Last Updated on January 6, 2021 by GrahamWalsh
As we enter the start of 2021, I thought I’d do a roundup of the Microsoft Teams Room Devices Roadmap for both Windows and Android devices. The public roadmap is available here and that is what I can only discuss on this blog.
There were many features planned for 2020, some slipped due to assorted reasons. I’ll summarise the ones that were originally published and the new date in this table.
|Feature||Original Date||New Date|
|Dual Screen on Android||December 2020||December did see a roll out, but roadmap is showing January 2021|
|1080p Outgoing Resolution on Android||December 2020||January 2021|
|Centre of Room Console for Android||December 2020||February 2021|
|Wired HDMI Ingest for Android||February 2021||March 2021|
|Personal Mode for Android||February 2021||February 2021 – Still on track|
|Room Remote for Windows||December 2020||January 2021|
|Room Remote for Android||December 2020||March 2021|
|Cortana Voice Assistant for Android and Windows||December 2020||January 2021 – This was released as a preview for Windows in 188.8.131.52 in December with Logitech Rally microphones only. US only|
|Meeting Room Capacity Notifications for Android and Windows||December 2020||January 2021. Information from the MTR Premium team provide information that it will be available with devices running a Logitech Meetup camera first and then the Huddly IQ camera. Others to follow.|
|IP Based Audio/Video support for Windows||March 2021||March 2021 – Still on track|
|Large Gallery and Together Mode for Windows||December 2020||January 2021|
|Large Gallery and Together Mode for Android||December 2020||February 2021|
|Teams Casting for Windows||December 2020||January 2021|
|Teams Casting for Android||December 2020||February 2021|
|Breakout Rooms on Android||December 2020||March 2021|
|Whiteboard on MTRs||January 2021||January 2021|
|Manage Teams Displays in TAC||January 2021||Rolled out already in GA|
|Microsoft Teams Panels||March 2021||March 2021 – Still on track|
Along with the above committed list, there are announcements from the Microsoft Tech Community, Twitter, LinkedIn and of course the MTRAMA sessions, so let’s call this the unofficial list of features that should be coming to MTRs.
|Feature||Estimated Time Frame|
|Multiple Camera Support on Windows||H1 2021|
|Pan/Tilt/Zoom (PTZ) Support for Cameras on Windows||2021 (Can be done with Crestron and Yealink MTRs today)|
|Viewing/Controlling Files on MTR from OneDrive or meeting invite (same as Surface Hub)||No time frame in 2021|
|Proximity Join for MacOS||No time frame in 2021|
|Enlarged Self View||No time frame in 2021|
|Control sync’ing of Content sources (e.g in room PCs connected) to MTRs on Windows||No time frame in 2021|
|Test Call Feature (same as desktop)||No time frame in 2021|
|Updated Management features in TAC and MEM||No time frame in 2021|
|MTR Premium support for Android||No time frame in 2021|
|MTR Premium support for Surface Hub||No time frame in 2021|
|Different layouts on Front of Room||No time frame in 2021|
So, all the above is based on software developments, but then there are the hardware developments too from the vendors. Below is a list of know releases forthcoming.
|Vendor Product||Time Frame for Release|
|Yealink Teams Display||Nothing confirmed|
|EPOS Smart Speaker/Mic||Nothing confirmed|
|Yealink Smart Speaker/Mic||Nothing confirmed|
|Crestron UC-P8 Teams Phone||Q1 2021|
|Dell Teams Monitors with built in Cam/Mic||February 2021|
|Crestron Teams Scheduling Displays||March 2021|
|Yealink Teams Scheduling Displays||Nothing confirmed|
|Audiocodes MTR on Android||Q1 2021|
|Poly G7500 Certified for Teams (Android)||Q1/Q2 2021|
That is all for now, I’ll keep this page updated as much as possible.
Also published on Medium.