Technical Readiness

Skype for Business service upgrade preparation documentation

Below is detailed out the latest versions of the documentation to prepare for the Skype for Business service and the corresponding download links.  The chart is broken down into related areas and corresponding documents.

There is quite a bit of information to digest in order to prepare for the deployment, once you have reviewed the documentation we will be more than happy to schedule times to go into more depth and assist in implementing the necessary items.

General information

  • Skype Requirements and Recommendations for Colleges.docx Download
    • Outlines expectations and what is needed from a Unit to upgrade to Skype for Business (Network, QoS, E911 location services, etc.)
  • Unit expectations for E911 and location data.docx Download
    • Outlines the changes related to emergency services and the worked needed to provide 911 services with Skype for Business
  • Skype for Business Migration Process and checklist.docx Download
    • General overview of the process and expectations
  • Skype for Business Migration Meeting Expectations.docx Download
    • General overview of meetings needed throughout the project
  • Skype for Business End Point Devices – Recommended

Network related information

  • Unit expectations for E911 and location data.docx Download
    • Outlines the changes related to emergency services and the worked needed to provide 911 services with Skype for Business
  • Skype for Business QoS Client Settings.docx Download
    • Explains the QoS settings that should be applied to Windows clients
  • Skype for Business QoS Client Settings.zip Download
    • Sample Group Policy Client QoS template that can be imported
  • QoS Templates – Switches.zip Download
    • Sample switch QoS configurations
  • DHCPUtil for Skype phones Ext_Pin auth.docx Download
    • Information on setting up DHCP options to support IP Phones with Pin authentication.
  • DHCPUtil.zip Download
    • Setup scripts for DHCP options (Windows Server DHCP specific)
  • Lync_Skype Client Firewall Rules.xlsx Download
    • Listing of access rules that need to be enabled in the Units firewall to allow proper communications with Skype for Business servers
  • E911 Location Wire Map TEMPLATE.xlsx Download
    • Example of the data and format needed for E911 location wire map creation
  • E911 PDM Switch Info TEMPLATE.xlsx Download
    • Example of the data and format needed for switches that need to be scanned by the PDM

Client related information

  • Skype for Business End Point Devices – Recommended
  • Install.Checklist.Final.docx Download
    • Day of migration check list for person performing migrations
  • Skype for Business QoS Client Settings.docx Download
    • Explains the QoS settings that should be applied to Windows clients
  • Skype for Business QoS Client Settings.zip Download
    • Sample Group Policy Client QoS template that can be imported
  • Skype for Business for Mac Client Guidance.docx Download
    • Instruction and guidance around deploying the new client and removing Lync 2011
  • Skype for Business for Mac client Download
    • Approved Skype for Business for Mac client for use
  • Lync 2011 client cleanup package Download
    • Script to remove Lync 2011 from a machine before new client install. Refer for “Skype for Business for Mac Client Guidance.docx” document above for details