Microsoft rebrands Skype Room Systems as Microsoft Teams Rooms

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Back in 2016, Microsoft announced the Skype Room Systems (formerly codenamed Project Rigel). Skype Room Systems bring the Skype for Business meeting experience with rich HD audio and video to meeting rooms. To date, more than 130 million minutes of meetings have been conducted through Skype Room Systems. We all know that Microsoft is slowly transitioning from Skype for Business to Teams as its premium collaboration and communication platform. In line with that, Microsoft today announced that it is rebranding Skype Room Systems as Microsoft Teams Rooms. And yes, Microsoft Teams Rooms will still work with Skype for Business calls and meetings.

Microsoft Teams Rooms features:

  • Meetings are easy to schedule, simply use Microsoft Outlook or Microsoft Teams to invite your conference rooms to a meeting just as easily as inviting your colleagues.
  • Instantly start your meeting from the center of the room control with one touch.
  • Proximity based meeting join, for an available Microsoft Teams Room, the Microsoft Teams client on your PC (and soon from mobile) has a proximity sensor that detects the room and you can add the room easily to the meeting.
  • Inside the meeting room, the front of the room display and console will show that you are trying to add the room, and simply accept the incoming invitation on the console to bring the room into the meeting.

Source: Microsoft

More about the topics: Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Teams Rooms, rebranding, skype for business, Skype Room Systems

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