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  1. Ability to restrict file transfers to "internal" Skype users but block them to federated Partners

    We have certain business units that want to restrict groups of users from using file transfer function in Skype to External federated partners, whilst maintain the ability to use this function to other internal users within our O365 tenant. Currently is all or nothting you have to disable file transfer for both internal and external federated users

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      8 comments  ·  Manageability - Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Admin Rights Through Desktop Sharing

      Admin Rights Through Desktop Sharing for full remote assistance.

      72 votes
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      • Allow SfB online (office 365) users to add Jabber/XMPP users to their contact list like On premises users can

        On premises Skype for Business/Lync Server users can add Jabber/XMPP users to their contact list for federation. Skype for Business Online (office 365) users are restricted to federation with other SfB and regular Skype users only. I would like SfB online users to be able to federate with more than just other SfB and regular Skype users

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        • Data Leakage Prevention and AV scan at edge level in skype for business

          We need to have a way to block IM, presentations, desktop shares and file transfers that are have a classification of a certain type like "company confidential". We currently use a marking tool for our office document and must have a way to avoid data leakage when communicating to outside stakeholders via the edge server. we also need a way to scan files for a threat with a third party antivirus

          37 votes
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          • SfB Passive Auth with Exchange - MFA

            Today, enabling Passive Auth breaks integration with Exchange. This is called out here as by design:

            "Customers who have deployed two-factor authentication for Microsoft Exchange may find that certain features in the client are unavailable. This is currently by design, as the Skype for Business client does not support two-factor authentication for features that are dependent on Exchange integration."
            - https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn308562.aspx

            Yet, every Microsoft marketing blog post states that SfB for Mobile and Desktop now supports MFA... Although SfB does support MFA, the inability for it to integrate with Exchange once MFA is enabled is unacceptable.

            End users (on iOS)…

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            • Make Skype hippa compliant

              Technology has allow healthcare to explore other avenues to provide healthcare, insurance etc. Improving Skype as a hippa compliant resource will greatly simplify healthcare and Insurance

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              • File transfer error message not clear

                When I tried to send a file (.mat file from Matlab) via Skype, the transfer failed and the following error message was shown: "Error in Transfer". I doubted there was a network issue and tried to re-send several times in different network configurations.

                After some investigation, I found out that this was not a network error, but just a file extension filtering of Skype. In this case, Skype should show another message like "restricted file" or something, so that the user can clearly understand that this is the intended behavior.

                Please consider changing this error message. Thank you!

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                  • please stop with the 3 logins because i do not want to save my password!

                    after logging into Skype for Business i have to sign in three times in a row in order to get the credentials box to quit firing. Let me know how to stop this nuisance or just allow users to NOT save their passwords without harrassment...

                    10 votes
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                    • 10 votes
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                      • 10 votes
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                        • allow personal email login

                          Since i have many a personal email, i want to login to SFB with personal email to contact my peers without a custom domain or business email.

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                          • Provide revert option within seconds to remove the sent message

                            A revert option to remove the sent message but within specific seconds

                            7 votes
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                            • mandatory pictures

                              so we know who we're talking to - more interpersonal

                              7 votes
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                              • it hangs when I start typing a message. I am behind the strong firewall and proxy with auth

                                make it more firewall-friendly and add network debug. Let it say what is going wrong. It just hangs everytime

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                                • for the Skype for Business program to be compatible with the Ofice 2013 program. so that documents can still be opened with the Office 2013

                                  Make the Skype for Business 2016 program compatible with the Office 2013 program. I've been using the 2013 program for a year quite easily and the Skype for Business for approx. 9 months quite easily. Only when the 2016 program started did I start having problems.

                                  4 votes
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                                  • 4 votes
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                                    • Communication between normal Skype users and Skype for Business users.

                                      Skype for Business users can initiate the communication with normal Skype users, but Skype users should not able to initiate the communications

                                      4 votes
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                                      • 4 votes
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                                        • Indicator to tell when the conversation history is being recorded.

                                          I have heard the argument that conversation history is not kept because it is similar to recording a phone call without the other party knowing it is being recorded... A recorded conversation can not be used in court UNLESS both parties acknowledge that the conversation is being recorded. To cover both bases, could history be enabled once both parties agree to accept that the conversation is being recorded? When a conversation is started or resumed, it might be possible to allow either party to reject the recording of the conversation.

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