Microsoft wants enterprise clients to have more control and security around their Microsoft Teams Rooms devices. To reach this goal, the company will soon release Standard and Premium subscription services for the platform.
If you're unfamiliar with Microsoft Teams Rooms, they are videoconferencing hardware build by Microsoft OEM partners. Rebranded from Skype Room Systems in 2019, the devices offer features like meeting integration, chat abilities, voice-over, and whiteboard tools.
Alongside confirmation of upcoming subscription tiers, Microsoft says Teams Rooms devices can now be managed from the Teams Admin Center Portal. This new ability has been available since the release of version 188.8.131.52 last week.
As mentioned, there are two subscription levels. Below are the details for each.
Microsoft Teams Rooms users will need to pay $15 per month per device for the Standard subscription package. The bundle contains the following:
- Microsoft Endpoint Manage Intune
- Microsoft Teams collaboration service
- Phone System
- Audio Conferencing
Furthermore, admins will control device monitoring and checking for patches and updates. This will give IT pros visibility of the security of Microsoft Teams Rooms products. As for security across the new tools, Microsoft says Phone System replaces VOIP phone calls with a private branch exchange.
For the Premium subscription plan, users will pay $50 per device each month. This package removes the need for IT pros to monitor the service and check for updates. Microsoft will do this automatically.
The Premium subscription for Microsoft Teams Rooms, priced at $50 per device per month, dispenses with IT pros needing to manage updates and monitor service quality. Microsoft takes over those functions remotely.
“Microsoft provides 24/7 management and monitoring of your room operating system and software, surfacing insights and alerts around any action needed on-site and taking remote action on your behalf as permitted,” Microsoft's says.