Provide the option to Skype for Business 2016 Online users to disable the "Add your photo - it'll help people get to know you" contextual tip

Velja za: Skype for Business

Summary


This update provides the option to Microsoft Skype for Business 2016 Online users to disable the "Add your photo - it'll help people get to know you" contextual tip.

How to get this update


Important
Follow the steps in this section carefully. Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Before you modify it, back up the registry for restoration in case problems occur.

To get this update, install the May 29, 2019 update for Skype for Business for a Click-to-Run installation. To do this, open an Office program, such as Word, and then select File > Account > Update Options > Update Now.

Note If "Update Options" does not exist in the client, this is an .msi installation.

The screenshot for Update Options

Don’t see your Skype for Business client in the list? Click here for a complete list of clients. Click-to-Run is the recommended way to install the Skype for business client. You can download the Click-to-Run client from the Office365 Portal.

After you apply the update, create a Group Policy to set the following registry key on clients:

Subkey: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Lync or HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Lync
Value: EnableContextualMessages
DWORD data: 1

Or, you can enable this update by creating a custom policy entry and adding it to the client policy, as follows:

$x = New-CsClientPolicyEntry -Name "EnableContextualMessages" -Value "true"
Set-CsClientPolicy -Identity "<ClientPolicyName>" -PolicyEntry @{Add=$x}