Microsoft has begun rolling out two new features for Microsoft Teams. Both features are designed to help teachers and presenters reduce interruptions during Microsoft Teams meetings. Microsoft has formally announced the rollout of the Hard Mute and Spotlight features to Microsoft Teams on Windows and other platforms. The two features were first rolled out in September and Microsoft had already made an official announcement at the Ignite 2020 conference. The new Hard Mute feature does what you’d expect: prevent attendees from lifting their microphone during a meeting.
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They provide a complete group collaboration ecosystem led by Dell’s smallest commercial desktop, the OptiPlex 7080 Micro, with Teams Room Experience for Windows. Swiss-based technology company Logitech and Dell have collaborated on meeting room solutions for the Microsoft Video Team app, the company announced. They provide a complete group collaboration ecosystem led by Dell’s smallest commercial desktop, the OptiPlex 7080 Micro, with Teams Room Experience for Windows.
Zoom has made several new announcements to make its video conferencing platform more attractive to business customers and consumers. As part of the announcements, Zoom has also unveiled some new features coming to its platform in the coming months. I was surprised to see that most of the features announced by Zoom have recently been released on Microsoft Teams. You can read more about it below. Microsoft announced the same feature in July under the name Together Mode. New reactions and animations at meetings: Zoom will have new animated responses to make non-verbal communication more noticed and more fun. These animations also contain an audio element (e.g. Sound of clapping).
Microsoft Teams gets another excellent feature that will use the company’s artificial intelligence technology to reduce background noise during meetings. Windows 10, 7, and 8.1 users will get this feature in November 2020. Microsoft Teams noise reduction feature is enhanced to remove background noise seamlessly. For example, this AI-based feature can reduce the sound of clicking pens, microphone problems, and other unwanted background noise.
If you’re using Microsoft’s cloud, Azure Cost Management + Billing is truly an essential service. One of the perennial myths about working with cloud computing resources is that it’s almost impossible to predict and manage costs. That was perhaps the case in the early days, when the proliferation of virtual machines and inconsistent management and governance tools made it easy to suddenly get an account of many thousands of dollars, when you thought you were just a few virtual machines and a small development database. The result is a mix of complex pieces of data that make it difficult to predict the right balance between dynamic and reserved cloud services for your business.
The Netherlands is participating in the new initiative for a European Cloud Federation. This is reported by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate. The importance of both sufficient storage and a safe and reliable exchange of data for social and economic applications is increasing, according to the Ministry. That is why the Netherlands is taking part in an initiative of the European Commission to jointly strengthen the European cloud infrastructure: the European Cloud Federation. The cooperation agreement was signed today by EU ministers, including State Secretary Mona Keijzer (Economic Affairs and Climate), at the informal Telecom Council.