Get-CsVoiceFlow – Shows Voice Policy, PSTN Usages, Routes, and Trunks

In some organisations, it can be a complex task to create a sensible and resilient Enterprise Voice configuration, and it can be difficult when working on new environment’s and seeing their configuration for the first time. Wouldn’t it be good if you could quickly show the flow from any particular…

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Lync Call Concurrency and SIP Channel Usage

UPDATED 25/08/2014 – Thanks to SinisterPenguin for their SQL Query – see below. The topic of ‘how many SIP channels is Lync using’ has come up in blogs and forums quite a few times, but I still get asked and I don’t really have an answer or solution that I’m truly happy…

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CLI Suppression, Federated Lync Calls, and SimRing

Here’s something interesting I saw recently. It’s a little involved, I’ll do my best to explain (there will be diagrams)… so, imagine this situation… CLI Suppression in PSTN Calls For security, secrecy, or customer engagement / marketing reasons – users are not supposed to give out their personal numbers… Therefore…

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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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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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