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 […]

Lync Phone Edition Incompatible with Wildcard Certificates

February 12, 2011 by · 11 Comments 

As discussed in this previous article I am not a big fan of wildcard certificates.  Here is another reason why. Lync Phone Edition devices do not support the use of wildcard entries in certificates on any Lync Server role.  If used on either the Front-End or Access Edge server certificates then the phones may not […]

Wildcard Certificates in Lync Server

February 12, 2011 by · 35 Comments 

Just to set a precedence up front I want to make it clear that I’m still completely against using wildcard certificates in any Lync deployments. Wildcard entries were never supported in OCS and clearly did not function.  A quick search online of the terms ‘wildcard’ and ‘Exchange’’ will produce mountains of article and forum discussions […]