What are the differences between MS and UC headsets?

What are the differences between MS and UC headsets? 

MS - Optimized for Microsoft Team or Skype For Business (SFB)

UC - Unified Communications (Generic)

differences uc ms headset

Essentially, the basic functionality of the headset will work the same. 

The Microsoft (MS) variants, which are certified for use with Microsoft Teams, support a plug-and-play experience with the following features:

  • The automatic selection of the MS variant as the default communication device.
  • Microsoft Teams LED notifications that are visible on the Jabra device.
  • A dedicated Microsoft Teams button on the Jabra device that supports interaction between the device and Microsoft Teams on a computer.
  • If multiple MS devices are present, call prioritisation will send the audio to the device that was used to answer an incoming call.

If you use an MS variant with a different softphone client, the MS variant should work the same as a UC variant does with regard to audio and standard features such as answer/end calls, adjust volume, and mute microphone.

If you do not use Microsoft Teams as your softphone client, we recommend you use a UC variant, which is certified for use with all leading UC platforms including Cisco, Mitel, and Avaya. If you use a UC variant with Microsoft Teams, the plug-and-play experience will not be available. You can set up audio and call control features manually by selecting the UC variant as the default communication device in the Microsoft Teams settings.

MS Certified Phones and Devices for Microsoft Teams - Microsoft Teams | Microsoft Docs

