Microsoft Teams Rooms Devices Get New Subscription and Management Options

Microsoft last week described the addition of two monthly subscription-based options for organizations using Microsoft Teams Rooms videoconferencing devices, and it described a few management portal updates.

There are new Standard and Premium subscription options for keeping Microsoft Teams Rooms products patched and trouble-free. On the management side, all Microsoft Teams Rooms devices, “including collaboration bars, IP phones and more,” can now be managed from the Teams Admin Center portal, which apparently starts with version 4.5.35.0, released on July 23, per a “Release Notes” document.

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Microsoft Teams Rooms are partner-built videoconferencing devices that were formerly called “Skype Room Systems,” offering access to video meetings, voice-over-IP, presence and chat functions. These devices lack access to white-boarding and Office applications, which Microsoft offers via its own Surface Hub videoconferencing hardware product line.

Apparently, Microsoft Teams Rooms have needed some management and other capabilities that Microsoft is now packaging with its two new subscription options. […]

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