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  1. Fix issues with simultaneous ring/forwarding settings to ring another user with incoming call

    Simultaneous ring feature within the forwarding options does not work consistently. Often it rings the delegate who has been selected to receive the simultaneous ring, but it does not ring the original user.
    Please fix this feature of Lync, or fix the feature on Skype for Business app. With the latter, the software does not allow you to select the name of a fellow user to simultaneously ring.

    Additionally, when call-forwarding turned off, often the user hears the call ringing but does not see the pop-up window appear to answer the call, then it flashes briefly without enough time to…

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  2. Hide shared mailboxes from the Skype contact list

    We use shared mailboxes in O365 and have set the Exchange property "Hide from address lists" to false for some of those. However, when we use the "Find someone" box in Skype for Business, these hidden mailboxes still appear in the list. Is there anyway to hide them from Skype?

    30 votes
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  3. Sort Skype for business (Lync) GROUPS alphabetically. Omitted over many revisions, especially for business.

    I have many thousands in my company and interact with individuals mainly by their groups, so as people leave or join the company, my Lync groups content changes. This makes group names my hierarchical focus when I need to contact a resource. To have to look up and down a list of 50 unsorted group names each time, for the specific group I need, so as to contact a resource, is a pain without alphabetical sorting. The feature to sort groups as well as individuals should be a given but MS has left it out in revisions of this product,…

    170 votes
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  4. Allow the admin to create a default contact list for Skype for Business.

    Allow the administrator to create groups and whole contact lists to deploy to their users for Skype for Business.

    38 votes
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  5. Allow Contact Groups in Skype for Business to be sorted alphabetically & to toggle between manual and default sort (alphabetically).

    I have created many contact groups in Skype for Business and I want to be able to resort them all alphabetically to save time searching through my whole list to find a group. I know I can currently move the groups manually into the order I want them, but with 40 + groups, that will take a long time, time I don't have to spend while working in a call center environment.

    There is a regkey value for Communicator (HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Communicator<SIP URI>\GroupStateCacheU\SortGroups REG_BINARY) which can be deleted to set sort order back to default. I attempted to delete this value for…

    46 votes
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  6. Allow CSP admins to connect to CSP customers skype service

    with:
    New-CsOnlineSession -Credential $Cred -OverrideAdminDomain
    choose CSP customer domain & CSP admin account

    9 votes
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  7. Make default text ininvitations for PSTN conferencing (Skype for Business online) understandable for users

    The default text (in German) for PSTN conferencing in Skype-Meeting invitations is hard to understand.

    It reads:
    "Per Telefon teilnehmen

    Gebührenpflichtige Nummer: +41432105712 (Dial-in Number) Deutsch (Deutschland)

    Lokale Rufnummer suchen"

    Better would be:
    "Per Telefon teilnehmen

    Einwahl-Nummer: +41432105712
    Lokale Einwahl-Nummer suchen"

    3 votes
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  8. audit the global teams settings changes

    noticed when changing a setting this wasn't visible in the audit logs

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  9. Skype for Business no funciona en un Server 2008 R2 por terminal Service.

    Skype for Business no funciona en un Server 2008 R2 por terminal Service, se contacto al personal de soporte de Microsoft Colombia y tampoco se pudo solucionar, la version Free funciona perfecto.

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  10. Skype for Business no funciona en un Server 2008 R2 por terminal Service.

    Skype for Business no funciona en un Server 2008 R2 por terminal Service, se contacto al personal de soporte de Microsoft Colombia y tampoco se pudo solucionar, la version Free funciona perfecto.

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  11. More frequent updates on Skype CQD poor call data

    Today Skype poor call data lags several days behind. I would like having daily (preferably even hourly) updates. This makes immediate troubleshooting and response possible instead of 5 days after the fact.

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  12. More conferencing policies to be accessed via the SfB admin portal UI.

    Many of my customers have requested the ability for more client conferencing policies to be accessed via the SfB admin portal UI. For example the ability to enable/disable screen sharing rather than using PowerShell.

    16 votes
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  13. Make the S4B admin center use the same auth token as the rest of Office 365

    Right now, every time I click through from the O365 admin center to the S4B admin center, I have to log in again. This behaviour is on all tenants I have access to.

    PS: your category chooser shows "Lync admin".

    4 votes
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  14. Skype for Business Admin Center does not launch Error Correlation ID: 2023253118

    From Office Admin Center, Skype for Business does not launch. Unknown Application Error Correlation ID: 2023253118 3/13/2018 3:37:48 PM

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  15. Microsoft Teams license is activating Skype for Business license

    We do not use Skype for Business Online (Plan 2) so we disable this license, but still Skype accounts are created. We do not use the Skype cloud solution, but an on premise one. The issue started a month ago and happens to all the new users, possible connected to the Major Update.

    I've found out that disabling the Microsoft Teams license, the Skype account is also deleted. This behavior was not before February.
    It is more likely that our organisation will start using Teams, but during the transition we are still going to use the on premise Skype solution.

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  16. It would be great to be able to add pictures to staff with the option of disabling for certain applications.

    Staff are happy to have their images available to other staff (in Skype for Business, Teams, Yammer, etc) but would like them disabled for Outlook so that they're not going outside the business to other people.

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  17. Constative Transfers of Skype for Business Online calls

    When Transferring allow the person making the transfer to have a private conversation with the person receiving the call without needing to make multiple calls. This a standard feature in many phone systems I am a partner and the lack of this deal breaker to many customers.

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  18. Lighter on-premise skype SIP address management for dirsync customers

    According to Microsoft they recommend I ask my first line users (who create user accounts) to use ADSI edit to add the SIP address. I really don't want my first line users messing around in ADSI edit. Microsoft provide Exchange on-premise licenses for customers who want to use dirsync. They should provide the same or other solution for Lync/Skype

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  19. Changing default setting for Skype For Business to coordinate with primary option.

    Kind of a weird default for setting - enabling external user option to add does not technically work until the Skype For Business admin center -> organization -> external communications -> external access is changed to be opposite from its default setting (ie. changed to "On except for blocked domains) - suggestion for software enhancement.

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  20. skype for business contact list

    we urgently need to add office365 contact into Skype for business contact list.

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