Veeam Supported Products Reaching End of Life in 2022

After my last post highlighting the Veeam software that reaches end of support in 2022, I wanted to expand this further and discuss software that Veeam works with that will be approaching end of life in 2022. Why does this matter when I’m just trying to protect the data? Times change, and software changes with… Continue reading Veeam Supported Products Reaching End of Life in 2022

Microsoft Teams Direct Routing & Audiocodes SBCs – Replaces Header

Microsoft have recently announced MC299922, aka “Direct Routing will stop processing SIP requests which have ‘Replaces’ headers”. The timescale is fairly aggressive as from the 3rd January 2022, Microsoft will start updating their platform to reject SIP requests that have ‘Replaces’ headers. Works are expected to be completed by mid-January 2022, and this is going… Continue reading Microsoft Teams Direct Routing & Audiocodes SBCs – Replaces Header

Quick Tip: How to fix camera flickering in Microsoft Teams

For the last 18+ months, there’s been a huge increase in the number of video calls (apparently something to do with a pandemic?). For some people this has caused them a huge amount of frustration if they’re near a source of LED lighting, as it appears on camera as a flicker, this can become even… Continue reading Quick Tip: How to fix camera flickering in Microsoft Teams

Exchange Online: Subscribe Existing Members to Microsoft 365 Group Using PowerShell

Hi, So I recently had a case whereby a user was leveraging Microsoft 365 Groups for Microsoft Teams voicemails, but only some of the users were being emailed. Upon carrying out a message trace and eDiscovery I could confirm that the some users were in fact, not being emailed. With no service issues currently raised… Continue reading Exchange Online: Subscribe Existing Members to Microsoft 365 Group Using PowerShell

Database Considerations: Veeam Backup & Replication / Veeam ONE on Windows Server 2022 – Part One

Veeam v11a is now available in RTM, bringing support for Windows Server 2022 amongst its many other features. If you’re planning a new deployment however, you’ll want to read on…

Skype for Business Server 2015 CU12 Released – Important Changes & Prerequisite Troubleshooting

Microsoft have released the CU12 cumulative update for Skype for Business Server 2015, and with it, some huge changes. In addition to the usual bug fixing, they’ve also taken the stance that they won’t be investing any further effort into the Skype for Business Online PowerShell module, instead you MUST use the Microsoft Teams PowerShell… Continue reading Skype for Business Server 2015 CU12 Released – Important Changes & Prerequisite Troubleshooting

Data Protection Best Practice: Encrypting Backups

Today I want to talk about backups, and the importance of encrypting them, everywhere. When people think of encrypted backups, the usual first thoughts are around portable backups such as tape and USB or backups outside of your trust domain such as cloud storage. This is a great starting point, and if you’re not currently… Continue reading Data Protection Best Practice: Encrypting Backups

Fix: AzureAD/Teams – Unable to Update SIPProxyAddress

I had an interesting issue over the past week that stumped Microsoft Support for a while. A customer of mine had created a user but accidentally left a trailing space after their UPN. When the user had synchronised to AzureAD with this attribute and their Microsoft 365 licensing had deployed, this created a SIPProxyAddress with… Continue reading Fix: AzureAD/Teams – Unable to Update SIPProxyAddress

Windows Server 2022 Released – What to remember before you start upgrading!

Microsoft dropped a surprise on us today by releasing Windows Server 2022 to no fanfare at all. It’s been released today 18th August 2021, it will have mainstream support until the 13th October 2026 and will be considered end of life on the 14th October 2031 (how are we talking about the 2030’s already?!). This… Continue reading Windows Server 2022 Released – What to remember before you start upgrading!

Workaround: KB5005043 / Security Update August 2021 Won’t Install on Windows Server 2016

I’ve found a lot of clients are having the same issue with their Windows Server 2016 servers and getting KB5005043 to install. It seems that Microsoft might not be identifying this patch correctly as it doesn’t show within Windows Update for most and then downloading the patch manually from the Microsoft Catalog results in the… Continue reading Workaround: KB5005043 / Security Update August 2021 Won’t Install on Windows Server 2016