Add built in support for SIP video calling to allow native calling of third party video conferencing facilities.
There are free third party apps in the various app stores that are capable of dialling SIP addresses natively, including the free Polycome RealPresence Mobile app. Teams should have this capability natively to be able to call VC units, but also to include those same SIP addresses in conferences.
Jessica Lee commented
The H.323 and SIP standards-based video endpoints currently deployed cannot natively join a MS Teams meeting.
Some web conferencing systems (e.g. WebEx) provide a SIP video address in the meeting invite, which makes it a lot easier for the conference room hard codec (e.g. Cisco SX20/80) to join the meeting by letting you dial in via SIP address.
If Teams is supposed to replace SfB, this implies that Teams will have more features than SfB.
After opening a case about SIP URI dialing, Microsoft support provided the following response over the phone:
SIP calls are supported only when both parties have valid Microsoft teams license.
Receiving SIP calls from 3rd party systems to your Microsoft Teams account is supported.
Placing SIP calls from Microsoft Teams to 3rd party systems is not supported due to the fact that 3rd party system doesn't have valid Microsoft communications license.
I was unable to verify that receiving SIP calls works but someone may have more luck than me.
+1 for this feature, we really need this!
We want to attend a video conference using Standard-SIP with Cisco Jabber