Microsoft Teams will get new features in the latest update. The first new addition is improved damping buttons that give presenters/organizers more control over who can speak during a meeting. Microsoft believes that new audio controls offer more flexibility and granularity in managing the meeting. After the update, you can select the person’s name and on the option “…” to open the action menu. From the menu, you need to choose the “Do not allow to un mute” option to permanently mute the user. Currently, hosts must mute all attendees if they want to prevent one user from untening it.
Microsoft Teams on the desktop introduces a new option that allows organizers to lock down their ongoing meetings. The feature is currently marked as “in development” on the Microsoft 365 roadmap, with a general release scheduled for May 2021. Currently, Microsoft Teams allows organizers to manually allow meeting participants once it’s started. However, there is no option to prevent subsequent unwanted join attempts within the desktop app during a meeting. This situation can be particularly frustrating, especially in educational scenarios, making it more difficult for teachers to keep up with late learners.
The desktop version of Microsoft Teams will have a new feature that allows Mac users to share system audio with other meeting participants. Until now, this capability has been limited to the Windows client, but that is starting to change. The company has announced that the update has been rolled out to Mac users worldwide (via Windows Central). The ability to share system audio is a highly requested feature for Mac devices, and it allows other people to hear the sound of a video or audio clip playing on the presenter’s screen. This functionality can be very useful for business and educational customers who want to share YouTube videos and other content during remote brainstorming sessions.
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Microsoft Teams continues to grow within the education market. According to Business Insider, Eran Megiddo, Microsoft’s corporate vice president of Windows Product & Education, told Microsoft employees that 100 million students are now using Microsoft Teams at a recent all-hands meeting. That figure shows an increase of 30 million students since the start of the 2020 school year in September last year. Microsoft has not publicly shared how many students have recently been using Microsoft Teams. However, it stated that “more than 200 million students, faculty, institutional leaders, and teachers are actively using Microsoft Education products – with Microsoft Teams for Education as the linchpin” when it announced several affordable Windows 10 PCs for education.
Microsoft will soon allow you to upload even larger files to OneDrive, Teams, and SharePoint, increasing the limit from 100GB to 250GB. The larger file size limit may be good news for people who work from home because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and have to upload large projects like 4K and 8K video, CAD files, or scientific datasets to the cloud so they can be shared with colleagues and customers. According to Microsoft, the change will also be transferred to OneDrive for personal use, which could make it easier for you to upload large photo or video collections.
Today, Microsoft Teams has more than 115 million daily active users. That’s about 50% of Office 365 DAU. By July, when Ignite 2020 was virtually taking place, it was already north of 75. But while these figures reinforce and make credence to the story that Teams is the fastest growing app in Microsoft history, it doesn’t quite reflect how hard everyone has worked behind the scenes and how much innovation there has been, as Teams has become a channel for business continuity in unprecedented times. Think of all the features added in 2020: large gallery, together mode, hard mute, spotlight, skype consumer interop, breakout rooms, pop-out chat, pop-out meetings, pop-out calls and apps, dataverse, app studio improvements, tasks for Teams, the Yammer community app, the Lists app, the introduction of Teams displays, customers, apps key for meetings… it was a wild ride for the pros, let alone for the average daily user Here are 12 things I’d like to see in 2021. To note that I have intentionally omitted important things on the roadmap that we know will be 100% in 2021, including collaborative calling, the approval app and the insights app/headspace all of which will be fantastic additions. All links to Uservoices are present, so don’t hesitate to vote for them! – and if you have something you want to see in Teams that haven’t been asked for, go ahead and apply it!
Companies turned to videoconferencing software to stay connected during the pandemic while working from home, and as we prepare for the year ahead, this trend is likely to continue now that Zoom has become a household name. While Zoom emerged as the favorite video conferencing platform for consumers because of its ease of use and popularity, Microsoft has made tremendous progress in getting organizations to adopt their own collaboration solution, Teams. In March, for example, Microsoft Teams saw the number of daily active users (DAU) increase by 12 million over a seven-day period to 44 million. In October, however, that number grew to 115 million as the software giant continued to add new features to its collaboration software.
Microsoft Teams will soon have the opportunity to add a shared calendar to a Teams channel. This upcoming feature lets you create and share a channel-specific calendar so members can watch events. Teams automatically creates a new message, which will appear in the activity feed when a channel meeting is created.
Each user whose notifications are turned off will only see the event when they open the channel calendar.
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