HD Video in Lync

October 8, 2011 by · 41 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 […]

Polycom DMA and Lync Integration

August 30, 2011 by · 88 Comments 

The past video conferencing integration articles have primarily discussed the Real-time Media eXperience (RMX) platform, but the  Distributed Media Application (DMA) also supports direct integration with OCS and Lync and is the preferred SIP path when both devices exist in an environment. Out-of-the-box DMA integration instructions are included in the Polycom UC Deployment Guide for […]

RMX Virtual Meeting Room Registration in Lync

May 26, 2011 by · 56 Comments 

As briefly mentioned in a previous blog article the latest RMX software release now supports the ability to directly register and advertise presence for a Virtual Meeting Room (VMR).  Previously calls from Lync clients to VMRs would be placed to a SIP URI that displayed Presence Unknown, which could seem like an odd scenario for […]

RTV Support Released for Polycom Solutions

May 13, 2011 by · 53 Comments 

As of today Polycom has officially released native support for Microsoft’s Real-Time Video (RTV) media codec in HDX Telepresence endpoints and RMX Conferencing bridges.  The HDX also supports Microsoft’s implementation of the Centralized Conferencing Control Protocol (CCCP or C3P) which is an XML-based protocol extension to SIP/SDP. It is important to understand that the capabilities […]

Polycom and Lync Video Integration

February 20, 2011 by · 163 Comments 

As of last week Polycom has released official support for native Lync integration with HDX Telepresence endpoints and RMX Infrastructure bridges among other products.  Although Lync integration has been technically functional within recent releases (and has supported interoperability with OCS for some time) the fully Lync-supported versions are now available for download. The official support […]

HDX SIP Registration with Server 2008 R2

January 5, 2011 by · 13 Comments 

As OCS 2007 R2 has officially supported running on a Windows Server 2008 R2 system for nearly a year now there are a growing number of deployments on this version.  Additionally most Lync Server 2010 installations will be on Server 2008 R2 as well. There is an important behavioral change introduced in Server 2008 R2 […]

Lync SIP Registration with Disabled Accounts

November 26, 2010 by · 27 Comments 

Now clearly the title of this article is a bit misleading as you cannot authenticate and sign-in to the Lync registrar using an Active Directory user account which is disabled.  But the scenario often exists where a SIP client may need to register as a disabled account.  For example the native registration of a Polycom […]

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