Microsoft will begin rolling out an upgrade for Microsoft Teams that will make the experience very engaging. For users of the collaboration tool, Microsoft is working on a new polling feature that will help you hold engaging and productive meetings or lessons.
Teams Meetings surveys is a new feature that aims to make polls findable and seamless before, during, and after the meeting.
The new Polls experience is powered by Microsoft Forms (alternative to Google Forms) and allows presenters or teachers to evaluate polls in Microsoft Teams meetings. The function is intended for both organizations and educational institutions.
With the new Teams integration, Microsoft hopes to turn passive listeners into active participants.
Presenters can create these polls and open them in one place under a tab in the Team Meetings. The feature is also good for quiz contests in Team meetings, and participants can start polls from mobile, internet, and desktop.
Once the poll is published by the presenter, it will appear in the meeting chat and will also appear as a notification on the respondent’s screen.
Microsoft Teams on Windows 10 also allows users to submit anonymous replies and update the results in real time. Respondents can respond after the meeting to respond to a poll if the poll is not closed.
According to a new roadmap, the new polling integration in Microsoft Teams will be rolled out to the public in November. The feature would be easy to find for presenters and accessible through the new Polls tab.
Next month, Microsoft Teams will also receive a new file-sharing interface and allow users to share links with anyone, or they can also set specific access rights for each participant.