The Skype Show – Episode 6

In episode 6 we are joined by Alex Lewis, an Office Services and Servers MVP from Event Zero. Alex  discusses UC Commander for Skype for Business. We are also be joined by a technical consultant from Sonus Networks, who presents Sonus’s proposition towards Skype for Business Session Border Controllers in technical detail.

Enterprise Voice has been requested by the community members for discussion on the show. Voice is a huge topic and something that we cannot deliver completely in a 20 minute targeted slot. However, we have decided to break the topic up into smaller “modules” over a series of episodes. In this episode we discuss voice dialing habits. As part of this we cover dial plans, normalization rules, and call routing logic.

For our next episode, please submit your community topic ideas here


Slide Deck: Download Here

Sonus Deck (PDF): Download Here


Session 1 – Voice Dialing

Session 2 – UC Commander

Session 3 – Sonus SBCs

Session 4 – Q&A


Alex Lewis  – Office Servers and Services MVP



Alex Lewis works for Event Zero on the UC Commander platform. He loves going deep on Skype analytics and helping people better understand their Skype for business environment. He’s been involved in writing 11 books from 2004 to present including as lead author for two and tech editor on as third on Microsoft Lync. He is also the founder of the Silicon Valley Lync User group in San Jose, CA. In his spare time Alex enjoys scuba diving, motorcycle riding and beach volleyball.

Umar Kabir – Product Manager, Sonus Networks


Umar is the product manager for Sonus SBC Edge products such as the SBC 1000 & the SBC 2000. Umar began his career as a developer with a major telecommunications manufacturing firm; he later assumed roles in sales, marketing, and product management. Umar is based in Ottawa, Canada.


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