Understanding Office 365 Licensing for Meeting Devices

August 21, 2017 by · 7 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 […]

Polycom UCS 5.6 for VVX Phones

July 31, 2017 by · 24 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 · 28 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

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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 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 […]

Skype for Business Online Meeting Room Accounts

January 16, 2017 by · 30 Comments 

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 · 35 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 […]

Fall 2016 SkypeUG Meetings

October 31, 2016 by · 4 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 newest chapter in Austin, TX as their inaugural meeting kicks off on November 10th. Event Details This quarter’s events will be conducted in our familiar two-session format: The first session will […]

Video Conferencing in Skype for Business Online

September 26, 2016 by · 16 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 […]

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