Microsoft Teams — the Redmond giant’s workplace productivity and collaboration Support — is celebrating its two-year anniversary.
To commemorate the event, the company has announced a host of new attributes for the support. The company has announced eight new attributes, three of which are will become accessible today, and five will be released at a later date. Microsoft also disclosed a couple of data about Teams, such as just how over 500,000 organisations use the service now, with 91 from the Fortune 100. It included that Teams is employed in 44 languages around 181 markets.
The key new functionalities coming to Microsoft Teams are customisable wallpapers during a video conversation, content cameras and Smart Contact processing, Whiteboard aid in Teams meetings, live captions and movie call subtitles, live events, secure private stations, information barriers, and Data Loss Prevention (DLP) in conversations as well as conversations.
The ability to pick a custom background of one’s liking during video cats is a cool new feature which will allow users to apply a more appropriate background during a video phone. This feature lets users pick any picture as their video call background and is set to arrive after this year.
Another productive attribute is a brand new addition to Microsoft Teams Rooms. Supporting an additional USB camera to record content such as items written on a whiteboard, Microsoft Teams Rooms can now use Microsoft’s Intelligent Capture processing to enhance the text and images on the whiteboard, as well as attention and resize them accordingly. This will make it even more convenient for remote participants in the assembly to have a much better look in the content. By way of example, the person standing in front of a whiteboard will appear as a translucent shadow in order that material covered by his/her body on the whiteboard could be clearly viewed. This impressive feature will arrive later this year.
The Satya Nadella-led company will also bring aid for Microsoft Whiteboard in Team meetings, allowing all participants to collaborate more efficiently by sharing ideas on a single electronic canvas. Participants may even have the ability to push content by a physical whiteboard into the shared Microsoft Whiteboard with ease. This feature is currently in general preview.
The live captioning feature will shortly arrive to your English language as a preview for Microsoft Teams users. Additionally, Microsoft’s collaboration service has obtained support for producing live events and it is now available to all customers, permitting around 10,000 participants to tune in to an occasion. These live events can be used by Teams, Stream, or Yammer users.
On front of safety, Microsoft Teams will gain aid for protected private channels later this season, enabling admins to efficiently control who can access conversations and data in a special channel. A similar feature set to arrive shortly is the capacity to set up information barriers that will let users control which members can communicate with each other and collaborate on a project.
Another privacy-centric feature, which is currently widely available to most Office 365 and Microsoft 365 readers with Office 365 Advanced Compliance, is your capacity to place Data Loss Prevention (DLP) policies. DLP policies for chats and conversations enables admins to specify and find sensitive data in conversations, and also protect certain information from getting leaked by protecting it using dialog channel barriers.