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These are blogs for John Weber. One of my joys in life is helping others get ahead in life. Content here will be focused on that from this date forward. John was a Skype for Business MVP (2015-2018) - before that, a Lync Server MVP (2010-2014). I used to write a variety of articles (that you can still find here on the tsoorad side) on technical issues with a smattering of other interests. I have a variety of certifications dating back to Novell CNE and working up through the Microsoft MCP stack to MCITP multiple times. FWIW, I am on my third career - ex-USMC, retired US Army. I have a fancy MBA. The opinions expressed on this blog are mine and mine alone.

2015/08/11

Skype / Lync 2013 and DeviceLock ® DLP

This handy bit of software advertises the following benefits:

http://www.devicelock.com/products/

The Problem

The environment was seeing SfB and Lync 2013 clients unable to make PSTN calls, forward to voice mail, operate from a VPN with any consistency, and multiple other instances of random badness.

Identifying the Cause

As it turns out, the organization had deployed a small number of laptops with the aforementioned DLP product, apparently in the default configuration.

The Fix

Using a laptop without the DLP software deployed resulted in zero issues.  Ergo, this DeviceLock DLP product, in its’ default configuration, breaks SfB/Lync 2013 client software. If your organization wants to deploy this, ensure that the configuration is customized to leave SfB/Lync 2013 clients alone!

YMMV

2015/08/06

SfB User Tips n Tricks eBook

Fellow MVP Matt Landis has a new book out that will make any novice or expert user of Skype for Business even more productive.

https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/office/Skype-for-Business-User-600b52ba

Get your copy today!

YMMV

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