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Microsoft Teams Rooms licence getting Azure AD Premium P1

Thanks to Graham Walsh for the heads up on this one. Microsoft is adding Azure AD Premium P1 to the Microsoft Teams Room standard and Premium licences at no additional cost. This will be rolling out in November and is expected to complete rollout in December 2021. Announced in the message center under MC291891. With the (AAD) P1 service plan, you will have access to additional security and...

Shure IntelliMix software DSP now certified on Crestron Microsoft Teams Room

An interesting development in Microsoft Teams Rooms. For some time, we have had certified solutions to add external physical “Audio Conferencing Processors” or DSPs which both process and enhance audio (for example automatic mic mixing, reducing echo, noise, or distortion), and these have relied on a USB connection to the Teams meeting room PC appliance Most of these systems connect devices based...

Neat, a new certified partner for Microsoft Teams Rooms

Norway based Video device company Neat announced today they would be producing Microsoft Teams Rooms. This is interesting as Neat launched specifically for Zoom, with their website saying “Neat was created to give Zoom users the ultimate Zoom Rooms experience”. Zoom even directly invested with a minority stake in Neat and launched them at Zoom CEO Eric Yuan’s keynote at Zoomtopia 2019, the...

EPOS Intelligent speaker for Microsoft Teams Rooms with speaker identification for transcriptions

Technology first previewed at Build 2018 and talked about as a coming device at Ignite 2020, Microsoft Teams Intelligent Speakers are a new category of device to connect to Microsoft Teams Rooms. EPOS (a joint venture between Sennheiser and Demant A/S) has launched the first one (shipping April), the EXPAND Capture 5, Yealink are also due to launch an Intelligent speaker. This is a USB...

Microsoft Teams Rooms vs Microsoft Teams Collaboration Bars, Important Differences

Microsoft now has two types of certified room systems for Microsoft Teams: Microsoft Teams Rooms (MTR) Microsoft Teams Collaboration Bars Confusingly, Microsoft lists them under the same “Room systems” category on their official device catalogue, but they are quite different. Microsoft Teams Rooms are windows IOT based devices, currently available from Logitech, Yealink, Crestron, HP...

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