SIP Pinger Tool

Checking connectivity to a TCP SIP Trunk is easy enough, “telnet” is the Swiss Army knife of any techie toolkit, and it should show that routing and firewall rules are configured correctly. However, I’ve had a couple of situations where that wasn’t enough. First example involved Checkpoint firewalls between all client sites, and…

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Lync Central Forest Topology with Forefront Identity Manager (FIM)

The idea of this article is to explain what role FIM plays in multiple forest Lync deployments, and how it does it. This is going to be another long article, so shall we get the awkward bit over with, and let me tell you a story of how I first came to know FIM.…

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Improve Lync Contact Search without Sharepoint

Do you ever get the feeling that searching for users in Lync could be a whole lot easier? A friend pointed out that he couldn’t search for a particular department in a newly deployed Lync Server 2013 environment, yet when he searched with a name, the department information showed up.…

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Popup Demo of Enterprise Voice with Polycom CX

I know the Polycom CX Series (300, 500, 600) have been around a long time, but they still look pretty good by today’s standards. I find it impressive how often I’ve come across these phones deployed, and that they are still requested by clients. A recent project saw the client…

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Lync Certificate Provisioning Service Deeper Dive

Welcome back, this continues on from my previous LyncDiscover and Auto Discovery Deeper Dive article. I would suggest going back and reading that for some background on how we got up to here. But shouldn’t be required to follow this, the topics covered here are widely used across the web…

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