Updated 9/10/2020

With the new landscape of working from home and employees starting to return to the office, your team’s ability to collaborate at a distance has become essential — and, it’s something we’ve been facilitating for some time now. Poly has been making distance collaboration easy for employees for years with Microsoft Lync, Skype for Business, and now Teams. Poly is your key partner in this ever-changing world and it only keeps getting better. Poly leads the industry with the most Microsoft Teams headsets and personal speakerphones available.

Why Poly and Microsoft?

Poly and Microsoft go way back. When it comes to teamwork, the combination of Poly and Microsoft are more than simply a ‘nice to have’, it’s indispensable to any organization committed to delivering the richest and most complete collaboration experience for their associates. After passing Microsoft Teams’ stringent testing requirements, we are excited to announce a selection of our most popular headsets and personal speakerphones have been Microsoft Teams Certified. Poly offers the most complete Teams Certified end-to-end suite of high-quality headsets, speakerphones, desk phones, video solutions, and software available to date. These products have been rigorously tested to ensure the best audio and user experience and have been thoughtfully designed to work flexibly and seamlessly with Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business – creating a one-stop-shop for your organization’s collaboration device needs as you make the journey to Microsoft Teams.

In this blog, we are going to focus on the Microsoft Teams Certified headsets and USB connected speakerphones – if you want to learn more about Microsoft Teams and how to prepare your company’s network to migrate to Teams, visit this blog post.

What does Microsoft Teams Certified Mean? 

Voyager Office 4220 Teams

In case you didn’t already know, Microsoft Teams is currently ‘the place to be’ if you’re in search of a collaboration hub for your voice communications. To support this experience Microsoft has developed a Teams Certification for endpoints. For devices to be certified, they need to meet Microsoft’s audio requirements to ensure users get the best audio experience, they also must include a dedicated Teams button to instantly invoke Microsoft Teams for streamlined communications that never miss a beat. Poly has sold nearly 17 million Microsoft compatible devices over the last three years. Our latest portfolio of Teams certified devices includes the Voyager 4200 Office Series and Voyager 5200 Office Series headsets, Calisto 3200 and 5300 personal speakerphones, and the Blackwire 3300 Series and Blackwire 8225 headsets.

From Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams — We Got You!

As we are all well aware, technology tends to evolve pretty quickly— and, that’s a good thing! However, what can be a pain is having to replace all your company’s hardware to embrace that change. Poly solutions allow you to protect your investments by working with your current and future Microsoft collaboration platforms.

This means you can rest assured that your Poly headsets and personal speakerphones certified for Skype for Business are fully compatible with Microsoft Teams, and even better, most can be upgraded to Microsoft Teams certified through a firmware update via Plantronics Hub. This upgrade will improve the user experience by bringing the Teams application to the foreground when users press the headset call control button.

Poly is the Total Package

Throughout an organization, different teams, roles, and workstyles will inherently have different needs – and, this especially holds true when it comes to hardware. Only Poly offers a comprehensive line of end-to-end devices and supporting services that are certified for Microsoft Teams. For IT managers, this means that they can count on Poly’s global Professional Services team to provide support when it comes time to plan, deploy, operate, and support your Microsoft solution environment — including headsets — all through a single call.

So, when it comes time for your work environment to evolve, we’ll be ready to ensure that change is as productive and seamless as possible.

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