Provisioning Microsoft Teams Android Devices

March 31, 2021 by · 7 Comments 

The purpose of this article is two-fold.  Primarily it introduces and explains a new provisioning capability in Microsoft Teams which is applicable to Teams-certified devices across all Android-based categories: Teams Phones, Teams Displays, Teams Panels, and Teams Rooms on Android.  Secondly the overall concept of device provisioning in Teams is explained along with real-world scenarios […]

Device Pairing in Microsoft Teams

January 13, 2021 by · 10 Comments 

The purpose of this article is to demystify a common misconception with how Microsoft Teams allows various types of clients and devices to communicate between each other when leveraging several different native features. The most important concept to understand in this article is that there is actually no direct pairing happening between the Teams clients […]

Meeting Lobby Behavior in Microsoft Teams

December 28, 2020 by · 14 Comments 

This article explains how the meeting lobby is applied to different participant types joining a Microsoft Teams meeting from various clients and devices as well as how to control this behavior using various options provided at the tenant, user, and meeting levels.  Also covered is newer behavior available in Microsoft’s Cloud Video Interop (CVI) partner-offered […]

Microsoft Teams Room Factory Restore Process

August 28, 2020 by · 6 Comments 

The process outlined in this article can be used to reset a Microsoft Teams Room (MTR) system to a factory default configuration.  This would be the preferred method to use on a system which may have any customization beyond the base MTR application settings which need to be removed.  For example, a system which was […]

Exchange Resource Mailbox Configuration for Meeting Rooms

August 12, 2019 by · 7 Comments 

Several previous articles on this blog have outlined the required configuration of Exchange mailboxes for use with native Microsoft meeting room solutions for Microsoft Teams and Skype.  There are also some articles which cover the configuration for mailboxes for use with standards-based video conferencing solutions from Poly and Cisco which support Microsoft Exchange to display […]

Creating Microsoft Teams Rooms Accounts

February 3, 2019 by · 114 Comments 

This article revisits the topic of creating accounts which are used by Microsoft Teams Rooms (MTR), formerly known as the Skype Room System (SRS) v2 platform.  The guidance in this article is applicable to creating online accounts for any natively supported device, from Polycom VVX and Trio phones, to the various Skype Room System offerings […]