Home Office Standing Desk

After spending a Sunday morning upgrading my PC and rewiring my home office I recently tweeted a photo of the end result and quickly had a number of questions about where I got my standing desk.  As I originally got the idea by looking at a few other custom-built standing desks online I decided to […]

April 2014 Lync Users Group

The next round of quarterly Lync Users Group meetings has been scheduled and announced for this month.  The Lync User Group family has now grown to 15 different locations across the country with the addition of two new regional groups this quarter in Charlotte (N.C.) and in Los Angeles. For a full schedule of regional […]

Media Codecs in Lync 2013

The original intent of this article was to review the current list of supported audio and video codecs in Lync 2013 and attempt to explain what each one is used for given that the list has grown quite a bit over time. But due to the latest announcements around Lync and Skype integration it seems […]

Lync Conference 2014 Summary

After getting a few weeks to decompress from Lync Conference 2014 in Las Vegas here is some feedback on numerous topics which followers of this blog may find interesting.  Some of the information is related to recent product announcements while other items dive deeper into information uncovered from discussions with members of the Microsoft Lync […]

Lync Room System Account Setup

The official Microsoft Lync Room System Deployment Guide covers in detail the creation of a resource mailbox which  will be dedicated to each Lync Room system, yet it also includes a number of optional steps as well as the use of separate cmdlets for each individual parameter. Lync MVP Adam Jacobs has boiled the account […]

Lync Conference 2014

The second annual Microsoft Lync Conference will be taking place in Las Vegas next week, but as it has been sold out for some time if you didn’t already know about it then odds are it is too late to get in now.  But for those who already have planned to attend there are a […]

January 2014 Lync Users Group Meeting

The first quarterly Lync Users Group meeting of 2014 has been scheduled and announced for this month.  The group has grown to 13 different events across the country stretching  from New York to the Pacific Northwest.with the addition of events in Seattle, Portland, and Boise this quarter. As usual I will be hosting the Chicago […]

Polycom CX5100 for Lync 2013

With the recently announced availability of the CX5100 Unified Conference Station this new device will start making an appearance in Lync environments all over the world.  The goal of this article is to review changes and improvements in the completely redesigned CX5100 as well as those found in Lync 2013 servers and clients which were […]

Lync Mobility Media Paths

In a previous article discussing Lync Mobility an important behavior of the 2013 mobile clients was pointed out which was the fact that 2013 mobile clients are effectively hardcoded to always connect to the external UCWA service in Lync.  Since this means internally connected mobile clients will hairpin all signaling traffic through a reverse proxy […]

Shared Line Appearances for VVX Phones

In a recent article discussing some of the new Lync features in Polycom UCS 5.0 software the capability of Shared Line Appearance, otherwise referred to as ‘Boss-Delegate’ or ‘Boss/Admin’ was briefly introduced.  This article includes a more in-depth look at the feature and its usage. Throughout the article two phones are used to demonstrate the […]

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