In a previous blogpost the ability to join Webex meetings directly from Microsoft Teams Room for Windows was discussed. Since then, Microsoft has released version 4.6.20 which includes direct guest for Zoom Meetings (Preview) as well. In this post we take a look at the experience of joining Zoom meetings directly from Teams Room for Windows (MTR). While this is currently in preview, the actual release should be coming in the months ahead. With the ability to join both Webex and Zoom meetings directly from an MTR system, the need for USB pass-thru BYOD feature is significantly reduced as Teams, Zoom and Webex form the vast majority of online meetings conducted in the world today.
Just last Friday Microsoft announced in their blog page https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-Teams-Blog/Microsoft-Teams-is-now-a-complete-meeting-and-calling-solution/ba-p/236042 that MS Teams now has all the meetings and calling functionality of Skype for Business Online. The article describes how MSTeams is now a complete meeting and calling solution and a Teams Conferencing Gateway, which allows you to use existing Skype for Business certified SIP-based phones with Teams; and USB HID Support for Teams, enabling customers to answer, end calls and control mute and volume using USB peripherals. In addition, cloud video interop services to support Teams meetings with existing VTC systems are underway with offerings from Pexip, Polycom, and Blue Jeans to be generally available later this calendar year. Of course this does not mean that the roadmap has been competed as there are additional features coming in Q4 of this year as can be seen in the MS Roadmap available here: http://aka.ms/skype2teamsroadmap. The purpose of this blog post is to serve as an add-on to go into detail the configuration of the O365 tenant to allow for calls to work between MSTeams and Skype for Business users.
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