RealConnect Service for Skype and Teams

October 31, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

This article is one in a series of articles which covers Polycom’s Microsoft Azure-based video interoperability service for Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams meetings.  This Microsoft partner-provided service, commonly referred to as Cloud Video Interop (CVI), allows various standards-based Video Teleconferencing (VTC) endpoints to join scheduled Skype for Business and Teams meetings. While an […]

What is RealConnect?

February 26, 2018 by · 20 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 […]

Polycom Group Series with Skype for Business Online

December 11, 2017 by · 11 Comments 

A past article covered several facets of registering and using a Polycom RealPresence Group Series video conferencing system with Skype for Business 2015 Server deployments. In that article it was mentioned that support for Skype for Business Online was imminent. That support arrived this past summer in the form of official Microsoft qualification of the […]

Understanding Office 365 Licensing for Meeting Devices

August 21, 2017 by · 18 Comments 

The purpose of this article is to explain what type of Office 365 licenses can or should be used with any of the various phones and meeting devices qualified by Microsoft for Skype for Business Online.  These products can natively register to Skype for Business Online using resource accounts which must be assigned the correct […]

Polycom Group Series with Skype for Business Server

May 10, 2017 by · 105 Comments 

Earlier this year the Polycom RealPresence Group Series video conferencing platform received official qualification for use with on-premises Lync Server 2013 and Skype for Business Server 2015 deployments.  Note that this does not yet include Skype for Business Online which is a separate qualification process that is nearing completion.  When support for direct registration to […]

Skype for Business Online Meeting Room Accounts

January 16, 2017 by · 70 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 · 18 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 · 19 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 · 60 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 […]

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