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What Makes a Good Software Consultant?

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This may seem like a simple enough question to answer. However, there are many answers floating through the ether of the business world and the Internet and not all of them are good ones. Quite a few are born out of misconceptions and misunderstandings of what it really is that a good software consultant does. It seems likely that this is not the first blog post to be written by a software consultant explaining what…

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443 in Skype for Business Land

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A cautionary reminder when firewall rules are being set up for Skype for Business, that 443 or 443/TCP or 443/TCP/SIP does NOT mean HTTPS.  Honestly, I don’t think I’ve met a firewall yet that supports Microsoft’s 443/SIP for a so my rule request is very specifically 443/TCP, unless the required rule, like for the Reverse Proxy actually state HTTPS, require 443/TCP the rule ye be.   MS Firewall Rule Requirements   The above link goes to…

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Top 9 New Features of Polycom VVX 5.5.1

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Polycom VVX 5.5.1 firmware was released along with BToE 3.4.0.0, Polycom VVX Firmware Download Site, I’ve been beta testing and beating up these VVX builds (lost count, probably 15+) since March, so I’ve been anticipating this day for awhile.  Soooo many features being added that I’m just giddy. The biggest item in my opinion is the QoE reports generated by the phones and feed to the Skype Monitoring servers.  Yah, we can now see how the…

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Polycom VVX 5.5.1. Log Setting Changes

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VVX 5.5.1. Log Setting Changes This kept me and beta support spinning for a few days when I was trying to reproduce an issue in regards to logging, and suddenly I couldn’t set all of the logging levels I wanted through my provisioning server. With 5.5.1 having tighter integration with Skype for Business, the devices now pull additional information from the server for items like QoE and also Log Level settings.   The following command impacts…

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Thou Shall Not Let Internal Users Connect to External Edge Interface

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Thou Shall Not Let Internal Users Connect to External Edge Interface Been involved with UC for a while, long before it was called UC, and over time we’ve all developed cardinal rules when it comes to deployments.  One that me, and I know several others have adhered to “Thou shall not let Internal Users connect to External Edge Interface”.  Right!?! Times are a changing, and rules are often made to be broken, add the one…

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Skype for Business Hybrid (Part 1)

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Skype for Business Hybrid – Part 1 I’m sure there will be many more parts to this as O365 is ever “evolving”, euphemism for “it’s bloody different every time I go in there…” An issue I recently hit when trying to connect an OnPrem Skype environment to a company’s Online counterpart, aka setting up Skype4b Hybrid, I ran into this lovely error: Get-CsWebTicket : Failed to connect live id servers.  Make sure proxy is enabled…

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