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Microsoft Teams lower cost basic IP Phones and USB Phones

Basic Microsoft Teams IP Phones

In a recent blog, Microsoft announced some new more cost-effective IP Phones are being added to the Microsoft Teams device line-up.

These phones will be coming from AudioCodes, Poly, Yealink starting early 2021 with with “physical buttons (so presumably no touch screen to save cost), high-quality audio, and core calling features at an affordable price”.

These phones are designed for common areas and basic information worker scenarios

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Microsoft Teams USB Phones

Some people just really like that phone handset and dial pad form factor, but don’t really need an IP Phone with a dedicated network connection. Microsoft will also be supporting new USB peripherals that have dial pads and a modern Teams user interface, featuring a Teams button and will connect to both a PC and Mac to bring a high-quality Teams audio experience. These will be available in late 2020 and the first of which will be shipped with Yealink MP50 (USB phone).

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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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