With multiple vendor support, Microsoft Teams Rooms devices will soon connect to meeting services from other vendors via browser-based technologies. This change represents a huge saving in efficiency for businesses that depend on videoconferencing with external clients or vendors. According to Karan Nigam, Microsoft Teams Product Marketing, “Microsoft is working with Zoom and Cisco to enable direct guest join capability from the respective video conferencing devices to the video meeting service using the web app.

This capability will be supported on a new generation of meeting room devices with embedded web technology”. Over time, Microsoft will add support for other vendors. Expect access to Microsoft Teams inter-operability in early 2020.