What does 'Microsoft Teams Certified' mean?

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What does 'Microsoft Teams Certified' mean?

Best answer: Devices that are Microsoft Teams Certified feature Teams-focused features such as a dedicated Teams button for launching the program or answering calls, an LED light for Teams notifications, and hardware that's ideal for high-quality audio and video calls.

What makes a device Microsoft Teams Certified?

A device will be classified as Microsoft Teams Certified if it features a dedicated Teams button that allows users to launch Microsoft Teams or answer incoming Teams calls. This button will also feature an LED indicator for notifications on or near it, making it easy for users to stay aware of notifications while also remaining productive. The certification also indicates that the device in question has hardware that's best suited for audio and video calls in Teams, such as premium speakers and high-quality microphones.

Which Microsoft Teams Certified device should you get?

There are plenty of excellent Microsoft Teams Certified devices available right now, but in our minds, one of the best (and most useful) ones is the EPOS/Sennheiser ADAPT 660 headset. With its dedicated Teams button, wired and wireless (Bluetooth 5.0) connection options, 17-23,000Hz speaker frequency, a superb digital MEMs beamforming microphone, active noise cancellation, a battery life of 30 hours, and comfortable earcups, this productivity headset is a dream come true for Teams users. It's expensive, but you get what you pay for and then some.

If the EPOS/Sennheiser ADAPT 660 isn't up your alley, make sure to check out our roundup of all of the best wireless headsets for home and office for more options. If you want some other Teams-focused peripherals, have a look at Microsoft's official list of Teams Certified Devices.

Brendan Lowry

Brendan Lowry is a Windows Central writer and Oakland University graduate with a burning passion for video games, of which he's been an avid fan since childhood. You'll find him doing reviews, editorials, and general coverage on everything Xbox and PC. Follow him on Twitter.