Microsoft Teams Blog articles https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/bg-p/MicrosoftTeamsBlog Microsoft Teams Blog articles Wed, 27 Oct 2021 23:50:46 GMT MicrosoftTeamsBlog 2021-10-27T23:50:46Z Your Guide to Microsoft Teams at Microsoft Ignite Fall 2021 https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/your-guide-to-microsoft-teams-at-microsoft-ignite-fall-2021/ba-p/2883931 <P>Microsoft Fall Ignite is just a few days away, and we want to give you a glimpse into what we have in store for you! Join our sessions to hear about the latest innovations coming to Microsoft Teams, and learn how Microsoft Teams helps organizations connect, collaborate, and work with full context in a new era of flexible and hybrid work.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Microsoft Teams Ignite Fall 2021.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/320184i6DF1517F0A552965/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Microsoft Teams Ignite Fall 2021.png" alt="Microsoft Teams Ignite Fall 2021.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2><STRONG>Featured Sessions</STRONG></H2> <UL> <LI><STRONG><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Empower everyone for a new world of hybrid work</A></STRONG> Jared Spataro, Corporate Vice President, Modern Work. Tuesday, November 2, 8:55 AM - 9:20 AM PT<BR />The seismic shift to hybrid marks the biggest change to the way we work in a century. Emerging trends in the labor market have amplified the need for flexibility and a reimagining of how organizations can best position themselves and their people to communicate, collaborate and innovate. Join us to hear the latest insights on the future of work, along with a showcase of product innovations designed to help Microsoft customers adapt and thrive in a new era of flexible work.</LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>Microsoft Teams: Thrive with Hybrid Work</STRONG></A> - Nicole Herskowitz, General Manager, Teams Marketing, Tuesday, November 2, 12:30 PM - 1:00 PT <BR />Many organizations are wondering "What is our path forward?" as we enter the hybrid work era. A big part of that answer is Microsoft Teams. Join us for a session that explores the upcoming landscape for Microsoft Teams, as we outline why Microsoft Teams is the place to be for hybrid work.</LI> <LI><STRONG><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Prepare for the future of calling with Microsoft Teams phone</A></STRONG> - Scott Van Vliet CVP, Intelligent Communications and Daniela Chocron, Senior Product Marketing Manager, November 3, 10:30- 11 PT <BR />Out of necessity, most organizations have made investments in their virtual meetings solutions over the past 18 months, yet many still need to modernize their calling solutions. At the same time, the telephony space is experiencing tectonic shifts, including a move to IP-based calling. Come learn how Teams Phone provides both a modern calling experience for users, and an easy-to-manage solution that Admins can equip their organizations with.</LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2><STRONG>Ask the Expert sessions</STRONG></H2> <P>Be sure to join one of our “Ask the Expert: Microsoft Teams” sessions, where you will be able to engage with our Teams engineers and product experts to ask us your questions. Be sure to add these to your calendar ASAP so you don’t miss out.</P> <UL> <LI>Join our experts as we answer your questions about the planning, deploying, managing, securing and adoption of Microsoft Teams and Teams Rooms as well as the latest offerings in the Microsoft 365 App Compliance Program and Certification. <UL> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">November 2, 1:30-2:00 PM PT</A> with Stephen Rose, Sr PMM- Teams and Platform and Darrell Webster, Principal M365 Adoption and Change Consultant at WM Reply</LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">November 3, 8:30-9:00 AM PT</A> with Stephen Rose, Sr PMM- Teams and Platform and Karuana Gatimu, Principle PM</LI> </UL> </LI> </UL> <P>Want to dive deeper? Be sure to check out our on-demand sessions on variety of topics like enabling inclusive hybrid meetings or being the hero of your frontline workforce. All of our sessions are listed in our digital brochure below for you to explore at any time.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2><STRONG>Resources</STRONG></H2> <P>We’ve included a list of additional resources below so that you can bookmark for later or explore more now:</P> <UL> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Register for Microsoft Ignite</A> so you can customize your event schedule with Teams sessions.</LI> <LI>Discover all of our Teams sessions <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</A>.</LI> </UL> <P><IFRAME src="https://adoption.microsoft.com/files/vhub/Microsoft_Ignite_2021_Teams_schedule.pdf" width="990" height="600" frameborder="0"></IFRAME></P> Wed, 27 Oct 2021 21:04:11 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/your-guide-to-microsoft-teams-at-microsoft-ignite-fall-2021/ba-p/2883931 Microsoft_Teams_team 2021-10-27T21:04:11Z New Microsoft Teams features improve call and meeting quality https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/new-microsoft-teams-features-improve-call-and-meeting-quality/ba-p/2884341 <P>As more organizations adopt Microsoft Teams, the most common customer feedback we hear relates to increased efficiency and productivity from enabling more capabilities and workflows through a centralized experience. When colleagues, apps, and data come together in Teams, it opens new opportunities to connect and collaborate.</P> <P><BR />With the rise of virtual meetings and hybrid work becoming the new norm, the quality of calling and meeting experiences on Teams becomes that much more important. We’re committed to ongoing improvements to Teams audio and video quality, through user-facing features and settings, to cutting-edge codecs and AI.</P> <P><BR />This blog post kicks off a series in which we’ll cover recent and upcoming innovations and tools in Teams that help ensure your message comes through with new levels of clarity and reliability.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Microsoft Teams: built in the cloud, engineered for performance</STRONG></P> <P>Before we dive into new features, it’s worth revisiting the highly resilient global infrastructure of Teams, built on the Azure Intelligent Cloud and Intelligent Edge. Azure enables Teams to combine data with AI for adaptive experiences that optimize for enterprise-grade voice and video over variable bandwidth environments including Wi-Fi and cellular networks. The intelligent cloud also enables real-time insights, holistic security, unified identity, simplified device management, all designed to keep Teams running at its peak.</P> <P><BR />Now, let’s talk about Teams quality improvements through the following categories:</P> <UL> <LI>AI-driven improvements to audio and video quality</LI> <LI>Intelligent real-time adjustments improve calling and meeting experiences in the office and on the go</LI> <LI>Admin tools to help manage and optimize calling and meeting experiences</LI> </UL> <H2><STRONG>AI-driven improvements to audio and video quality</STRONG></H2> <P><STRONG>Satin Audio Codec – Great sound quality with high resilience</STRONG><BR />As the volume of virtual meetings grows, users require great call quality even amidst network and connectivity constraints. There are many scenarios that can contribute to low bitrate – parents and children sharing the household’s network for meetings and classes, the high cost of premium data plans, aging infrastructure, among others. To help with these challenges, our new audio codec, Satin, offers great audio quality at a bitrate as low as 7kbps, making meetings sound natural and clear even when the network has low bandwidth.</P> <P><BR />Learn more about the <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/satin-microsoft-s-latest-ai-powered-audio-codec-for-real-time/ba-p/2141382" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Satin Audio Codec</A>.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Background Noise Suppression – Keep unwanted sounds out of the conversation</STRONG><BR />Teams background noise suppression uses specially trained deep neural networks to filter out noise and only retain speech to ensure barking dogs, garbage trucks, and unexpected leaf blowers can no longer steal the focus from your meetings. While traditional noise suppression algorithms address simple stationary noise sources such as a consistent fan noise, our AI-based approach learns the difference between speech and unnecessary noise and can suppress various non-stationary noises, such as keyboard typing or food wrapper crunching. After Teams background noise suppression launched, we saw a 31% decline in comments about background noise distractions. This user-favorite feature is generally available on Windows and Mac and will roll out to iOS soon.</P> <P><BR />Learn more about <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/reduce-background-noise-in-microsoft-teams-meetings-with-ai/ba-p/1992318" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Teams background noise suppression</A>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Noise Suppression (1).png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/320159iADE9982E92E1575F/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Noise Suppression (1).png" alt="Noise suppression can be toggled within Teams settings or from a meeting window." /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Noise suppression can be toggled within Teams settings or from a meeting window.</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>High-Fidelity Music Mode</STRONG><BR />Because of its foundation as a calling and meetings platform, Teams was engineered to optimize for dialogue. But with <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">High-Fidelity Music Mode</A>, Teams provides a high-fidelity experience for music as well.</P> <P><BR />In an upcoming blog, we’ll share more about upcoming Teams functionality expected later this year that allows users to optimize sound for music, performances, and media when they need the highest fidelity possible.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>AI-based Video and Screen-sharing Optimization – Smooth, distraction-free video</STRONG><BR />With full HD 1080p support, AI-based video optimization adjusts to network conditions and bandwidth constraints for a smooth, consistent visual experience even through high packet loss. And for additional control, adjustable bitrate caps allow IT admins to further tailor video performance.