Skype for Business - Death by first run
The most exciting part about last month's Lync 2013 update was the sheer number of questions about the Skype for Business branding on the first launch which I received from our pilot group. If your organization is not yet using the Skype for Business interface, you may want to roll out a few registry changes to avoid all of the questions on this one. These can be deployed with SCCM Compliance, GPO, all manner of scripting. But here they are laid out in a universally common way that is easy to test. Removing these keys will result in the first run overview appearing, so once you are ready to switch you can bring it on.
REG ADD HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\Lync /v EnableSkypeUI /t REG_BINARY /d "00000000" /f
REG ADD HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Lync /v FirstRun /t REG_DWORD /d "1" /f
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