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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...

Modern Authentication for Microsoft Teams Rooms

Modern authentication is a Microsoft umbrella term for a combination of secure authentication and authorization methods between a client and a server. This might include a PC or a phone. It includes: Authentication methods: Multi-factor authentication (MFA); smart card authentication; client certificate-based authenticationAuthorization methods: Microsoft’s implementation of Open...

Microsoft Teams Rooms Content Camera to capture Whiteboards

First previewed in March at Enterprise Connect, Microsoft is now rolling this feature out a as part of a Microsoft Teams Rooms Update. You can now connect a second certified webcam from either Logitech or Crestron (rebranded Huddly) pointed at a whiteboard. When you press the Content Camera button it intelligently detects, crops and frames the in-room whiteboard and shares its content with remote...

Microsoft Teams Rooms get UI update to current Microsoft Teams look and feel

Microsoft Teams Rooms just got a big update, 4.0.105.0 is now rolling out via Windows store. Microsoft’s Sohail Tariq broke it down in a good blog. Here’s my take, mostly a recap of the original blog. Windows store app rebranded to Microsoft Teams Room? This might not make sense to you. They are Microsoft Teams Rooms, right? What’s the rebrand? Well yes, what was “Skype Room System v2” where...

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