Microsoft Teams Compatible Devices – Tech Tip For February 15, 2022
As more and more companies move to Microsoft Teams as a replacement for the traditional phone system and conferencing solutions, Teams compatible hardware is always a discussion point. For basic calling, using a headset and the dialing options within Teams is a great way to go.
There is a wide range of traditional desk phones available from manufacturers including Poly, Yealink, AudioCodes, and Crestron. You can see the full list here: Devices for Teams – Microsoft Teams | Microsoft Docs. Looking beyond phones, here are some of the latest certified devices for meetings, on the go, and even a surprise device from Meta (formerly Facebook).
Poly Studio E70
This smart camera for large meeting rooms is now certified as a camera for Microsoft Teams Rooms on Windows. The Poly Studio E70 camera has dual lenses with 20-megapixel 4K sensors, providing a wide-angle and a narrow lens for maximum room coverage. The camera supports group framing and speaker tracking, with the unique ability to transition undetected between two lenses. Learn more.
Lenovo Go Wired Headset
Designed to enhance communication and collaboration in the modern workplace, the Lenovo Go Wired ANC Headset brings several must-have features to the table. With Microsoft Teams Certification and cutting-edge ANC/ENC technology, both office and remote workers will have the Teams certified tools they need to tune out distractions and tune in to their work—all in one headset. Learn more.
Lenovo Go Wired Speakerphone
The Lenovo Go Wired Speakerphone brings enterprise-grade audio to the remote workforce. When you pair the omnidirectional far-field dual-microphone array with the in-call controls and effortless plug-and-play—you get a remote-friendly working companion. And now that it’s Teams certified, you can make the most out of collaborating, video conferencing, messaging, and more on Teams. Learn more.
Meta (formerly Facebook) Portal with Microsoft Teams experience
Meta Portal, a smart video calling device, now includes the Microsoft Teams app. Using Teams on Meta Portal lets you manage your schedule with Teams calendar, participate in company meetings, view, and respond to chats, and share Microsoft OneDrive files with colleagues. Plus, Teams has security built-in with Microsoft Intune app protection, additional license required. Learn more.
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