Exchange Resource Mailbox Configuration for Meeting Rooms

August 12, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

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 · 9 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 […]

RealConnect for Clariti

March 15, 2019 by · 13 Comments 

Several previous articles on this blog have gone into details on the Polycom RealConnect video interoperability solution for Lync and Skype for Business meetings.  Most recently this article attempted to clarify all the different models available to various Polycom video infrastructure and Microsoft Skype for Business deployments across on-premises installations, cloud offerings, and hybrids of […]

RealConnect Service Network Communications Explained

March 5, 2019 by · 10 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 […]

Polycom OTD Service with Cisco Endpoints

January 26, 2019 by · 5 Comments 

This article about the Polycom One Touch Dial (OTD) service is another in a series which covers Polycom’s RealConnect service, a Microsoft Azure-based video interoperability service for Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams meetings. Before performing any configuration steps in this article it is recommended to first review the Polycom One Touch Dial Service article […]

Polycom Cloud Relay

December 1, 2018 by · 10 Comments 

This article is the third 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 One Touch Dial Service

November 28, 2018 by · 38 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 · 19 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 · 29 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 […]

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