Microsoft’s Teams store is an online marketplace for conferencing gear and phones.

Jeffrey Schwartz

December 30, 2020

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Microsoft Teams devices are now available through the company’s newly launched device-as-a-service (DaaS) program. The one-stop marketplace of certified Teams devices includes headsets; desktop phones; audio and video meeting room equipment; and partner bundles.

The new DaaS marketplace was among many Teams calling and meeting enhancements that Microsoft announced earlier this month. The move comes months after Zoom launched its own DaaS offering. Many of the major providers of certified Microsoft Teams devices have versions of those products through Zoom’s hardware-as-a-service (HaaS) program.

Microsoft slipped the DaaS offering into a long list of updates, noted by Tom Arbuthnot in his Tom Talks blog. Arburthnot is a principal solutions architect at Modality Systems, a managed services provider (MSP) in the U.K. The DaaS financing option lets customers pay monthly payments over 24- or 36-month terms, Arburthnot noted. It also includes warranty and level 1 support, he added, noting that orders are fulfilled by Houston-based Unified Communications, not Microsoft.

Microsoft Teams devices are available in its online Teams store in the U.S. The company plans to roll them out to other countries in 2021.

It appears that all major providers of certified Microsoft Teams devices have made their wares available in the store. Among them are AudioCodes, AVar, Crestron, EPOS, HP, Jabra, Lenovo, Logitech, Poly, QSC and Yealink.

Look at 20 of those solutions in the gallery below.

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Jeffrey Schwartz

Jeffrey Schwartz has covered the IT industry for nearly three decades, most recently as editor-in-chief of Redmond magazine and executive editor of Redmond Channel Partner. Prior to that, he held various editing and writing roles at CommunicationsWeek, InternetWeek and VARBusiness (now CRN) magazines, among other publications.

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