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Mike Boehm
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Howdy,

We're going to be converting from Skype for Business (on-prem) to Teams in a few months.  We are having our recruiters test out using Teams for interviews for remote people.  We've had some different results from different users so we did an internal test today and I want to make sure my findings are what I'm supposed to be finding.

 

Browser compatibility findings:

Edge - Works with Video and Audio

Chrome - Works with Audio but NOT Video

Firefox - Doesn't work at all.  Prompts to install Teams locally

IE - Doesn't work at all.  Prompts to install Teams locally

 

Is this the expected behavior when trying to use teams for a meeting with an external person?  If so, do we know anything about if or when Chrome will fully function and when Firefox will function at all?

 

Thanks!

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Solution

Chrome support is being improved, mentioned this week, which should help:

 

Enhancements to the Chrome browser meeting experience (coming soon) are getting richer for Windows and Mac users.

 

A year ago, we introduced frictionless meeting join in Chrome with no client needed. Coming soon, we will enhance that zero-footprint experience by adding 3 new capabilities: the ability to see participants video, application sharing, and full desktop sharing. This enables any meeting attendees to have face to face conversations and share content easily, with zero downloads needed.

 

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-Teams-Blog/What-s-new-in-Microsoft-Teams-the-Enterp...

 

Here are the official requirements and caveats, from here, which I think matches your observations:

 

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Hi,

 

Video support is coming to Chrome but not published when. It works if you use a plug-in in Chrome that fools Teams server that Chrome is a Edge browser, but that is not a recommended solution for end users.

 

 

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