Microsoft Interoperability

This chapter provides information for system administrators on interoperability with Microsoft products and features. Assistance from Polycom Microsoft Integration Services is mandatory for Skype for Business 2015 integrations. For additional details, refer to or contact your local Polycom representative.

Some of the functionality that RealPresence Group Series systems support when integrated with Microsoft includes the following:
  • During active calls, the Skype for Business application and desktop sharing lets Skype clients share content with RealPresence Group Series systems

  • AES encryption automatically encrypts calls to other systems that have AES encryption enabled

  • Real-time video (RTV) in Skype-hosted calls provides higher resolutions during video calls when your system is integrated with Skype for Business Server 2015. This feature requires enabling the Skype for Business Interoperability License key enabled on your system. The following functionality is enabled using a RealPresence Group Series system or a RealPresence Touch device.

  • Skype for Business 2015 media encryption in calls with systems that have encryption enabled

  • Start video as an audio-only participant during point-to-point and conference calls
  • Add additional contacts as audio-only participants to a meeting
  • Accept or decline a video stream request
  • Accept or decline incoming calls forwarded from a contact
  • Restart a RealPresence Group Series system from a RealPresence Touch device
  • Restart the RealPresence Touch device

For more information on these Microsoft features, refer to the Polycom Unified Communications for Microsoft Environments Solution Deployment Guide at Polycom Support.

For information on limitations of this feature, see the Polycom RealPresence Group Series Release Notes for your software version at Polycom Support.