The collaboration world took a big step forward today when Cisco announced that certain Cisco video conferencing systems will offer native Microsoft Teams support in Q1 2023.
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OK – before we move on, let’s stop, take a breath, and re-read that first sentence (at least once). Seriously? Cisco and Microsoft working together? A non-Cisco experience on Cisco devices? What’s next? Cats and dogs living together? People living on the moon? Peace on Earth?
Alas, we digress.
Now that you’ve recovered from the shock, we can dig in.
[ Author’s Note – for the record, we’re not entirely surprised by this announcement. As our subscribers know, we’ve been pushing Cisco in this direction for quite a while. For example, in our August 5, 2022, write-up on Cisco, we said that “Cisco could soften the blow by supporting other calling platform apps (e.g., Microsoft Teams Rooms, Zoom Rooms, etc.) directly on its video devices.” ]