Verifying Users Enabled for CVI

March 13, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

This brief article includes a few tips on how to verify which Office 365 user account have been enabled to use a partner-provided Cloud Video Interop (CVI) solution, like the Polycom RealConnect Service. When initially configuring an Office 365 tenant for CVI one of the final steps is to enable user accounts for the service.  […]

Managing Office 365 with PowerShell

October 9, 2018 by · 10 Comments 

This article is intended to share a streamlined approach for managing Office 365 services via PowerShell which are pertinent to the Microsoft UC platform, namely Exchange Online, Skype for Business Online, and Microsoft Teams.  Covered are a host of one-time installation steps needed to prepare a single workstation with the requisite software as well as […]

Hot-Desking and Common Area Phones in Skype for Business

May 10, 2018 by · 36 Comments 

This article is intended to explain the differences in new capabilities brought to both Skype for Business Online and the latest firmware releases for Polycom UCS-based IP phones.  While both Hot-desking and Common Area Phone (CAP) features were first provided in Lync Server these concepts are both handled quite differently in Office 365. Essentially the […]

Q2 2018 Skype and Teams UG Meetings

May 9, 2018 by · 1 Comment 

The next round of quarterly Skype and Teams Users Group meetings has been announced and scheduled starting this month. Latest News This quarter we welcome Boston to the Skype and Teams User Group family. This brings the national total up to 22 regional events per quarter approaching nearly 100 meetings a year! Event Details This […]

Q1 2018 Skype and Teams UG Meetings

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The next round of quarterly Skype and Teams Users Group meetings has been announced and scheduled starting this month. Latest News A year year brings a couple new national sponsors to the user group in AVST and Embrava. Event Details This quarter’s events will be conducted in our familiar two-session format: Session 1: Advanced Phone […]

Q4 2017 Skype and Teams UG Meetings

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The next round of quarterly Skype and Teams Users Group meetings has been announced and scheduled starting this month. Latest News Please welcome members to our newest group in Tampa Bay, Florida.  Also note that the group has expanded the name to include Teams which will clearly be an integrate part of Microsoft’s UV story […]

Understanding Office 365 Licensing for Meeting Devices

August 21, 2017 by · 21 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 […]

Q3 2017 SkypeUG Meetings

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The next round of quarterly Skype for Business Users Group meetings has been announced and scheduled starting this month. Latest News Please welcome members to our newest group in Spokane, Washington. Event Details This quarter’s events will be conducted in our familiar two-session format: The first session will cover Microsoft Teams with an In-Depth Demonstration […]

Discovering the Skype for Business Registrar

May 30, 2017 by · 10 Comments 

This brief article walks through some common steps which can be used to locate the Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) of a Lync or Skype for Business registrar from either on-premises or online environments.  (This content was originally to be part of another article but was split into a separate post for easier reference.) This […]

Polycom Group Series with Skype for Business Server

May 10, 2017 by · 126 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 […]

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