Some nice announcements about Skype for Business vNext today.
New release of “Skype for Business Server 2019” will available by the end of 2018.
• Windows Server 2016
• SQL Server 2016
Only enterprise edition will be available.
You can run 1, 3,4… up to 16 front end servers.
(2 front end servers not).
The directors, persistent chat role and the standard edition will be dropped. SBA/SBS don’t change.
New features in Skype for Business Server 2019
• Call queues
• Voicemail Service
• Server 2013 -> Server 2019
• Server 2013 -> Server 2019
No in place upgrade available.
TLS 1.0 and 1.1 will be disabled by CU7 and Skype for Business Server 2019
• Q3 Microsoft Teams reports
• Q4 new Skype for Business and Teams admin page in O365
For the Q&A please take a look at the website from Mattias Kressmark
So what’s the most interesting news on Ignite 2017 for today (so far), will update this blog!
- Skype Operations Framework moves into Practical Guidance for Cloud Voice on Fasttrack
- MyAdvisor will help you with setting up Voice (link)
- Skype for Business Server will be updated second half of calendar year 2018
- Microsoft Teams client will take over Skype for Business Online client
- Cloud PBX renamed to Phone System
- PSTN Conferecing renamed to Audio Conferencing
Microsoft is also introducing new enhancements to Teams meetings, including audio conferencing (available in preview today)—enabling participants to join a Teams meeting by dialing a telephone number—and interoperability between Teams and Skype for Business, including universal presence, and messaging and calling interoperability.
In the Skype for Business Online Powershell some commands showed up today for interoperability and Calling in Teams:
How to enable Developer Preview
To participate in the Public Developer Preview, you need to do the following:
Go to your Teams client menu and switch to the preview under Menu → About.
Note: some features available in preview don’t show up correctly for users with the public version of the Teams client
What do you get?
The following features are available in the Public Developer Preview as of August 25, 2017.
Apps in Microsoft Teams
Apps in Microsoft Teams allow you to make your service available to users through a single Teams App package, which includes bots, tabs, connectors and compose extensions.
Discover Apps gallery
The Discover Apps gallery provides a listing of all apps available in Microsoft Teams spanning various categories. Developers can get apps in by submitting their apps to the Office Store.
Compose extensions make it easy for users to query for information from your service and post them into conversations in the form of rich cards.
App notifications allow apps to send messages using the Bot Framework without having to implement a conversational bot. It also enables them to mark messages as important and to post messages to the activity feed.
Actionable connectors use the new Actionable Message card type within Microsoft Teams that allow users to interact with connector cards.
Bot message updates
Bot messages can be updated after they have been delivered, enabling apps to always show up-to-date state in their messages as new information becomes available.
Microsoft has released Guest Access for Microsoft Teams, but Microsoft Teams guest access is a tenant-level setting and is turned off by default, so i will show you how to turn this on.
Turn on Guest Access on tenant level
Go to your Admin portal, Settings, Services and Addins and select Microsoft Teams. Or use the link below.
Invite guests to your Team
go to your Team you want to share and insert the guest users email address
It looks like the file is not automatically updating after DNS changes. Some users will get the following error:
You can solve this by deleting the “EndpointConfiguratation.cache” file.
- Sign out of Skype for Business
- Click File Exit
- Open File Explorer
- Go to “C:/Users/<username>/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Office/16.0/Lync/sip_<username>@sipdomain.com”
- Select File: EndpointConfiguratation.cache and delete it.
- Launch Skype for Business client and sign in.
When you have a older version of Office running change the 16.0 to 15.0 or 14.0.