Poly One Touch Dial Service with Exchange Online

September 3, 2020 by · 4 Comments 

This article provides the latest best practice configuration of the Poly One Touch Dial (OTD) Service when used with resource mailboxes stored in Exchange Online.  It does not matter if the room mailboxes are used by Poly or Cisco video conferencing systems as while the actual endpoint configuration may differ slightly, the initial access configuration […]

RealConnect for Teams Topologies

May 18, 2020 by · 21 Comments 

While this blog already contains several articles discussing Poly’s RealConnect solution many organizations with existing Poly video infrastructure deployments want to understand which RealConnect for Microsoft Teams topology may be best.  The purpose of this article is to explain the differences between the available topologies so that an informed decision can be made.  Some of […]

RealConnect Usage Reporting

January 26, 2020 by · 6 Comments 

In September of last year Poly released a new reporting capability, RealConnect Tenant Report, which is available to all RealConnect Service customers.  It includes a customizable dashboard of tiles which provide critical usage stats, helpful charts and graphs to indicate things like historical concurrency numbers or average call duration, and the ability to view and […]

Poly Group Series with Microsoft Teams

October 4, 2019 by · 63 Comments 

This article covers how to successfully configure a Poly Group Series to connect to Microsoft Teams meetings.  While several different options, both native and interoperable, were recently outlined for the Poly Trio the Group Series approach is much simpler.  This is due to the facts that (a) there are no applicable audio-only scenarios as the […]

Adding One Touch Dial Administrators

September 25, 2019 by · 2 Comments 

This brief article outlines how to provide administrative access for additional user accounts to the management portal for the Poly One Touch Dial (OTD) Service.  Typically when initially onboarding the service for a tenant one or more Microsoft online identities can be provided with the order, and these identities are enabled as administrators for the […]

Exchange Resource Mailbox Configuration for Meeting Rooms

August 12, 2019 by · 7 Comments 

Several previous articles on this blog have outlined the required configuration of Exchange mailboxes for use with native Microsoft meeting room solutions for Microsoft Teams and Skype.  There are also some articles which cover the configuration for mailboxes for use with standards-based video conferencing solutions from Poly and Cisco which support Microsoft Exchange to display […]

Poly Trio with Microsoft Teams

August 6, 2019 by · 198 Comments 

There are four primary configuration scenarios available for the Poly Trio which support Microsoft Teams and the ideal option for an organization can depend on several factors.  The most important distinction is whether the Trio is deployed standalone as simply a phone or if it is also paired with Visual + or Visual Pro componentry […]

Customizing Microsoft Teams Meeting Invitations

July 31, 2019 by · 49 Comments 

This brief article covers the customization of meeting invitations for Microsoft Teams for two different purposes.  One is focused on reviewing the same basic branding options which were previously made available in Skype for Business and have recently come to Microsoft Teams, while the other is related to the additional invitation details which are part […]

Verifying Users Enabled for CVI

March 13, 2019 by · 2 Comments 

This brief article includes a few tips on how to verify which Office 365 user account have been enabled to use a partner-provided Cloud Video Interop (CVI) solution, like the Polycom RealConnect Service. When initially configuring an Office 365 tenant for CVI one of the final steps is to enable user accounts for the service.  […]

RealConnect Service Network Communications Explained

March 5, 2019 by · 19 Comments 

Multiple recent articles covering Cloud Video Interop for Microsoft Skype for Business and Teams meetings have introduced several Polycom services which are all resident in Microsoft’s Azure cloud.  When leveraging these services it may not be clear as to exactly where they are hosted and what are the best practices for connecting to them effectively […]

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