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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...

New Poly Trio C60 for Microsoft Teams

Photo from Jeff Schertz Poly announced today the new Trio C60, a new conference phone that will support Microsoft Teams. Stand on its own as a high-quality conference phone, or, it can be used to control other endpoints like the Poly Studio X Family or G7500. Support a variety of the leading open SIP and UC&C services, Microsoft Teams and Zoom Optional wired expansion microphones will be...

How to edit Microsoft Teams IP Phone Device Name, Organization Asset Tag and Notes

All Microsoft Teams IP Phones are managed and updated through the Teams Admin Center (admin.teams.microsoft.com). Each Phones settings in the teams admin center has custom fields for organisations to use: Organization asset tag, Notes. You can see them if you click into a specific phone and details you can see them. However, there is no obvious way to edit them from this screen. You actually edit...

Lenovo ThinkSmart View $349 Microsoft Teams 8-inch screen Personal Video Endpoint

Exciting news from Lenovo ahead of CES, a new Microsoft Teams Endpoint. The Lenovo ThinkSmart View is a dedicated unit in a similar form factor as smart home assistant displays like the Google Home Hub or Echo Show. In fact, as Jimmy Vaughan points out, the form factor is the same as the Smart Display 8 inch Tablet with the Google Assistant. It’s a dedicated device with an 8-inch touch screen...

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