</P> <P><BR />New screen sharing optimizations in Teams automatically optimize shared content based on characteristics such as small fonts and video, so your audience doesn’t miss the important details. Now you can focus on the meetings instead of manually adjusting settings for content type.</P> <P><BR />Stay tuned to this blog for a more technical look at the new video optimization features in Teams.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2><STRONG>Intelligent real-time adjustments improve calling and meeting experiences</STRONG></H2> <P><STRONG>Real-time user alerts</STRONG><BR />Even the most robust networks can’t compensate for user-level issues that can lead to poor call and meeting experiences. Teams can provide user alerts, recommendations, and adjustments in real-time to minimize disruptions and enable smooth and seamless connections. For example:</P> <UL> <LI>When joining a Teams meeting that is already in progress, users are automatically joined with their microphones muted</LI> <LI>If users join a Teams meeting with their speakers muted, Teams provides them with an alert to un-mute their speakers</LI> <LI>During an active Teams meeting, if users are on mute and begin to speak, Teams detects this and alerts users they are speaking while muted</LI> </UL> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Teams Alerts.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/319867iA579FF6BCA3AA8E2/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Teams Alerts.png" alt="Teams alerts users when they are speaking while muted." /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Teams alerts users when they are speaking while muted.</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Seamless endpoint transfers between PC and mobile devices</STRONG></P> <P>Teams makes it easy to place and receive calls from several different endpoints, but sometimes you need to move locations or devices to finish your call. The new endpoint transfer capability allows you to seamlessly move your calls between different devices, such as from your laptop to mobile phone and vice-versa, without any interruption in call service or quality. When you decide to move to another device, clicking to join the meeting from the new device, you will be suggested with 2 options to choose from: “transfer to this device” or “stay on both device” choosing either one of the options will immediately streamline your selection.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Transfer to Mobile Device.gif" style="width: 800px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/319868iDBEEE4B153CF0C24/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Transfer to Mobile Device.gif" alt="Start a call on your PC and transfer to your mobile device." /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Start a call on your PC and transfer to your mobile device.</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>“Call me back” safeguard</STRONG></P> <P>Teams can detect when an audio or device issue occurs and offers a “Call me back” option to continue the meeting via phone versus spending valuable meeting time on technical troubleshooting.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Call Me Back.png" style="width: 321px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/319894i99701C9E957A45A1/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Call Me Back.png" alt="In the event of technical issues, Teams can call you back on a mobile device." /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">In the event of technical issues, Teams can call you back on a mobile device.</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Learn how to set up the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Call me back feature</A>.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Mobile network switching</STRONG></P> <P>When the quality of the network suddenly degrades it’s important to have a seamless transition from Wi-Fi to cellular or vice versa. Teams can automatically switch to a mobile data network while maintaining video and screen sharing. The participants will continue the meeting without any disturbance.</P> <H2><BR /><STRONG>Admin tools to help manage and optimize calling and meeting experiences</STRONG></H2> <P>There’s enough to manage during meetings and calls, which is why we’ve focused on automating as many of the audio and video optimizations in Teams as possible. But we still want to ensure IT Admins have the reporting and tools to manage call and meeting experiences from the tenant-level, to individual, high-value meetings.</P> <P><BR />In an upcoming blog post, we’ll cover Teams resources such as the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Call Quality Dashboard</A>, help desk <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Call Analytics</A>, and <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Real-Time Analytics</A>, that provide valuable insights that enable admins to manage call and meeting quality across the organization.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2><STRONG>Always Improving</STRONG></H2> <P>Teams is a core solution for the modern workplace. As such, we’re driven to innovate and push the boundaries of what Teams can do. From highly visible user features to powerful management tools for admins to behind-the-scenes AI-based optimizations for continual improvements in fidelity and resiliency, Teams is always improving. And because Teams is based on the Azure Cloud Services platform, new functionality and performance features are seamlessly delivered to your organization.</P> <P><BR />Stay posted to this blog for ongoing updates and deep dives on Teams quality improvements as they’re announced.</P> Wed, 27 Oct 2021 18:08:55 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/new-microsoft-teams-features-improve-call-and-meeting-quality/ba-p/2884341 robertaichner 2021-10-27T18:08:55Z Use end-to-end encryption for one-to-one Microsoft Teams calls https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/use-end-to-end-encryption-for-one-to-one-microsoft-teams-calls/ba-p/2867066 <P>Earlier this year we announced end-to-end encryption (E2EE) support for Microsoft Teams Calls. Today we are pleased to announce that we’re starting to roll out E2EE for Teams calls to public preview. Once you receive the latest update, IT admins in your organization will have the option to make the feature available for you. Here’s an overview of how E2EE for Teams calls works, details around how IT Admins and users can turn it on, and how it is implemented.</P> <H2><BR /><STRONG>End-to-end encryption (E2EE)</STRONG></H2> <P>End-to-end encryption, or E2EE, is the encryption of information at its origin and decryption at its intended destination without the ability for intermediate nodes or parties to decrypt.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>We’re rolling out this preview of E2EE for unscheduled one-to-one calls today. When both parties in a one-to-one call turn on E2EE, the communication between those two parties in the call is encrypted from end-to-end. No other party, including Microsoft, has access to the decrypted conversation.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>With this release, only the real-time media flow, that is, video and voice data, for one-to-one Teams calls are end-to-end encrypted. Both parties must turn on this setting to enable end-to-end encryption. Encryption in Microsoft 365 protects chat, file sharing, presence, and other content in the call. For more information, see <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Encryption in Microsoft 365</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>How can IT Admins, make E2EE for Teams one-to-one calls available for their organization?</STRONG> <BR />In the IT Admin modern portal, under <STRONG>Enhanced Encryption policies</STRONG>, set which users in your organization can <EM>use the enhanced encryption settings</EM> in Teams. You can use the Global (organization-wide default) policy and customize it or create one or more custom policies and then assign them to users just like you normally set other policies. You can also use group policy to assign a policy to a group of users.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>You can also manage end-to-end encryption policies using Microsoft PowerShell. With Microsoft PowerShell, you can apply policies to the tenant, users, and groups.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>To make end-to-end encryption calls available by using the Teams admin center:</P> <OL> <LI>Sign in to the Teams admin center and navigate to <STRONG>Other settings &gt; Enhanced encryption policies</STRONG>.</LI> <LI>Name the new policy, then for <STRONG>End-to-end call encryption</STRONG>, choose <STRONG>users can turn it on</STRONG>, and then choose <STRONG>Save</STRONG>.</LI> <LI>Once you’ve finished creating the policy, assign the policy to users, groups, or your entire tenant the same way you manage other Teams policies.</LI> </OL> <P>By default, end-to-end encryption isn’t available to users in your tenant. Once you’ve configured the policy, end-to-end encryption is still off by default for users when they make a Teams call. Users need to turn on end-to-end encryption in their Team settings.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="end-to-end encryption.jpg" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/318817iF30BD12760C7DAC5/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="end-to-end encryption.jpg" alt="end-to-end encryption.jpg" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Once IT Admin has set the enhanced encryption policy, do users automatically get E2EE in one-to-one calls?</STRONG> <BR />No, after you’ve applied the policy, users will see a setting to turn on end-to-end encryption for their one-to-one calls. To turn on end-to-end encryption, users can follow these steps:</P> <OL> <LI>On the top right of the Teams window, select the profile picture (or the ellipses next to the profile picture).</LI> <LI>Choose <STRONG>Settings &gt; Privacy</STRONG>.</LI> <LI>Turn on end-to-end encrypted calls by toggling the switch.</LI> </OL> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="end-to-end encrypted calls.png" style="width: 321px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/318818iE4C0B2B5294CDB6F/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="end-to-end encrypted calls.png" alt="end-to-end encrypted calls.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>How can the two parties confirm they’re on an end-to-end encrypted call?</STRONG></P> <P>With this release, users will see the <EM>encryption indicator</EM> on the Teams call window in the upper left corner. This indicator shows that the call is encrypted. Microsoft 365 encryption technologies encrypt every Teams call. If a call is successfully end-to-end encrypted, both parties will see the <EM>end-to-end encryption indicator</EM> on the Teams call window. The Teams end-to-end encryption indicator is a shield with a lock.