M365 Changelog: (Updated) Teams Phone and Teams Rooms licenses in device store

MC690612 – Updated January 5, 2024: Microsoft has updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Teams certified devices enable equitable meetings and calling across spaces with inclusive, familiar, and high-quality audio and video, optimized for your organizational needs. Currently, the device store in the Microsoft Teams admin center enables IT admins to browse and purchase Teams certified devices. This feature update will enable global administrators to discover, try, and buy Teams Phone and Teams Rooms licenses from the device store in the Teams admin center. 

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 180902

When this will happen:

Standard Release: Microsoft will begin rolling out in late November and expect to complete the rollout by late January 2024 (previously early December).

How this will affect your organization:

This new feature will appear in Teams admin center > Devices > Store and will allow global administrators to learn more about available licenses for Teams Rooms & Teams Phone and purchase them using the same payment and billing information setup in Microsoft 365 admin center.  

Only global admins will have access to this feature, other admin roles will not see this feature in the Teams admin center. It does not impact end-users using the Teams app.

What you need to do to prepare:

You do not need to do anything to prepare. The feature is limited to the Teams admin center and can be accessed by ‘Global Administrators’ only.