Skype for Business in Place Upgrade

When carrying out an in place upgrade to Skype for Business ensure that you do not start the services in a mixed mode fashion, upgrade all the Front End Servers in the pool and then execute the new “Start-CSPool” cmdlet, the cmdlet will start all the services on all the Front End Servers in the pool simultaneously, for all non user homed pools for example Edge and Mediation you can continue to use the “Start-CsWindowsService” cmdlet.

 

 

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Skype 4 Business Upgrade Paths

 

Current Topology

Desired Topology

In Place Upgrade?

Lync Server 2013 Skype for Business Server and Lync Server 2013 YesIn Place Upgrade Support from Lync Server 2013 to Skype for Business Server
Lync Server 2010 Skype for Business Server and Lync Server 2010 NoRequirement to Migrate from Lync Server 2010 to Skype for Business Server

 

Lync Server 2010 + 2013 Skype for Business Server and Lync Server 2013 NoRequirement to Migrate all Lync Server 2010 roles to Lync Server 2013 and then upgrade to Skype for Business Server