Provide video interop natively, and not reliant on partners such as BJN, Pexip and others
Skype for Business supported 3rd party video interoperability via VIS. Microsoft Teams requires partners such as Pexip and BlueJeans to provide 3rd party interop for SIP and H323 endpoints.
Microsoft should look to develop this type of interop natively within Office 365 so organizations can derive more value from their subscriptions, reduce the costs of needing additonal subscriptions and provide a migration path to Microsoft Teams.
Avaya Scopia XT4200, XT4300, XT5000 and XT7100 H.323 SIP systems can connect to Teams with a simple HW box called XT2USB.
Blue Nova commented
Agree, this is the last feature teams needs for us to drop our Zoom licences and switch to Teams.
Not so much for the end users but for our Zoom Room meeting rooms. not interested in using a 3rd party to deal with this feature, it should be built into Teams.
Skype for Business supports 3rd party video interoperability, iow outbound calls from SfB with ms-sip protocol to a 3rd party interop gateway. Microsoft Teams requires partners, such as example Pexip, to provide 3rd party cloud video interop (CVI) for SIP and H323 endpoints to call in to a Teams meeting. There is no way to call point to point (P2P) from a Teams client to a SIP or H323 endpoint/3rd party service. This is the key solutions that Microsoft needs to fix.
I fully agree that Microsoft should look to develop this type of interop natively within Office 365 so organizations can derive more value from their subscriptions, reduce the costs etc. but most of all to provide a working migration path to Microsoft Teams, today’s message to organizations is narrow and slightly arrogant. If not then bigger organizations need to look at other collaboration solutions to get a fully integrated collaboration suite that is more bang for the buck.