Real-Time Audio-Video allows Horizon 7 users to run Microsoft Teams in their remote sessions.

Webcam and audio devices that are connected locally to the client system are redirected to the remote sessions, and use a significantly lower bandwidth than by using USB redirection.

When you launch the Microsoft Teams application inside a remote desktop, you select VMware virtual input and output devices from menus in the application. The VMware virtual devices redirect the audio-video devices that are connected to the client machine.

For virtual desktops, select VMware Virtual Microphone and VMware Virtual Webcam.

For published desktops and applications, select Remote Audio Device and VMware Virtual Webcam.

To use Real-Time Audio-Video with Microsoft Teams, you must install the audio and webcam device drivers on your Horizon Client systems.

After you install Horizon Agent with Real-Time Audio-Video, Microsoft Teams works on your remote sessions without any further configuration. See Configuring Real-Time Audio-Video.

Recommendations for Using Microsoft Teams with Real-Time Audio-Video

To use Microsoft Teams with Real-Time Audio-Video, follow these recommendations:
  • Microsoft Teams with Real-Time Audio-Video is supported on Horizon Agent version 7.9 and later on Windows, Linux, and Mac clients.
  • Microsoft Teams with Real-Time Audio-Video requires a minimum of 4 vCPU, 4GB configuration with a maximum video resolution of 640 x 480p. Additional vCPUs and memory configurations deliver a more superior experience.
  • The default video resolution for Real-Time Audio-Video is 320 x 240 pixels. You can change the resolution by changing the setting in the VMware View Agent Configuration > View RTAV Configuration folder in the Group Policy Management Editor.
  • On a Windows client machine, you can use peripherals, such as headsets, by selecting that device as the default. On the client machine, right-click the speaker icon in Notification Area Icons and select Recording Devices. Alternatively, in Control Panel, select Sound. Right-click the device you want to use, and select Set as Default Device. Make sure the default device is selected in both the Playback and Recording tabs.