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Skype for Business Server 2015 prerequisites (pre role and with powershell script)

For any other pre Skype for Business 2015 versions, e.g. Lync Server 2013 and the different OS, please refer to the old blog article:

Skype for Business 2015 Server Software Prerequisites:

Since the installation of Skype for Business 2015 Server require a modern OS, only the Standard and Data Center version of Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2 are entitled for an installation. Both servers having the same prerequisites. Recommendation for Windows Server 2008 R2 is only give for in-place upgrades.

Required HotFixes Windows Server
(please consider the KB 2858668, KB2982006 and KB2533623 for in-place upgrades and fresh installations) Windows Server 2012, KB article 2858668. Download.
Windows Server 2012 R2, KB article 2982006. Download.
Windows Server 2008 R2 KB article 2533623. Download.
Not all HotFixes apply to the different rules, e.g. you only need the 2012 R2 KB2982006 on Skype for Business 2015 Server rules, where the I…

DID (Direct Inward Dial), Pilot Numbers and Extentions in Skype for Business Enterprise Voice

Pilot Number = single phone number, e.g. caught by a hunt-group
A pilot number is the address, extension, or location of the hunt group inside the PBX or IP PBX. It’s generally a blank extension number or one extension number from a hunt group of extension numbers that doesn't have a person or telephone associated with it. For example, you might configure a hunt group on a PBX or IP PBX to contain extension numbers 4100, 4101, 4102, 4103, 4104, and 4105. The pilot number for the hunt group is configured as extension 4100. When a call is received on extension number 4100, the PBX or IP PBX looks for the next available extension number to determine where to deliver the call. In this example, the PBX or IP PBX will use its programmed search algorithm to look at extension numbers 4101, 4102, 4103, 4104, and 4105.

PILOT NUMBER: e.g +49 89 1234 0
Next we talk about the DID/DDI, this is the range assigned to the callee.

DID or DDI = Direct Inward Dialing number
The telco configures how many d…

Skype for Business Mobile Client, feature set of Skype for Business for Windows Phone

Finally, this morning it was the day where I had the biggest smile.
The new Skype for Business Mobile Client was released. Amazingly the updates installed over night without actively doing anything.

The naming is not the mobile client, it is:
Skype for Business for Windows Phone, or iPhone and so on.

For me this is a good sign looking forward for all changes coming along with Skype for Business Server. What we can see is the focus on Enterprise Voice, Voice in unified Communication is essential and we need straight forward and simple to use user experiences. we need to have a client which works seamless with the desktop version and features.

Let me introduce you to some new feature in Skype for Business Mobile Client:

First look when the desktop tile is on the main screen:

Form here you can click your tile and will start the new welcome screen:
You are required to confirm the update and will proceed as normal.

Well on the first look it seems not to be different from the old Lync Client and onl…

MVP's explain: Upgrade Lync to Skype for Business and Exchange in WebCast

KEMP & Fujitsu @ Allgeier Webcast Windows Server 2003 Migration präsentiert von Skype for Business MVP Thomas Poett und Exchange MVP Siegfried Jagott Please ask questions in regards either to my corporate email, the contact form on my blog or simply post a question here.