Using other Web Conferencing with Zoom Rooms About: Users can join a traditional web-conferencing meeting such Webex, Gotomeeting or Skype for Business via Zoom Rooms. With this method, you are connected to the audio using the Zoom Room audio input and output devices while being able to see the content on the large TV display in the Zoom Room. Well, here’s an easy tip and trick that work on any web conference, whether that be using Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Skype, Google Meet, WebEx, BlueJeans, or GoToMeeting. You can simply mute the chrome tab on which the web conference is going on! Yes, this is the quite the same tip or trick we recommended for Google Meet above.
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However other apps have been quick to make it easier to change your virtual background including Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, Skype and Cisco Webex. Having problems adding a background? Our guides will help. With Zoom the most common issues are either your Zoom software needs updated or the device isn’t up to it yet. Zoom Rooms can be invited to meetings with Skype for Business, Microsoft Teams, WebEx, GoToMeeting, Google Hangouts or BlueJeans and join the meeting with one click. This may be useful for companies migrating to Zoom from other video conferencing solutions or who work with vendors and customers who use 3rd party meeting services. In deze korte video legt Thijs uit waarom Learnit heeft gekozen voor Zoom om mee te videobellen, tenzij cursisten een andere voorkeur hebben.Hoe combineer je.
The past six months have brought us many new things: meetings in clandestine jogging bottoms; a voyage of the depths of Netflix's back catalog; sourdough fanaticism; yeast shortages brought on by the aforementioned fanaticism, and arguably, one of the most heated technological debates in modern times: should you use Teams or Zoom as a company?
Video-conferencing has surged in usage like never before, and with global companies such as Google and BP announcing plans to move to a hybrid model of working, there's no sign of it slowing down any time soon. We've observed a change in the market from UC to UCaaS. The historical question of Skype for Business Vs. Cisco has been replaced with a newer consideration.
Microsoft Teams or Zoom?
A No-Fuss Overview of Microsoft Teams
Released in 2017, 6 years after Skype’s acquisitions, Microsoft Teams was an obvious business-facing solution for those already using 365. It sits neatly amongst the apps people already use to create a centralized workspace for file sharing, communication, and collaboration. It also avoids many of the peer-to-peer issues of Skype.
Zoom has commanded the market's attention like no other over the last year, successfully forging a place in the classroom and businesses thanks to its ease of use and no-download-needed approach. These features alone gave Zoom an immediate advantage over other traditional platforms that required downloads, accounts, and complex scheduling. Simply start a meeting and share the link: Voila! You have a video call.
It's no surprise Zoom now has a 42.8% share of the web-conferencing market. But that still leaves over 50% in the hands of other competitors.
Is there a unified video-conferencing service you should be adopting as a business? In short, no.
Life Isn't binary
Contrary to what we might all prefer, the answers to many questions are often located in the grey area—the Teams Vs. Zoom’s debate is precisely the same. Yes, each service has its own merits, functionalities, and drawbacks, but the chances are that you'll come into contact with a client or team member who might have a different preference to your own. Do you ask them to switch to your video-provider before scheduling a call? Of course not, you work with them across a variety of platforms and tools.
As around half of the workforce moved to remote working in April, Interoperability suddenly became very relevant to work systems.
What is Interoperability?
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'Interoperability is the ability of different systems, devices, applications, or products to connect and communicate in a coordinated way, without effort from the end-user. Functions of interoperable components include data access, data transmission, and cross-organizational collaboration, regardless of its developer or origin. Similar to compatibility, Interoperability helps organizations achieve higher efficiency and a more holistic view of information.'
TLDR: it refers to a company's ability to communicate and collaborate effectively across different technologies. Very relevant when it comes to remote working in teams.
The whole Zoom Vs. Teams debate doesn't just raise points about UC preference; it highlights the issues that arise when organizations have to compensate for a multitude of technologies. And with the globalization of markets and workforces, working across various platforms and applications is unavoidable. So what is the solution?
