The office of the past is history. The after-effects of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to change the landscape of what we consider an office environment. More businesses have evolved to adopt a hybrid model, where employees can come into the office as required, but other times be free to work from where they choose – often this is from home. Microsoft Teams is an option to make this flow between working from various physical locations possible.

Gaining an Understanding of Microsoft Teams Rooms

“Microsoft Teams Rooms are purpose-built, native calling and meeting solutions delivering a complete Teams meeting experience, with high-definition audio and video, on Teams certified 1st and 3rd party hardware.” Essentially, this means Teams Rooms are collaboration spaces designed to give your users an easy, hassle-free way to collaborate whether they are in the room or working remotely. 

Microsoft technology provides a state-of-the-art solution to connect people. You can host meetings, be on video, and collaborate in the native Teams environment many users are familiar with.

Think of Microsoft Teams Room as a hybrid conference room, where everyone has the working document in front of them. You can see your teammates; you can talk to them and collaborate on the fly. 

Why Should You Choose Microsoft Teams Rooms?

There are many reasons why you should choose Microsoft Teams. One big highlight is the integration with Microsoft’s entire ecosystem.  You can easily collaborate with others on popular apps like Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and others in the Office suite. You can all work within Microsoft Teams, sharing files and editing in real-time together. Beyond the Office suite, Teams can also be integrated with Sharepoint, Active Directory, and more. 

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Microsoft Teams Rooms hardware requirements are minimal. No matter the device, the Microsoft Teams experiences are consistent. Microsoft has partnered with certified device manufacturers to provide a variety of Microsoft Teams Rooms devices that run the native Teams app, making collaboration seamless. You can keep a good connection with your teammates, create rooms to get work done together, and have more productive meetings across your entire organization. As new features come out, you get to enjoy a Microsoft Teams Rooms update that is seamless. Your Microsoft Teams Rooms license will push the update right out to you, so you can get up and running in no time. 

Teams also support third-party integrations.  These integrations allow Teams to work their way into other business processes you may have across the enterprise. Examples of third-party integrations include:

  • Smartsheet 
  • Polly
  • Zendesk 
  • Asana

Security and flexibility are also top of mind when thinking about Microsoft Teams Rooms. With the rooms, you can take any space you have and add a new level of sharing and collaboration to it. All the devices that connect to the Teams space will be secure. 

Just to quickly recap, here are some of the reasons why you should use a Microsoft Teams Room:

  • Microsoft Suite Full Integration
  • Minimum device requirements
  • Third-party integrations
  • Security & flexibility

Does the Enterprise Size Impact Your Decision?

The size of your organization should have no impact on whether you move forward with Microsoft Teams Rooms. Microsoft Teams Rooms pricing will depend on the number of Teams Rooms devices needed for your organization as Teams Rooms are licensed per device, per month. . The benefits you see over time regarding collaboration and connectivity amongst your employees make it more than worth the investment. Whether you are a business of 50 employees or 50,000, Microsoft Teams Rooms have a place.

Where Microsoft Teams Rooms Fits Into the Hybrid Working Model

Microsoft Teams Rooms are the future of the hybrid working model. The days of everyone being co-located are in the past. We will now have employees fully remote, some going into the office a few days each week, and those who choose to go daily. That combination of employee preferences requires you to have technological solutions which allow them to maintain connectivity. 

Microsoft Teams Rooms allow the hybrid working model to succeed on every level without changing how you work at all. Microsoft Teams lets you increase engagement across your employee base. Engagement increases come from employees feeling connected to their peers and their work, even when fully remote. The engagement factor is key as it gives employees a sense of ownership and purpose within a company. They feel they have a team, connections they can make and nurture, and their input is making a difference to help the company succeed. The benefits of engagement start with employee morale and extend all the way to career progression, training, development, and supporting strategic imperatives of the company.

Partnering With an Expert to Deploy Microsoft Teams Rooms to Your Enterprise

As a certified Microsoft partner, Yorktel is uniquely poised to do so much more than just setting up your Microsoft Teams Rooms. Our team of experts will handle every aspect of your deployment from Teams Rooms licensing to hardware needs, training to drive user adoption, and day 2 support and management.

Interested in managed services for your Teams Rooms? Microsoft Teams Rooms Premium ensures that you have proactive management, monitoring, and remediation of the Rooms by Microsoft experts at Yorktel.

Now is the time to prepare for the future of your business and the way employees work.