April 2015 Lync Users Group

April 19, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

The next round of quarterly Lync Users Group meetings has been scheduled and announced for this month. Event Details This meeting will be conducted in our familiar two-session format: This meeting will include two sessions, the first session will cover the Skype for Business Client, which was just released to the public last week. The […]

Lync Registration on VVX Phones

April 19, 2015 by · 20 Comments 

Most of the instruction in this article has already been included in various past articles but as some additional methods for Lync registration have been introduced it seems logical to revisit each of the options in a single referenceable article.  The options covered below are available on any VVX phone running at least UCS 5.2 […]

Polycom UCS 5.3 for VVX Phones

March 31, 2015 by · 106 Comments 

The newest release of Polycom VVX firmware is now available as the 5.3 UCS release.  There are a lot of new Lync specific features, some of which are highlighted in this article.  Not all of the features are covered, so make sure to also look for the upcoming administrators guide for release 5.3 for full […]

Polycom RPP Configuration for Lync

March 25, 2015 by · 17 Comments 

The core Polycom video bridging infrastructure components of the RealPresence Platform (RPP) have recently attained Lync Qualification.  As of the posting of this article the following RPP products qualified for Lync Server 2013 are: The Distributed Media Application (DMA) 7000 version 6.2 The RealPresence Collaboration Server (RPCS, a.k.a RMX) version 8.5 This means that when […]

Video Interoperability in Skype for Business

January 26, 2015 by · 55 Comments 

With the recently launched Office 365 Summit events Microsoft has started sharing technical details on the various new capabilities which are on the horizon with the future release of Skype for Business Server.  In a previous article this rebranding of Lync to Skype for Business (SfB) was analyzed and explained in an effort to clarify […]

January 2015 Lync Users Group

January 16, 2015 by · 1 Comment 

The next round of quarterly Lync Users Group meetings has been scheduled and announced for this month. Event Details This meeting will be conducted in our familiar two-session format: The first session presented by Enghouse Interactive will cover Contact Center solutions for Lync. The second session presented by a local subject matter expert will discuss […]

Announcing Skype for Business

November 11, 2014 by · 24 Comments 

Just this morning Microsoft has announced, by way of Twitter and new posts on the Office and Skype blogs that the Lync Server product will be rebranded as Skype for Business. Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President for Skype, Gurdeep Singh Pall, released the following message to Twitter coinciding with the official blog articles confirming the hunches […]

SILK Audio in Lync Mobile Clients

November 7, 2014 by · 3 Comments 

A previous article entitled Media Codes in Lync 2013 covered the introduction of the SILK narrowband and wideband audio codecs from Skype into the Lync 2013 desktop client.  Since posting that article Microsoft has also added SILK support into the various Lync 2013 mobile clients, which means that some call scenarios like mobile-to-mobile Lync calls […]

Lync Phone Edition and Public Certificates

October 28, 2014 by · 13 Comments 

This article aims to serve two purposes.  Firstly, as a reminder to always keep Lync Phone Edition (LPE) devices updated and not to grow lackadaisical regarding the routine administrative tasks of frequently downloading these periodic cumulative updates and applying them to the Lync servers. Secondly, if the previous advice was not taken to heart then […]

MSTurnPing Bug

October 14, 2014 by · 5 Comments 

The MsTurnPing.exe application included in the Lync Server 2013 Resource Kit Tools package contains a bug that may have inadvertently triggered some incorrect practices related to the configuration of Edge server certificates. Remember that the officially supported, best practice covered in this previous article is that an Edge Pool must utilize a single, identical certificate […]

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