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Microsoft Teams Receives New Teams Shared Device Service

Microsoft Teams Shared Device is a new license that replaces Common Area Phone (CAP) for enterprise customers.


is continuing its goal to be at the forefront of the work revolution at continues to drive that focus. In its latest effort, Microsoft is adding new software known as “Teams Shared Device” that is available for enterprise users.

With Microsoft Teams Shared Device, users essentially get a license to be able to adapt and remain secure. It is a rebranding of the previous Common Area Phone (CAP) feature.

If you are unfamiliar with the ability, it is a license that is useful for enterprises because it allows a Teams device to be used safely in an area with multiple people and/or devices.

Microsoft Teams Shared Device license will provide all the capabilities of the CAP license but also adds more functionality. For example, it covers more scenarios for customers using Teams Panels and Teams Displays.


“Hotdesking on Teams display makes finding a space to work easier by allowing employees to locate and reserve flexible workspaces. With the Teams Shared Device license, users can reserve a desk and make a call on Teams display. In addition to this, if users want to access their meetings, chats, and files, they can sign into the hotdesking device with their personal credentials.”

The feature is focused on customers who use Teams devices but do not want to pay for the Teams Rooms license and functionalities.

Microsoft is targeting an end-of-the-year release for Teams Shared Devices and says it will cost $8 per device across all channels. The company is urging customers to contact their Microsoft account managers to have a better understanding of how the license works and can help them.

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Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.