Oct 13 2021 08:46 AM
Oct 13 2021 08:46 AM
Hi all, we have been setting up Teams in shared meeting rooms, whilst replacing legacy VC equipment.
We have setup the computer with its own account named after the meeting room, however it's been pointed out that if someone books a private meeting using that account, then when others are using the room the calendar can be browsed. Therefore people have resorted into logging in as them selves, which isn't ideal.
I wondered what others have done when implementing Teams into meeting rooms? We are using just a mini computer, Windows 10, camera, speaker phone with Office 365 installed. Nothing out of the ordinary.
Thanks in advance
Oct 13 2021 11:59 PMSolution
There is a long list of WHY a Teams Meeting Room is worth it aka an even longer list why having a fixed PC in the meeting room is mostly not a good idea.
You stumbled across just one topic out of this list.
My advice is to go strictly BYOM (bring your own meeting) where the users shuffle in their own notebook with their UC client and hook up via HDMI/USB to connect to fixed installed mic/speaker/camera + a large display
bite tht bullet and install an MTR. Its cost will pay off pretty fast.
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Oct 28 2021 06:21 AM
Oct 28 2021 06:40 AM - edited Oct 28 2021 06:54 AM
Thanks, we have used Windows soft codecs for Skype for Business for some time. These have worked really well, given Skype is a much lighter client for small pods and meeting rooms. I think because Teams is aimed at collaboration it doesn't seem to work well in a 'Zoom Room' type of scenario. For large conferencing (Seminars, live events) we have been using Pexip MCU with Cisco Telepresence however that's now quite challenging for simplicity of use, especially now we predominantly have a Teams infrastructure. We want to make all rooms flexible and simple to use with a common interface. However if we have Teams, it seems strategically complex in terms of room booking function, dropping in and just making VC calls, and boardroom conferencing etc.
I thought they may have developed a lighter client for ad hoc meeting use. And given consideration for confidentiality, i.e. private meetings in calendars, the ability to clear down call lists.
We have been using Yamaha YVC-330 and YVC-1000 units, Jabra Panacast 20 & 50 and now Yealink UVC84 camera's. All using NUC 8i7HVKVA, a good spec due to the overhead of being a soft codec. So we don't encounter any latency from codec post processing.
Oct 28 2021 08:42 AM