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Hover over the end-to-end encryption indicator to display confirmation the call is end-to-end encrypted. Teams also displays a security code for the call. To confirm that end-to-end encryption is working correctly, verify that the same security code appears for both parties in the call.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="end-to-end encrypted call.jpg" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/318819i2388814BC5920313/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="end-to-end encrypted call.jpg" alt="end-to-end encrypted call.jpg" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>If IT Admins don’t enable E2EE or users don’t turn on the setting, does that mean Calls and Meetings in Microsoft Teams aren’t secure?</STRONG></P> <P>If you haven’t enabled end-to-end encryption, Teams still secures a call or meeting using encryption based on industry standards. Data exchanged during calls is always secure while in transit and at rest. For more information, see <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Media encryption for Teams</A>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="media encryption.jpg" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/318821iDE3DEFBAB661568F/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="media encryption.jpg" alt="media encryption.jpg" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Does this capability only exist in Teams Desktop?</STRONG></P> <P>End-to-end encrypted calls can be made between two parties when the parties are using the latest version of the Teams desktop client for Windows or Mac, or they are on a Mobile device with latest update for iOS and Android.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Does turning on end-to-end encryption on one device also turn it on for all my devices?</STRONG> <BR />Yes, the setting will be synchronized across supported end points.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>How do I enable end-to-end encryption from Mobile?</STRONG> <BR />By following these steps:</P> <OL> <LI>In Teams Mobile, go to <STRONG>settings &gt; calling</STRONG>.</LI> <LI>Under <STRONG>Encryption</STRONG>, turn on <STRONG>End-to-end encrypted calls</STRONG>.</LI> </OL> <P><STRONG>How do I verify that I’m on an end-to-end encrypted call on Mobile?</STRONG> <BR />The mobile call also shows a lock + shield icon. Tap on the encryption indicator to reveal the 20-digit security code for the call. Just like the desktop app, both the caller and callee can verify that the code matches to ensure that both parties are on an end-to-end encrypted call.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>When end-to-end encryption isn’t turned on, the Teams encryption indicator is a regular shield icon without the lock. The regular shield confirms that call is protected by Microsoft 365 encryption and no end-to-end encryption security code will be shown.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="encrypted mobile.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/318832i0BF380A32DC4EEDB/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="encrypted mobile.png" alt="encrypted mobile.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>What about PSTN calls?</STRONG> <BR />End-to-end encryption isn’t available for PSTN calls.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>How are calls end-to-end encrypted?</STRONG> <BR />Call flows in Teams are based on the Session Description Protocol (SDP) [<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RFC 4566</A>] offer/answer model over HTTPS. Once the callee accepts an incoming call, the session parameters are agreed between the caller and callee and encrypted media starts flowing between the caller and callee using secure real-time transport protocol (SRTP).</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>In normal call flows, negotiation of the encryption key occurs over the call signaling channel. In an end-to-end encrypted call, the signaling flow is the same as a regular one-to-one Teams call. However, Teams uses DTLS to derive an encryption key based on per-call certificates generated on both client endpoints. Since DTLS derives the key based on client certificates, the key is opaque to Microsoft. Once both clients agree upon the key, the media begins to flow using this DTLS-negotiated encryption key over SRTP.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>To protect against a man-in-the-middle attack between the caller and callee, Teams derives a 20-digit security code from the SHA-256 thumbprints of the caller’s and callee’s endpoint call certificates. The caller and callee can validate the 20-digit security codes by reading them to each other to see if they match. If the codes don’t match, then the connection between the caller and callee has been intercepted by a man-in-the-middle attack. If the call has been compromised, users can terminate the call manually.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Is Chat also end-to-end encrypted during calls that are E2EE?</STRONG> <BR />Chat for end-to-end calls is secured by <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft 365 encryption</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>What features aren’t available with end-to-end encryption?</STRONG><BR />Some features aren’t available during encrypted one-to-one calls. These unavailable features include:</P> <UL> <LI>Recording</LI> <LI>Live caption and transcription</LI> <LI>Call transfer (blind, safe, and consult)</LI> <LI>Call Park</LI> <LI>Call Merge</LI> <LI>Call Companion and transfer to another device</LI> <LI>Add participant to make the one-to-one call a group call</LI> </UL> <P><STRONG>Can I turn E2EE on or off if I need to take advantage of features that are disabled in E2EE calls?</STRONG> <BR />Absolutely, if you need these features in a call, go to <STRONG>Settings</STRONG>, and turn end-to-end encryption off the same way you turned it on.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>What about group audio/video calls and Meetings?</STRONG> <BR />Microsoft 365 encryption secures group audio/video calls. As we release end-to-end encryption for Teams one-to-one calls, we will continue to learn from customers how the scenarios address their needs. We will work to bring end-to-end encryption capabilities to online meetings later.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>That's our overview and how-to for end-to-end encryption for one-to-one calls in Teams. Try it and let us know if you have any feedback. Remember to check for updates to make sure you have the latest client so you can turn on the feature after your IT admin has enabled it for you. Enjoy!</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Resources</STRONG></P> <P>Use end-to-end encryption for one-to-one Microsoft Teams calls:&nbsp;<A tabindex="-1" title="https://aka.ms/e2ee" href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" aria-label="Link https://aka.ms/e2ee">https://aka.ms/e2ee</A></P> <P>Encryption Documentation:&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN>https://aka.ms/encryption&nbsp;</SPAN></A></P> Fri, 22 Oct 2021 13:04:34 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/use-end-to-end-encryption-for-one-to-one-microsoft-teams-calls/ba-p/2867066 Mansoor Malik 2021-10-22T13:04:34Z New Microsoft 365 and Teams solutions to empower frontline workers https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/new-microsoft-365-and-teams-solutions-to-empower-frontline/ba-p/2839345 <P>Frontline workers —the associates at the forefront of your customer interactions, the clinicians delivering patient care, and those running your operations on-the-ground—need the right digital tools and purpose-built hardware for the specific ways they work.</P> <P><BR />We continue to innovate in ways that seek to empower frontline workers with the right tools to give them a sense of purpose, the flexibility to adjust to the new day-to-day realities of a hybrid world, and the knowledge to make on-the-ground decisions to improve business outcomes.</P> <P><BR />Today, we are excited to announce several new offerings that emphasize our focus on putting the frontline worker on equal footing with the information worker and ensuring Microsoft 365 and Teams supports organizations with the solutions they need as the demands and importance of the frontline worker continue to grow.</P> <H2><BR /><STRONG>Shared Devices</STRONG></H2> <P>An important component of a strong technology foundation is enabling compliant and efficient shared device scenarios. We support iOS and Android on shared devices to provide a compliant and seamless enablement for any mobile operating system on Teams. With new developments in Microsoft Endpoint Manager, it’s easy to locate a lost device so workers can spend more time on customers and tasks. Endpoint Manager helps organizations protect mission critical devices and easily provision shared mode for single sign-on and device wide sign-out across platforms.</P> <P><BR />We are also pleased to announce that Endpoint Manager can now manage and protect devices running Android Open Source Project (AOSP) which are frequently used by workers on the frontline. Organizations can now use Endpoint Manager to configure, provision and manage tailor-made devices like RealWear, the first AOSP device available, for either shared or single use and help keep company information more secure. To learn more about our Endpoint Manager news, please check out&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">this blog</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2><BR /><STRONG>Onboarding wizard</STRONG></H2> <P>To assist administrators in streamlining frontline worker deployments we are excited to announce a new Onboarding Wizard, found in the Microsoft 365 Admin Center. The Onboarding Wizard guides you in creating the right team structure and applying it to the correct licenses and policy packages to get your frontline workforce up and running quickly. By aligning the right channels, apps, and settings a superior workforce interaction experience is created across the organization. <STRONG>Want to learn more? Be sure to join us next month and hear from our product leaders at <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Ignite!