Byron O. Spurlock

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Byron O. Spurlock is an independent consultant and trainer specializing in unified communications and messaging. He writes a blog about Exchange Server and unified communications.


Skype for Business 2015 – Static Conference IDs for Mac Meetings
The June 20, 2017 release of the Skype for Business 2015 Mac client is available and should be considered an important release due to the fact that quite a few issues are resolved. Here's what you need to know.
Skype for Business Server 2015 Geographically Dispersed Edge Topology (Part 1)

Many challenges exist today when deploying edge servers across an organization that has multiple locations. Skype for Business Server 2015 has the ability to provide remote users (who are not using a Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection) the ability to take advantage of the rich features of Skype for Business Server 2015 just as if we were on the local network within the organization. The server role that allows this capability is the Skype Edge Server. It contains various services such as the Access Edge service, Web Conferencing Edge service, and Audio/Video Edge service.

Skype for Business Client Side Tracing

At some point during troubleshooting the Skype 2015 client, we might have been asked to recover the client side tracing logs for an administrator.  Or if you are the administrator you might have asked users or other IT personal for this client logs.  Sooner or later, an end user is bound to ask you, “Which log files do I get you?” If there are multiple UCCAPI log files then the question becomes, “Which of UCCAPI log files are you needing, for I see several of them?”  Let’s take a quick look at a few areas of importance regarding those Skype for B

Codecs of Skype for Business Server 2015
Byron Spurlock takes a look at the various different codecs that are involved with S4BS and what scenarios they are used with.
Skype for Business 2015 Conferencing Attendant Application

Through many years of delivering training on Microsoft Unified Communications products such as Office Communication Server (OCS), Lync Server 2010 and 2013 and now Skype Business server 2015.

Skype for Business Server 2015 Pool Paring Scenarios 2
When we talk about changes in the Skype for Business Server 2015, one of the areas that is not new but perhaps is better documented than the previous versions (Lync Server 2013) are the scenarios that are supported and recommendations around pool paring. Byron Spurlock covers some basic pool paring scenarios, including branch office scenarios with SBA’s and SBS’s.
Determining how many front-end servers to deploy in Skype for Business Server 2015
Need to know how many front-end servers you should get ready to run Skype for Business Server 2015? Byron O. Spurlock has an updated guide to plan to handle the capacity needed, even if a server goes down and your other servers have to handle a sudden spike.


Understanding Lync DNS Load Balancing
August 18, 2013

Typical DNS round robin refers to a method of load balancing the results of the DNS query: the first client connection request receives the first record, the second query...

Lync Server 2013: Director Role Options
February 28, 2013
You are correct the director role could be deployed in a resilient manner with two or more servers. In that case if one of the directors goes down for hardware reasons then you...