Upgrade existing Lync/Skype QoE data to Skype for Business 2019

Skype for Business 2019 is the latest and greatest on-premises UC product from Microsoft, and if you are deploying it in an existing environment as part of your journey to the cloud you may have some legacy call data in your Lync 2013 or Skype for Business 2015 servers. In this guide, we take a look at how to import that existing data into our new Skype for Business 2019 deployment.

Why should I do this?

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EnableSkypeUI Where Art Thou?

Are you missing the EnableSkypeUI from Lync Management Shell in Lync Server 2013?

If you have deployed a Skype for Business (S4B) client into your Lync Server 2013 environment you may see the following error upon login:

Skype warning on Start

There are plenty of articles about how to switch the client via Office365 Powershell, Lync Management Shell or the Registry, but if you’re scratching your head on how to get the new parameter “CSClientPolicy” here are some steps that may have been missed.… [Keep reading] “EnableSkypeUI Where Art Thou?”

Lync 2013 Basic Client – the forgotten client

I’ve had conversations with customers lately whom are looking to use Lync Server 2013 and currently don’t want to move their desktop SOE to Office 2013 suite with Lync 2013 Client. This can be a project in itself and one that IT Admins aren’t always prepared to look at. Whether this is because of the analysis needed to roll out the suite or they still are in an agreement that only allows them to Office 2010.… [Keep reading] “Lync 2013 Basic Client – the forgotten client”

Lync IP Phones – VVX Media Phone Alternative

Updated 16 July 2014: The new 5.1.1b VVX Firmware has been released by Polycom and can be found here

The Polycom VVX Media Phones offer an additional option for Lync Enterprise Voice customers over the traditional consumer choice of ‘Optimized for Lync’ Aries phones running Lync Phone Edition firmware. I recently came back in touch with these devices and this blog post is some of my latest observations.

Microsoft extended support for the Aries phone firmware till 2023 which shows Microsoft’s commitment to traditional telephony devices and to vendors of Lync IP phones continuing sales for some time into the future.… [Keep reading] “Lync IP Phones – VVX Media Phone Alternative”