Powering superior Teams video experiences in huddle rooms everywhere

Is it a coincidence that Microsoft Inspire 2019’s show theme is “Together We Achieve More,” while our company mantra is “The Power of Many”? Maybe. Maybe great minds think alike. Maybe it’s because the power of Teams is when Microsoft, Poly, and our esteemed partners come together in meaningful ways to create the best possible experiences for users, together.

As more and more customers migrate to Microsoft Teams, one thing is for sure: Poly and partners have created a one-stop shop for your customers as they make the journey to Microsoft Teams for both personal and group collaboration needs. It’s not just about offering the most, or the best, unified communications and collaboration products that power Microsoft Teams experiences (which we also do!). It’s about giving customers a complete end-to-end Teams solution set. The result? Loyal customers who stay with you because you’re equipped to give them everything they need. For instance:

Polycom Studio

Polycom Studio, the all-in-one plug-and-play video bar that connects to your laptop or room PC, will bring Microsoft Teams into the huddle space. You won’t believe the quality and the customer satisfaction as they conference with automatic speaker tracking, stereo audio and NoiseBlock technology. The experience is like no other.

See for yourself! Come by the Poly booth, #619 and take advantage of our Inspire promotion to receive a 35% discount and a free Calisto 5200 on your Polycom Studio purchase. Quantity is limited so make booth #619 your first stop!

Studio HP Teams Room bundles

Last year we announced new bundles for any room size featuring native Microsoft room system that combines the familiar Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business experiences on HP Microsoft Teams Rooms with Polycom audio and video endpoints.

Lorena Kubera, VP Commercial Product Management at HP said, “Pairing our versatile meeting room system, HP Elite Slice G2 Audio-Ready, with the simplicity of the Polycom Trio 8500 and the EagleEye IV USB camera for the Polycom-HP [MTR] Bundle creates a seamless way to improve productivity and collaboration through Microsoft Teams.”

Building on the success of the HP Slice room bundles, we’ve partnered with HP to offer similar bundles with Polycom Studio.

Polycom Trio

Polycom Trio 8800 and 8500 are the Microsoft Teams audio conferencing solution of choice. With one-touch-to join calendar integration and Poly’s HD Voice quality with Polycom NoiseBlock paired with a Teams workflow, our partners and their customers are saying “Yes, please!” in HD.

Plantronics Elara 60 Series

The Plantronics Elara 60 Series carved out a new Microsoft Teams device category for mobile-centric workers. The highly-anticipated mobile phone station lets mobile-first workers easily transition from smartphone to desktop collaboration with headset, speakerphone, and handset options, and enables organizations to simplify their Microsoft Teams deployment with no need for service provisioning or extra wires

This mobile phone station receives Microsoft Teams notifications and provides users with a one-touch or voice-activated Microsoft Teams experience. Putting the mobile phone in the center of the collaboration experience with native Microsoft Teams support is a surefire way to ensure productivity doesn’t stop when workers transition from on-the-go to their desk.

RealConnect for Clariti

Customers likely have existing video solutions even though they are moving to Teams. No problem. RealConnect for Clariti is Poly’s interoperability solution for Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business using on-premises collaboration infrastructure. RealConnect uses the native Microsoft workflow to create a familiar meeting experience for Microsoft users. Users simply click to join a conference on a standards-based video endpoint or Microsoft Teams/Skype for Business client. RealConnect for Clariti is now certified for Microsoft Teams and offers another option along with RealConnect Service, cloud-hosted video interoperability service, for customers moving to Teams.

Managed Services and Professional Services

As your customers migrate to Teams, Polycom Professional Service team provides you with the expertise to effectively plan, deploy, operate and support their Microsoft solution environment. They’ll have access to Microsoft FastTrack MyAdvisor experts who understand the intricacies and interdependencies of voice and video collaboration.

With Poly Managed Services for Microsoft Teams, you get a single provider that delivers everything you need. Management of the cloud. Your endpoint devices. Even customized training for your end users.

You’ll never have to worry about warranties or replacing hardware. That’s what our technical support team is for. Reach them 24x7x365. Coincidentally, that’s how long your peace of mind will last.

A new managed service offering in development, Managed Services for Microsoft Teams with direct routing, is expected to be the single-source solution driving global adoption and interoperability of Teams. Intended to be powered with Tata Communications’ global network, the service encompasses endpoints, infrastructure, and SIP Managed Services for a global managed solution of Teams with direct routing. For global organizations, this new Managed Services for Teams would provide a one-stop shop experience to ease the move to Teams. The service will go live this summer.

Office headsets

When we say end-to-end, we mean it. Poly UC headsets certified for Skype for Business work with Microsoft Teams. Customers migrating to Microsoft Teams can continue to benefit from the quality experience that Skype for Business certified devices provide with Teams. Customer favorites, like Voyager 8200 UC and Savi 8200 Series, work beautifully in the Microsoft Teams environment as they keep office workers focused, in the zone, and distraction free to hear what matters loud and clear.

Let’s Connect

In keeping with our commitment to offer best-in-class quality and experiences for Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business, we offer flexible products and services that enable organizations to easily migrate to the cloud and support collaboration regardless of location or device.

More than 40 products, including headsets, speakerphones, conference phones, a camera, and a video bar will be displayed at booth #619 at Microsoft Inspire. Come by, say hello and experience the power of our many Teams solutions. I’m feeling inspired already!