</A></STRONG></P> <P><IFRAME src="https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/videoplayer/embed/RWN6oh?autoplay=false" width="990" height="500" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" allow="accelerometer; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture"></IFRAME></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2><STRONG>Viva connections general availability coming soon</STRONG></H2> <P>We are excited to share the general availability of Viva Connections mobile, coming next month. Viva Connections mobile delivers a single, company-branded destination for shifts, news, tasks, resources and more – all configurable to your business needs and deployed directly into Microsoft Teams. This brandable employee app is equipped with adaptive cards purpose-built for your frontline workers to access their core applications like Shifts, Approvals and Tasks in one view to easily make decisions without leaving the flow of work.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="Viva Connections.gif" style="width: 291px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/318197i1AF79537DCBE0E37/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Viva Connections.gif" alt="Viva Connections.gif" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2><STRONG>Enhancements to improve the virtual visit</STRONG></H2> <UL> <LI><STRONG>Scheduled queuing for virtual visits (Private preview)</STRONG><BR />View all your virtual visits in one simplified location—with real-time updates on patient wait times, missed appointments, staffing delays, and more. You can also send SMS and email reminders directly from the queue view to keep patients up to date.</LI> </UL> <P><IFRAME src="https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/videoplayer/embed/RWMYL0?autoplay=false" width="990" height="470" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" allow="accelerometer; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture"></IFRAME></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI><STRONG>Schedule and launch virtual visits from the Cerner electronic health record system&nbsp;</STRONG> <P>Now available in private preview, frontline healthcare workers and patients can schedule and launch virtual visits through the Microsoft Teams Electronic Health Record (EHR) connector for Cerner. Patients can launch virtual visits from the patient portal or SMS, with no app download required. Healthcare providers can launch visits from Cerner PowerChart™, and system administrations can easily manage and configure the EHR integration and have access to downloadable consumption reports. In addition to Cerner, the Microsoft Teams EHR connector is also generally available for Epic customers.</P> </LI> </UL> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Virtual Visits.gif" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/318195i13D56DCBA9434711/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Virtual Visits.gif" alt="Virtual Visits.gif" /></span></P> <UL> <LI><STRONG>Waiting room for virtual visits (Private preview)</STRONG><BR />Ensure every patient feels welcome with virtual waiting rooms designed with your logo, personalized messaging, and real-time visit notifications.</LI> </UL> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="Waiting Room.gif" style="width: 304px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/318198i2ECC179BBA872E45/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Waiting Room.gif" alt="Waiting Room.gif" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI><STRONG>SMS notifications for virtual visits</STRONG><BR />Keep patients and customers connected with SMS notifications automatically linked to virtual visits made through Bookings (now generally available). We’re also excited to announce that SMS notifications for electronic health record systems are now available in preview for the Microsoft Teams EHR connector.</LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI><STRONG>Microsoft Forms integration for virtual visits (Private preview)</STRONG><BR />Streamline virtual visits by securing patient or customer info prior to appointments with Microsoft Forms integrated into Bookings.</LI> </UL> <P><IMG src="https://cdn.techcommunity.microsoft.com/assets/MicrosoftTeams/Bookings_FormsInt_edited.gif" border="0" width="990" /></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI><STRONG>Mobile browser join for virtual visits (General availability)</STRONG><BR />When an attendee joins a virtual visit from a mobile device, they aren’t prompted to download Teams. Teams will now open in a mobile browser without the need to install an app.</LI> </UL> <P><BR />Want to learn more about our new features and how healthcare organizations can use them to adapt to a dynamic market? Join us at our upcoming, free <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">virtual health and collaboration forum</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2><STRONG>Approvals</STRONG></H2> <P>Quickly getting a valid signature is business as usual across many organizations and we are currently integrated with Adobe Sign and are excited to announce DocuSign as a new Approvals partner for the creation of electronic signature approval requests natively within the Teams Approvals. Approvers can add their signature without leaving Teams, enabling an efficient and faster approval process. Once the approval process is completed, the information is stored in Teams for easy access and viewing.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>We are also expanding Approvals to enable a faster and more efficient approvals process. Through the Microsoft Word Add-ins option, you can now add the Approvals app right within your Word document. You can create a request for the entire document or just for a particular section. If the request was created for the entire document, you can choose to have the document locked after it has been approved to avoid any changes, and after the request is completed, you can view all requests that have taken place around that document through the History tab in Microsoft Word.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Approvals in Word.gif" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/318199iD402AFB5D5DB1676/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Approvals in Word.gif" alt="Approvals in Word.gif" /></span></P> <P><BR />When we empower frontline workers to not only keep up with the changes of a hybrid world but to stay ahead of them, the whole business performs better. Check out our <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">entire frontline solution</A> available today.</P> Wed, 27 Oct 2021 22:08:58 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/new-microsoft-365-and-teams-solutions-to-empower-frontline/ba-p/2839345 Microsoft_Teams_team 2021-10-27T22:08:58Z Inside Microsoft Teams, Episode 403: “Microsoft Teams’ MVPs- Learn from the experts” https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/inside-microsoft-teams-episode-403-microsoft-teams-mvps-learn/ba-p/2835655 <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Season 4.png" style="width: 585px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/316592i1F09882CDBCE9ACE/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Season 4.png" alt="Season 4.png" /></span></P> <P>Thanks again to all our viewers who joined us on National Coffee Day, Sept. 29 with our special guest co-host, Laurie Pottmeyer, Microsoft Teams Engineering, Senior PM, plus our amazing guests from around the world, our global Teams’ Most Valuable Professionals or MVPs:</P> <UL> <LI>Dan Rey, DESA Enterprises</LI> <LI>Nicolas Blank, NBConsult</LI> <LI>Martina Grom, atwork</LI> <LI>Darrell Webster, WM Reply</LI> <LI>Graham Walsh, Crestron</LI> <LI>Christian Buckley, AvePoint Inc.</LI> </UL> <P>At <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Inside Microsoft Teams</A>, we’re all about sharing best practices and what better way than to learn from our global Teams’ MVPs who each provided their favorite tip &amp; trick from their unique perspectives.</P> <P><BR />But before we get to each of our MVPs, for those of you not familiar with our Microsoft MVP Program, <STRONG>Laurie Pottmeyer</STRONG>, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">@lauriepottmeyer</A> shared what is an MVP, how to become one, what are the qualifications to become an MVP, and how to find MVPs in your area globally for user groups, networking, etc.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>To learn more about the MVP program, visit: <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://mvp.microsoft.com</A>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="MVP.png" style="width: 624px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/316587i4C68F4D62AEAC2DF/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="MVP.png" alt="MVP.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>As this episode was all about community and sharing, I asked each of the MVPs to contribute to this blog.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Darrell Webster, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">@DarrellaaS</A></STRONG></P> <P><STRONG>Tasks in Teams</STRONG></P> <P>When you are in the flow of work, new chat conversations interrupt your train of thought. But in Microsoft Teams, there is a feature that lets you deal with the interruption quickly and get back into your flow. Create a task from a chat. Add it quickly to your task list right there in the conversation. You don’t have to open another window with your task list and be distracted by other tasks in the list. Focus on the conversation. Create the task in a focused window that appears over the conversation. Done. Now you can get back to writing. Reading. Problem solving. Planning. It’s a humble little feature, but it’s worth forming a habit using it if it can get you back into the flow of work quickly and calmly.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Dan Rey, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">@stilldrey</A></STRONG></P> <P><STRONG>Teams Live vs Webinar</STRONG></P> <P>In the past with Microsoft Teams, you had to decide about how many people were attending your event, what type of interaction you expected with them, and make a choice between a meeting and a live event. Capacity and features would dictate your choice. There were ways to send a registration for an event, but these tasks needed to be handled separately. Now with a webinar in Teams, you can automatically associate a registration page with your webinar. You can host up to a thousand participants (and scale beyond this with listen only mode attendees if your webinar becomes a wild, runaway success!), and they can have rich interaction with the host(s) and/or each other during the webinar. You can even turn certain features off for the audience and leverage features like breakout rooms. I like to think of this like a cooking demonstration, class, or where we make a recipe together, and it’s more interactive.