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Real Presence Group 500 and Skype Mode

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Real Presence Group 500 and Skype Mode

Hello,

 

I have a Real Presence Group 500 which I have successfully registered with Skype for Business, although whenever I do so it switches to Skype mode which I cannot turn off (greyed out) 

 

and then requires a Realpresence touch device to continue which I do not have

 

Is it possible to enable Skype for Business without requiring a Touch Device? Can I just use a remote control?

 

thanks

Marek

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Polycom Employee & Community Manager

Re: Real Presence Group 500 and Skype Mode

Hello Marek,

just to clarify my above statement:

 

  • If you want to register a GroupSeries 300,500 or 700 to an On Premise LYNC or Skype for Business Server you can and no dependency on a RealPresence Touch is required.

    The Skype Mode is not needed.

  • If you want to register a GroupSeries 300,500 or 700 to an Skype for Business Server Online / Office365 Server there is a dependency on a RealPresence Touch and it is required.

    The above setup is currently not supported as we have not yet finished the qualification with Microsoft.

    Once we archive this qualification you simply enable the Skype Mode:
    RealPresenceGroupSkypeMode.PNG


Please ensure to provide some feedback if this reply has helped you so other users can profit from your experience.

Best Regards

Steffen Baier

Polycom Global Services

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The title Polycom Employee & Community Manager is a community setting and does not reflect my role. I am just a simple volunteer in the community like everybody else. My official "day" Job is 3rd Level support at Poly but I am unable to provide official support via the community.

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Notice: This community forum is not an official Poly support resource, thus responses from Poly employees, partners, and customers alike are best-effort in attempts to share learned knowledge. If you need immediate and/or official assistance please open a service ticket through your proper support channels.
Please also ensure you always check the VoIP , Video Endpoint , Skype for Business , PSTN or RPM FAQ's

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Re: Real Presence Group 500 and Skype Mode

Hello Marek,

welcome to the Polycom Community.

Running the GroupSeries in Skype for Business Online Mode requires a RealPresence Touch to my knowledge.

 

Please also be aware that we have not yet passed Microsofts qualification so this is an unsupported setup.

Please ensure to provide some feedback if this reply has helped you so other users can profit from your experience.

Best Regards

Steffen Baier

Polycom Global Services

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The title Polycom Employee & Community Manager is a community setting and does not reflect my role. I am just a simple volunteer in the community like everybody else. My official "day" Job is 3rd Level support at Poly but I am unable to provide official support via the community.

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Notice: This community forum is not an official Poly support resource, thus responses from Poly employees, partners, and customers alike are best-effort in attempts to share learned knowledge. If you need immediate and/or official assistance please open a service ticket through your proper support channels.
Please also ensure you always check the VoIP , Video Endpoint , Skype for Business , PSTN or RPM FAQ's
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Re: Real Presence Group 500 and Skype Mode

Thanks Steffen,

 

It kind of seems a bit ridiculous this limitation is put in place

 

as I can make and recieve skype calls while logged into the web console just fine without a touch device , its just the actual screen that says " waiting for touch device" before I can continue making it unusable without an extra purchase

 

 

oh well it looks like they force you to buy another product , thank you for your quick response

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Re: Real Presence Group 500 and Skype Mode

Sorry forgot to ask another follow up 

 

I can enable sip and registar my skype account and skype mode gets turned on automatically

 

do you know if I can Turn OFF skype mode and still make skype calls, then I wouldn't have to get a real presence touch device

 

thanks

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Re: Real Presence Group 500 and Skype Mode

Hello Marek,

Running the GroupSeries in Skype for Business Online Mode requires a RealPresence Touch to my knowledge.

 

The above is how it is and cannot be changed !

 

Again please also be aware that we have not yet passed Microsofts qualification so this is an unsupported setup.


Best Regards

Steffen Baier

Polycom Global Services

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The title Polycom Employee & Community Manager is a community setting and does not reflect my role. I am just a simple volunteer in the community like everybody else. My official "day" Job is 3rd Level support at Poly but I am unable to provide official support via the community.

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Notice: This community forum is not an official Poly support resource, thus responses from Poly employees, partners, and customers alike are best-effort in attempts to share learned knowledge. If you need immediate and/or official assistance please open a service ticket through your proper support channels.
Please also ensure you always check the VoIP , Video Endpoint , Skype for Business , PSTN or RPM FAQ's
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Polycom Employee & Community Manager

Re: Real Presence Group 500 and Skype Mode

Hello Marek,

just to clarify my above statement:

 

  • If you want to register a GroupSeries 300,500 or 700 to an On Premise LYNC or Skype for Business Server you can and no dependency on a RealPresence Touch is required.

    The Skype Mode is not needed.

  • If you want to register a GroupSeries 300,500 or 700 to an Skype for Business Server Online / Office365 Server there is a dependency on a RealPresence Touch and it is required.

    The above setup is currently not supported as we have not yet finished the qualification with Microsoft.

    Once we archive this qualification you simply enable the Skype Mode:
    RealPresenceGroupSkypeMode.PNG


Please ensure to provide some feedback if this reply has helped you so other users can profit from your experience.

Best Regards

Steffen Baier

Polycom Global Services

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The title Polycom Employee & Community Manager is a community setting and does not reflect my role. I am just a simple volunteer in the community like everybody else. My official "day" Job is 3rd Level support at Poly but I am unable to provide official support via the community.

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Notice: This community forum is not an official Poly support resource, thus responses from Poly employees, partners, and customers alike are best-effort in attempts to share learned knowledge. If you need immediate and/or official assistance please open a service ticket through your proper support channels.
Please also ensure you always check the VoIP , Video Endpoint , Skype for Business , PSTN or RPM FAQ's

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Re: Real Presence Group 500 and Skype Mode

Skype for Business / O365 on-line requirements are defined by Microsoft.  They set the specifications of equipment that will be using their services and also the UX.  All systems which connect to them muyst be qualified by them and meet their terms and conditions to be qualified to operate on their networks.

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Re: Real Presence Group 500 and Skype Mode

Can we sign out and in to different Skype for Business online accounts through RealPresence Touch device?

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Re: Real Presence Group 500 and Skype Mode

Thanks Steffen,

 

that really clear it up , Your right I am trying to use skype for business online not on premise so that is probably why skype mode turns on and cannot be turned off.

 

I will look into setting up a skype for business server on premise to avoid the cost of the real presence touch device

 

thanks again

 

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Re: Real Presence Group 500 and Skype Mode

Hi Steffen,

 

was wondering if you possibly had an ETA on when Polycom would be pass the Microsoft Qualification and make a Group series 500 with a RealPresence Touch Device in Skype Mode a supported option.

 

It is either wait and buy a real presence touch device or install a skype for business server

 

at the moment can I buy a real presence touch device but find that it doesn't work?

 

thanks

Marek

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