- Is Audio Conferencing coverage in Teams different than Skype for Business?
There will be no change in the coverage for Audio Conferencing as a result of its availability in Teams. The coverage of 90+ countries and 400+ cities Microsoft has today will continue to persist in both products. For the current list of countries/regions where Audio Conferencing is available.
- Are 3rd party Audio Conferencing Providers (ACP) supported in Teams?
There are no plans to support 3rd party audio conferencing providers (ACP) in Teams. Microsoft believes the best audio conferencing experience for customers using Teams and Skype for Business will be using Microsoft’s Audio Conferencing services in Office 365 (formerly PSTN Conferencing). Customers needing to leverage Microsoft’s ACP support in Skype for Business meetings can continue to use their Skype for Business client. Meetings scheduled within the Teams client will only support the Audio Conferencing services of Office 365.
- What is the plan for video interoperability support for Teams meetings?
Meeting room devices are critical to our vision for the modern workplace. At Ignite 2017 Microsoft announced that Microsoft is working with Blue Jeans, Pexip, and Polycom to deliver cloud video interoperability with Teams. Customers can continue to use Polycom Real Connect for Office 365 with Skype for Business Online. Microsoft will make our roadmap available, so customers can assess Teams for their business needs.
- Will the latest generation of Skype Room Systems (V2) support meetings in Teams?
Meeting room devices are critical to our vision for the modern workplace and Microsoft continue their momentum with Skype Room Systems. Initially, Skype Room Systems will support single-click join to Teams meetings and most. Skype Room Systems features except for dual screen support and panoramic video devices. Dual screens and panoramic devices are planned for later releases. More details in our blog.
- Will Skype Room Systems V1 be updated to support Teams meetings?
Meeting room devices are critical to our vision for the modern workplace. Skype Room Systems v1 (aka Lync Room Systems) will have an upgrade available which will allow these devices to join Teams meetings. As part of that upgrade process, Microsoft will also upgrade these devices from Windows 7 to Windows 10 to further secure the devices. For those devices using touch screens, you will lose access to touch features and features such as inking, PowerPoint annotation, and White boarding, and front of room touch to start a meeting will stop working.