</P> <P><BR />Contrast this with a more formal/timed and produced event – like a cooking competition. When you watch your evening news or a cooking competition, the audience doesn’t come off mute to interrupt (unless it’s that occasional “live from the scene” report or maybe commentators during a cooking competition). There might be portions that are prerecorded and played back. The audience might provide feedback in applause, but typically aren’t interrupting with questions mid competition or during the show.</P> <P><BR />Same thing with a live event. A producer or producers control everything from the timing of different elements to the order in which they are shared during the show. The presenters can chat with each other and may or may not be the same people answering questions that attendees can post with the Q&amp;A feature.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Graham Walsh, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">@Graham_Walsh</A></STRONG></P> <P><STRONG>Teams Admin Center Remote Provisioning for Devices</STRONG></P> <P>How can Teams Admin Center help me? Well as Microsoft Teams gets more and more great features, you need a central point to help you manage these. That is where Teams Admin Center (TAC) comes into play. TAC has many areas for control and policies of Teams Channels, settings and even devices. If you are looking to roll out Microsoft Teams Rooms, Teams panels, Teams phones, or even the new Teams displays, then you will really like the features available in TAC to help provision, manage, and monitor the devices. All for nothing. That’s right, zero cost to manage the Teams devices. Just assign some device administrators, this can be globally or regionally, and away you go.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Starbucks App available on Teams</STRONG><BR />As our broadcast was on National Coffee Day, Rachel Heiss of Starbucks made an appearance to talk about the Starbucks gift card app available on Teams. For additional information, check out this blog: “Reconnect and have a hybrid coffee break with Starbucks and Microsoft Teams”: <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://aka.ms/StarbucksTeamsApp</A>.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Martina Grom, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">@magrom</A></STRONG></P> <P><STRONG>Teams governance for external guests</STRONG></P> <P>Sometimes there is a need to manage guest access only for selected Microsoft Teams. <BR />Reasons can be:</P> <UL> <LI>Content, that needs to be protected,</LI> <LI>Access restrictions for external persons to certain teams,</LI> <LI>And much more.</LI> </UL> <P>This can be done in different ways: One way is to implement it via PowerShell. The other way is to restrict guest access for selected Teams with the help of Microsoft Information Protection (MIP) policies. Both ways lead to the same result, and the MIP policy is always used if you are already working with labels within your Microsoft 365 environment. PowerShell is used if MIP is not in place and only few teams need that specific setting.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Nicolas Blank, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">@nicolasblank</A></STRONG></P> <P><STRONG>Creating tasks from chat</STRONG></P> <P>Our lives are so full of communications, including email, calls, and instant messages. It’s so easy for important communication to fall between the cracks. Task tracking based on emails has been part of our lives for decades. Now Microsoft Teams allows Microsoft To-Do tasks or third application party tasks to be created in the task management application of your choice. Teams does this by allowing us to create tasks directly from a chat irrespective of where the message originates. Microsoft To-do or third-party application tasks may be created from personal, teams or group based instant messages, allowing us to track and be reminded of important communication no matter where it originates.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Christian Buckley <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">@buckleyplanet</A></STRONG></P> <P><STRONG>Connecting Microsoft Teams &amp; OBS</STRONG></P> <P>Setting up OBS (or StreamlabsOBS) can be confusing for first timers. While there is always more than you can do to make your OBS screens and layers beautiful, we all need to start with the basics. This video gives you a quick overview of how to add your Teams Meeting to OBS and then promote via live stream. A great scenario for broadcasting user group and panel discussions to YouTube, Facebook, and LinkedIn.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Community Events:</STRONG> <BR />Lastly, Laurie Pottmeyer shared upcoming community events. Click here to see more details: <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://aka.ms/CommunityEvents</A>.</P> <TABLE border="1" width="100%"> <TBODY> <TR> <TD width="50%"><STRONG>Oct. 2021</STRONG></TD> <TD width="50%"> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CommsvNext, Denver</A></P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">South Coast Summit, UK</A></P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="50%"><STRONG>Nov. 2021</STRONG></TD> <TD width="50%"> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">European Collaboration Summit, Dusseldorf, Germany</A></P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">aMS, Germany</A></P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">M365 Cabo San Lucas User Group</A></P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="50%"><STRONG>Dec. 2021</STRONG></TD> <TD width="50%"> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">M365 Collab Conference, Las Vegas</A></P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Modern Workplace Conference, Paris</A></P> </TD> </TR> </TBODY> </TABLE> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;Make sure to join us for our next episode, “Polaris Inc. and Microsoft Teams- Reinventing how we work and play,” as I welcome the team from Polaris Inc. on <STRONG>Oct. 28th starting at 10am PST</STRONG>.</P> <P><BR />If you missed this episode, you can always find all episodes at <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://aka.ms/InsideMSTeams</A> to watch on-demand at your convenience. You’ll also find additional resources on this site.<BR />As always, we would love your comments, questions, and suggestions for the show.</P> <P><BR />Until next time,</P> <P><EM>Stephen Rose</EM><BR /><EM>Host of Inside Microsoft Teams</EM><BR /><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><EM>aka.ms/InsideMSTeams</EM></A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Tue, 12 Oct 2021 15:00:00 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/inside-microsoft-teams-episode-403-microsoft-teams-mvps-learn/ba-p/2835655 Stephen Rose 2021-10-12T15:00:00Z Introducing Chat from Microsoft Teams on Windows 11, for your personal accounts https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/introducing-chat-from-microsoft-teams-on-windows-11-for-your/ba-p/2809877 <P>Starting on October 5th, all Windows 11 users can start using Chat from Microsoft Teams on Windows. It is a signature, lightweight experience brought right to the Taskbar to let Teams personal account users quickly start a video call or chat with friends and family. <SPAN>Chat from Microsoft Teams is&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>installed and pinned to the Taskbar at&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>Windows 11 startup</SPAN>. Windows 11 also includes the full Teams app experience for personal accounts, which powers Chat.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>The new Teams experience on Windows 11 and Chat are intended for personal Microsoft accounts</STRONG> and will be available only to individuals using such accounts.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Teams Chat experience on Windows 11.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/315014iEFC1E085F8BF60DC/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Teams Chat experience on Windows 11.png" alt="Chat from Microsoft Teams on Windows 11" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Chat from Microsoft Teams on Windows 11</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Can I use Chat with my Teams work or school account?</STRONG></P> <P>No – Chat on Windows 11 is available only for Teams personal users. If you are an IT administrator for work or school account (AAD) users, please instruct your users to use the version of Teams that is <STRONG>labeled</STRONG> <STRONG>work or school</STRONG> and uses <STRONG>the icon with blue tile with a white letter “T” inside</STRONG>. If you try to log into Chat with your work or school account, you will be redirected to download Teams for work or school.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>So, there will be different versions of Teams on my Windows 11 device?</STRONG></P> <P>Yes. Chat on Windows 11 is powered by the version of the Teams app that uses your personal Microsoft account.</P> <P><BR />Teams work or school account users will use the version of the Teams app that is labeled (work or school) and uses the icon with a blue tile with a white letter “T”.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Work or School.png" style="width: 438px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/315015i31D0A1060770F7E2/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Work or School.png" alt="Microsoft Teams icons and label in Windows search." /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Microsoft Teams icons and label in Windows search.</span></span></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Teams icons on Taskbar.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/315016iC242455F8F7B0BAD/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Teams icons on Taskbar.png" alt="Microsoft Teams icons and label in the Windows Taskbar." /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Microsoft Teams icons and label in the Windows Taskbar.</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Please note that the label will become available over the next three weeks.</P> <P><BR />If you accidentally try to log into the wrong version of the app, Teams will inform you.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>As a Teams user, what should I expect after upgrading to Windows 11?</STRONG></P> <P>If you had Teams installed before upgrading your device to Windows 11, you can continue to use Teams for work or school as you had prior to the upgrade. Your settings for your work or school app (AAD) will stay in place. If you were previously using one Teams app for both personal and work or school accounts, on Windows 11 you will now have a dedicated app for each experience.</P> <P><BR />If you just bought a new device with Windows 11, download the Teams for work or school app (AAD) <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</A>.