Microsoft hopes it Teams collaboration suite will form the connective tissue of an organization, and for that to happen they either need to replace or work very well with the dominant communication medium in businesses – the phone network.
Thankfully Teams does just that – integrating directly with the phone products of the dominant IP phone OEMs such as Creston and Yealink.
At the Enterprise Connect conference, these companies announced video phones specifically designed to work with Microsoft Teams, offering native video calling.
Poly CCX 700 offers a 7-inch multitouch screen and 1080p HD camera and supports an optional headset.
It will be available in CYQ3 in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan with more countries to follow.
The Yealink VP59 features an adjustable 8 inch 1280×800-pixel colour touch display and a 1080p HD camera.
The Crestron Flex P250 also offers video calling, but the specs and availability details are not available yet.
The phones are all as yet unreleased, but should it the market later this year.