Best 5 New Features Coming to Microsoft Teams

Using Microsoft Teams? Check out these new features coming soon:

Together Mode

Probably one of the most exciting updates is the ability to enable something Microsoft is calling together mode. This places up to 49 attendees in a virtual room. Using AI segmentation technology, it will focus your eye on the active speaker.

Large Gallery View

Zoom is appealing to many due to the multiple headcount you can include on one screen. Microsoft has finally caught up, and the gallery mode allows up

to 49 attendees on one screen. This is the same experience as Zoom. If you are currently using both a combination of Teams and Zoom now may be the time to start planning a gradual migration to a Team only environment.

This will benefit your business in 2 ways. The first is that there will be one less system to manage and maintain.

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The second reason is that you could save a considerable amount of cost in reducing the software which you use to collaborate online. Teams is included as part of Office 365 at no additional charge.

Dynamic Stage

Dynamic Stage automatically lays out the video windows to make the best use of the screen. Auto resizing and head tracking meeting room attendees for the best results all on one screen.

Live Transcriptions

Have you ever attended a meeting and forgot to take your note pad? Well with this new feature, Microsoft Teams will automatically transcribe your meeting as people speak.

 The saved transcription then becomes available for reference at a future date – very handy if you want to check what was said. Please note that not all of these new features have been rolled out and

are available to everyone. There is a manual update process that may be required to turn on the new features. 

Whiteboard

Whiteboard in Teams will soon be updated with new features including faster load times, sticky notes, text, and drag and drop capabilities.

This enables team members who don’t have access to a touchscreen or Surface Hub to participate in whiteboarding sessions during Teams meetings.

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