In this post I will try to keep you updated with the current releases and build numbers for Skype for Business 2015 Server.
As of now, there has been released five updates for Skype for Business Server 2015. The Microsoft download page is updated with the latest SkypeServerUpdateInstaller, so the link will always point to the most recent CU.
Server updates and Build Numbers:
May 2017 Update – Build number 6.0.9319.281(CU6)
Be adviced: CU6 has been reported to break Web Conferencing Edge service due to updates to the .Net Framework.
Check out this TechNet article if you experience problems.
February 2017 Update – Build number 6.0.9319.277(CU5)
November 2016 Update – Build number 6.0.9319.272(CU4)
June 2016 Update – Build number 6.0.9319.239(CU3)
March 2016 Update – Build number 6.0.9319.235(CU2)
November 2015 Update – Build number 6.0.9319.102 (CU1)
This post will update as new CU’s are released.
This is a great post done by Skype4B enthusiast Mark Vale on Cloud PBX and Office 365 E5 which is to be launched in the US on December 1st 2015. I recommend everyone to read his thoughts and keep them in mind.
Source: Skype for Business Cloud PBX with PSTN Calling – 5 Steps to Success
Incredibly useful post by Mark Vale(@unifiedvale) on how to recover from a corrupt CMS. Please do note the points in the article about making a backup of your Lync environment. You never know when you need it.
Source: Skype for Business – Recover Your Deployment from a Deleted or Corrupt CMS
Implementing backup of your Lync/Skype for Business environment can be accomplished in many ways. Please check out MVP Lasse Wedoe’s blog on how to as one of several resources.
In a short period of time I’ve encountered two different cases of the Edge server not replicating. Everything seems OK, but the changes simply won’t move to the Edge.
I found a great blogpost by Jaap Wesselius here that describes the exact problem and how to fix it.
Simply add the following to the registry of the Skype/Lync Edge server:
New REG_DWORD(32bit) ClientAuthenticationTrustMode with value “2” in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\SecurityProviders\SCHANNEL
Restart the Edge server(not just the services) and toggle the Skype/Lync replication service on the FrontEnd server. Wait a few and the replication should be OK.