Certified devices

Table Updated March 2021

CERTIFIED DEVICES
Manufacturer Model Qualified Certified Program
EPOS/Sennheiser Adapt 200 Series Headsets 3/19/2021 Certified for Microsoft Teams
Jabra Evolve2 30 Headset 3/1/2021 Certified for Microsoft Teams
Poly Studio P15 Video bar 2/1/2021 Certified for Microsoft Teams
Poly Sync 40 speakerphone 1/19/2021 Certified for Microsoft Teams
Poly Sync 40+ speakerphone with Poly BT600 USB Dongle 1/19/2021 Certified for Microsoft Teams
Yealink UH34 Dual/Mono Headset 12/23/2020 Certified for Microsoft Teams
Yealink MP50 USB Phone 12/23/2020 Certified for Microsoft Teams
Yealink WH67 DECT Headset 12/23/2020 Certified for Microsoft Teams
Yealink WH66 Dual/Mono DECT Headset 12/23/2020 Certified for Microsoft Teams
Yealink WH63 DECT Headset 12/23/2020 Certified for Microsoft Teams
Yealink WH62 Dual/Mono DECT Headset 12/23/2020 Certified for Microsoft Teams
EPOS/Sennheiser Adapt 100 Series Headsets 12/22/2020 Certified for Microsoft Teams
Dell Pro Stereo Headset - UC350 12/21/2020 Skype for Business with upgrade to Microsoft Teams
Dell Pro Stereo Headset - UC150 12/21/2020 Skype for Business with upgrade to Microsoft Teams
Lenovo Pro Wired VoIP Stereo Headset 12/21/2020 Skype for Business with upgrade to Microsoft Teams
Poly Savi Office 7320 12/18/2020 Certified for Microsoft Teams
Poly Savi Office 7310 12/18/2020 Certified for Microsoft Teams
Jabra Evolve 75e Headset 12/16/2020 Skype for Business with upgrade to Microsoft Teams
Jabra Evolve 65e Headset 12/16/2020 Skype for Business with upgrade to Microsoft Teams
Dell C3422WE Monitor 12/11/2020 Certified for Microsoft Teams
Dell C2722DE Monitor 12/11/2020 Certified for Microsoft Teams
Dell C2422HE Monitor 12/11/2020 Certified for Microsoft Teams
Poly Sync 20 + speakerphone with Poly BT600 USB Dongle 11/9/2020 Certified for Microsoft Teams
Poly Sync 20 speakerphone 11/9/2020 Certified for Microsoft Teams
Jabra Evolve 65t Headset 10/31/2020 Skype for Business with upgrade to Microsoft Teams
EPOS/Sennheiser MB Pro 1 10/2/2020 Skype for Business with upgrade to Microsoft Teams
EPOS/Sennheiser MB Pro 2 10/2/2020 Skype for Business with upgrade to Microsoft Teams
Jabra Evolve 80 Headset 8/23/2020 Skype for Business with upgrade to Microsoft Teams
Jabra Evolve 40 Headset 8/23/2020 Skype for Business with upgrade to Microsoft Teams
Jabra Evolve 30 II Headset 8/23/2020 Skype for Business with upgrade to Microsoft Teams
Jabra Evolve 20 Headset 8/23/2020 Skype for Business with upgrade to Microsoft Teams
EPOS/Sennheiser Impact SC 660 with USB-ED CC 01 MS connector 8/20/2020 Skype for Business with upgrade to Microsoft Teams
EPOS/Sennheiser Impact SC 630 with USB-ED CC 01 MS connector 8/20/2020 Skype for Business with upgrade to Microsoft Teams
EPOS/Sennheiser Impact SC 260 with USB-ED CC 01 MS connector 8/20/2020 Skype for Business with upgrade to Microsoft Teams
Jabra Evolve 75 Headset 7/31/2020 Skype for Business with upgrade to Microsoft Teams
Jabra Evolve 65 Headset 7/31/2020 Skype for Business with upgrade to Microsoft Teams
Jabra Engage 50 Headset 7/31/2020 Skype for Business with upgrade to Microsoft Teams
Avocor WCD- AVW-6555 7/30/2020 Certified for Microsoft Teams
Jabra Evolve2 85 Headset 7/17/2020 Certified for Microsoft Teams
Bose NC 700 Headset 6/8/2020 Certified for Microsoft Teams
Jabra Speak 750 speakerphone with Jabra Link 370 USB Dongle 5/21/2020 Certified for Microsoft Teams
EPOS Sennheiser Adapt 660 headset 5/15/2020 Certified for Microsoft Teams
EPOS Sennheiser Adapt 560 Headset 5/15/2020 Certified for Microsoft Teams
EPOS Sennheiser Adapt 460T headset 5/15/2020 Certified for Microsoft Teams
EPOS Sennheiser Adapt 360 headset 5/15/2020 Certified for Microsoft Teams
Yealink UH36 headset 5/13/2020 Certified for Microsoft Teams
Poly Savi 8210 Office 4/20/2020 Skype for Business with upgrade to Microsoft Teams
Poly Savi 8210 UC 4/20/2020 Skype for Business with upgrade to Microsoft Teams
Poly Savi 8220 Office 4/20/2020 Skype for Business with upgrade to Microsoft Teams
Poly Savi 8220 UC 4/20/2020 Skype for Business with upgrade to Microsoft Teams
Poly Savi 8240 Office 4/20/2020 Skype for Business with upgrade to Microsoft Teams
Poly Savi 8240 UC 4/20/2020 Skype for Business with upgrade to Microsoft Teams
Poly Savi 8245 Office 4/20/2020 Skype for Business with upgrade to Microsoft Teams
Poly Savi 8245 UC 4/20/2020 Skype for Business with upgrade to Microsoft Teams
Poly Blackwire 5210 Headset 4/20/2020 Skype for Business with upgrade to Microsoft Teams
Poly Blackwire 5220 Headset 4/20/2020 Skype for Business with upgrade to Microsoft Teams
Poly Blackwire 7225 Headset 4/20/2020 Skype for Business with upgrade to Microsoft Teams
Poly Voyager Focus UC 4/20/2020 Skype for Business with upgrade to Microsoft Teams
Yealink CP700 4/13/2020 Certified for Microsoft Teams
Jabra Evolve2 65 Headset 4/13/2020 Certified for Microsoft Teams
EPOS/Sennheiser Impact SC 30 4/9/2020 Skype for Business with upgrade to Microsoft Teams
EPOS/Sennheiser Impact SC 45 4/9/2020 Skype for Business with upgrade to Microsoft Teams
EPOS/Sennheiser Impact SC 60 4/9/2020 Skype for Business with upgrade to Microsoft Teams
EPOS/Sennheiser Impact SC 75 MS 4/9/2020 Skype for Business with upgrade to Microsoft Teams
EPOS/Sennheiser Impact SC 75 MS EUL 4/9/2020 Skype for Business with upgrade to Microsoft Teams
EPOS/Sennheiser Impact SC 230 USB MS II 4/9/2020 Skype for Business with upgrade to Microsoft Teams
EPOS/Sennheiser Impact SC 260 USB MS II 4/9/2020 Skype for Business with upgrade to Microsoft Teams
EPOS/Sennheiser Impact SC 630 USB MS 4/9/2020 Skype for Business with upgrade to Microsoft Teams
EPOS/Sennheiser Impact SC 635 USB 4/9/2020 Skype for Business with upgrade to Microsoft Teams
EPOS/Sennheiser Impact SC 660 USB MS 4/9/2020 Skype for Business with upgrade to Microsoft Teams
EPOS/Sennheiser Impact SC 660 ANC USB 4/9/2020 Skype for Business with upgrade to Microsoft Teams
EPOS/Sennheiser Impact SC 665 USB 4/9/2020 Skype for Business with upgrade to Microsoft Teams
Logitech Zone Wireless 4/8/2020 Certified for Microsoft Teams
Poly Voyager 8200 Headset 3/26/2020 Skype for Business with upgrade to Microsoft Teams
Logitech Zone Wired 3/26/2020 Certified for Microsoft Teams
Jabra Evolve2 40 Headset 3/26/2020 Certified for Microsoft Teams
Poly Voyager 6200 Headset 3/23/2020 Skype for Business with upgrade to Microsoft Teams
Poly Voyager 4245 Office 3/23/2020 Certified for Microsoft Teams
Poly Blackwire 8225 Headset 3/23/2020 Certified for Microsoft Teams
Poly Calisto 5300-M 03/05/2020 Certified for Microsoft Teams
Poly Voyager 4210 Office 03/05/2020 Certified for Microsoft Teams
Poly Voyager 4210 UC 03/05/2020 Skype for Business with upgrade to Microsoft Teams
Poly Voyager 4220 Office 03/05/2020 Certified for Microsoft Teams
Poly Voyager 4220 UC 03/05/2020 Skype for Business with upgrade to Microsoft Teams
Poly Voyager 5200 Office 03/05/2020 Certified for Microsoft Teams
Poly Voyager 5200 UC 03/05/2020 Skype for Business with upgrade to Microsoft Teams
Poly Blackwire 3310-M 03/05/2020 Certified for Microsoft Teams
Poly Blackwire 3315-M 03/03/2020 Certified for Microsoft Teams
Poly Blackwire 3320-M 03/05/2020 Certified for Microsoft Teams
poly Blackwire 3325-M 03/05/2020 Certified for Microsoft Teams
Poly Calisto 3200-M 01/27/2020 Certified for Microsoft Teams
Crestron CCS-UCA-MIC 12/18/2019 Certified for Microsoft Teams
Sennheiser SP 30T 12/05/2019 Certified for Microsoft Teams
Polycom Elara 11/06/2019 Certified for Microsoft Teams
Polycom Studio Soundbar 10/18/2019 Certified for Microsoft Teams
Yealink UVC30 10/18/2019 Certified for Microsoft Teams
Jabra PanaCast 08/14/2019 Certified for Microsoft Teams