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Microsoft Teams Phone Login via Simple Code input into any browser

I’m fortunate to get to play with and test lots of Teams devices, and this is a feature that makes life so much easier. In the latest firmware, Microsoft has put the feature front and centre as the default way to log in to Teams Phones. You sometimes see this login method on things like Amazon Fire TV, Netflix and BBC iPlayer in the UK. Rather than making you input your often long username/UPN...

Microsoft Teams Phone Firmware Update March 2020

The latest Microsoft Teams Phone firmware update us rolling out this month. It contains the following update Remote provisioning and sign in for Teams Display from Teams admin center. New and improved sign-in experience. Meeting stage enhancements – changes in-call controls, reactions in meetings, overflow support, docked UBAR and participant tray. Calling user experience enhancements...

Microsoft Teams SIP Phone Gateway preview and supported SIP phones announced

More Ignite news pouring in. Back in August 2020, Microsoft announced they would support the native registration of specific SIP phones to Microsoft Teams. We haven’t heard much since then. Today it was announced that the SIP gateway is going into Preview (I haven’t personally heard anything about the preview yet). Capabilities *may* (note the “may” disclaimer word in the blog) include Inbound...

9 new New Teams Phones Features – December 2020 Firmware Update

Rollout begins towards the end of the first week of December 2020. Teams Phones will now auto-update, but once the update is available you can also manually update your phones. There are 9 new updates Sidecar support for AudioCodes and Yealink phones Video enhancements for meetings on Teams video phones 3×3 Layout Together mode Gallery view Background blur Meet Now on Teams phones Screen...

New features coming in Microsoft Teams IP Phones Firmware Update April 2020

This update will be rolling this out to Teams phone in mid-April 2020, It will be completed by early May. It adds the following features: Redesigned calls app user interface with favourites (speed dial) Custom ringtones Managing delegates Support auto-dial for extension dialing Device management updates to support device categorization in Teams Admin Center This updates the Teams application...

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