More choice and flexibility: Microsoft Teams Rooms for Cisco devices, now available in beta
In October, we announced a partnership with Microsoft to bring Microsoft Teams Rooms to our Cisco Devices. It was a big step in the right direction for elevating Hybrid Work, bringing more choice, flexibility and capabilities to Cisco and Microsoft customers alike.
I am excited to share that this solution is now available in beta for enterprise customers and partners. The solution is expected to be certified and available for the Cisco Board Pro, Cisco Room Bar, and Cisco Room Kit Pro in March 2023.
At Cisco, we aim to support our customers with the best devices for hybrid work in the world, by supporting seamless user experiences, any way you work. Our new, industry-first solution gives customers a Microsoft Teams Rooms experience by default, with the ability to join Microsoft Teams meetings, plus fully featured Webex meetings on the same device. Users can enjoy feature-rich, back-to-back meetings on Teams and Webex with no need for IT to reconfigure or reboot.
Today’s meetings are joined by remote and in-person participants. To make this kind of hybrid work… work, the experience must be good one, no matter where you are joining from. Cisco devices use advanced AI to provide Microsoft Teams Rooms users with added intelligent, inclusive features for hybrid meetings. Like Frames, which keeps in-room participants front-and-center for remote attendees. Different from our competitors’ framing capabilities, our Frames technology uses powerful algorithms to consider the context of a scene, and dynamically show you the best view of in-room participants- without losing in-room context. And, with fully-featured Webex meetings, users gain additional tools like Slido – which allows meeting participants to engage in questions and polling natively on the device.
While the first three certified and available devices are expected to be delivered in March, we are also excited to deliver a rich portfolio for this solution in the future. Future waves of certification will include the Cisco Room Kit EQ, Cisco Desk Pro and Cisco Room Navigator. We have also certified headsets and cameras for this solution, including the Cisco Desk Camera 4K, the Cisco Headset 320, and the Cisco Headset 720.
To learn more, get in touch with us.
Mar 27, 2023 — Snorre Kjesbu