As IT professionals though, we know there are a great many nuances as to why the phone may not be working for the end user. Did it receive the adequate information from DHCP to prompt for PIN sign in? There’s a tonne of questions that need to be answered, and the last thing you want to do to answer them is ring the user on their mobile (because their desk phone is "broken") and ask them if they see a little green tick or a little red cross next to the phone icon on the upper left hand side of the screen…
The provisioning server is not a specific product or solution, it is basically just a centrally-accessible file store which contains certain files that the devices are programmed to look for.
Thus for the tire kickers and pilot testers out there this article will simmer down all of those provisioning steps into the most basic components and outline exactly how to register a single device to a Lync server.
The basic Lync Integration capabilities are introduced in the UC 4.0.1 firmware release which runs on various Sound Point IP, Sound Station IP, Spectra Link, and Business Media Phones.
Polycom has recently announced native Lync support for a wide variety of standard SIP phone devices which all run on the same Polycom Unified Communications Software (UCS) software release.
This means that the large variety of Sound Point IP, Sound Station IP, Spectra Link Wireless, and VVX Business Media Phones can all now natively register directly to Lync Server, adding a variety of choices beyond the purpose-built CX device family, including the first Wi Fi endpoint supported for Lync 2010 Server.