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Microsoft Teams Rooms will soon be able to join Zoom and Webex Meetings, and Zoom and Cisco Rooms will join Microsoft Teams Meetings

Updated 10th November with more details from Ilya Bukshteyn, Head of Product (Partner Director), Microsoft Teams Devices at Microsoft. I recommend you check out his blog here and follow him on LinkedIn here ######### Another big announcement at Microsoft Ignite. Microsoft is updating Microsoft Teams rooms so that they can natively join meetings on Cisco Webex and Zoom. Join will be via WebRTC...

Cisco Cloud Video Interop (CVI) and Certified SBCs for Direct Routing for Microsoft Teams

Big news from Microsoft Ignite. Microsoft and Cisco are formally partnering, enabling the following: Cisco runs Microsoft Certified Cloud Video Interop (CVI) Service – Cisco Webex and standards SIP video room systems the ability to connect to the Microsoft Teams meetings Cisco Session Border Controllers (SBC’s) will be certified for Direct Routing Microsoft Teams Rooms will be able to...

Cisco agree Microsoft Teams has the better name and renames Cisco Spark to Webex Teams

  OK, I couldn’t resist the cheeky comment in the title. To be fair it’s not like Microsoft haven’t had a lot of name changes . Just a week after doing a podcast comparing Microsoft Teams to Cisco Spark, Cisco have announced they are renaming Cisco Spark to Webex Teams. Webex has always been a stronger brand than Spark, so I think this makes sense for them. “Webex Teams gives you a much...

Cisco to Acquire Acano, My Thoughts

Interesting collaboration news at the end of last week. Cisco announced it’s intent to acquire Acano. Acano is a conferencing and collaboration MCU bridging and gateway solution that allows interop between various platforms, all joining the same collaboration meeting, most notably Lync/Skype for Business interop with Video endpoints like those from Cisco. It is deployable on prem and cloud...

Tom Talks Microsoft Teams and Microsoft 365 Collaboration news and opinions