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Lync 2013 to Skype Online RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi guys, have a bunch of questions that I like to sort out. Lets assume we have tenant up and running, skype workload enabled for users, adfs configured, domains verified...

    1) If one have both Lync 2010/Lync 2013 in an environment is it possible to go to Skype Online or must one first move all things to Lync 2013 and decomission the old Lync 2010 environment?

    2) In terms of the federation there is no hybrid configuration wizard like Exchange? just the wizard from the o365 portal (set up hybrid with skype for business online) and on-prem, configure a cshostingprovider and execute this command? Set-CSAccessEdgeConfiguration -AllowOutsideUsers $true -RoutingMethod UseDnsSrvRouting -AllowFederatedUsers $true

    3) can one from this point start to move users to the skype online?

    4) are the buddylist migrated?

    5) guessing that one have to ask the users to "re-send" their meetings to get new skype online meeting url to the meeting-content?

    6) while in a "hybrid" how and when does one change all the dns names? they are all pointing towards on-prem now. when are one supposed to point them towards skype online? after the pre-pilot that will use hostfiles? will skype online proxy/redirect the request down to on-prem if users has not yet been migrated?

    7) its aroud 3,000 users so not sure if this will be a big-bang? move everyone during a weekend? enough time? just buddy list data right?

    8) in this type of migration will any meeting content be migrated or how does this work?

    9) how is lync 2010/lync 2013 and skype clients connect as the first dns record? SRV record first?

    Any help appreciated!


    • Edited by [zid] Sunday, December 4, 2016 8:48 PM
    Sunday, December 4, 2016 8:44 PM

Answers

  • Hi zid,

    Welcome to our forum.

    Issue 1:
    A: we could create hybrid when Lync server 2013 is coexisted with Lync server 2010: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj205403.aspx

    Issue2:
    A: please refer to the following link to configure hybrid on Lync server 2013: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj204805(v=ocs.15).aspx

    Issue3:
    A: we could migrate user to SFB online after we configure hybrid.

    Issue4:
    A: the buddylist will be migrated after we move user to SFB online.

    Issue5:
    A: Yes, the meeting content will be not migrated, user should re-schedule meeting after they are moved to SFB online.

    Issue6:
    A: When creating DNS records for hybrid deployments, all Skype for Business external DNS records should point to the on-premises infrastructure. Please refer to the first link in my post about “DNS Setting” party.                                                 
    Issue7:
    A: it is up to you, you could migrate pilot user to SFB online and make sure there are no any issues, then migrate all users or base on site (group) to SFB online.

    Issue8:
    A: by default, the following meeting content will not be migrated to SFB online: Conferencing data, meeting content, and scheduled meetings. I am not sure if there is a third tool to migrate meeting from on-premise to SFB online.

    Issue9:
    A: yes, it will use SRV firstly.

    If there are any questions or issues, please be free to let me know. 

    Best Regards,
    Jim Xu
    TechNet Community Support


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    • Proposed as answer by Akampa Monday, December 5, 2016 6:46 AM
    • Marked as answer by [zid] Monday, December 5, 2016 8:14 AM
    Monday, December 5, 2016 5:53 AM
    Moderator

All replies

  • Hi zid,

    Welcome to our forum.

    Issue 1:
    A: we could create hybrid when Lync server 2013 is coexisted with Lync server 2010: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj205403.aspx

    Issue2:
    A: please refer to the following link to configure hybrid on Lync server 2013: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj204805(v=ocs.15).aspx

    Issue3:
    A: we could migrate user to SFB online after we configure hybrid.

    Issue4:
    A: the buddylist will be migrated after we move user to SFB online.

    Issue5:
    A: Yes, the meeting content will be not migrated, user should re-schedule meeting after they are moved to SFB online.

    Issue6:
    A: When creating DNS records for hybrid deployments, all Skype for Business external DNS records should point to the on-premises infrastructure. Please refer to the first link in my post about “DNS Setting” party.                                                 
    Issue7:
    A: it is up to you, you could migrate pilot user to SFB online and make sure there are no any issues, then migrate all users or base on site (group) to SFB online.

    Issue8:
    A: by default, the following meeting content will not be migrated to SFB online: Conferencing data, meeting content, and scheduled meetings. I am not sure if there is a third tool to migrate meeting from on-premise to SFB online.

    Issue9:
    A: yes, it will use SRV firstly.

    If there are any questions or issues, please be free to let me know. 

    Best Regards,
    Jim Xu
    TechNet Community Support


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they helped.
    If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    • Proposed as answer by Akampa Monday, December 5, 2016 6:46 AM
    • Marked as answer by [zid] Monday, December 5, 2016 8:14 AM
    Monday, December 5, 2016 5:53 AM
    Moderator
  • Thanks for a fast and easy-to-understand response! Appreciated! Thumbs up!
    Monday, December 5, 2016 8:15 AM
  • Hi again,

    quick followup questions:

    1) when we have moved every user to Skype Online what would be the next step? We want to decomission our on-prem environment. And we have a total of 5 SIP domains...

    Regarding the DNS.... we should not do anything with this even after we have migrated since we are on AD FS and want the users to authenticate on-prem?

    We are aiming of decomission all local environment should the urls still be pointed towards the prem environment? no lyncserver will be able to get the request? is it true that before we remove the lync servers on-prem we should point the dns towards skype online? How does AD FS then come into play? Im abit lost here... lync client goes to on-prem to auhthenticate but no lync server will be able to redirect/proxy the request towards the online skype pool...?

    2) We also have two SBA that have around 30 users each. Is there any particular activities involved in moving these users to Skype Online or is it the same procedure?

    Im a bit worried about the end-user impact of all activities involved so want to make sure that we minimize the end-user disruption. So 

    Monday, December 5, 2016 10:59 AM