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    1. Enable Skype retention for security groups instead of individual

      Currently, you are only able to add individual accounts to a retention policy for Skype. It would be beneficial to enable groups like Exchange is able to.

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        0 comments  ·  Manageability - Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Remove the need for the legacy RTC* groups

        Remove the need for the older, legacy RTC* groups from Skype for Business. Why do I need to assign someone to RTCUniversalUserAdministrator when they are a member of CsAdministrator? Shouldn't CsAdministrator, or the other Cs* RBAC groups, give all the access that the group implies?

        For the love of my and my fellow admin's sanity, fix this.

        31 votes
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        • Admin rights over end user settings

          Sign out end users from all sessions, block sign in on schedule, edit call forwards, clear "What's happening today?" and location, etc.

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          • CCE and Speculative Update

            CCE VM's do not have AV installed and as per https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4072699/ they therefore will not get any Windows Security updates past December 2017.

            Adding the QualityCompat registry key in manually is not a sustainable option for what is supposed to be a closed box, auto-updating system.

            Full details are documented on http://www.tobiefysh.co.uk/2018/02/cce-and-speculative-execution.html

            10 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Manageability - Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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              • Make is possible to disable Screen Sharing

                Make it possible for Company Administrators to disable ScreenSharing from the Admin Center.
                Also make a difference between inside and outside the company.

                GDPR-law is demanding us to disable screensharing to people outside our own company.

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                • DLP for Skype

                  Office 365 offers DLP for Exchange, Sharepoint, and Onedrive. However, there is no DLP for Skype. We need Skype data loss prevention to prevent users from transferring confidential data via Skype, particularly to external domains.

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                    • To increase number of users while creating Skype conversation history retention policy

                      In the Security and Compliance center in Office 365, we have the ability to create Retention Policies for all data including Exchange, Sharepoint, Onedrive, and Skype. For all other forms of data EXCEPT Skype we can create the policy globally to apply to all users. For Skype data we can only create a policy with 100 users. This makes it impossible to manage data retention for Skype within an organization that has thousands of users (or even more than a couple hundred). I had a case open with MS on this; # 1407047478 and was told it's a design limitation.…

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                        • Add Windows 10 support for Skype for Business Azure Active Directory Conditional Access

                          Please add Windows 10 support for Skype for Business Azure Active Directory Conditional Access. I spoke with Premier Support and they informed me this is only supported for Windows 7 and 8.1 as per https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/active-directory-conditional-access-technical-reference

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                          • Allow Control Over the S4B Address List in Office 365

                            Exchange has had functionality to hide addresses for security purposes and FCC Regulations for years. ALL addresses including deleted users can be found in Skype 4 Business search. This is an unacceptable security problem. I can contact the CEO of several pharma companies with Skype, write down their contact info and SPAM them, or send phishing attacks. The regulations that apply to email should also apply to Skype for Business. Users should be able to use Skype without finding every address in the world. For now, the only way to remove an address is to remove the Skype license per…

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                              0 comments  ·  Manageability - Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 1 Click to Logout, Exit, and clear Cache/History

                              In many Health Care settings, computers are setup with a singular username/password that automatically logs on when the computer boots. Desktop and application security/logon are handled by a third party system such as Imprivata. This creates a problem where ward clerks / receptionists / medical assistants that share a computer end up having access to each others skype account if they do not go through the requisite 6 steps to sign-out then exit. BUT even when they sign-out and exit the application, when the next person logs in they have access to the other's history. It's completely unacceptable that two…

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                              • Block P2P File Transfer with specific external organizations

                                https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Skype-for-Business-Blog/Update-on-Custom-Policies-in-Skype-for-Business-Online/ba-p/69850

                                The new custom policies allows the capability to block external P2P File Transfer while still allowing internal. However this capability will affect all federated organizations and no way to specifically contain it to just one or more.

                                Would love to see the ability to block P2P File Transfer to just specific federated organizations rather than it affecting all.

                                15 votes
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                                • Need a way to hide VIP users from the Skype directory

                                  We have some VIP users who should not be contacted directly by others in the organization, but only through their executive assistants.

                                  Currently we can hide them from email, but Skype keeps it's own directory that other O365 directories rely on (per O365 as we troubleshot the issue), making it impossible to hide VIP users there.

                                  Ideally we'd like:
                                  * To be able to completely hide particular users from all O365 directories including the Skype directory
                                  * To be able to make the hidden user visible only to other in their department or to specific users or groups
                                  * Hiding…

                                  21 votes
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                                  • Audit logs for Skype for Business Online

                                    The current O365 Audit logs do not include any Skype for Business data … ?
                                    What are our plans to also include SfB logs ? And what details ?

                                    Background:
                                    My customer received an email notifications that his PSTN number (Phone System with Calling Plan) has changed, but he is the Admin and has not made this change.
                                    He wants to check who and when this change has been made ? Was it another Admin or Microsoft ... ?

                                    Audit log : https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Search-the-audit-log-in-the-Office-365-Security-Compliance-Center-0d4d0f35-390b-4518-800e-0c7ec95e946c?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US
                                    API and Schema : https://msdn.microsoft.com/office-365/office-365-management-activity-api-schema

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                                    • Enable Skype Translator in Skype For Business

                                      Today, it´s not possible to use this feature in Skype 4 business. I can´t show this feature to my school clients, because I encourage them to use personal accounts

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                                      • Disable status generally or set to "unknown"

                                        It should be possible to set the status of one or all users by default to "Unknown". Due to security reasons and also to prevent an unintended "not available" apprearance to other users it is necessary to hide the actual status from any other.

                                        To state it clear: My boss demands the complete deactivation of the status forcefully. Though I don't agree with this, I generally demand full configurability of applications. Office goes regrettably the other way.

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                                        • File Transfer Customization

                                          We need to set a policy that restrict certain file types from being sent over Skype For Business to maintain the environment security.

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                                          • Have the option to choose between Web Auth + Token or the option to use Apps Password with Skype for Business when MFA is enabled/enforced.

                                            Some versions of Skype for Business prompt authentication using web credentials popup and phone verification when MFA is enabled/enforced. Other versions of Skype for Business require apps password. I would like to have option to choose which method I prefer either in registry edit or in the MFA preferences. Right now I am unable to choose between using Web authentication + Phone or only using Apps password.

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