Category Archives: Devices

Devices for Microsoft Teams

Microsoft’s Ignite conference has come and gone for another year, and it wouldn’t be too much of a stretch to say that 2018 was the year of Microsoft Teams. There were over 60 sessions dedicated to Teams (with a single solitary session to cover Skype for Business – Server 2019), clearly articulating Microsoft’s confidence and […]
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Still Using Lync Phone Edition Devices? Read This

UPDATE: Microsoft have changed their stance on support for TLS 1.0 and 1.1 within Office 365 post October 31st 2018. From this date, TLS 1.0/1.1 will not be supported, but devices still using these will not be blocked from connecting to Office 365. Read more about it here. Ahhhh fond memories. I recall with much joy […]
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Provisioning Polycom Trio 8800s – A Better Way

In a previous blog, I walked through how to ensure Trio meeting room devices received the right configuration file from the Polycom Provisioning Server. Whilst the approach I outlined then is still valid, I’d like to share a much simpler way that minimises the possibility of incorrect configuration making it onto your Trio devices. The old method […]
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Polycom Release Trio 8800 Firmware 5.4.4 Rev AB

Mid November, Polycom released a much anticipated firmware version for the Trio 8800 conference devices: 5.4.4 REV AA (5.4.4.7511). This release gave us a new Skype for Business themed user interface, better support for USB tethering scenarios, multiple video stream support and new screen layouts for video and content viewing (say goodbye to audio switching video […]
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Modernise your school with Skype for Business & Cloud PBX

Earlier in the week, I presented a webinar for Microsoft covering Skype for Business and Cloud PBX for the school environment. The session starts with a high level look at what the connected school/classroom of the future could look like, before delving into Cloud PBX, what it is, and how to start using it. Whilst aimed […]
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Provisioning Polycom Trio 8800s

UPDATE: The below guidance is still valid, however check out my follow up blog for a simpler approach: Provisioning Polycom Trio 8800s – A Better Way Late last year saw the release of Polycom’s latest Lync/Skype for Business certified conference phone: the Polycom Trio 8800. Polycom also surprised most of us with not only audio,  but […]
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