Big news: Microsoft and Cisco announce interoperability between Teams Rooms and Webex Room devices

November 4, 2019

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Today, Microsoft and Cisco made a huge announcement. Both the companies are working on interoperability between Microsoft Teams Rooms and Phone System with Cisco Webex Room devices and IP voice gateways respectively. This interoperability between Microsoft and Cisco will simplify conference room and IP voice gateway deployment options for organizations around the world.

Highlights of this partnership:

  • This partnership enables Cisco Webex video devices to connect to the Microsoft Teams meeting services. Cisco Webex will introduce an interop solution that will be certified as a Microsoft Cloud Video Interop (CVI) solution.
  • Microsoft and Cisco will be enabling a direct guest join capability from their respective video conferencing device to the web app for the video meeting service. This capability will be supported on latest generations of meeting room devices like Microsoft Teams Rooms and Cisco Webex Room devices, which can run embedded web technologies.
  •  Cisco has joined our certification program for Session Border Controllers. Customers who already has a telecom provider and use Cisco SBCs will soon be able to deploy Direct Routing for dial tone in Teams without replacing infrastructure.

Products based on this partnership is expected to be available in early CY20.

Source: Microsoft

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