Skype for Business-Hosted Video Conferencing

Skype for Business-hosted conferencing is supported only when Polycom endpoints are registered to Skype for Business and the Skype for Business Interoperability License is enabled on the RealPresence Group Series system. If you want to use the call management features, pair your system with a Polycom® Touch Control or Polycom® RealPresence Touch™.

When using Skype for Business-hosted video conferencing, keep the following points in mind:
  • When in a Skype for Business-hosted call, the system displays a Busy presence state and rejects any incoming calls.

  • When in a Skype for Business-hosted call, other multipoint calling methods, such as internal multipoint hosting, RealPresence Collaboration Server (RMX) or RealPresence DMA hosted conferencing, and Conference on Demand, are disabled.

  • In SVC multipoint calls hosted on Skype for Business Server, you can view multiple far-end sites in layouts. Note that when using RealPresence Group Series systems, layouts vary by model. On RealPresence Group 300, 500, and 700 systems, you can view a maximum of five far-end sites.

In Skype for Business-hosted conferences, systems require a Polycom Touch Control or RealPresence Touch to do the following:
  • View conference participants

  • Add participants to the conference

  • Organize and initiate conferences with

  • RealPresence Group Series and Skype for Business clients and groups