How to pick the best Microsoft Teams Rooms device for your needs

Determining the “best” user experience between Microsoft Teams Rooms for Windows and Microsoft Teams Rooms for Android can be subjective and may vary based on individual preferences and specific use cases. Both platforms offer unique advantages. Here are some factors to consider:

Microsoft Teams Rooms for Windows:

  • Familiarity: Windows-based devices provide a user interface that is familiar to many people, as they have been using Windows operating systems on their computers for years. This familiarity may result in a shorter learning curve for users.
  • Integration: Microsoft Teams Rooms for Windows offers deep integration with the Microsoft ecosystem, providing seamless collaboration features and integration with Microsoft 365 applications. This integration allows for a cohesive experience across different devices and enhances productivity within the Microsoft ecosystem.
  • Hardware capabilities: Windows-based devices often come with a wider range of hardware options, including high-performance processors, advanced cameras, and support for peripherals. These capabilities can provide a superior audiovisual experience and enable integration with professional-grade cameras, microphones, and other specialized equipment.

Microsoft Teams Rooms on Android:

  • Cost-effectiveness: Android-based devices tend to be more affordable compared to Windows-based devices, making them a cost-effective option for organizations looking to deploy multiple meeting rooms or on a tighter budget.
  • Simplicity and ease of use: Android’s user interface is known for its simplicity and ease of use. The intuitive navigation and familiar Android experience may make it easier for employees and meeting participants to operate and navigate Microsoft Teams Rooms on Android devices.
  • App ecosystem: Android’s extensive app ecosystem offers a wide range of third-party applications that can be integrated into Microsoft Teams Rooms on Android. This flexibility allows for customization and the addition of specialized apps to enhance the meeting experience.

Ultimately, the best user experience depends on your specific requirements, budget, familiarity with Windows or Android platforms, and the level of integration and customization you need within your organization. It is recommended to evaluate these factors and conduct a pilot test or consider user feedback to determine which platform aligns best with your organization’s needs.

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Wesley Budd

Strategic Partner Manager - Microsoft & MTR Vendors