Announcing Skype for Business

November 11, 2014 by · 24 Comments 

Just this morning Microsoft has announced, by way of Twitter and new posts on the Office and Skype blogs that the Lync Server product will be rebranded as Skype for Business. Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President for Skype, Gurdeep Singh Pall, released the following message to Twitter coinciding with the official blog articles confirming the hunches […]

Planning for Video in Lync

May 9, 2014 by · 11 Comments 

Microsoft has recently posted all recorded sessions from the 2014 Lync Conference to the Channel 9 events page on MSDN.  Among these are a pair of sessions I presented this year on the topic of planning for and understanding the impact of video traffic on your network. Video – What in the World are You […]

Home Office Standing Desk

April 11, 2014 by · 59 Comments 

After spending a Sunday morning upgrading my PC and rewiring my home office I recently tweeted a photo of the end result and quickly had a number of questions about where I got my standing desk.  As I originally got the idea by looking at a few other custom-built standing desks online I decided to […]

My Favorite OCS Telephony Devices

October 5, 2008 by · 2 Comments 

At the moment I have a few too many OCS-specific telephony devices on my desk: a Polycom CX700 handset (aka the Tanjay), an LG-Nortel IP8540 handset (aka the Catalina), an LG-Nortel IP8502 Bluetooth headset, a couple generic USB headsets, and the latest edition: the Polycom Communicator CX100 speakerphone. On any given day I’m either working […]