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Guides, from simple “these are the commands to fix this” to full on Step by Step installs

Install Windows 10 Creators Update on Surface Hub

Looking to get the latest from your Surface Hub? Microsoft has released the Creators Update for Surface Hub for multiple regions. To speed up the installation process you can download the update manually. Note: This update doesn’t include the new Whiteboard. That’s an App in the Windows Store and hasn’t been made available yet. Note:… Read More »

Hide the Polycom Trio “Sign Out” button

Another quickie. I’ve had a customer report that their Polycom Trio’s were randomly signing out after being left idle and in some cases, the system would work for one call, then need to be signed in again. Turns out the reception team had been cleaning the device between meetings (and not using the screen clean… Read More »

Using Dual Monitors in a Skype for Business / Lync Meeting

aka: How to use multiple monitors in the Skype for Business client to split video and content streams during meetings like Lync Room Systems do. So, I recently got asked by a client if it was possible to split the Video and Content in a meeting across two screens like in a Lync Room System and… Read More »

How I moved from the Powershell ISE over to Visual Studio for my Skype4B scripts Part 3. A Pushme Pullyou

This is a continuation of my adventures into moving to Visual Studio from the Powershell ISE you can find Part 1 and Part 2 here, they contain concepts we are building upon in here so are worth a read. Anyway, last time we actually put some (very basic) code into Visual Studio and got it to run,… Read More »

How I moved from the Powershell ISE over to Visual Studio for my Skype4B scripts Part 2. The Return of the VB ISE!

Part 2 The Return of the VB ISE! This is a continuation of my adventures into moving to Visual Studio from the Powershell ISE you can find Part1 over here, go read that if you havent to get all caught up. Right, When we left off we had just installed Visual Studio, Connected it with Visual Studio… Read More »

How I moved from the Powershell ISE over to Visual Studio for my Skype4B scripts Part 1

Wait another part 1? But he hasn’t finished the Audiocodes CloudBond Review… Yeah I apologise for that. I’ve been pulled off to a customer site and I’ve had to rebuild my lab. So that’s coming soon. Anyway, I was asked on twitter to document the process of me moving over to Visual Studio and Git… Read More »

Response Group Timeframe Editor Powershell GUI

Update 10/7/2017 : Version 1.21 Fixes an issue where new time frames went created. Revision History :v1.21 Fixed a bug I introduced in 1.2 re-error checking when creating a new object :v1.2: Implemented the New Time frame feature properly Fixed a bug with Null entries causing alot of errors Fixed a bug with removing malformed RGS entries Added… Read More »

Prepare and Configure a Polycom Real Presence 300/310/500/700 Group Series for Skype for Business / Lync

Okay, so this is going to be a big one as the Polycom RealPresence group series will be new to some people, but anyone who has had an older H.323 system should have a little understanding of how these work. This tutorial isn’t complete, usually units like this are installed as part of a room… Read More »

Playing with NAT on a Watchguard for non primary IP addreses

Yeah, I can already hear you saying “Why would I need to do this?” Well, you can have a few reasons. For example you can NAT different subnets out different IP addresses for multi tenancy. Configure Natting for optional interfaces. Or as in the case I had recently… your ISP buggers up BGP. Feel free… Read More »