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    1. Add the Standard Edition Front End Role to Skype for Business 2019

      It was announced at Microsoft Ignite 2017 that there would be no Standard Edition Front End role in Skype for Business 2019. Enterprise Edition using a full SQL back end will be the only option going forward. While this is a clear pain point for many small and medium sized organizations, even very large organizations use Standard Edition server in branches and offices where survivable branch options do not provide enough functionality. I would like to see the Standard server live on to meet this smaller footprint need.

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      • Use WSUS to update Skype for business 2015 server.

        In the WSUS environment it is already possible to download the updates for Skype for Business server 2015, but you are not allowed to use it, because it breaks SFB.
        You have to do a manual installation with powershell commands.

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        • Need an option to change sequence in Call queues

          We can added group in Call queue, however it does not allow us to set sequence for Agents

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          • Please implement two point in SFB online.

            First, Screen sharing option should be restricted within organization as per user(not for org level).

            Second, if we enable Screen sharing option then user can share within organization level as well as selective domains. (Note: user can share Skype meeting via outlook to approved domain. Therefore, user should not share with these approved domains).

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            • Improve cloud_connector.ini to support assign VLAN to PBX Sites

              Add another parameter on cloud_connector.ini where you can fill a VLAN channel if the site is divided in multiple different connections to office 365.

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              • Improve user propvisioning time

                It sometimes takes almost all day between assigning Skype for Business license and Skype user actually being created in Admin center. Such delays are unacceptable in dynamic world. We sometimes have to provision users in a few hours on a notice and we can't tell our customers to wait 24 hours for Skype to work.

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                • Change the Call Queue Interval Timeout

                  Adjust Call Queue Interval Timeout to 5 minute increments instead of 15 minute increments.

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                  • Remove ideas from this list that have already been implemented.

                    I see a lot of great ideas in this list (as well as a lot of fixes for design oversight), a lot of the ideas I see here have already been added to Skype, such as being able to message someone while they're offline, or removal of the smiley faces automatically added to messages.

                    I think removing or archiving what has already been done will help clear the way for other ideas to get the attention they need, and ought to be a no-brainer.

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                    • Skype Migration Team to assist customers migrating to Office 365 SFB in all facets

                      Since I'm in the middle of a our SFB migration rn to Office 365 Cloud SFB, I would like to see a dedicated team that strictly deals with migrating to O365 SFB. I really lost hair over putting together a project list and trying to get all tasks accurate and addressed properly only to find I'm waiting for licenses to replicate and nobody told me to expect and after pulling an all nighter only to find out support isn't really 24/7 I'm really diasppointed we will have one day down without phones due to this issue and even more that…

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                      • Disable automatic updates for Skype Room Systems

                        Since you brick at least half of my endpoints every couple of months with an unstable version of SRS v2, and since the regular Windows updates - which, for the life of me, I can't imagine whey SRS is on the same update schedule as a regular Win 10 device... - automatically installed brick the other half, we need a way to completely remove our room systems from your update schedules (including Windows Store, which shouldn't even be on a device users can't log into) so we can ensure only stable updates are installed.

                        We're sick of being your beta…

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                        • Link Auto-Attendant with Call Queu and Voicemail

                          Can I have all my numbers go to the same auto-attendant and based on the caller’s selection simultaneously ring more than one phone and if no one answers it goes to voicemail?

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                          • Signin Reports for non-techincal users without having logs

                            It would be nice to have the ability to have logs for sign-in issues that we as administrators could review when we are dealing with non-technical users. My active case number is 618021393142143

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                            • Planning for two-factor capability in Skype for Business (PC, tablet, smart phone) ?

                              When would Microsoft incorporate two-factor capability into the Skype for Business (PC, tablet, smart phone) without the need to generate and use app passwords?
                              We use now Skype for Business 2016.

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                              • SQL Express Dynamic Port may block Application Sharing

                                We have identified an issue where SQL Express uses dynamic high port that is also used by Skype for Business MCU, Mediation or EDGE and breaks the Media connectivity.

                                The SQL Express is deployed as part of the Skype for Business deployment wizard and should be configured appropriately during install.

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                                • Enable the option to customise skypename

                                  As skype had earlier before it joined microsoft, users can get ltheir custom skype name,
                                  This can help to contact worldwide people wethout sharing personal email address.
                                  By keeping mails away from others we can protect it from spam.

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                                  • Microsoft Teams

                                    Would be nice if you would not use Us are you Beta testesr. Please have the product working correctly before deploying it. Spent the last week talking to India to no avail. Cannot not add external users to MS Teams, could 2 weeks ago, cannot now. People where using now its broke and we are purchasing slack. My idea is how about hiring some competent developers and quit outsourcing.

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                                    • Branded URL for Skype Meeting Broadcast

                                      Allow organizations to set up a custom URL for users to go to when they want to use Skype Meeting Broadcast. We'd like the ability to create a CNAME record so our users can go to something like broadcast.contoso.com, and they'll be redirected to broadcast.skype.com.

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                                      • Inplace Upgrade

                                        Please keep the option for in place upgrade from 2015 to 2019. Most smaller business do not have the dollars or infrastructure to have two environments in place during this timeline. The inplace upgrade path from 2013 to 2015 was amazing.

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                                        • Create a sound box we can all scream into at Microsoft when we can't find help

                                          Again I am wasting hours of time as Microsoft has changed something and I have lost my old skype account with my skype name. I have lost my contacts and my conversaitons and my skype credit. I can find no way of logging into it as I use the same email address for both SfB and Skype.

                                          If you create a scream box we can all vent our fury and you can get a senseof how well things are going out here. then, you could have a love and laughter box.

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                                          • Office 365 user should be able to access consumption billing without having a SfB calling plan

                                            Consumption billing should be available for users who are not on a SfB calling plan.

                                            For Example, One of our users in in the office on only 2 afternoons per week. We want them to be able to use a phone whilst in the office however, to do so, they need to have a Cloud PBX subscription and a domestic calling plan. This users need to use the phone is limited but we still need a full subscription.
                                            It would be better if they could participate on a pay as you go basis by using the consumption billing to cover…

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