Here is your quick whistle stop tour on how to configure Polycom RealConnect for Office365, in this post I will cover how to activate, provision and use of RealConnect
The first component for this configuration is to allow Polycom admin* credentials to your Office365 Tenant via the web portal below
* Admin access only required for the initial configuration and can be removed
Chapter 1. Configuring Office 365 for Polycom RealConnect
Launch your broswer of choice and visit the Polycom RealConnect for Office 365 webpage (http://webapp.plcm.vc) Once you are welcomed by the page below you will need to click on the blue link to authorise the Polycom app access to your tenant.
As I am already *signed into my Office 365 Tenant, Polycom RealConnect for Office 365 prompts for me to “Accept” to authroise the app.
* Signed in as Global Admin to the Office 365 Tenant
Click Sign in to accept the Microsoft Cloud Solution provider invitation.
We are now going to Grant Delegate Admin Permission to your Office 365 Tenant but as it states “This granted permission can be removed once the relationship has been established”
Tick the terms of delegrated administration
Click Authorize CSP
Success the relationship has now been established
In order to remove the delegate admin now the partnership has been created. Click on Polycom B.V under Home > Partner relationships
Click Remove delegate admin
We now need to return the webapp.plcm.vc tab and press refresh. You should now been prompted for a Licence Activation Key and kind people at Polycom will allow you to use a 30 day trial for testing the RealConnect solution
Press all the relevant information and TRAIL30 for the Activation Key.
Accept the terms of service and press Submit
You will now be able to provision 5 licenses to your selected meeting organizers. Meeting attendees will not need to be assigned a license only the functions that will scheduling meetings.
Chapter 2. Provisioning RealConnect Licenses
If head back to your Office 365 Tenant you will see the new license available under Product Licenses
Chapter 3. Using RealConnect
Once the licensed you will be able to open up a Skype Meeting within outlook and be presented with the VTC Information as shown below
If you click on Alternate VTC dialing instructions it will provide more details on other options for non-Skype4b clients.
More information about Polycom RealConnect can be found here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTRypa8DCJU
Andrew J. Price