Device Updates with Skype for Business Online

July 8, 2016 by · 9 Comments 

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 […]

Skype for Business VBSS Update

June 30, 2016 by · 24 Comments 

Since the introduction of VBSS in the article Video Based Screen Sharing (VBSS) for Skype for Business last year Microsoft has released several changes to the platform to further leverage this technology.  This new article will serve as an update to the concepts outlined in the original as well as outline any future behavior or […]

Skype for Business Updates

May 16, 2016 by · 25 Comments 

By popular request here is an updated article, similar to that of the living Updating Lync 2013 article, which will track the various Skype for Business client and server updates.  Note that as with the previous article the various mobile clients are omitted mainly due to their update frequency and little value the historical data […]

Spring 2016 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 The user group family has grown to 18 national events this quarter with the addition of Cleveland, OH. Event Details This quarter’s event will be conducted in our familiar two-session format: The first session, […]

Skype for Business 2015 Edge Server Deployment

March 28, 2016 by · 39 Comments 

This article is intended for those following along with this series of deployment articles to create a Skype for Business (SfB) 2015 Server environment. The instruction in this article is without much of the typical in-depth explanation provided alongside most deployment articles on this blog.  A much more detailed companion article entitled Skype for Business […]

Skype for Business 2015 Edge Pool Deployment

March 28, 2016 by · 89 Comments 

Moving on with this series of deployment articles the next major component of the core Skype for Business (SfB) infrastructure to address is the Edge Server role.  This server role, from a deployment and architecture standpoint, is basically unchanged from previous Lync Server product releases.  These articles have all focused on a simple Skype for […]

Polycom Phones with Skype for Business Online

February 29, 2016 by · 132 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 […]

Winter 2016 SkypeUG Meetings

January 26, 2016 by · 2 Comments 

The next round of quarterly Skype for Business Users Group meetings has been announced and scheduled starting this month. Latest News As of last quarter’s events our group has made a few exciting changes.  First and foremost is the rebranding from the Lync Users Group to the Skype for Business Users Group. For discussing and […]

Updating Polycom Trio Firmware

December 28, 2015 by · 136 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 […]

Skype for Business and Exchange UM Integration

October 30, 2015 by · 25 Comments 

This article covers the configuration steps for introducing voice mail support into a Skype for Business (SfB) Server 2015 environment by integrating with Exchange Server 2013 Unified Messaging (UM).  Note that this series of Exchange integration articles leverages Exchange Server 2013 and will continue to do so for continuities’ sake.  Microsoft has recently released to […]

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