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Zoom Enhances Interoperability with Zoom Rooms Direct Guest Join Capability for Microsoft Teams Meetings 
November 4, 2019 by Simon Booth

Zoom’s core mission is to make video communications frictionless, and one way we do this is by providing the simplest way to join any meeting from anywhere, no matter the vendor or service, to ensure all of our customers and business partners can Meet Happy®. To continue to provide the best possible user experience for our customers and guests, Zoom and Microsoft have worked together to enhance conference room interoperability and simplify how you connect to third-party meetings.

This Zoom and Microsoft collaboration provides interoperability between our conference room solutions to provide streamlined meeting experiences. Available in early 2020, Zoom Rooms will be able to join Microsoft Teams meetings and Microsoft Teams Rooms will be able to join Zoom meetings, all without the purchase of additional licenses or third-party services. 

With the tap of a button, Microsoft Teams and Zoom users can join each others’ meetings on their respective room systems as guests with high-quality audio and video and have essential meeting functionality directly from their room systems. For Zoom customers, this means you can leverage your Zoom Rooms to join Microsoft Teams meetings with a tap of a button. Microsoft customers can also have a one-click Zoom meeting experience from a Microsoft Teams Room.

This modern web app-based approach supplements Zoom’s existing standards-based interoperability solution, Conference Room Connector. Conference Room Connector enables any traditional SIP or H.323 endpoint to join a Zoom meeting and also provides the back-end technology that allows Zoom Rooms to make outbound SIP and H.323 video calls to third-party endpoints and services.

Zoom also integrates with Teams and other Office 365 solutions, offering easy-to-use apps for Outlook, OneDrive, and Skype for Business Server, as well as Azure Active Directory. This latest project brings interoperability to the conference room.

“Our joint customers want a seamless experience working between Zoom and Microsoft Teams,” said Laura Padilla, Zoom’s head of global business development and channel. “And through this partnership, we have developed an integration that will deliver a simple meeting experience for video-enabled conference rooms.”

Zoom Chief Product Officer Oded Gal echoes that sentiment.

“We believe in prioritizing the customer experience,” Gal said. “By working with industry leaders such as Microsoft, Zoom is able to provide a simple meeting experience from any room or device and further deliver happiness to our customers and anyone else using Zoom solutions.”

Zoom strives to provide its customers and business partners the best possible Zoom guest experience, and it’s now easier than ever to leverage your Zoom Rooms for any meeting.

If you’re looking to more easily connect to third-party meetings, schedule a personalized Zoom demo with a product specialist today!

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