Microsoft Skype Room app for the Surface Pro arrives in the store

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At Microsoft Ignite a few weeks ago Microsoft announced the next generation of 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.

With the new Skype Room Systems, your team can work like you’re all in one place, quickly and easily join meetings, make phone calls, and instantly share content in the room and remotely—all from an elegant touch screen console device. Transform your meeting rooms and make any space a Skype meeting place.

Now the app which drives the feature is available in the Windows Store.

Skype Rooms however relies on more than just the app however. Microsoft is also working with several partners to create dedicated teleconferencing hardware. Logitech announced the Logitech SmartDock for Skype Room System bundles coming soon and Crestron’s Skype Room Systems is shipping at the end of this year, while the Polycom MSR Series for Skype Room Systems, which will start shipping early first quarter of 2017. The app also appears to rely specifically on a Surface Pro being placed into the docks being developed above, making it an uncharacteristically vertical application designed for only Microsoft hardware.

See the system in action below:

Learn more about it here and find the app in the Windows Store below.

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