the co-edit option from sharing, you receive the following error message: "Operating system is not presently configured to run this application."
    • No mirrors occur when you open Skype Meeting in Microsoft Outlook for some languages.
    • The co-author option doesn't work.
    • All instances of "co-edit" are renamed "co-author."

    Lien: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2910994


    Download the security update for Skype for Business 2016 (32-bit) package now.
    Download the security update for Skype for Business 2016 (64-bit) package now.

    • 1/10/2015

    [Skype for Business] Lync Polycom VVX Manager Version 2

    James Cussen vient de publier une version 2 de son célebre outil "Lync Polycom VVX Manager".

    Plus d'informations ici: http://www.myskypelab.com/2015/10/skype-for-business-lync-polycom-vvx.html?m=1

    Vraiment un excellent outil de travail.

    • 1/10/2015

    [Skype] Skype Translator bientôt disponible de base dans la version Windows

    Microsoft va rendre disponible la fonctionnalité "Translator" de base dans la prochaine version Skype Windows disponible dans les semaines à venir:

    The update is being introduced to the Skype for Windows desktop app over the next few weeks. When you see these NEW Skype Translator icons within your updated app (shown in the red box below), Skype Translator is ready to use.