Microsoft releases additional Skype for Business Server 2019 tools

After releasing Skype for Business Server 2019 to public on October 22nd, Microsoft releases this week a bunch of mandatory Admin tools for managing, monitoring and preparing for Skype for Business Server 2019 which can support your existing or new deployment such as the Capacity Planning Tool, SfB Management Pack, CQD and the famous debugging tools as well.

Skype for Business Server 2019 Management Pack

“Skype for Business Server 2019, Management Pack contain comprehensive monitoring tools including:

  • End-to-End scenario availability from various locations.
  • Call reliability and quality perceived by real users.
  • Component health and performance.

Active Monitoring Management pack

  • Geographically distributable end-to-end scenario validation for Skype for Business Server 2019 deployments. This includes coverage for internal, remote and branch office users.
  • Increased scenario coverage in areas like AV Edge Connectivity and Exchange Unified Message Connectivity.
  • Enhanced troubleshooting logs to streamline root cause analysis of failures.

Component and User Management Pack

  • Increased reliability monitoring of real end user calls and conferences.
  • Integrated media quality alerts driven from Quality of Experience (QoE) data reported by client applications.
  • Full event and performance monitoring for all Skype for Business Server 2019 roles.”

Download: Skype for Business Server 2019, Management Pack

Skype for Business Server 2019, Debugging Tools

“Skype for Business Server 2019, Debugging Tools is a collection of additional tools for use by IT Admins to aid in troubleshooting Skype for Business Server 2019 deployments. The collection of tools include:”

  • Snooper
  • CLSLogger
  • CLSScenarioEdit.psm1

Download: Skype for Business Server 2019, Debugging Tools

Skype for Business Server 2019, Capacity Calculator

“A spreadsheet for calculating a user’s hardware requirements based on information that the admin supplies about number of users, types of communication, and expected traffic.

For more information on how to use the Skype for Business Server 2019, Capacioty Calculator, please visit Microsoft TechNet here: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=785213.”

Download: Skype for Business Server 2019, Capacity Calculator

Skype for Business Server 2019, Call Quality Dashboard

“Skype for Business Server 2019, Call Quality Dashboard (CQD) follows the Call Quality Methodology (CQM) and provides an alternative to the scorecard included in the Skype Networking Guide. In addition to a set of system reports that will be created as part of the install to help you view and diagnose network infrastructure issues affecting call quality, you will also be able to quickly and easily create additional reports tailored to your needs.”

Download: Skype for Business Server 2019, Call Quality Dashboard

Skype for Business Server, Real-Time Statistics Manager (64-bit)

Skype for Business Server, Real-Time Statistics Manager (StatsMan) makes it possible to monitor key performance indicators for Skype for Business Server in real-time. This download includes the StatsMan Agent, Listener and Website installation packages necessary for a functional StatsMan deployment.

Supported Operating System:

  • Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2019
  • Skype for Business Server, StatsMan has the following additional requirements:
    • Support Skype for Business Server:
      • Skype for Business Server 2019
      • Skype for Business Server 2015
      • Lync Server 2013

Download: Skype for Business, Real-Time Statistics Manager

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