Hot-Desking and Common Area Phones in Skype for Business

May 10, 2018 by · 2 Comments 

This article is intended to explain the differences in new capabilities brought to both Skype for Business Online and the latest firmware releases for Polycom UCS-based IP phones.  While both Hot-desking and Common Area Phone (CAP) features were first provided in Lync Server these concepts are both handled quite differently in Office 365. Essentially the […]

Q2 2018 Skype and Teams UG Meetings

May 9, 2018 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 This quarter we welcome Boston to the Skype and Teams User Group family. This brings the national total up to 22 regional events per quarter approaching nearly 100 meetings a year! Event Details This […]

Polycom UCS 5.7 for VVX Phones

April 29, 2018 by · 2 Comments 

The latest release of the Polycom VVX 5.7 UCS firmware is 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 is […]

What is RealConnect?

February 26, 2018 by · 12 Comments 

Over the years this blog has covered the general topic of interoperability between the various Microsoft Communications Server UC platforms and industry standards-based video conferencing equipment found all over the world.  These Video TeleConferencing (VTC) systems are in no way a legacy platform as although the standards have been around for a long time there […]

Q1 2018 Skype and Teams UG Meetings

February 26, 2018 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 A year year brings a couple new national sponsors to the user group in AVST and Embrava. Event Details This quarter’s events will be conducted in our familiar two-session format: Session 1: Advanced Phone […]