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Join Cisco Webex meetings from Microsoft Teams Rooms with direct guest join

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We’ve been waiting for this since the announcement at Microsoft Ignite, Microsoft Teams Rooms Update 4.5.33.0 (07/20/2020) introduces a lot of new features including the ability to join Cisco Webex meetings:

Introduced in this update:

  • Join Cisco Webex meetings from Teams Rooms with direct guest join
  • Teams Admin Center enablement and auto-enrollment
  • Windows 10 1909 release support
  • Switch to video gallery layout even when content is present
  • Virtual raise hands support for attendee and controls for presenter
  • Adjustable default volume setting for conferencing and default speaker
  • Search and call federated users (tenant) from Teams Room

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My friend Graham Walsh has a great blog with full details of how to configure and the experience here

Microsoft release notes here

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Tom Arbuthnot

A Microsoft MVP and Microsoft Certified Master, Tom Arbuthnot is Principal Solutions Architect at Microsoft Collaboration specialists Modality Systems.

Tom stays up to date with industry developments and shares news and his opinions on his blog, Microsoft Teams Podcast and email list. He is a regular speaker at events around the world.

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