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Skype is a proprietary VOIP (Voice over IP) service and software application.

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Is there a single point-of-reference that lists the release dates for the Live Communications Server (and other related client/server applications) [closed]

Whilst I've been able to find historic information relating to the Live Communications Server (and subsequent versions as it was rebranded), what I haven't been able to find is a definitive list of ...
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Skype Laggs on Wifi

The Problem is that when i do a skype call on wifi, it laggs and the voice is ticked. I have got a 100/100Mbit Internet connection, with a Sophos sg-135u Firewall/Router and 5 Sophos AP 55 Access ...
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Outlook showing the wrong Meeting type (Lync instead of Skype)

I'm currently experiencing an issue after setting up and integrating a Skype for Business 2015 test environment with Exchange 2019. I have a windows client with Office 2013 located in the LAN, and on ...
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Is it possible to connect two Skype for Business instances (distinct companies)?

My company has a very restrictive policy regarding IT security; most cloud solutions are forbidden. We have an on-premises Skype for Business instance. In one of our projects, involving only a small ...
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Skype for Business Server 2015 and .local domain

I am having some issues getting our SfB server running when connected outside the company network. We have a standalone SfB server with a hostname: hostname.domain.local The SIP domain looks like ...
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Skype for Business calls behind pfSense dropping after five seconds

I'm having a problem with Skype for Business (Lync) disconnecting behind a pfSense firewall after exactly 5 seconds. It's an odd problem, and I've opened a ticket with Microsoft, but thus far, that ...
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integration between Skype For Business Online and Exchange 2010

I've been searching and searching for ages now, on how to integrate Skype For Business online with an on-premises Exchange 2010. More specifically I want to be able to see free/busy (availability) in ...
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How Skype to Skype For Business Communication, is configured?

Our office emails hosted on Office-365 / Skype For Business for instant messaging. Our vendors do not have Skype for business accounts. What configuration needs to be done on Exchange? We need to ...
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Skype for Business 2015 installed - but where are the clients?

I've got the following setup Skype for Business 2015 Standard running on Windows Server 2016. 2 x Windows 10 Creator Update clients. All seems fine on the server. All services running, I've enabled ...
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Connect Skype For Linux Beta through proxy

How are you guys? I'm getting the following issue. I was trying to fix it of several ways but without success. In our organization, to navigate through internet, you need to configure the proxy server....
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Skype for Business Server 2015 set up on Standard Front End Server

I'm following this link to set up a skype for business server 2015. http://windowspbx.blogspot.in/2015/05/installing-skype-for-business-2015.html I dont understand if we really need two server ...
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Application Event Log Source: SideBySide, Event ID: 35 Lync.exe.Manifest error

I'm seeing an error in my Windows event log with the following signature: Log: Application Source: SideBySide EventId: 35 Level: Error Description: Activation context generation failed for "C:\...
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Skype for Business 2015 - Enable AD users

I have installed Skype for Business 2015 into a test lab environment and am now struggling enabling any users. I have created three new AD users - U1@test.local, U2@test.local and U3@test.local. ...
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Skype for Business 2015 Edge server import certificate installation issue

We are installing Skype for Business server 2015 for testing purposes. I used StartSSL to get free certificate for Skype for Business Edge server. I followed the installation instructions from Jeff ...
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Lync/ Skype4Business App saves Chat History locally?

I hope this is in scope of this stackexchange. I was wondering, if the chat history is saved servers-side (https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/hh243707%28v=office.14%29.aspx), is it then ...
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Skype for Business/Lync 2013 - Wrong Display Names

Recently we've been noticing an issue where when searching for a user in Skype For Business/Lync 2013, a different user will show up in the search results. Doing some research, this seems to be ...
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Lync2013/Skype for Business 2015 Firewall requirements

We are looking to deploy a single consolidated edge on a vSphere Cluster. From reading the Microsoft documentation, it appears you need two layers of firewalling. Internet <--> Firewall <--&...
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Group chat appears invisible for Windows 10 users of Skype for Business

Recently moved to Office 365 which included a move from on-premise to cloud Skype for Business (SFB). One frustrating issue we have with this is our client machines (mostly Windows 10) cannot see the ...
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Skype for Business 2015 (SfB) / Skype Federation and Public Skype Directory search

So I successfully deployed Skype for Business 2015, registered our PIC at https://pic.lync.com, successfully ran Microsoft Remote Connectivity Analyzer at https://testconnectivity.microsoft.com/ (says ...
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Microsoft UC and Skype for Business

I new to the Hosted PBX and VoIP systems. Currently the company I work for has an old T1 phone system they are looking to move away from. We have Skype for Business and Office 365. Basically my ...
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Get rid of Skype for Business warning about Exchange

I'm at a college where we have a campus licensing agreement with Microsoft for licensing Windows and Office that now includes Office 365 online services, which includes Skype for Business. I'm playing ...
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Skype Cannot Connect Through Squid3 Proxy Server

Been trying to figure this out for a while to no avail... I have a squid3 proxy server setup on a separate machine on a different network. I'm using the digest user protocol to store access usernames ...
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Forwarding/Simulring settings reset when logging in with Lync client

Problem: Using a Lync phone edition device, or using SEFAUtil, we can set forwarding/simulring settings for a particular user. Once that user logs in on a Lync client (running on Win7), the ...
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Skype Group Chat in a secured location?

