Category Archives: Audiocodes

Skype for Business SBA Migration Cheat Sheet

Okay, I’m supposed to be publishing my LPE article. But its not done yet. So have this “Quick and Nasty” guide instead I’ve recently been migrating customers from older SBA’s running Lync 2013 code to newer SSD based SBA’s running Skype for Business 2015 and as such I’ve been working on a tool for Pool… Read More »

Fix for SBA Installation “The Evaluation Period Has Expired”

So recently I have a fresh SBA install that failed to start the RTCSRV service. TL;DR: if Get-CsVersion shows “Volume Licence Key Installed” try installing the latest CU.   A quick look and the RTCSRV service was failing to start. A check in the Event logs under Lync server, showed event ID 12290. The evaluation period has expired.… Read More »

A Better External Ringer for Skype for Business

So I recently had a requirement to get an external ringer working for a customer using Skype for Business. The issue? They use Polycom VVX300’s as Common Area Phones and didn’t want more “traditional” external ringer devices like an ATA with an analog phone attached. I’ve seen solutions where a vendor had previously hacked up… Read More »

SBA Fails to install. Due to applications not being defined in topology

Ran into an interesting one for those that still install SBA’s I know the mentality these days is to get redundant network links to highly available pools, but when a business is located over 600km (370+ mi) away from the nearest CBD completely independent, affordable, high quality network links tend to be hard to come… Read More »

Teams Voice Connectivity for Tenants without PSTN Calling

Update 24/02/2018: Thanks to Paul Lange “Short update on Bring your own Sip Trunk in #MicrosoftTeams from #techsummitfrankfurt – currently in TAP. GA around July according to MS depending on testing. #BRK2080” Expect the sessions to pop up here soon Update 16/12/2017: AudioCodes confirms any of their SBC’s will work with Microsoft Teams. No need… Read More »

AudioCodes CloudBond In Depth Review and Setup Part 2

Hey, Remember that AudioCodes review I did waaaaay back in August then got distracted with PowerShell stuff? Well I’ve had some time to spend working with the unit as well as talking to AudioCodes about the solution in general. Quick Shout out to David at AudioCodes and the guys at Auroz for letting me hold… Read More »

Audiocodes Analog calls drop on Transfer / Hold

So I recently had an issue at a customer where any Polycom 2W Wireless conference phone devices attached to an Audiocodes M1000 FXS ports would drop calls when attempting to establish a second call using the “Multi Party” button, but this issue could apply to any analog device that uses Hook-Flash to switch between virtual… Read More »

AudioCodes CloudBond In Depth Review Part 1

Update: Part two is over here For anyone that knows me, they know it’s no secret I’m a fan of “Team Blue” (Audiocodes), so with the announcement of the Audiocodes CloudBond for Office 365  I was a little giddy to get my hands on one, especially as the days of PSTN dialling in Cloud PBX… Read More »