04-02-2019 12:03 PM
04-02-2019 12:03 PM
Our clients are deploying a large number of Teams Room Systems (SRS v2), and we have noticed that the Layout button while in a call does not function the same way as in Skype for Business Mode, compared to Teams Mode. You can see an example photo (Skype for Business Mode), and video (Teams Mode). Note this is when only one screen has been connected. Is there a plan to have the same functionality added in Teams mode using the SRS v2 systems? This poses an issue in rooms where there is a local PC connected to the content input as an always on source, as you can not have stand alone gallery mode when in a call.
Skype For Business Room Systems Mode:
04-02-2019 12:30 PM
04-02-2019 12:40 PM
@Steven Collierthanks for the reply! So it looks like they have added pinning, but wondering if they will be just adding the gallery view layout (without content showing locally or remotely) to that existing layout button for Teams Room Systems, as that would be the most important thing :).
04-02-2019 12:47 PM
Just tested the pinning functionality, it would not full screen a participant if there was content being shared in the room, it would only pin them on the content + participants view if there were more than 4 participants.
04-02-2019 12:48 PM
04-02-2019 12:51 PM
04-02-2019 01:43 PM
05-22-2019 07:15 AM
05-22-2019 08:30 AM
@Timothy_Guerin "this" being a layout showing video only even when someone is sharing content?
If so, no set date, its in our backlog but something we have not yet scheduled. Should be doable in H2 of this CY.
Also just because SfB had a capability it does not mean its "easy" for us to implement in Teams. Teams is an all new, born in the cloud, experience, built on new technologies, and with a new cloud service. So we need to implement the capability in a new code base.
@Sohail Tariq let's look at this in the backlog please.
05-22-2019 08:32 AM
BTW we do not recommend the "have a standalone PC or other always on source always connected to MTR HDMI ingest". This leads to really poor user experiences.
08-27-2019 03:00 AM - edited 08-27-2019 03:05 AM
@Ilya Bukshteynin the real world this is unlikely - we have a number of always active Wireless screens devices , Pano , Clickshare or a PC and this is a major flaw for us - local preview is always showing main screen in the room - just need the ability like in the skype UI to turn off the HDMI input this allows the full screen to be utilised for video and allowing you to then PIN a specific one in main screen
currently local users see a Pano or ClickShare default screen when not content sharing
Integration with exiting local wireless solutions is one of the key selling points for MTR as our room solution
09-25-2019 01:37 PM
@Ilya Bukshteyn @Steven Collier Do we know if we have any updates on this as of yet? Having the inability to switch between the content and the participants in a call is definitely impacting our MTR user base when wanting to toggle between the content full screen, and the participants on the far end without the content taking over the whole screen.
09-25-2019 01:44 PM
@Timothy_Guerin we are still looking into this but its unfortunately likely now in H1CY20
09-25-2019 01:44 PM
09-25-2019 01:47 PM
@gerry862 is it just disable ingest? what if the other side is sharing content? Seems like its an alternate layout vs. disable ingest.
09-25-2019 01:48 PM
@gerry862 looks like this will be the case for our user groups as well. The Gallary layout is really required for certain calls where we do need to switch between the content and the people full screen, without being forced to look at a large content window.
09-25-2019 01:55 PM
@Ilya Bukshteyn like the Skype call experience the ability to turn the local HDMI input off - when this is off in Skype the remote content is still shared , but agree more layouts may also address this if for example you had spotlight on main screen of a camera and the content in the PIP type on the right
The main issue is while having an always on connection , whether that be a Third party WiFi connection or a room PC on teams call local preview is always on taking over whole screen , educing the VC capability of the view to end users in the room, and in this day and age there will be loads of these types of always live connections , Pano , Click-share ect - one of the key selling points we made as we moved over to SRS now MTR was the ability to share these locally and within the call - now i know yes we can still do that but when a simple video call is wanted with no local share there is not need for that HDMI ingest to be active taking over 70% of the local screen.