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DHCP Option 002 (Time-offset) for #Lync and #Polycom Phones

Published at November 1, 2013 ·  2 min read

*** Update 11/27/2014 - It was asked in the comments if this applies to the Lync Phone Edition devices (LPE). LPE is created/maintained by Microsoft but various companies manufacture the devices, including Polycom. The Polycom LPE’s are the CX series phones. This article does not apply to the LPE devices. It only applies to the Polycom phones that run Polycom’s own software such as the VVX line of phones....

Polycom VVX 5.0.1 update via #Lync Management Console

Published at October 23, 2013 ·  2 min read

Happened to see that the 5.0.1 update for the Polycom VVX phones hit there website today and wanted to test the new way to deliver updates to the devices. You can go here for the update: http://support.polycom.com/PolycomService/support/us/support/voice/business_media_phones/vvx500.html Download the CAB files: Unzip the files and you will find that they even included a PowerShell script to import the update. Run the import script and you should see a whole lot of devices show up in Device Updates:...

Denver Area #COUCUG Meeting on Sept 26th - #Lync as a PBX

Published at September 18, 2013 ·  1 min read

Come join us as we discuss Lync as a PBX and how to read SIP messages with Snooper. The meeting is being held at the Polycom offices in Westminster (120th and I25). Get more details and RSVP at www.coucug.org....

August COUCUG Event

Published at August 13, 2013 ·  1 min read

The next meeting will be held on August 29th from 4-6pm at the Microsoft offices in the Denver Tech Center. We are going to talk about the voice portion of the Lync solution. We’ll hit on topics such as SIP and Lync as a PBX replacement. Microsoft Offices 7595 Technology Way Ste 400 Denver, CO You can RSVP at: http://www.meetup.com/Colorado-Unified-Communicatons-User-Group/events/128810922/ In addition, you can have an impact on the future of the user group by filling out a quick survey: http://www....

Review - Getting Started with Microsoft Lync 2013

Published at August 8, 2013 ·  3 min read

*** DISCLAIMER - I was approached by Packt Publishing to review this book. I was given access to the book for free. All opinions are mine. Like a few other bloggers, I was asked to read through “Getting Started with Microsoft Lync Server” by Fabrizio Volpe. I had never read a Packt Publishing book before so I may have had poor understanding of how the book was constructed. It seems Packt Publishing books tend to be shorter and a bit more to the point than a traditional book, so be aware, this is not a massive tome like other computer books out there....

Lync, CenturyLink, AudioCodes and a Diversion Header

Published at July 26, 2013 ·  5 min read

While working on a project, I ran into an issue with SimRing and Call Forwarding. If a user set their Lync account to either SimRing or Call Forward to their mobile and another internal user called them via Lync, the call would forward just fine but if an external party called, the call would ring the Lync end-point (if set to SimRing) or just go straight to voice mail (Call forward)....

Using SoundeXchange to convert MP3 to WAV for #Lync and #MSExchange

Published at May 7, 2013 ·  2 min read

When working with Lync and Exchange I regularly find myself needing to convert MP3 files to WAV files for the specific need of UM. Typically, this involves finding the right bit rate, etc. After finding a command line tool (SoundeXchange) to do this, I naturally wanted it even easier so I created a function in PowerShell to do just that. In order to run this script, you do need a few pre-reqs....

#Lync Server 2013 CU1 Database update error

Published at March 1, 2013 ·  1 min read

Being that I love being on the bleeding edge, the first night that CU1 was out, I went to install it. The update package installed fine and I rebooted the server. Then when I went to run the database updates, I got the following error: Install-CsDatabase : Command execution failed: Cannot find any suitable disks for database files. You must manually specify database paths. At line:1 char:1 + Install-CsDatabase -ConfiguredDatabases -SqlServerFqdn server....

Lync Server 2013 and the #Lync 2010 Client (Cross-post)

Published at February 25, 2013 ·  1 min read

The latest published article I wrote for my employer: http://pei.com/2013/02/lync-server-2013-and-the-lync-2010-client-2/ It is important to note that you should upgrade your Lync 2010 clients to the September 2012 update prior to moving the users over to the 2013 server. Thanks!...