</P> <P><BR />For additional guidance about using Teams for work or school on Windows 11, please read this <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">support article</A>.</P> <P><BR />We would like to hear your feedback on the Chat from Microsoft Teams experience; please provide your feedback on <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Uservoice</A>. <BR /><BR /></P> Tue, 05 Oct 2021 16:00:43 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/introducing-chat-from-microsoft-teams-on-windows-11-for-your/ba-p/2809877 Microsoft_Teams_team 2021-10-05T16:00:43Z Updated navigation in Microsoft Teams admin center makes it easier to find what you need https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/updated-navigation-in-microsoft-teams-admin-center-makes-it/ba-p/2801281 <P>The Microsoft Teams Admin Center gives admins the tools they need to manage the teams used in their organization and finding those tools is important. We reorganized the left navigation bar in the Teams Admin Center to make it easier for you to find the things you are looking for and better navigate through the tools you use most in a more intuitive way based on listening to your needs.</P> <P><BR />The new left navigation bar organizes the Teams Admin Center into more closely related features, making it easier to find relevant and related tasks to complete set up and deployment within the Teams Admin Center. We’ve updated several sections and added a new "Users" section!</P> <P><BR />These changes were built on listening to your feedback via user studies and community involvement. We are always looking for ways to improve and excited to learn more from our users. Please continue to send us feedback.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Teams admin center.jpeg" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/314116iDF073099B2DF1DBF/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Teams admin center.jpeg" alt="Teams admin center.jpeg" /></span></P> <H2><BR /><STRONG>What’s changed?</STRONG></H2> <P><STRONG>1. Teams</STRONG><BR />The Teams section, which allows you to manage Teams general experiences, has been updated to include all the settings related to Teams, channels, templates and clients. We’ve also added the Teams settings page, the Teams update policies page, and the Teams upgrade settings page.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Teams.png" style="width: 194px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/314093i7FEECBAE6A07EAE8/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Teams.png" alt="Teams.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>2. Users</STRONG><BR />We are adding a brand new section called “Manage Users”, which allows admins to easily manage all user needs in one place. The section also includes settings for guest users and external users.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Users.png" style="width: 191px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/314094i382636EF3F14C542/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Users.png" alt="Users.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>3. Teams devices</STRONG><BR />The Teams Devices section, formerly known as Devices, will help you manage multiple types of Teams devices from one place . In addition, we have renamed the following pages to ensure consistent naming of Teams settings and capabilities.</P> <UL> <LI>“Teams Rooms” -&gt; “Teams Rooms on Windows”</LI> <LI>“Collaboration bars” -&gt; “Teams Rooms on Android”</LI> <LI>“Teams panels” -&gt; “Panels”</LI> <LI>“Teams displays” -&gt; “Displays”</LI> <LI>“IP phones” -&gt; “Phones”</LI> </UL> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Devices.png" style="width: 192px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/314095i2ACDFE5EB9D857F0/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Devices.png" alt="Devices.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>4. Voice</STRONG><BR />We’ve updated the Voice section to include all the settings related to Teams Telephony, Teams Voice applications and related policies. We’ve also added the Holidays page and the Resources accounts page.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Voice.png" style="width: 190px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/314096iA7AAE669B8F5A1C9/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Voice.png" alt="Voice.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>5. Analytics &amp; reports</STRONG><BR />The Analytics &amp; reports section, provides you an easy access to your web reports and analytics. The Reporting labels page and the Call quality dashboard are now located under the Analytics &amp; reports section as well.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Analytics &amp; Reports.png" style="width: 195px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/314097iE551B7CE7185D78B/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Analytics &amp; Reports.png" alt="Analytics &amp; Reports.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Please note:</P> <UL> <LI>We moved pages from the org-wide settings to the Teams, Users, and Voice sections.</LI> <LI>Call quality dashboard and the Reporting labels page are now located under the Analytics &amp; reports section.</LI> </UL> <P>Resources:</P> <UL> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Managing teams from the Teams admin center</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Use Teams administrator roles to manage Teams</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Teams adoption tools page</A></LI> </UL> Fri, 01 Oct 2021 15:00:00 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/updated-navigation-in-microsoft-teams-admin-center-makes-it/ba-p/2801281 Ronit_Ben_Sheffer 2021-10-01T15:00:00Z What’s New in Microsoft Teams | September 2021 https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/what-s-new-in-microsoft-teams-september-2021/ba-p/2793627 <P>Welcome to the September edition of What’s new in Microsoft Teams – the monthly post where we keep you updated on all the new features and innovations that we have made available in Teams over the last month.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>There are so many exciting developments for Teams Phone this month so be sure to check out the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">announcements from Enterprise Connect 2021</A>.&nbsp;Earlier this month, we also announced new <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-365-blog/welcome-to-the-new-whiteboard/ba-p/2779824" target="_blank" rel="noopener">visual collaboration features</A> in Microsoft Whiteboard now available on the web, Teams, and Android.&nbsp;<BR /><BR />Now on to this month’s feature releases!</P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=#meetings" target="_self">Meetings</A></P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=#devices" target="_self">Devices</A></P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=#collab" target="_self">Chat &amp; Collaboration</A></P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=#management" target="_self">Management</A></P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=#frontline" target="_self">Frontline Workers</A></P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=#government" target="_self">Government</A><BR /><SPAN><BR />Each month our Product Marketing Manager Aisha Miller will highlight a few features from the</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;blog for you to see in action.<BR /></SPAN></P> <P><IFRAME src="https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/videoplayer/embed/RWLJD5?autoplay=false" width="950" height="475" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" allow="accelerometer; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture"></IFRAME></P> <DIV id="meetings">&nbsp;</DIV> <H2><BR /><STRONG>Meetings</STRONG></H2> <P><STRONG>Present from PowerPoint to Teams</STRONG><BR />Presenting in a meeting used to be as simple as clicking Slide Show in your PowerPoint deck. Now, even though you may not be in the same room as your audience, we believe your flow to present should be as easy and intuitive – clicking the Present in Teams button in PowerPoint is the only step you need to present the deck in your Teams meeting! Available now in PowerPoint web, Windows, Mac, and Microsoft 365 Apps for Business license. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P><IMG src="https://cdn.techcommunity.microsoft.com/assets/MicrosoftTeams/Present%20from%20PowerPoint%20to%20Teams.gif" border="0" width="1000" /></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Teams meetings now available on Apple CarPlay</STRONG></P> <P>In addition to calling, your Microsoft Teams meetings are now available on Apple CarPlay. You can find a Teams icon on your Apple CarPlay screen. Simply use voice command through Siri to join your next meeting hands-free. You can also look up call history, make a call or send messages to one or more Teams contacts. Please note that this feature only supports audio mode to avoid distractions while driving.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Apple CarPlay.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/313622iA8B3560C5C6ACE0A/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Apple CarPlay.png" alt="Apple CarPlay.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>New assignment experience in a separate window for Breakout Rooms</STRONG><BR />Participant assignment is now moved from the Breakout Rooms’ right panel to a separate window that pops up when selecting Assign Participants. The enhanced interface allows you to sort by participants or rooms. You can also select multiple participants and assign them to rooms by using the check boxes next to the participants' names. This helps you quickly find your participant or room, speeding up the assignment process. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Breakout Rooms.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/313432i6E308D96E2A408EF/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Breakout Rooms.png" alt="Breakout Rooms.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>2x2 video in Gallery view for web meetings in Safari</STRONG><BR />Safari browser users are now able to change the Teams meeting layout to 2x2 Gallery view. Users can choose to show up to 4 participant videos during a Teams meeting.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Restart Live Event</STRONG><BR />This new feature allows you to restart your live event after you have ended it. Now, there’s a way to start fresh if you accidentally end your event or run into an error. Only the Producer of the live event can restart by clicking … and selecting Restart Event.