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    1. Support for Windows Server 2019 Core to Skype for Business Server 2019

      Similar to Exchange Server 2019, please allow Skype for Business Server 2019 to be installed on Windows Server 2019 Core.
      Remove the requirement for Desktop-Experience feature

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        1 comment  ·  Manageability - Planning & Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • SFB - handle Agent call forwarding in Auto Attendant

        PSTN call to Auto Attendant in turn to Call Queue >> Agent >> Immediate forward to PSTN is not working. Forwarding Set for Agents/ Agents work when the phone number associated with agent/agents is dialed direct but does not work when the Auto attendant/Call Queue service number is dialed. A case was worked with Microsoft and closed without providing any support. Checking if there is a solution to this issue.

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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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          • Create an all user installer for Skype Meeting App

            I cannot install the Skype Meeting App as a regular user. I can switch to my admin account to install the app but it only installs for that user account. If it could be installed for all users this would be much easier to manage as it could be done while imaging.

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              2 comments  ·  Manageability - Planning & Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 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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              • Enable Support for TCP KeepAlives in Sfb Edge Server for External Federation

                (there seems to be no category for SfB Server ideas/enhancements)

                Enable Support for TCP KeepAlives in Sfb Edge Server for External Federation

                Unlike the XMPP Edge, the SfB Edge server does not support setting of TCP KeepAlives when federating with external partners. Often these connections go through NAT/Firewalls some of which ungracefully tear down idle TCP connections. This causes a timeout at the SIP stack level which causes delays in message delivery (if not loss)

                Issue described in detail here: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/ie/en-US/9c1b8e41-8c3e-42d7-be74-7dd38a069226/how-can-tcp-keepalive-be-enabled-on-skype-for-business-lync-2013-edge-servers?forum=sfbfr

                The issue is that even if the TCP KeepAlives are enabled at the OS level, unless the SfB Edge…

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                  0 comments  ·  Manageability - Planning & Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Outside of business hours redirected to an outside company

                  When someone calls our company outside of business hours, we can redirect their phone call to another company (answering service) through the administration portal.

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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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                    • 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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                        • Change the Call Queue Interval Timeout

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

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                            1 comment  ·  Manageability - Planning & Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 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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                              0 comments  ·  Manageability - Planning & Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 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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                                  • 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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                                    • 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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                                        • 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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