Category Archives: Lync / Skype4B

Articles Relating to Microsoft Lync or Skype For Business

Solving Pesky TLS Issues on Old Hardware

Part of being a Skype and Teams administrator is trying to reconfigure legacy hardware that’s been left in a corner for 5+ years and never updated. Problem is, the world has moved on since these devices were deployed and depending on what firmware they were running when they were deployed. They likely won’t talk with… Read More »

Teams 3PIP phones getting the wrong Dial Plan?

Hey all, Welcome back. Today I have another interesting one. I had a situation recently where a customer’s Polycom VVX phones that were signed into Teams, couldn’t successfully make calls unless they dialled numbers in E164 format. (You know, that weird “+61432500648” one) Sounds like a classic case of a wrong Dial Plan, or so… Read More »

Enhance Your Existing Sonus/Ribbon SBC’s With Teams Direct Routing Using A Secondary Certificate

Imagine this, you’re in the middle of a pandemic, your entire state is in lockdown, everyone is working from home and your Skype infrastructure was never designed to facilitate 100% of users working externally. Now due to the platform struggling, your boss has just told you to move your businesses calling to Teams NOW with… Read More »

My Ignite Teams 2020 Wrap Up – Part 3 – Meetings and Devices

I’m back with one more article to round out my Teams Wrap Up for Ignite in 2020 and this part 3 I’ll be breaking down the new features in Teams meetings and Meeting related hardware. Let dig in. As before, if you’re interested in grabbing all of the Ignite content and don’t want to spend… Read More »

My Ignite Teams 2020 Wrap Up – Part 2 – Teams Calling and Phones

Like I mentioned in my previous article, Microsoft Ignite 2020 has been and gone and it was a massive whirlwind of information. Tons of new features and announcements that even I’m still catching up on. As before, if you’re interested in grabbing all of the Ignite content and don’t want to spend a week having… Read More »

My Ignite Teams 2020 Wrap Up – Part 1 – Admin, Collab and Surface

Winter wrap up, winter.. oh.. your here? Microsoft Ignite 2020 has been and gone and it was a massive whirlwind of information. Tons of new features and announcements that even I’m still catching up on. Unfortunately without the on-site after parties and catchup with like-minded individuals to digest the day. It’s easy to miss a… Read More »

Ignite 2020 Session Download

Well, Microsoft Ignite 2020 is over. And I’m still in the process of unpacking everything and writing up my thoughts. But for those of you that want a simple way to download everything without the 200kbs limit. I’ve quickly thrown together this ~200GB torrent with every publicly available session. All this content was pulled using… Read More »

Polycom VVX “Out of Hours” Power Saving feature and Skype for Business 2019

Note: This article is written as of VVX firmware 6.2 and Skype4b 2019 CU 3. These may change with different firmware releases! Also special thanks to Jeff Schertz over at Poly for pointing out the new cmdlets when I was digging in the wrong place. The Issue As part of one of my recent deployments,… Read More »