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  1. "Show my Picture" as a GPO Option to force option by administrator

    A Lync user has the option to set either he want to show his picture or not in Lync Client (Options/My Picture/Show or Hide my Picture).

    It should be possible to set this option by GPO (or as a Server Setting on Lync Server) so an administrator can prevent some User to "not show" their pictures.

    136 votes
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    • Auditing of PowerShell cmdlets (Onprem and Online)

      Customers want the ability to audit PowerShell activity; both Onprem and Online.

      97 votes
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      • REAL single PIN for Lync and Exchange

        Change the PIN system to be a REAL single PIN, shared between Lync/SfB and Exchange, like the Active Directory Account Password

        82 votes
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        • Skype for Business Online VDI Support

          Allow the option EnableMediaRedirection to be enabled or disabled using the Online Admin Portal. This is required to be enabled in order to support the Lync/Skype for Business VDI plugin

          48 votes
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          • Automatically remove people from contact list if they are removed from the AD

            Automatically remove people from contact list if they are removed from the AD - We are now unable to remove contacts from Skype for Business Client if the user no longer has an account in AD, this means My client is full of Ex Employees..

            43 votes
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            • Native Backup/Restore Tool

              I think MS could crete a good, standard, reliable and officially supported backup and restore tool for Lync/SfB

              36 votes
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              • GUI Interface for Response Group Holiday Sets

                Please add to SfB Control Pannel a GUI interface to create and edit the Response Group Holiday Sets. There is a free good editor from Jamie Schwinn (http://waveformation.com/holidayseteditor/), why MS could not do the same with Silverlight?

                25 votes
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                • 24 votes
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                  • broadcast audio and video message internally

                    Add an option to broadcast a security message for some users to everybody. We need a way to force IM/voice broadcast to all clients for fire alarms, security incident,...

                    19 votes
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                    • Replace Home Page in Control Panel with Realtime Info

                      Replace the useless Home Page in SfB Control Panel with some Real-time info, for eg. number of active call, connected user, and so on...

                      17 votes
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                      • Complete Call Detail Records in SfB Online

                        Provide the same level of completeness and details of CDR records in SfB online as SfB server.

                        16 votes
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                        • Implement RBAC in SfB Online

                          Customers provide access to Onprem resources using roles, and expect the same capability for managing their Online resources

                          15 votes
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                          • Enable auditing of Skype for Business activity in compliance center

                            At my company we have several global admins for our Office 365 tenant. Different teams control various aspects of the overall configuration. Right now we notice there is a glaring absence of auditing Skype for Business configuration changes. We can audit almost every other component of Office 365 except for Skype. The list of options that are currently available was found at: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Search-the-audit-log-in-the-Office-365-Security-Compliance-Center-0d4d0f35-390b-4518-800e-0c7ec95e946c

                            I would like to request that auditing for Skype for Business configuration activity be enabled in the compliance and security center. This seems like an important aspects of auditing since someone can make changes that enable the…

                            12 votes
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                            • Installing WMF5 causes ocspowershell endpoint to break

                              I've installed WMF5 on two Skype for Business 2015 CU1 enterprise pools. On both pools, this caused new pssessions to https://server.fqdn/ocspowershell to break.

                              Skype for Business is not listed as an incompatible product (here: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/wmf/productincompat).

                              The error I get after installing WMF5 and creating a new PSSession to the ocspowershell endpoint:

                              writeErrorStream : True
                              PSMessageDetails :
                              Exception : System.Management.Automation.Remoting.PSRemotingTransportException: Connecting to remote server placeholder.server.fqdn failed
                              with the following error message : The SSL connection cannot be established. Verify that the service on the remote host is properly
                              configured to listen for HTTPS requests. Consult the logs and documentation for…

                              9 votes
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                              • Skype for Business Administrator should be able to move users from on premise to online

                                When an admin is delegates Skype for Business administrator within O365 they are still unable to move a user from on premise to online. At this time this requires also to be a member of global admins. Also I was informed that as a Skype for Business administrator you should not be able to connect to your Skype for Business tenant via PowerShell. Both of these prevent delegation of duties within a larger organization, and you would think while being a Skype for Business administrator that both should be allowed. These additional features/abilities/roles should be added to the current role…

                                9 votes
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                                • PowerShell Command for entry and exit notification in conference call

                                  There should be a PowerShell Command to enable and disable entry and exit notifications in a conference call.

                                  8 votes
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                                  • 8 votes
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                                    • Add Announcement management to CP

                                      I do not understand why MS made the Control Panel management part for "Unassigned Number" but you have to use PS to create and edit the Announcements. Please add the CP part for Announcement too!

                                      8 votes
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                                      • add a lunch status

                                        add a lunch status

                                        7 votes
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                                        • Ability to change Skype for business Set-CsClientPolicy

                                          In order to turn off Call Quality, we should be able to change the CsClientPolicy, like you can do onpremise.

                                          7 votes
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