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Office 365 Usage Location and Skype for Business Online

Questions often arise in Skype for Business Online (SfBO) administration regarding the a user’s registered “location”. In the SfBO admin center we see it as the location field in the user listing as shown here:

This subtle setting is important for the voice Phone System calling plan (PSTN) service configuration in SfBO because it restricts what phone numbers can be assigned to a user, and their associated emergency location. Specifically, only registered emergency locations (addresses) that belong to the same country as a users’ location can specified for that user. In addition, when assigning phone numbers to a user, only acquired numbers in the same country are available for . . . → Read More: Office 365 Usage Location and Skype for Business Online

Skype for Business Online PowerShell Throttling Limits

As many ITPro’s have found out through remote PowerShell scripting against Exchange Online, there are limits. 

The same holds true for Skype for Business Online when using the Skype for Business Online Windows PowerShell Module. These are often an issue when scripting across thousands of objects.  For example, applying a SfBO policy to 15,000 user objects.

The throttling limits are very similar to that in Exchange Online. From experience, here are the hard limits:

3 concurrent sessions per credential used to connect 10 concurrent sessions per tenant Throttle Limits for Resources and Types of Resources A resource is an object, or a type of object such as a Policy, . . . → Read More: Skype for Business Online PowerShell Throttling Limits

Top 5 New Lync 2013 PowerShell Features

Microsoft Lync Server 2013 ships with Microsoft PowerShell Version 3.0 which has many improvements to the PowerShell command line interface. Coupled with new additions in the Microsoft Lync PowerShell module, the two bring a lot of great new things to the Lync Administration table. This blog post contains the top 5 things I have discovered so far.

1] The Show-Command CmdLet

The new PowerShell V3 Show-Command cmdlet bridges a bit of the gap between a CLI and GUI interface – which eases some of the syntax-challenges with a CLI interface.

Running this cmdlet opens a small user interface with a list of all available PowerShell modules in your PowerShell session . . . → Read More: Top 5 New Lync 2013 PowerShell Features