When working in a secured location - some place that uses HTTPS inspection for the firewall, possibly application level filtering, etc - how do you get Group Chat to work correctly in Skype? Adding ...
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Should Skype be reliable in a corporate environment?

I have been managing the IT function in a small software development company that has grown from 10 users to 70 users in 5 years. Most users in the company are office based, but some key users work ...
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How to prevent Skype DDOS [duplicate]

Is there a way to monitor number of attempted Skype connections on a specified port and dynamically firewall off the offending IPs if they break a certain threshhold within a specific time limit - in ...
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How to Install Skype domain-wide

You know Live Messenger is over and we have to migrate to Skype. I got two choices to do that on 40+ computers under the domain. Give standard users permission to install software. Automatically/...
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Dependency isssue on Skype Installation in Debian 6

I tried Below 2 packages,but both were faled. I even tryed to install missing dependencies, but that also again asking some another dependencies. Is there any other approch to install skype on Debian ...
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How do I configure iptables in DD-WRT to block Skype on br1 only?

Using DD-WRT on a Linksys router, I've got a private network set up as br0 and a guest network set up as br1. I want to block access to Skype on only the guest network, and the easiest way I've seen ...
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wireshark skype messages

I would like to analyse packets sent by skype from my computer. Particularly I am interested in packets that transmit messages. With what filter I can see this packets on wireshark. I know that ...
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Why skype can not connect through squid proxy

No matter how hard i tried skype still can not connect to its server. Able to access other HTTPS servers like gmail,but skype is not working through proxy. squid proxy server eth0:192.168.2.22 with ...
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Skype Connect and Elastix for incoming and outgoing calls

I ordered Skype Connect, And i want to integrate skype connect with my Elastix server to handle incoming and outgoing calls. I created new SIP Trunk through GUI with the following info : ...
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Skype performance in IPSEC VPN

I've been challenged to "improve Skype performance" for calls within my organisation. Having read the Skype IT Administrators Guide I am wondering whether we might have a performance issue where the ...
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pfSense with two WANs, routing Skype traffic over a specific WAN

I have a pfSense setup with two WANs (WAN1 and WAN2) and one LAN network. The two WANs are setup for failover. However, QoS has recently been an issue for Skype calls in our office (about 30 people) ...
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Cisco IOS PBR - PBRing Skype

I've got a very simple question, which seems to be extremely difficult when put into practice. I have a Cisco IOS router with two Internet links (one over a WAN, through a proxy, everywhere, etc.) ...
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Skype Connect as SIP/Trunk for Asterisk

First off: I'm not sure if this should be on superuser or here. I have recently built a few Asterisk boxes with OpenVOX FXO/FXS ports little or no trouble. My current project is building an ...
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Small business video confrence. Any reason why I should not use Skype?

I'm going to need to set up video conferencing between Hawaii and Seattle for a small business. They would like to use a mounted TV to do the video conferencing. It will be one TV to one TV ...
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How do you configure QoS for Skype?

On our office network (26 people), some users have complained of poor Skype call quality, particularly in the upstream direction. I wanted to ask, how do I identify Skype traffic, considering that it ...
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Skype call via RDP on terminal server - windows server 2003

I tried calling with skype on terminal server on windows server 2003 R2 SP2. I enable sound over RDP with a Windows Server 2003 virtual machine. ( http://geekswithblogs.net/eknowlogy/archive/2006/06/...
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Cheap Solution for Routing a Toll Free Number to a Standard POTS Number

I do some technical work for an Internet Radio Show/Podcast, and need to fix something that has been broken for a while. The hosts have a Skype-In number to take listener calls, and for convenience ...
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Skype in a business - what's your view?

We currently don't allow Skype usage on the LAN. The reasons ultimately come down to that great cover-all of "security", though I have to admit that these days I'm not sure if Skype has turned into a ...
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Improving Skype quality

Every now and then I revisit the issue of shaping skype traffic. AFAIK Skype is notorious for ignoring most settings - incoming ports, proxies, etc so it is not possible to give special treatment to ...
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Logging skype in enterprise

Are there tools or settings that can be used to log all conversations (text, voice if possible, file transmission) in enterprise environment? Folks want to use skype, but can't record same way as with ...
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How different is "Skype Connect" from "Skype for Asterisk"

We already use "Skype for Asterisk" channels to connect Skype to Asterisk PBX. Skype has a new offering called "Skype Connect" (or formerly "Skype for SIP"). What are the differences?
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Can I have notifications/alerts sent by IM to a Skype account from a headless machine?

I want to make my network monitoring system send IM alerts, and the IM client of choice at my workplace is Skype. Is there a command-line driven API, that doesn't require the GUI Skype client, so I ...
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Block skype using iptables

Any way to block skype from our network using IPTABLES ?
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Switch from Skype to IRC

In our company (web company, 35 people, engineering and business, OS X clients, linux servers), we're evaluating alternatives to Skype which we use mostly for group and user-to-user chat. I've looked ...
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Block Skype on Cisco IOS

I'm trying to block skype via policy routing but it's not working ... here's my configuration: class-map match-any block match protocol skype policy-map QoS-Priority-Input class block police ...
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How to block Skype using Squid?

Is there a way to block Skype using Squid?
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Does anyone provide a Skype connection service?

Is there a way of offering Skype access to incoming calls while keeping all telephony traffic over our chosen business telephony provision? Is there a 3rd party who can route incoming Skype calls to ...
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