Polycom DMA and Lync Integration

August 30, 2011 by · 86 Comments 

The past video conferencing integration articles have primarily discussed the Real-time Media eXperience (RMX) platform, but the  Distributed Media Application (DMA) also supports direct integration with OCS and Lync and is the preferred SIP path when both devices exist in an environment. Out-of-the-box DMA integration instructions are included in the Polycom UC Deployment Guide for […]

Certificate Requests in Windows Server 2008

August 15, 2011 by · 16 Comments 

The primary function of this article is to serve as a reference guide for submitting offline certificate requests against either a private Windows Enterprise Certificate Authority (CA) or various public third-party certificate authorities.  When requesting certificates for servers, applications, or hardware devices most solutions work well when a commonly known certificate template is used to […]

Lync Quality of Service Behavior

August 5, 2011 by · 29 Comments 

In Lync Server, by default, Quality of Service (QoS) is not enabled for the Windows Lync soft client, yet it is enabled for Lync Phone Edition clients.  Thus it is important to understand that Lync Phone Edition devices will stamp a Differentiated Services Code Point (DSCP) value of 40 on media traffic while the standard […]