Skype for Business Online Meeting Room Accounts

January 16, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

One of the most common questions asked when working among the array of available Skype for Business (SfB) audio and video endpoints is regarding what type of Lync or Skype for Business account can or should be used?  The short answer here is that there typically is not only one right answer.  Most of the […]

Polycom UCS 5.5 for VVX Phones

December 10, 2016 by · 6 Comments 

The latest release of the Polycom VVX 5.5.1 UCS firmware is now available for Lync and Skype for Business (SfB) environments.  While the initial 5.5.0 release was published a number of months ago that was only intended for Open SIP applications and was not yet supported for Lync/SfB use. With this release comes a large […]

Video Conferencing in Skype for Business Online

September 26, 2016 by · 10 Comments 

Fresh on the heels of the recent Microsoft broadcast entitled Video Interop in the Cloud have come a number of questions from the overall community looking for further clarification on exactly what all this means.  The summaries below also include various details from today’s announcements from Microsoft and some of their device partners at the […]

Device Updates with Skype for Business Online

July 8, 2016 by · 1 Comment 

As outlined in this previous article a wide array of Polycom phones are now supported directly with Skype for Business Online in Office 365.  In the past dealing with device updates has been covered in several articles for the different device families and models.  These same concepts still generally apply when using the devices with […]

Polycom Phones with Skype for Business Online

February 29, 2016 by · 73 Comments 

As of the end of January 2016 many currently available Polycom IP handsets and conference phones are now supported with Skype for Business Online with Office 365.  This functionality was first added to the VVX IP handset models back in September 2015 as covered in this previous article.  Direct registration support was just added to […]

Polycom UCS 5.4 for VVX Phones

September 28, 2015 by · 74 Comments 

The latest release of the Polycom VVX 5.4 UCS firmware branch is now available for Lync and Skype for Business environments.  While the initial 5.4.0 release (5.4.0.5841) was published a few months ago that was only intended for Open SIP applications.  The recent 5.4.0A release (5.4.0.10182) is fully supported for Lync and Skype for Business […]

Managing Lync Online with PowerShell

April 20, 2015 by · 9 Comments 

While articles on this blog are primarily focused on real time communication capabilities provided throughout Lync on-premises environments, as Microsoft moves forward with including more voice and video features in their cloud offering then integration and management of Lync Online will start become more common here. Background One of the first steps in this journey […]

Introducing the Polycom RoundTable 100

April 15, 2015 by · 16 Comments 

Recently at Enterprise Connect 2015 Microsoft and Polycom together unveiled the latest in conference room solutions designed for Microsoft’s enterprise UC platform. The RoundTable 100 is the first offering in a series of new co-developed products designed specifically to work with Skype for Business (SfB).  This product enters a completely new arena in terms of […]

October 2014 Lync Users Group

October 7, 2014 by · 3 Comments 

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 Aruba Networks will cover Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Wi-Fi scenarios with Lync. The second session presented by a local subject […]

To DirSync or not to DirSync

January 29, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

When setting up a new BPOS site for clients the first conversation I make sure to have is about their on-premises Active Directory solution.  Most companies already have a domain even if they are currently using Notes or Groupwise for a messaging solution, I haven’t seen a fully native Novell operation where no Windows domain […]

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