Earlier this month, we released the much awaited first Cumulative Update for Skype for Business Server! Please find the update here. We’ve been hard at work to ensure adherence to the high levels of stability that you expect from us. Now that CU1 (July 2019) has been released, we hope you’ll give it a try. Besides several bug fixes, this update also contains some of the features that you may have seen us talking about at our presentation in Ignite 2018.
The most notable feature is a React-based, Silverlight-less version of the Server Control Panel. If you’ve been working with the Skype for Business Server for some time, there most likely have been moments where you’ve wished the Control Panel was more modern, more sleek, and more reliable. With the first phase of the Control Panel included in this update, we’ve taken the first step towards improving the Control Panel experience. Please find more information about the Control Panel here. As always, we’re happy to get feedback on the Panel as we work on the next phase.
The next feature is also one that the Skype for Business community has been requesting for a while now – SEFAUtil cmdlets in PowerShell! We’re certain that this tool needs no introduction. We’ve gone ahead and built the SEFAUtil functionality directly into standard cmdlets that you can run from the PowerShell console. Please find more information about the cmdlets here.
Last but not the least, we’ve also built-in the ability to include RGS data in the standard Server backup feature. You will no longer have to manually export and import RGS data to back it up! Please find more information on this here.
In conclusion, we’d like to assure you that the Skype for Business Server product team is fully committed to supporting the product, and we’d love to keep getting feedback so we know which improvements to prioritize in order to improve the community’s experience with the Server. So, please keep the feedback coming!
On behalf of the product team,
Program Manager, Skype for Business Server