Your cloud adoption journey

Take your first steps to the cloud with Cisco Webex Edge for Devices.

With Webex Edge for Devices, you can keep call registration and media services on-premises with no impact on your PSTN calling, while gaining cloud benefits that will transform your workplace.

The deployment journey to Cisco Webex Edge can be broken down into three areas: first, check you have basic prerequisites in place, then move to the fundamentals section for core components required to implement Webex Edge. Once you have fundamentals in place, move on to the optimizations that make the Webex experience come alive.

Experience optimizations

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With Hybrid Calendar Service, you can connect your on-premises Microsoft Exchange, Office 365, or Google Workspace (G Suite) environment to Cisco Webex. This integration makes it easier to schedule and join meetings, especially when mobile; no plugins are required.

Hybrid calendar gives you:

  • Simple Meeting Scheduling

  • Meetings List

  • Join meetings with One Button to Push

  • Organization-wide Default Language

Read how to deploy Hybrid Calendar

Read an overview of One Button to Push

Joining meetings with One Button to Push

  • Although you do not have to migrate off TMS for management or calendaring, we strongly recommend upgrading your TMS experience and use Control Hub for management and Hybrid Calendar for calendaring. Control Hub is the next generation of device management and analytics and gives you an optimal experience in these areas.

  • Only one calendar service can be used at a time, so when you decide to go with Hybrid Calendar, you will no longer be able to use TMS for calendar services.

  • Exchange Administrator/Office 365 Admin/Google Admin needs to assign devices a resource account with an email address. This email address will need to be assigned to the workspace in Control Hub.

  • Plan for calendar migration and create a workspace up to 28 days in advance via Control Hub.

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SSO allows people to use a single, common set of credentials for all Webex and other connected apps. This provides simplicity for users, assists with adoption rates as well as providing greater security and compliance. Setting up SSO, also lets you take a phased approach to control which Webex services users can access.

If you have your own identity provider (IdP) in your organization, you can integrate the SAML IdP with your organization in Cisco Webex Control Hub for single sign-on (SSO).

You can set up SSO for your organization in Control Hub. First establish a SAML agreement between the Cisco Webex Platform Identity Service and your IdP. After this you can enable SSO from the Settings menu.

Read more about SSO and how to set it up

The elements required to set up Single Sign On

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Wireless sharing gives you a simple way to share content (both in video meetings and locally in a room) without having to worry about cables and adapters.

To share content, you need to connect your Webex client to the room device first. This can be done in a couple of ways:

  • The Webex device sends out an audio signal inaudible to humans, but that the Webex clients can hear. If the client detects you are near a device, you can connect with a single tap.

  • If the audio can not be verified, you need to confirm you are in the room by entering a PIN-code shown on the big screen when your client asks for it. To pick the right system, Webex will show recently used devices, nearby devices (using wifi discovery), or you
    can simply search for a device in the search box.

Read how you can enable Wi-Fi discovery for the entire organization from Control Hub.

Sharing from Webex apps is automatically available for cloud devices. You need to enable wireless sharing to on-premises devices for your organization from Control Hub.

Read about how to share wirelessly from the Webex Teams app

Read about how to share wirelessly from the Webex Meetings app

Read about how to deploy Cisco proximity

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