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Peer5 eCDN support for Teams Live Events</STRONG><BR />You can now work with Peer5, a certified eCDN partner, to optimize your network for live events held within your organization. <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/microsoft-acquires-peer5-to-enhance-live-video-streaming-in/ba-p/2628950" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Scale Teams Live Events to 100k attendees</STRONG><BR />Teams Live Events now support up to 100k attendees. This feature is available when you engage the Microsoft LEAP team for assistance in producing and delivering your event. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <DIV id="devices">&nbsp;</DIV> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2><STRONG>Devices</STRONG></H2> <P><STRONG>Update for Microsoft Teams Rooms on Windows</STRONG></P> <P><STRONG>Dynamic view on single and dual displays</STRONG> <BR />Dynamic view, now available for Teams Rooms, intelligently arranges elements of a meeting for an optimal viewing experience. As people join, turn on video, start to speak or present, Teams automatically adjusts the layout in the room. New controls let you personalize the view to suit your preferences and needs, such as the ability to show shared content and specific participants side-by-side or to view content or people only.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Split Video.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/314072iAB32412BCF50CF69/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Split Video.png" alt="Split Video.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Spotlight multiple participants</STRONG> <BR />A Teams Room can now spotlight multiple participants during a Teams meeting, universally showing participants on the front of room display and in the gallery to all meeting attendees. Users can select which participants to pin using the center of room console.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Spotlight Multiple Participants.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/313437i7A9DF2928B7C2DB0/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Spotlight Multiple Participants.png" alt="Spotlight Multiple Participants.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Pin multiple participants</STRONG> <BR />You can now pin multiple participants to the front of a Teams Room display. By using the center of the room console, users have the flexibility to see up to 9 video or audio streams simultaneously helping bring remote participants more fully into a Teams Room meeting.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Pin multiple participants.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/313438i39EBAE9519619E05/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Pin multiple participants.png" alt="Pin multiple participants.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Meetings roster experience update</STRONG> <BR />The meeting room roster experience on the Teams Room console has been updated to more closely align with the experience users are familiar with on the Teams desktop application. Capabilities include participant grouping, sorting roster by raised hand, integrated user search, and the ability to request invited attendees to join the meeting.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Support for large meeting controls</STRONG> <BR />A Teams Room meeting now supports large meetings with a full set of controls, available from the center of room console. The Teams Room may join a large meeting as a presenter or attendee, gaining access to the corresponding meeting controls.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Large meeting controls1.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/314073iEDA7BC3AE595A6D8/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Large meeting controls1.png" alt="Large meeting controls1.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Lock meeting support</STRONG> <BR />Users in a Teams Rooms can now lock a meeting and prevent additional attendees from joining once a meeting has started. The Teams Room must be set as a meeting organizer for users to lock the meeting using the roster overflow menu on the center of room console. A notification will appear on the front of room display that the meeting is locked.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Lock Meeting1.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/314074iD6D7E937D9AB034B/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Lock Meeting1.png" alt="Lock Meeting1.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Live reactions</STRONG> <BR />Participants in a Teams Room now can send live reactions from the meeting room, sharing sentiments on the front of room display similar to the Teams desktop app. Using the center of room console, participants can raise a hand, give a thumbs up, or share a heart, applause or laugh reaction, which are shown on the front of room display to provide instant feedback.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Live Reactions.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/313759i81D123A06D5832F1/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Live Reactions.png" alt="Live Reactions.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Chat bubbles</STRONG> <BR />Teams Rooms lets you view chat bubble notifications for messages sent by participants in a Teams meeting on the front of room displays. Chat bubbles bring attention to messages from remote participants as well as longer chat conversations, shared images and files. Users can use their personal device to read and reply to messages.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Chat Bubbles.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/313442i38D913B094CA78E4/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Chat Bubbles.png" alt="Chat Bubbles.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Presenter mode support</STRONG> <BR />Microsoft Teams Rooms adds support for presenter mode layout on the front of room display. Presenter mode is a feature in PowerPoint Live that helps you customize how your video feed and content appear to the audience by placing presenter on bottom right or together with PowerPoint live presentation. Users must select Presenter Mode when sharing content from their Teams desktop application.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Presenter Mode Support.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/313443i36E65FB4BC81D673/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Presenter Mode Support.png" alt="Presenter Mode Support.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Updates for Microsoft Teams Rooms on Windows &amp; Android</STRONG></P> <P><STRONG>Teams casting for Teams Rooms</STRONG> <BR />For quick ad-hoc sessions that don’t require setting up a formal meeting, you can use Teams casting to wirelessly connect to a Teams Room and display content from your mobile phone. Users can broadcast their screen and cast content stored locally on their device or accessible via Office 365.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Teams Casting for Teams Rooms.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/313447i7C7733781C220AC8/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Teams Casting for Teams Rooms.png" alt="Teams Casting for Teams Rooms.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Updates for Microsoft Teams Rooms on Surface Hub</STRONG></P> <P><STRONG>Redesigned Teams Rooms on Surface Hub experience</STRONG> <BR />This next generation of Teams on Surface Hub has been redesigned to bring your favorite features from the desktop into the meeting space. With a new meeting stage, a robust set of meeting controls, and popular features including Together Mode scenes, background noise suppression, chat bubbles, and live reactions, Teams Rooms on Surface Hub enriches collaboration for the hybrid workplace. <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/microsoft-teams-rooms-on-surface-hub/ba-p/2771086" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more here</A>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Redesigned Teams Rooms on Surface Hub experience.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/314040i6434C1238C65A273/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Redesigned Teams Rooms on Surface Hub experience.png" alt="Redesigned Teams Rooms on Surface Hub experience.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Newly Certified devices</STRONG></P> <P><STRONG>Logitech® Zone Wired Earbuds</STRONG><BR />Look and sound your best wherever you work with Logitech® Zone Wired Earbuds. Zone Wired Earbuds connect to your smartphone, tablet or computer with plug-and-play simplicity and reliability. Advanced noise-canceling mic technology clearly captures your every word to make every meeting better, while a sleek and simple in-line controller provides fingertip control on calls, music, and Teams activity&nbsp;<SPAN>plus LED indicators for at-a-glance confirmation of key functions.&nbsp;</SPAN>&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Logitech.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/314071i48D7DFE7C9CE8E78/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Logitech.png" alt="Logitech.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Shure Intellimix® Room software with Crestron Flex</STRONG><BR />With Shure’s Intellimix® Room software running on Crestron’s UC-C100-T Microsoft Teams Room kit, a user can now create an end-to-end certified room solution without the need for a separate digital signal processor (DSP) or other USB audio interface. Benefits for this software-based audio Teams room design include reduced hardware footprint &amp; better scalability across room sizes. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Shure Intellimix.gif" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/313740i9B82AB83B53B4F23/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Shure Intellimix.gif" alt="Shure Intellimix.gif" /></span></P> <P><STRONG>Logitech Rally Bar and Rally Bar Mini with Tap Touch Controller</STRONG></P> <P>Logitech solutions for Microsoft Teams Rooms with Rally Bar and Rally Bar Mini, along with Tap touch controller, are now available globally and certified for both Teams Rooms on Windows and Teams Rooms on Android. These solutions give you the flexibility to change OS platforms if your deployment needs to evolve. Learn more about <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Android Solutions</A>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Windows Solutions</A>&nbsp;or go to <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Logitech.com/microsoft/trial</A>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Logitech Rally Bar.jpg" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/313744i48B8EACBDA9895B1/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Logitech Rally Bar.jpg" alt="Logitech Rally Bar.jpg" /></span></P> <DIV id="collab">&nbsp;</DIV> <H2><STRONG>Chat &amp; Collaboration</STRONG></H2> <P><STRONG>Share Feedback in mobile app</STRONG><BR />Share your feedback directly from the Help &amp; Feedback option in Settings, without the need to send an email message. Admins will now be able to control elements such as sharing email addresses and logs from the mobile app.