How to disable contextual tips in Skype for Business 2016

Summary
Microsoft Skype for Business 2016 users see a new feature that's known as contextual tips. These tips appear in a pop-up window to describe program features that are relevant to the current task. Contextual tips are helpful suggestions that encourage you to try Skype for Business features that you might not have used before.

For a description of contextual tips, see the following Microsoft Office article:


To dismiss the tip, click the X character at the top of the tip window. After you close the window, the tip will not display again. However, in some environments, you may want to disable contextual tips for through a client policy.
More information
To disable the contextual tips feature, you can use Skype for Business or Lync Server PowerShell. To do this, use the following code to run the Set-CsClientPolicy PowerShell cmdlet:

To set the policy for all users:
$a = New-CsClientPolicyEntry –Name “EnableContextualMessages” –Value $FalseSet-CsClientPolicy –Identity Global –PolicyEntry @{Add=$a}

To set for specific users:

$a = New-CsClientPolicyEntry –Name “EnableContextualMessages” –Value $Falsenew-CsCLientPolicy -Identity NoContextualMessagesSet-CsClientPolicy –Identity NoContextualMessages–PolicyEntry @{Add=$a}Grant-CsClientPolicy -Identity userX

Users must sign out and back in to the Skype for Business client for the change to take effect.

You can verify in the uccapi logs of the client that the new policy is populated to the client. To do this, run the following search:
<propertyEntryList><property name=”EnableContextualMessages” >False</property>
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Article ID: 3158665 - Last Review: 04/28/2016 23:12:00 - Revision: 2.0

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