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 […]

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 · 93 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 · 36 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 · 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 · 92 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 […]

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