Polycom Group Series with Skype for Business Online

December 11, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

A past article covered several facets of registering and using a Polycom RealPresence Group Series video conferencing system with Skype for Business 2015 Server deployments. In that article it was mentioned that support for Skype for Business Online was imminent. That support arrived this past summer in the form of official Microsoft qualification of the […]

Media Port Range Behavior on Polycom Devices

November 8, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

An older, now partially outdated article covered in depth how to configure Quality of Service (QoS) on Polycom VVX phones for use with Lync Server.  Much of the guidance in that article is still applicable and even extends to newer Trio conference phones as well as the newer Skype for Business Server and Online platforms. […]

Q4 2017 Skype and Teams UG Meetings

November 4, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

The next round of quarterly Skype and Teams Users Group meetings has been announced and scheduled starting this month. Latest News Please welcome members to our newest group in Tampa Bay, Florida.  Also note that the group has expanded the name to include Teams which will clearly be an integrate part of Microsoft’s UV story […]

Understanding Office 365 Licensing for Meeting Devices

August 21, 2017 by · 10 Comments 

The purpose of this article is to explain what type of Office 365 licenses can or should be used with any of the various phones and meeting devices qualified by Microsoft for Skype for Business Online.  These products can natively register to Skype for Business Online using resource accounts which must be assigned the correct […]

Q3 2017 SkypeUG Meetings

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The next round of quarterly Skype for Business Users Group meetings has been announced and scheduled starting this month. Latest News Please welcome members to our newest group in Spokane, Washington. Event Details This quarter’s events will be conducted in our familiar two-session format: The first session will cover Microsoft Teams with an In-Depth Demonstration […]

Polycom UCS 5.6 for VVX Phones

July 31, 2017 by · 39 Comments 

The latest release of the Polycom VVX 5.6 UCS firmware is now available for Lync and Skype for Business (SfB) environments. This release includes some minor enhancements alongside a few major changes in look and behavior. For additional assistance with updating phones the following articles are provided as references. Perform a Factory Reset – This […]

Discovering the Skype for Business Registrar

May 30, 2017 by · 4 Comments 

This brief article walks through some common steps which can be used to locate the Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) of a Lync or Skype for Business registrar from either on-premises or online environments.  (This content was originally to be part of another article but was split into a separate post for easier reference.) This […]

Polycom Group Series with Skype for Business Server

May 10, 2017 by · 53 Comments 

Earlier this year the Polycom RealPresence Group Series video conferencing platform received official qualification for use with on-premises Lync Server 2013 and Skype for Business Server 2015 deployments.  Note that this does not yet include Skype for Business Online which is a separate qualification process that is nearing completion.  When support for direct registration to […]

Q2 2017 SkypeUG Meetings

April 30, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

The next round of quarterly Skype for Business Users Group meetings has been announced and scheduled starting this month. Latest News Please welcome our newest board member, Josh Blalock. Event Details This quarter’s events will be conducted in our familiar two-session format: The first session will explore the array of various directory synchronization and client […]

Q1 2017 SkypeUG Meetings

February 23, 2017 by · 3 Comments 

The next round of quarterly Skype for Business Users Group meetings has been announced and scheduled starting this month. Latest News Please welcome our renewed sponsors for the new year who will be attending various local events. Event Details This quarter’s events will be conducted in our familiar two-session format: Our main presentation will be […]

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