Microsoft Teams Room app update 188.8.131.52 is now rolled out via Windows store. This app update includes various client and service features for Microsoft Teams Room devices.
Skype Room System V2 app is now rebranded to “Microsoft Teams Room” as announced previously in this blog post. This rebranding brings room devices a step closer to alignment with Teams calling and meeting experiences and makes UI consistent across Teams clients for all your users. Apart from name changes in the store, this update brings Teams brand color, iconography and theme to Microsoft Teams Room devices.
With this update, Microsoft Teams Room devices console are updated to Microsoft Teams look and feel and themes only apply to Front of room displays but not on meeting room console. This greatly enhances readability of controls on the console as well as make sure color-contrast requirements for accessibility are met. We understand company branding on the console is important to our customers and we will enable adding company logo on console in future releases.
In meeting call controls for Teams calls/ meetings are now updated to using same familiar universal bar as in Teams PC/ Mobile clients. Please note that this is a Teams service-based rollout and doesn’t require client build 184.108.40.206. However, we recommend updating to newer client build so you can get latest Teams client bug fixes and updates.
We are also rolling out a call quality rating experience similar to the PC and mobile Teams clients after a call or meeting so you can let us know how your call went. This is a great way for participants to provide feedback about the quality of the audio and video of their calls and meetings to your company’s IT and to Microsoft. Microsoft uses this data to ensure that we continue to provide high quality calling and meeting experiences across the ecosystem of Teams personal and shared devices. This dialog dismisses automatically after few seconds if no rating was provided.
We have also completed the rollout of Microsoft Whiteboard across Teams client including Microsoft Teams room devices. Microsoft Teams Rooms can now receive and render Microsoft Whiteboard on the front of the room displays when shared from PC/ Web/ Mobile Teams client. Support for starting a whiteboard session from Microsoft Teams Rooms will be added in future releases. If you have /or add touch front of room displays you can contribute to the shared Microsoft Whiteboard in the room to collaborate with remote participants.
To ensure you can use Microsoft Whiteboard in Microsoft Teams Rooms, make sure Microsoft Whitebaord Web is enabled for your tenant. Instructions here
In order to configure a front of room display as touch device (provided the display supports touch), you should login using Administrator account on Microsoft Teams Rooms device and then use settings for “Calibrate the screen for pen or touch input” to calibrate additional touch displays in the room.
We are doing intensive testing of our software across our meeting room hardware to ensure a high quality reliable experience, therefore we do not recommend updating Microsoft Teams Rooms devices to Windows 10 Version 1809 due an compatibility issues found with Microsoft Teams Room client. We are actively testing Windows 10 Version 1903 and support for 1903 will be added in future releases.
Let us know what you think!
Try the new features on your Microsoft Teams Room and provide feedback via User Voice or vote for existing ideas to help us prioritize the requests. We read every piece of feedback that we receive to make sure that the Microsoft Teams Room experience meets your needs.
- Sohail Tariq, Program Manager, Microsoft Teams Rooms
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