Cloud Connector Architecture

Skype for Business Cloud Connector Edition available

While Office 365 Cloud PBX has gone GA last December, we haven’t seen much of it “in the wild” in Europe yet. We have spoken a lot on it, and are enabling customers in Hybrid mode (having both users online and on premises) with their existing Skype for Business platforms, but an all-in Cloud PBX…

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Cannot install Office Web Apps 2013 on Windows Server 2012R2: .NET 4.5 is not installed

When deploying a fresh installation of Office Web Apps 2013, or any other product, you first update its Host OS fully, right? Well, at least it’s what I do. Usually. But this time around, I wasn’t able to install Office Web Apps 2013 because of an odd issue/error: “Setup is unable to proceed due to…

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Microsoft Office365 Cloud PBX Released

Today, Microsoft announces its new telephony service features combined in a new license – E5! These include Broadcast Meetings, PSTN Conferencing and Cloud PBX. Previously you were already able to create a “hybrid” scenario with Microsoft Lync 2013 or Skype for Business Server, leveraging features as “split domain” where some users could be homed in the…

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Skype for Business: Cannot Synchronize Address Book

Recently we gained some questions of our customers regarding an odd error message. Error Recently they upgraded the client software and now see an exclamation mark in the client, stating “cannot synchronize address book”. This happened when upgrading to Office 2016; in Lync 2013 (with or without Skype for Business “skin”) everything was normal. You can…

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Configure Office 365 Hosted Voicemail with Skype for Business Server 2015

With Telephony / Enterprise Voice enabled in a Skype for Business of Lync on-premises environment, one of the requested features could be Voicemail. In full on-premises deployments this will require Unified Messaging to be installed, configured and enabled in the Exchange Server topology. However, when your environment or customer makes use of Office 365 for…

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