Multiple Phone Numbers for Skype for Business Users
The LineURI and the PrivateLineURI.
At point of writing this article, this option is on available for On-Premise users
(09. Aug. 2016)
While the PrivateLineURI is not aware of the current user status.
If you are calling the Private Number while you are "do not disturb" the phone call will ring at your endpoint.
How do we work around this typical PBX feature with Skype for Business?This is proposed solution is a little bit a hassle to configure, but works perfectly.
Skype for Business has two services/ features:
if we combine those services in a manner supporting a multi number concept for users, we have the same feature available like every traditional PBX.
The process workflow explains what we need to configure.
You can create multiple Unassigned Number with the same Announcement. This will give you the option have beside the LineURI multiple other number assigned to this user.
Create the announcement:New-CsAnnouncement -Parent service:ApplicationServer:SfBFrontEnd.domain.local -Name "Forwarding to USER" -TargetURI "sip:firstname.lastname@example.org"
Create the Unassigned Number:We can create unassigned numbers via the CSCP or via PowerShell. I have provided both methods.
The second option via PowerShell:
Author: Thomas Poett MVP, Business Unit Lead Microsoft Unified Communication