12-17-2018 05:35 AM
12-17-2018 05:35 AM
You can now buy a Meeting Room license to connect Teams to a device in the room. The license allows the device to participate in Teams meetings.
01-29-2019 03:18 PM
Thank you for the link. If I assign the meeting room license to the device, will it automatically configure the device for a shared number for audio conferencing? Or does it give you the option to port an existing DID to Microsoft to be a "dedicated" number?
02-03-2019 03:31 AM
This is just a license so it will not automatically configure anything on the associated account itself. You'll still need to manually configure the account, just like any other user, to utilize either a Calling Plan or Direct Routing as well as retrieve/port a DID and then assign it to the account.
02-05-2019 12:16 PM
Do you have a link to the Microsoft commercial site with the details? I tried finding the option on MS Retail site as an available option under Teams or S4B and even the M365 E3 and E5 options available.
I know it is a feature that can now be purchased since it has been published in my online purchasing portal. I simply would like the direct link with the complete details.
04-09-2019 05:55 AM
Hi, do we have any Partner program from Microsoft for providing Teams Rooms trial
@Tony RedmondI'm still trying to wrap my head around the benefits of the $15 / month meeting room license. You get a phone number assigned to the device in the room which has the account. But scheduling a Teams meeting still does not surface the number for dial-in. Apparently, the number is only surfaced in a "meet now" situation which, frankly, will be rare in meeting rooms. Meeting rooms, and their resource accounts, are made to be scheduled.
Thus, as I understand it, and maybe I'm wrong, one still needs to purchase audio conference plans for the individuals scheduling the meetings and not necessarily the room itself. Compare this to a Zoom room - admittedly more money - where the room also comes with phone numbers regardless of licensing of the individuals.
What I was hoping for - was that anyone scheduling the room for a teams meeting gets a dial in number for people who don't have the teams client handy, but want an audio only experience.
Without that phone number, what is the benefit of the $15 / month license?
@AdamK_DC I'm not sure I am the best person to comment on why you have to pay $15/month for a meeting room license. After all, Microsoft makes the rules and I don't work for Microsoft. But you do need to pay for phone numbers assigned and managed by Microsoft in the Phone System, so I assume that's where this comes from. And yes, you do need to buy and assign conferencing plans to people who have telephone numbers managed by the Phone System. Generally, once a phone number is involved, you need to pay. If you just use IP communications, you don't.