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New Office 365 Meeting Room System Licence Subscription for Microsoft Teams and Skype Room Systems

This new subscription includes the Office 365 licenses required to enable cloud voice services on a meeting room device. It is designed specifically for meeting room systems and is a licence for devices only.

It is $15 per device per month and includes the following:

  • Microsoft Teams
  • Skype for Business Online Plan 2
  • Phone System (the right for the device to be a phone, still requires a calling plan or Direct Routing for phone number and service)
  • (PSTN) Audio Conferencing (where available)
  • Microsoft Intune – for device management)

Note Room resources in Exchange online are free of charge for the Rooms mailbox/calendar.

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This is great for those using Skype Room Systems and other meeting room devices as previously you would need to stack a number of user licences which cost more.

You can find it under Subscriptions / Other Plans.

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    • Often things appear on Office 365 before the documentation/marketing catch up. I don’t have any official links yet, but you should find the licence on your Office 365 portal

  • Awesome i can get back my “User license” and assign to a real person . Cost alot more than $15 to have that license tied into SRS.
    Nice work MS
    Maybe trying to compete other market forces?

  • We’ve been using the Common Area Phones SKU to licence SRS devices (under guidance from Microsoft) and we were told that Teams would be added to this SKU by end of Jan.
    This new “Meeting Room” SKU is double the price (all of our users have EMS (Intune) licences so we don’t need that on the SRS)

  • Hi Tom. We’re in the lucky position that as we’re education, we get the majority of our O365 licences FOC. We’ve just invested in a Logitech SRS for one of our conference rooms, and I’ve been able to assign all the licences to make it work from our free pool. We have a small number (5) of Audio Conferencing licences which are chargeable for us, we have used to arrange meetings where we need someone to dial in with a standard telephone.

    I redirected one of those Audio Conferencing licences to the SRS user in the hope that whenever anyone created a meeting in the room containing the SRS, the acceptance email would contain the number to dial in on. i.e. all meetings in the SRS room would have audio conferencing (PSTN Dial-in) enabled as i’d allocated the licence in that way. Am I completely mistaken, and the Audio Conferencing licence assigned to the SRS users is a wasted licence?

    Thanks in advance for any help!

    Martin.

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