Microsoft Certifies Polycom RealPresence Group Series

Microsoft has officially confirmed Polycom RealPresenceGroup Series as a certified endpoint for Skype for Business Online and Office 365.

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Polycom and Microsoft extend their cooperation. Customers are now getting an enhanced Skype for Business meeting experience in an Office 365 environment, thanks to Polycom’s Group series. Customers who are using RealPresence Group Series will also have the benefit of a familiar Skype for Business user interface and workflow.

Harnessing the power of Microsoft Skype for Business via RealPresence Group Series gives a multitude of meeting capabilities that break down communication barriers and provide a high quality collaboration experiences.

The certification offers more flexibility and choice on how Office 365 customers experience meetings. RealPresence Group Series joins a portfolio of Polycom video solutions certified to work with Skype for Business and Office 365. 

What does this mean for you as a Polycom customer?

  • You have the security that the Group Series, as a part of Office 365, is a official Skype for Business device.
  • What Group Series software is required for Office 365 registration? Customer MUST have Group 6.1.1 to connect with Office 365.
  • Is RealPresence Touch required to register to Office 365? Currently, Microsoft requires Group Series be paired with RealPresence Touch to register with Office 365.
  • Is the Skype for Business Interoperability License still required when using Group Series with Office 365? Yes, just like with Skype for Business on-premises, customers must have the license to register Group Series with Skype for Business Online in Office 365.
  • Can customers contact Microsoft for support if they come across an issue with Group Series and Office 365? Yes, now that Group Series is certified with Office 365, Microsoft will take support calls if customers encounter an issue. If it appears the issue is specific to Group Series, Microsoft and Polycom will work together on a resolution.