As organizations migrate to Microsoft Teams as their primary communication hub, it is critical they deliver a frictionless video conferencing experience to ensure Microsoft Teams adoption. This article will identify the different ways that organizations can deploy Microsoft Teams video conferencing in their environment and why having Teams video conferencing deployed in meeting rooms is so essential for a successful Teams rollout.
To help customers pinpoint their support requirements, Microsoft segments different stages of a Teams deployment into several different phases. It is critical for an organization undergoing a Teams migration to understand the different phases so that they are able to invest appropriately, resource it accordingly, and reduce complexity for their end users. As Microsoft Teams involves a significant lift in terms of organizational change management, organizations find it helpful to implement Teams in phases to decrease resistance and empower users to be successful at their own pace.
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After rolling out Phase 1, organizations are well placed to introduce Microsoft Teams Video Conferencing, which includes audio conferencing, video conferencing and screen sharing. In this era of remote work, Microsoft encourages IT leaders to adopt video and have it turned on in all meetings on Teams.
There are some pre-requisites that have to be completed before this phase. For example, you must have Exchange Online and SharePoint Online deployed, and also have a verified domain for O365 for your organization. Please refer to Microsoft’s deployment instructions for more information.
Microsoft Teams offers an intuitive video conferencing experience. Some of the most important features in Teams Video Conferencing are:
For a quick run-down of the most important features, watch this tutorial from Microsoft.
A great alternative for organizations interested in accelerating Teams video conferencing is to use their existing SIP and H.323 room systems. Microsoft has partnered with technology providers like BlueJeans to provide Cloud Video Interop (CVI) — a service that enables organizations to connect room systems to Microsoft Teams video conferencing. This Microsoft Certified solution is recommended as a part of the migration path for a total Teams deployment. CVI provides interoperability for organizations who want to extend the life of their existing conference room hardware systems. To learn about how to select the Cloud Video Interop solution that is right for you, read the ebook "5 Questions to Ask Yourself When Choosing a Cloud Video Interop Solution for Teams".
BlueJeans Gateway for Microsoft Teams is the only pure SaaS CVI solution in the market — easiest to deploy, manage, and use in any type of hardware environment.