Microsoft

Migrating to Skype for Business Cloud PBX the Smart Way

by Jenna Watts April 22, 2016 Business

By Barry Spielman Moving towards Cloud PBX The rapid rise of Microsoft’s Skype for Business is a strong incentive for enterprises to consider deploying the popular Unified Communications suite. The Company’s most recent announcements regarding their online version and the replacement of on-premises based PBX with Cloud PBX are also compelling in a period in […]

Unified Communication Just Got More Powerful with Polycom and Microsoft

by Lauren Eckstein April 19, 2016 Business
Polycom

For more than 12 years, Polycom and Microsoft Corporation have been working to unify communication with the highest level of solution offerings for their customers.  As of March 2016, Polycom and Microsoft have announced their plans to expand the reach of Skype for Business in the form of three, world-class video collaboration developments.

Start The Transition to Cloud PBX Today!

by Kim Posey February 5, 2016 Business
AudioCodes

By Jenna Watts One of the biggest challenges today with the vision of transitioning to Microsoft’s recently released Cloud PBX revolves around matching business needs with available features. Although Cloud PBX is on a rapid pace to parity with Skype for Business Server, some of the advanced features are only available on-premises for the foreseeable […]

Cloudy With a Chance of Pain…

by Tom Walker April 18, 2011 ScanSource Catalyst
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Pain for whom? Pain for YOU if you aren’t paying attention to the Cloud. Friday, I wrote about the idea of using Google Apps to short-circuit Microsoft’s plan for inter-stellar domination in the UC space.  Today, my proposed strategy received a worthy retort by early signs that Microsoft just may be getting it right with […]

One Strategy, Nine Revenue Streams.

by Tom Walker April 14, 2011 ScanSource Catalyst
Avaya

There’s a formidable competitor on the brink of making some hay in the UC space and I’ll give you a hint: it rhymes with Bicrosoft. There’s no doubt that this company, with the majority of enterprises running Exchange, will leverage enduser ubiquity and deep pockets to steal marketshare with their “Lync” UC solution. Based on […]

Windows 7 launch

by ScanSource Catalyst Tech Support October 27, 2009 ScanSource Catalyst
Avaya

Thursday, October 22nd was the big date for a Windows launch. There is a great deal of buzz surrounding the launch of Microsoft’s new OS. Many experts predict that a slowdown in PC sales have been due to the anticipation of the new operating environment. Based on this theory, the expected result is a sharp […]

netstat with sanity

by ScanSource Catalyst Tech Support June 26, 2009 ScanSource Catalyst

The command netstat is a handy tool for displaying the active ports and addresses on a Windows or *nix machine. For the Windows environment often the output scrolls past the buffer for the command prompt window, thus loosing important information about lower port numbers.

GOT QUESTIONS – GET THE MATRIX

by Glenn Griffin March 27, 2009 ScanSource Catalyst

CAN’T REMEMBER THE UPGRADE PATH TO GET FROM 3.0.x to 4.2.14? DOES THE 4406 PHONE WORK ON A 500? WHAT KIND OF SERVER AND OS DO I NEED FOR UMS? -All these questions and many more answered by the IP Office Matrix.  The matrix is a multi-tabbed spreadsheet you can download from the partner website. […]

2009 IP Office Microsoft Compatibility

by ScanSource Catalyst Tech Support January 5, 2009 ScanSource Catalyst
Avaya

Avaya released an update to the software compatibility with Microsoft OS, and browsers.  The update is released in Technical Tip 218 and includes many of the newer options for installation with Microsoft products.  Included are Server 2008, Vista, and 64-bit compatibility references. http://marketingtools.avaya.com/knowledgebase/ipoffice/mergedProjects/bulletins/techtips/218_techtip.htm

Test SMTP via telnet

by ScanSource Catalyst Tech Support November 5, 2008 ScanSource Catalyst

In several functions of IP Office and network equipment management, email is sent from an automated process to a recipient via SMTP.  SMTP is a fairly simple protocol that can be emulated via command lines.  Using these command lines, setup information can be verified about the server to which the message is being sent.  The […]