Create a Flexible Workplace
There is no ‘one-size fits all’ product when it comes to digital collaboration, a blended approach is more realistic. A solution is to create a flexible and forgivable workplace that works seamlessly with different platforms, applications, and machines.
The non-binary nature of technology is something we addressed when designing Launcher. We wanted to create a product that enables easy launching of video calls on the meeting room screen regardless of what application people use. Launcher's smart room calendar picks up your video calls and meetings, saving precious time; all you need to do is tap a button to start or join your calls. Teams, Zoom, Webex, Google Meet, Skype for Business, GoToMeeting, Lifesize...Launcher works with the tools you use.
It also eliminates the need for touching shared computers, with contact-free call sharing to the meeting room screen on the Launcher mobile app. Plus, with built-in security mode - one tap clears your footprint, closing apps and clearing any browsing history.
Want to simplify your collaboration?
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About the Author
This article is written by Julie Adams, a Communication & Content Specialist at DisplayNote. Julie is a writer and science, psychology & music enthusiast.
Many popular meetings platforms like Zoom and Webex have an option to add a SIP Address for Skype for business users to dial directly into the meeting from the Skype for Business client.
It’s not the slickest user experience and not something I would necessarily recommend. Still, interestingly you can dial this SfB SIP URI from Microsoft Teams to join the Zoom or Webex or another platform meeting.
You are probably better joining with the native client for those platforms.
This works via federation, so you need to be in Teams Only mode (which allows federation) and have federation enabled. Unfortunately, most Teams users won’t know what “mode” they are in.
How do Zoom and Webex meetings get a Skype for Business Join SIP URI?
In Zoom, it is an option that the person inviting you to the meeting has to enable. e.g. in Zoom details are here
In Webex, there is a special format SIP URI you can dial,
- The username is the prefix of the host’s room video address, in the format of [email protected]
- For a scheduled meeting: [email protected] (For example, [email protected])
- For a Personal Room meeting: [email protected] (For example, [email protected])
More details here
Dialling the Skype for Business SIP address from Microsoft Teams to join a Zoom Meeting
Zoom Webex Teams Skype App
In this example, I’ll use Zoom, but it will be much the same for any meeting platform that allows SfB SIP URI dial-in.
If the zoom user has the feature enabled, at the very bottom of the invite, there is a link to “Join by Skype for Business.”
That link takes you to a web page that is just a button to launch a link to a SIP URI. I’m not sure why they don’t put the SIP URI in the invite, maybe to allow click to launch SfB, possibly to avoid users confusing it with the standard non-SfB SIP URI in the invite.
If you have SIP: associated with Microsoft Teams, it will try to launch Teams
Otherwise, you may be given a selection of apps to choose from.
Or you might need to take this SIP URI and paste it into a new chat in Teams then “search externally.”
You can see in Teams it shows as a SfB federated contact, you can click the video call button, top right.
You will see audio and video working.
You can input the password to join the Zoom meeting with the keypad.
How does it work?
This works on the Teams desktop client (electron) and mobile app. I found it wasn’t working for me in the web app, though logically it should.
What is happening here is, even though the Teams desktop and mobile clients don’t have SIP in them, they can connect to an Office 365 gateway to allow SfB federation. This call is going via that SfB federation gateway.
The Teams user needs to be in Teams only; otherwise their federation is still via Skype for Business and must have federation enabled.
Microsoft Teams Rooms
Microsoft Teams Rooms can also do this, but they are actually dual-stack clients, they have an SfB client that makes the call directly without using the Office 365 gateway. They also have an upcoming feature to natively join WebEx and Zoom meetings which will be a superior user experience.
What about Cloud Video Interop (CVI)?
Cloud Video Interop (CVI) is about enabling standards-based rooms to dial into Microsoft Teams meetings, it doesn’t enable Teams to dial out to a standards-based room.