Polycom VVX 400 Software upgrade to 5.6.0 and Web Sign in Walkthrough–Nice new SfB Enhancements

Old news now but I’ve just got chance to upgrade my VVX400 to the latest software 5.6.0 release and i read this should have some SfB UI updates! at last a more SfB looking VVX400. I’ve been waiting for this for a while.

There’s a lot more than just UI enhancements so recommend you check this out, this post will just look at the Upgrade, UI and web sign in.

http://support.polycom.com/content/dam/polycom-support/products/Voice/business_media_phones/release-notes/en/uc-software-release-notes-5-6-0.pdf

SfB Enhancements (more details on each at the above URL)

  • Dial Plan Normalization
  • Multiple Emergency Number Dial Plan
  • Skype for Business User Interface Enhancements
  • Skype for Business Conference on VVX Business Media Phones
  • Device Lock Enhancements
  • Profile Photo on Device Lock Screen
  • Secure Single Sign-On with Third-Party Supporting Solutions
  • Safe Transfer for Boss-Admin Enhancements
  • Busy Options for Incoming Calls
  • Support for Siren 7 Audio Codec

Lets go for the upgrade

So i wanted to walk you over the upgrade and web sign

So here’s my VVX 400, what a beauty!

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Signed in (SfB Online)

So yo upgrade i need to login into the phone via the web interface which i have enabled. So lets grab the IP from the phone.

Go to Settings > Status > Network > TCP/IP Parameters

Grab the IP, open browser and enter the IP

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default password is 456 but yours could be different

Once logged in go to Utilities > Software upgrade

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Here you can see current software version which i have 5.5.1.11526

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I next checked for updates via the Polycom hosted server, im not using any custom update servers at home yet.

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From the drop list after the update i can see a number of version and i wanted the latest 5.6.0.17325

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Software versions on the server you choose display in the Available software versions drop-down list. The currently installed version is shown in blue; older versions are shown in red; newer versions are shown in green.

So i selected the latest version click install

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Clicked yes

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I read all and clicked accept or i may have clicked just accept. lol

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Clicked ok

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And the phone started the upgrade

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After the upgrade took about 5 – 10 mins i saw this

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Awesome i love the UI already !

Entered my passcode set before and im logged in. Im liking the new look.

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Menu is much better

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When signed out a little nicer

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Next i logged on the web interface same as before and checked the current software version and all done.

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Also what i like is the Web Sign In so wanted to show you this as well

Select sign in > Web Sign in

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Open browser and go to http://aka.ms/sphone

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Enter Office 365 sign in address

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enter again grrr

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Show my tenant sign in and say hello to Spencer ! who guards my tenant, hackers beware lol

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Login and enter code on phone

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click continue

Click on name

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and says were done

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Phone jumps into life and starts signing in

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Enter lock code and confirm again

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and im in

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Release notes from Polycom

http://support.polycom.com/content/dam/polycom-support/products/Voice/business_media_phones/release-notes/en/uc-software-release-notes-5-6-0.pdf

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