Thanks to my friend Michael LaMontagne for the heads up on this one. Cisco Webex Video Integration for Microsoft Teams is now officially certified as a Cloud Video Interop provider.
Cloud Video Interop (CVI) is the name for Microsoft certified third-party gateway services that allow standards-based room video systems to join Microsoft Teams meetings. They do this by inserting additional “dial in” details to a meeting invite to allow standards-based systems to connect via the CVI providers gateway service. Some will also enable “click to join” on standard room systems.
Without CVI there is no way for standards-based video endpoints to join Microsoft Teams meetings
- Cisco Webex Meetings for Microsoft Teams You can use the Cisco Webex Meetings app to schedule, start, or join a Cisco Webex meeting or Webex Personal Room right from within Microsoft Teams. All you need to do is install the Cisco Webex Meetings app into Microsoft Teams.
- The concept of team communication and collaboration has been in evolution for over a decade. There have been several players, but in reality it’s developed into pretty much a two-horse race—Microsoft Teams and Cisco WebEx Teams.
When compared side-by-side to Microsoft Teams, Cisco’s pricing set-up is a bit easier to break down. The Starter is the baseline plan for smaller teams and individual users, offering up to nine host licenses and1 GB of file sharing storage for $13.50 per host per month.
We first heard about Cisco CVI coming at Ignite 2019 and just before Ignite 2020 it’s here.
Cisco CVI features
Cisco And Microsoft Teams Interop
Microsoft documentation here
Cisco Teams And Jabber
Cisco details here