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Microsoft Lync IP phones

All phones listed below work with Lync 2013 and are backward compatible with Lync 2010 and Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2. But only phones recognised by the Microsoft Lync Compatible Devices Program will be supported by Microsoft.

'Optimised' phones run Lync Phone Edition firmware which is developed by Microsoft and comes already installed on optimised phones. Other compatible phones listed below run software developed by manufacturers and will require to be upgraded to Microsoft Lync firmware (Snom phones require a Snom UC licence). Once upgraded the phones will support Microsoft Lync features without the need for a gateway.

Product Vendor Lync 2010 Lync 2013 Skype for Business Skype for Business Online Certification Latest firmware tested
CX500 Polycom no image yes yes yes yes Optimized Lync Phone Edition
4.0.7577.4444
CX600 Polycom no image yes yes yes yes Optimized Lync Phone Edition
4.0.7577.4463
MiVoice 6725 Lync Phone Mitel no image yes yes yes yes Optimized Lync Phone Edition
4.0.7577.4463

Uncertified VoIP hardware

Snom UC licence firmware is avaliable for Snom's entire range of IP phones and will transform the phones into compatible Lync phones. Only Snom IP phone recognised by the Compatible Devices Program will be supported (these are found in the table above).

We have tested and successfully set up the SARK 850, 1000 and 1200 PBX with Microsoft Lync. There is no certification by Microsoft Lync. The SARK PBXs will allow you to use none certified phones with Lync.