Microsoft Lync Better Together over Ethernet (BToE) feature on Polycom VVX business media phones enables you to control phone activity from your computer using your Lync client. The BToE feature enables you to place, answer, and hold audio and video calls from your Polycom VVX phone and your Lync client on your computer. In order to use BToE, you need to download and install the Polycom BToE Connector application.

The Lync/Skype BToE feature is available on Polycom VVX 300, 310, 400, 410, 500, 600, and 1500 phones running Polycom UC software 5.0.x or later. System administrators must update the Polycom VVX phones with UC software 5.0.x or later and provision the phones to work with Microsoft Lync Server before users can enable BToE.


View Feature Profile 87907 Connecting Polycom VVX Business Media Phones with Better Together over Ethernet.

This feature profile explains how to download and install the Polycom BToE Connector application and how to enable, pair, and use the Lync BToE feature. This feature profile includes the following sections:

  • Getting Started with Better Together over Ethernet
  • Installing the Polycom Better Together over Ethernet Connector
  • Enabling and Using Better Together over Ethernet
  • Troubleshooting Better Together over Ethernet
  • Getting Help

Note:You can obtain the Polycom BToE Connector from the supported phone model pages: example VVX500