Category Archives: Devices

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 »

Building a Covid-19 Safe Unattended Reception in Microsoft Teams

What? Why? How? With businesses slowly starting to return to work in certain parts of the world everyone is implementing Covid-Safe workplaces. Keeping 1.5M apart, reducing onsite staff counts and even placing up perspex barriers to prevent contact with each other is becoming a normal way of life. But what about your reception during these… Read More »

Quick Post: Pat Richards Get-CsConnections and Polycom devices

Note: To be clear I’m a massive fan of Pat’s work. In fact, I make sure I catch up with him every year when I’m at Ignite! I’ve also been using his Set-CsFeatures.ps1 script since the 2013 days. This is by no means intended as a criticism of his work. Just a quick tip for… Read More »

The Jabra Speak 710 shows us how to make a good speaker phone

So as some of you might know I said in my last Speakerphone shootout that the Jabra Speak 510 came a close second to the Plantronics Calisto due to some small niggly issues.. Well it seems Jabra has listened to their feedback and have answered the call with the Speak 710   The Design Lets… Read More »

Teams Voice Connectivity for Tenants without PSTN Calling

Update 24/02/2018: Thanks to Paul Lange “Short update on Bring your own Sip Trunk in #MicrosoftTeams from #techsummitfrankfurt – currently in TAP. GA around July according to MS depending on testing. #BRK2080” Expect the sessions to pop up here soon Update 16/12/2017: AudioCodes confirms any of their SBC’s will work with Microsoft Teams. No need… Read More »

Plantronics Voyager 8200 UC in depth, Now with video!

Update 18/01/2018: Plantronics have posted an article going into the design process of the 8200 over here So, its after August 25th, the Embargo is lifted and I can finally talk to you about the Plantronics Voyager 8200 First off, Wow, It seems like my initial first impressions with the Plantronics Voyager 8200 were extremely… Read More »

First Impressions with the Plantronics 8200 UC and I’m in Love.

Update 18/01/2018: Plantronics have posted an article going into the design process of the 8200 over here Update: Full Review and video samples over here So I was lucky enough to play with a Plantronics 8200 UC during the Melbourne UC Meetup last night, thanks to Simon at Plantronics. The device is the logical evolution… Read More »