Microsoft Teams Rooms Changes Happening October 1st – Are You Ready?

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Effective October 1, 2022, Microsoft is replacing Microsoft Teams Rooms Standard and Premium licenses with Microsoft Teams Rooms Basic and Pro licenses. Is your organization prepared? 

To help you understand the overall changes, join us for a one-hour AVNetwork Roundtable: Everything You Need to Ensure the Best MS Teams Rooms Experience Today and Tomorrow

Like any robust unified collaboration service, Microsoft Teams and Microsoft Teams Rooms (MTRs) continually evolve to deliver more features and benefits. This roundtable of MTR experts from AVI-SPL, Empowering.Cloud, and customers are gathering to discuss recent changes and how to ensure successful collaborations today and tomorrow. Most importantly, this panel is here to answer your questions. We will discuss:

>>  Building a Microsoft Teams Room

>>  Understanding IT pain points and solutions

>>  Bandwidth and connections

>>  User provisioning and security

>>  Room design, licensing, and ongoing management

>>  User training

>>  24/7 live support

>>  Creating success KPIs and tracking success


AVI-SPL Named Microsoft Managed Partner

To coincide with this shift, AVI-SPL prepared a new Microsoft Teams Rooms Pro-Tier II service subscription to supplement the new license and match the original Microsoft Teams Rooms Premium license scope at the legacy cost. 

“We’re avid believers in the elevated collaboration experience Microsoft Teams Rooms deliver,” said AVI-SPL's Tim Riek, executive vice president of technology solutions. “To champion this, we’ve developed a thoughtful portfolio of professional, managed, and support services to help customers deploy and operate their Teams environments. Our latest Microsoft Teams Rooms Pro-Tier II service is one more way we ensure customers create new business value with Microsoft.” 

The new AVI-SPL Microsoft Teams Rooms Pro-Tier II service adds 24/7 live technical support for Microsoft Teams Rooms Pro license holders. This extra layer of on-demand, personalized tech support is especially important for customers with widescale enterprise deployments of Microsoft Teams Rooms. AVI-SPL will leverage its Global Services Operations Centers to deliver this new service.


Cindy Davis
Brand and content director of AV Technology

Cindy Davis is the brand and content director of AV Technology (AVT). She was a critical member of the AVT editorial team when the title won the “Best Media Brand” laurel in the 2018 SIIA Jesse H. Neal Awards. Davis moderates several monthly AV/IT roundtables and enjoys facilitating and engaging in deeper conversations about the complex topics shaping the ever-evolving AV/IT industry. She explores the ethos of collaboration, hybrid workplaces, experiential spaces, and artificial intelligence to share with readers. Previously, she developed the TechDecisions brand of content sites for EH Publishing, named one of the “10 Great Business Media Websites” by B2B Media Business magazine. For more than 25 years, Davis has developed and delivered multiplatform content for AV/IT B2B and consumer electronics B2C publications, associations, and companies. A lifelong New Englander, Davis makes time for coastal hikes with her husband, Gary, and their Vizsla rescue, Dixie, sailing on one of Gloucester’s great schooners and sampling local IPAs. Connect with her on LinkedIn