Manipulate SIP Options Header on AudioCodes SBC

The default SIP Options message header on AudioCodes equipment is using the SBC’s SIP interface IP address in both the To and From header field when sending keep-alive Options, which has been messing with my OCD over the years, but never really caused any issues. When looking at traces in “The Monkey” it is difficult … Continue reading Manipulate SIP Options Header on AudioCodes SBC

Skype for Business E911 Service Types Explained

As the new FCC rules are coming together it’s time to revisit and look at how you are providing static and dynamic E911, notification and 911 call back services in your environment. E911 is all about location information and not just down to a validated civic address, but also providing information such as building, floor … Continue reading Skype for Business E911 Service Types Explained

AudioCodes Native Tools and Utilities Explained

When working with AudioCodes equipment there are plenty of available tools and utilities; some that are native to AudioCodes and some that are third-party. In this article I will go thru some of the native tools used on a regular day to day basis and some tools used not so often, what those tools are … Continue reading AudioCodes Native Tools and Utilities Explained

Skype for Business DHCP options for Windows and Cisco Routers

I wrote this tool a few years ago to satisfy a need to generate Skype for Business DHCP options and output them in a hex format that is easy to use on a Cisco router’s DHCP service. I had been manually generating this and after too many human errors on a large global deployment, I … Continue reading Skype for Business DHCP options for Windows and Cisco Routers

FCC 911 Rules and Consequences

Big day for 911 after the FCC August 2019 Open Commission Meeting which resulted in new requirements on how to do E911 and deal with location information services. New FCC rules seem to go into effect as early as February 2020 which could require organizations who install or operate Multi Line Telephone Systems (MLTS) such … Continue reading FCC 911 Rules and Consequences

Skype for Business cannot access Master Street Address Guide (MSAG)

Symptoms When testing civic addresses against an E911 provider’s Master Street Address Guide (MSAG) using the Test-CsLisCivicAddress cmdlet it returns an error. Error The request was aborted: Could not create SSL/TLS secure channel. Event Log  Log Name: System Source: Schannel Event ID: 36870 Level: Error Description: A fatal error occurred when attempting to access the … Continue reading Skype for Business cannot access Master Street Address Guide (MSAG)

Microsoft Teams Video Gallery

Again due to customer demand, I have compiled a list of videos that I recommend my customers to take a look at. Most if not all of the videos are produced by Microsoft, but partner material is really scarce. I try to find videos that are relevant and fresh, so none of these videos are … Continue reading Microsoft Teams Video Gallery