Microsoft Flow – Skype for Business Connector

I don’t know if you ever used Microsoft Flow, but i use it mostly for getting notification abouts some important rss feeds. In this example i will use a Weather forecast flow.

Microsoft released a new connector to send notifications to Skype for Business, (according to the microsoft docs site, it’s still in preview) you can choose 2 options:

  • Create an online meeting
  • Send an instant message

Create an online meeting

When creating the trigger meeting you can enter sip addresses separated by semi-colun.

in the result after running the Flow you can see the meeting URL created. When using Phone dial-in, confence ID, dial-in number and directory url will also be created.

In my test scenario the meeting did not popped up at my Skype for Business Client, so you will need to create another event to send the urls to the users.

Send an instant message

If you choose the IM option you can send a IM message to a specific user

You now will be notified about the Weather forecast (see top bar subject).

Limits

Connections per account: 2

Name Calls Renewal Period
API calls per connection 60 60 seconds

Security Updates October 2017 Office- Web Apps and Online Server

Security Update

This security update resolves a vulnerability in Microsoft Office that could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted Office file. To learn more about these vulnerability, see Microsoft Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures CVE-2017-11826.

  • KB3213659 – Microsoft Office Online Server (download)
  • KB4011231 – Microsoft Office Web Apps (download)

Supported Operating Systems

Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2

Update SQL Server 2014 SP2 constantly fails on Skype for Business Server

SQL Server 2014

Recently i had set up a new Skype for Business Deployment, with a Front-end (Standard Edition) and Anywhere365. After installing Skype for Business roles, Windows Update popped up with SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 2 (CU 1) (KB3178925).

I tried to install the update using the Windows Update, but everytime i got the error code: 84B30002

When looking at the log files from SQL i did not found anything spectacular, the only strange message is “user has cancelled”

You can find the installation Log files here: %programfiles%\Microsoft SQL Server\120\Setup Bootstrap\Log

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