Poly solution for MS Teams
In the last few months, anyone who is at least slightly interested in UC applications and devices for remote communication must have heard about the Microsoft Teams communication platform everywhere. Microsoft introduced this new platform back in 2017. The transition process from the current Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams has gained momentum since Microsoft announced the final dates of support of Skype for Business, both at the level of the standard user experience and native support of certified (3PIP) HW devices under S4B.
- End of S4B on-premise server support: October 14, 2025
- End of S4B online service support: July 31, 2021
- End of 3PIP HW device support for S4B online: July 31, 2023
If you are interested, you can get to know Microsoft Teams in practice, and not only Microsoft Teams, as part of experiential inspiration. You can register for free at www.inspirovanolidmi.cz/teams
The fact that Microsoft invests a lot of energy in the development of Microsoft Teams is quite evident, and everyone who has tried working with Microsoft Teams will recognize the advantages and overlaps of this communication platform, which simultaneously changes work habits and the way of communication in all directions. Microsoft Teams users can move to a completely different dimension of text discussions, shared files and integration with Office 365 tools (and thanks to the API, of course, not only with them, but also with third-party applications).
Another huge shift is the quality of audio/video communication. No issues with the RDP/BFCP implementation when sharing your presentation, no poor image quality or broken audio. Microsoft Teams is ready for day-to-day work in every way, and virtually the only general issue you will face in deployment is smooth user adoption. Technologies working in synergy with Microsoft Teams can significantly boost faster deployment and popularity among users. If we translate it into human language, if users have hardware accessories that work in a completely natural way in addition to the software client on the PC.
And it is at this moment that technology companies enter the scene, preparing hardware devices certified for Microsoft Teams. These devices are tested, guarantee functionality in the given environment and have an implemented application developed directly by Microsoft.
One of these technology companies is Poly, which has been established as a new brand resulting from the merger of two market leaders in video conferencing and headsets: Polycom and Plantronics. Poly has cooperated with Microsoft for more than 15 years – perhaps everyone who has ever worked with Microsoft technology has come into contact with a Polycom unit or a Plantronics headset.
Poly products that are certified for Microsoft Teams will be gradually introduced in other articles. If you are interested in borrowing one of these products, please contact our sales consultants.