Skype for Business Online Meeting Room Accounts

January 16, 2017 by · 9 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 […]

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 […]

Polycom RPP Configuration for Lync

March 25, 2015 by · 17 Comments 

The core Polycom video bridging infrastructure components of the RealPresence Platform (RPP) have recently attained Lync Qualification.  As of the posting of this article the following RPP products qualified for Lync Server 2013 are: The Distributed Media Application (DMA) 7000 version 6.2 The RealPresence Collaboration Server (RPCS, a.k.a RMX) version 8.5 This means that when […]

Video Interoperability in Skype for Business

January 26, 2015 by · 55 Comments 

With the recently launched Office 365 Summit events Microsoft has started sharing technical details on the various new capabilities which are on the horizon with the future release of Skype for Business Server.  In a previous article this rebranding of Lync to Skype for Business (SfB) was analyzed and explained in an effort to clarify […]

Choosing a MatchURI in Lync

September 23, 2013 by · 17 Comments 

In the previous article Third-Party Video Conferencing with Lync the concepts of the Lync Server Trusted Applications and Static Routing were discussed in relation to supporting video calls with external third-party solutions.  The static routing configuration was then expanded upon in another more recent article.  The following article will explain the concept of the MatchURI […]

Multiple Static Routes in Lync

August 22, 2013 by · 14 Comments 

In Mike Stacy’s well-known article covering Static Routing in Lync Server the basic concepts of utilizing the New-CsStaticRoute cmdlets were outlined to create routes to external applications or hosts that the Lync Server environment was defined to trust.  The concepts of using this Trusted Application model in Lync was then broken down in detail in […]

Polycom HDX Registration with Lync Server

August 20, 2012 by · 87 Comments 

This previous blog article covered some of the HDX registration steps but is over a year old and more recent firmware releases for the HDX has streamlined and simplified this process some.  So for any systems running release 3.0.3.x and newer the following directions are considered best practices when registering an HDX directly to an […]

Video Interoperability in Lync 2013

July 23, 2012 by · 97 Comments 

The covers have been removed from Lync ‘Wave 15’ and the general public is now privy to download and install a preview version of Lync Server 2013.  This presents the opportunity to finally discuss a topic which has been broadly misunderstood for quite some time throughout the industry: what does “H.264 AVC/SVC” support mean exactly […]

Third-Party Video Conferencing with Lync

October 13, 2011 by · 34 Comments 

This blog article has been a long time in the making and has been virtually written (and subsequently unwritten) multiple times in my head.  Over time it appears the concepts are starting to become more widely understood, but then the same misunderstandings pop up again.  Thus this article has been reborn yet again and will […]

HD Video in Lync

October 8, 2011 by · 40 Comments 

The ability to both capture and view desktop and telepresence video content in Microsoft Lync 2010 is something that organizations are investing in, testing with, and leveraging more every day.  From simply improving the quality of desktop peer-to-peer video collaboration to allowing interoperability between Lync and existing dedicated high-definition conferencing and telepresence solutions the prominence […]

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