Microsoft Teams Rooms Basic and Pro replace the former Standard and Premium offers
Effective September 1, 2022, Microsoft Teams Rooms Basic and Microsoft Teams Rooms Pro replace the Microsoft Teams Rooms Standard and Microsoft Teams Rooms Premium offers.
Microsoft Teams Rooms allows you to Teams-enable your conference room, creating the ability to easily join a scheduled conference or start an ad hoc meeting. Licensed or unlicensed users do not need to use any license, if the Teams Rooms Device (formerly known as Common Area Communications Device) is licensed.
The Teams Rooms Basic license replaces Teams Rooms Standard. This license cannot be bought separately anymore but is supplied for free alongside a certified Teams Rooms device. A customer can have up to 25 rooms licensed within their environment. Already paid for subscriptions of Teams Rooms Standard survive until the end of the subscription term. Currently there are no transition plans available for customers who want to stop their Teams Rooms Standard license and do not buy new certified Teams Rooms devices.
The Teams Rooms Pro license replaces Teams Rooms Premium. This license is assigned to the Teams Rooms Device and allows you to still get management by Microsoft. However, by October 2022, Microsoft uses AI powered management instead of the formerly used manual labor management for the devices. Additional to the management, Teams Rooms Pro offers more features compared to the Teams Rooms Basic.
Microsoft Teams Rooms Basic vs. Pro: Which License is Right for You?
Microsoft Teams Rooms Basic and Microsoft Teams Rooms Pro are the new licensing options that replace Microsoft Teams Rooms Standard and Microsoft Teams Rooms Premium. But what are the differences between these licenses, and which one should you choose? Let’s take a closer look at the features and benefits of both options.
Teams Rooms Basic License
Microsoft Teams Rooms Basic replaces Teams Rooms Standard and comes pre-installed on certified Teams Rooms devices – it is free. The license cannot be purchased separately, and customers can have up to 25 rooms licensed within their environment. Teams Rooms Basic provides the following features:
- Joining and starting meetings from the room
- Wireless screen sharing
- Meeting controls such as mute/unmute, start/stop video
- Content cameras
- In-room participants and remote participants shown on the same screen
Teams Rooms Basic is a great option for smaller conference rooms and huddle spaces that require basic conferencing capabilities. Already paid for subscriptions of Teams Rooms Standard survive until the end of the subscription term.
Teams Rooms Pro License
The Teams Rooms Pro license is assigned to the Teams Rooms Device and offers more features compared to the Basic license – price depends on country. This license is designed for larger organizations that require advanced management capabilities, including AI-powered device management. By October 2022, Microsoft will use AI-powered management instead of the formerly used manual labor management for the devices. This allows for a more efficient and streamlined management process. Additional to the management, Teams Rooms Pro offers enhanced collaboration features, such as proximity detection, in-room participant identification, and intelligent muting.
Microsoft Teams Rooms Pro replaces Teams Rooms Premium and offers additional features and capabilities over the basic license. The license is assigned to the Teams Rooms Device and allows for management by Microsoft, including the upcoming AI-powered management. Teams Rooms Pro includes all the features of Teams Rooms Basic, as well as:
- In-room participants and remote participants shown on separate screens
- Dual displays
- Ability to add Microsoft Whiteboard to meetings
- Live transcription and translation
- Support for third-party cameras, microphones, and speakers
Teams Rooms Pro is ideal for larger conference rooms and boardrooms that require advanced conferencing capabilities. The added features offer greater flexibility and customization options for your meeting environment.
|Feature||Teams Rooms Basic||Teams Rooms Pro|
|Joining and starting meetings||Yes||Yes|
|Wireless screen sharing||Yes||Yes|
|In-room and remote participants||Same screen||Separate screens|
|Live transcription and translation||No||Yes|
|Third-party device support||No||Yes|
In conclusion, Microsoft Teams Rooms Basic and Pro offer a range of features and capabilities designed to enhance the conferencing experience in your conference room. While Teams Rooms Basic provides basic conferencing capabilities, Teams Rooms Pro offers advanced features and customization options. The table above provides a comparison of the two licenses to help you choose the best option for your needs.
For the product page of Microsoft Teams Rooms, please visit: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-teams/microsoft-teams-rooms.
For a feature comparison, please visit: https://www.microsoft.com/en-ww/microsoft-teams/microsoft-teams-rooms/compare-rooms-plans.
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