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Legrand and Microsoft Offer New Hybrid Conferencing Tools


Let’s talk about Legrand, Microsoft, and why a partnership between them makes sense.

Hint: It involves upgrades to traditional hybrid conferencing spaces.

Legrand strives to improve consumers’ lives through the transformation of spaces that people work in and live in. By optimizing electrical and digital infrastructures (plus their selection of stay-connected solutions) that are both simple and sustainable, Legrand is now a global specialist with more than 6,700 employees and a suite of products which cover residential and non-residential business markets. (e.g. professional audio + video offerings, building control systems, data power control and monitoring tools, electrical wiring systems, etc.)

Microsoft, as we know, transforms spaces people work and live in, too. Microsoft works to power how every person – and every organization, from SMBs to established global enterprises – to achieve more through meaningful innovations.

Case in point: Microsoft Teams. Though plenty of communication platform options are out there (especially in a post-pandemic world), Microsoft Teams is still churning out a plethora of features, including extremely tight connectivity with other Microsoft apps and highly customizable options for chatting, transmitting data, video conferencing, and much more.

So, Legrand in one hand, Microsoft in the other.

In front of them, another opportunity to innovate for today’s workforces.

So, the news: Legrand and Microsoft have announced new improvements for creating empowered hybrid conferencing spaces via Signature Microsoft Teams Rooms, which features products from Legrand, North and Central America.

By combining what teams need to collaborate and learn (and by transforming those very spaces, in terms of smartly managed power, light, and data controls), Signature Microsoft Teams Rooms becomes, as described, “a premium in-room experience for complete and immersive conferencing needs.”

To make this a reality, Microsoft developed new equipment and standards, including changes to Microsoft Teams and Teams Rooms. Hybrid and remote employees truly need support – especially given the craziness of things over the last few years – so the goal became to make people feel more included in meetings and to help them with presentation capabilities. In this vein, Legrand is a valuable partner for Microsoft, on account of its expertise in AV infrastructure, individual room and full building controls, acoustic troubleshooting, and infrastructure complexities.

"Working with Legrand brings Microsoft a partner with a massive breadth of solutions that address a variety of AV and building infrastructure requirements, ranging from leading AV brands to electrical and data infrastructure, to lighting and acoustics,” said John Selldorff, President and CEO of Legrand, North and Central America. “Along with market-leading products, Legrand offers a truly global scale to support Microsoft facilities around the world, enabling global room specifications and the availability of products anywhere that Microsoft operates.”

Edited by Greg Tavarez
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