Polycom One Touch Dial Service

November 28, 2018 by · 96 Comments 

This article is the second in a series which covers Polycom’s RealConnect service, a Microsoft Azure-based video interoperability service for Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams meetings. RealConnect Service for Skype and Teams – introduces the overall solution and the steps to activate the service for use with Skype for Business Online meetings and/or Teams […]

RealConnect Service for Skype and Teams

October 31, 2018 by · 98 Comments 

This article is the first in a series which covers Polycom’s RealConnect service, a Microsoft Azure-based video interoperability service for Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams meetings. RealConnect Service for Skype and Teams – introduces the overall solution and the steps to activate the service for use with Skype for Business Online meetings and/or Teams […]

Polycom UCS 5.7 for VVX Phones

April 29, 2018 by · 21 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 · 32 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 […]

Polycom Group Series with Skype for Business Online

December 11, 2017 by · 41 Comments 

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 · 5 Comments 

An older, now partially outdated article covered in depth how to configure Quality of Service (QoS) on Polycom VVX phones for use with Lync Server.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. […]

Polycom UCS 5.6 for VVX Phones

July 31, 2017 by · 54 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 […]

Polycom Group Series with Skype for Business Server

May 10, 2017 by · 128 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 […]

Polycom UCS 5.5 for VVX Phones

December 10, 2016 by · 51 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 […]

Updating Polycom Trio Firmware

December 28, 2015 by · 166 Comments 

On the heels of the recent release of the Polycom RealPresence Trio 8800 comes the first firmware upgrades.  In the same fashion as previous articles on this blog covering various Lync and Skype for Business devices like the VVX desktop phones or the CX5500 RoundTable camera this article outlines the various ways that the Trio […]

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