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Pin a message</STRONG><BR />You can now easily pin chat messages to drive awareness and provide your chat members quick access to important content. Pinning will help your team stay in sync on what’s relevant in a timely manner.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Pin a message.gif" style="width: 960px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/313745iAE86AEC73DA5ACE5/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Pin a message.gif" alt="Pin a message.gif" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Reply to a specific message</STRONG><BR />When chatting in Teams, you will be able to reply to a specific message. The original message will be quoted in the reply text box, helping everyone in the chat to understand the message’s context more easily. Quoted replies will be available in 1:1, Group and Meeting chats.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Reply to a specific message.gif" style="width: 960px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/313747iDEBE49B115125D12/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Reply to a specific message.gif" alt="Reply to a specific message.gif" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>New default settings when opening Office documents in Microsoft Teams</STRONG><BR />Often, we work with Office documents (Word, Excel, and Power Point) while chatting and collaborating in Teams. Now, users can better control how their Office documents open in Microsoft Teams. Choose your preferred way to open all of your Office documents with a new setting -- either in Teams, the browser, or the Office desktop apps. The option to open in the Office desktop apps is only available for users who have an Office version 16 or newer installed and activated. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <DIV id="management"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="New Default Settings when opening Office documents in Teams.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/315394i382925C7A4A8ABFF/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="New Default Settings when opening Office documents in Teams.png" alt="New Default Settings when opening Office documents in Teams.png" /></span></DIV> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Power Automate templates to be added to Teams templates</STRONG><BR />With Teams templates users can more easily create the right team, leveraging predefined channels and preinstalled apps. Now, select Microsoft provided templates will curate a selection of Power Automate flow templates that are specific to your team scenario. For example, Manage a Project team template will include Manage a Project Power Automate flow templates.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Power Automate Templates.png" style="width: 624px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/313746iF7F6A34879444BE4/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Power Automate Templates.png" alt="Power Automate Templates.png" /></span></P> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <H2><STRONG>Management</STRONG></H2> <P><STRONG>Left navigation updates in Teams Admin Center</STRONG><BR />We have updated the left navigation in Teams admin center based on customer feedback, user studies, and community involvement. This change to left navigation organizes the Teams admin center into more closely related features. Plus, it makes it easier for Teams admins to find relevant and related tasks to complete set up and deployment within Teams admin center.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Left Navigation Rail.png" style="width: 139px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/313748iB4A425B0130F7EBF/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Left Navigation Rail.png" alt="Left Navigation Rail.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Simplified External access management in Teams Admin Center</STRONG><BR />User interface for External access page in Teams Admin Center has been simplified based on customer feedback. Teams administrators can now easily select one of the four external access configurations that best fits their organization’s needs. Please note that this is a usability improvement and doesn’t impact your organization’s existing External access settings.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Simplified External Access Management.png" style="width: 602px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/313749i58CBBAAA7250F200/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Simplified External Access Management.png" alt="Simplified External Access Management.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Login improvements to Teams admin center</STRONG><BR />Teams admin center login improved experience to work without third-party cookies and login popups. IT administrators can now use Teams admin center in all modern browsers including the following.</P> <UL> <LI>InPrivate browsing or Strict tracking prevention of Edge</LI> <LI>Incognito mode in Chrome</LI> <LI>Safari</LI> </UL> <P>In addition, we have increased the timeout period for inactive sessions in Teams admin center to 24 hours, allowing Teams admins to reuse their existing browser sessions.</P> <DIV id="frontline">&nbsp;</DIV> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2><STRONG>Frontline Workers</STRONG></H2> <P><STRONG>Pilot and deploy Teams for frontline with the FLW onboarding wizard</STRONG><BR />The frontline worker (FLW) onboarding wizard empowers IT admins to pilot and deploy Teams for frontline workers in just a few steps, streamlining team creation, license assignment, and policy package assignment.</P> <DIV id="government">&nbsp;</DIV> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2><STRONG>Government</STRONG></H2> <P>These features currently available to Microsoft’s commercial customers in multi-tenant cloud environments are now rolling out to our customers in US Government Community Cloud (GCC), US Government Community Cloud High (GCC-High), and/or United States Department of Defense (DoD).</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Include device audio when sharing on iOS and Android</STRONG><BR />Now you can include audio when sharing on iOS and Android devices during a Teams meeting. For example, when sharing a video with voiceover and music, you and your colleagues can watch it simultaneously without echoes or sync issues. You can find this setting under More actions, Share screen with audio It is available to devices with Android 10+ or iOS 13+. Available in GCC, GCC-High, and DOD. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Network planner for Government clouds</STRONG><BR />Network planner is now available to our GCCH, DoD customers. Network Planner can help you determine and organize network requirements for connecting Microsoft Teams users across your organization. When you provide your network details and Teams usage, the Network Planner calculates your network requirements for deploying Teams and cloud voice across your organization's physical locations.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Network planner for Government clouds.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/313901i50AFF327CF4D813B/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Network planner for Government clouds.png" alt="Network planner for Government clouds.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>New assignment experience in modal window for Breakout Rooms</STRONG><BR />Participant assignment is now moved from the Breakout Rooms’ right panel to a separate window that pops up when selecting Assign Participants. The enhanced interface allows you to sort by participants or rooms. You can also select multiple participants and assign them to rooms by using the check boxes next to the participants' names. This helps you quickly find your participant or room, speeding up the assignment process. Available in GCC. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Improved experience for sharing content in a meeting</STRONG><BR />The new share content experience helps presenters find their desired content more quickly and easily. Windows are consolidated into a single bucket to provide a concise view, and all PowerPoints are automatically organized to present with PowerPoint Live. Now you can focus on the content of what you’re sharing instead of rummaging through the correct content to share in your meeting. Available in GCC-High. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Improved Experience for Sharing Content in a Meeting.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/313752i651155D1B812CF8C/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Improved Experience for Sharing Content in a Meeting.png" alt="Improved Experience for Sharing Content in a Meeting.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Teams meetings now available on Apple CarPlay</STRONG><BR />In addition to calling, your Microsoft Teams meetings are now available on Apple CarPlay. You can find a Teams icon on your Apple CarPlay screen. Simply use voice command through Siri to join your next meeting hands-free. You can also look up call history, make a call or send messages to one or more Teams contacts. Please note that this feature only supports audio mode to avoid distractions while driving. Available in GCC, GCC-High, and DOD.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Large gallery and Together Mode views for Teams Rooms on Windows</STRONG></P> <P>Large gallery and Together Mode views have been implanted for GCC-H in Teams Rooms. It allows Teams Rooms to support different video gallery layouts, including in large gallery and Together mode, in GCC High clouds.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Guest access support on mobile for GCC-High and DoD</STRONG><BR />Teams now supports Guest Access between tenants inside the GCC-H Cloud and the DoD Cloud.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>New default for Teams notification style for GCC</STRONG><BR />Teams notification style will be defaulted to native notifications for new users. Currently the default style is Teams purple. With this change to native notifications, the user will benefit from support for assist mode, action center, accessibility and more. Available now in GCC.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="New Default for Teams Notification Style.gif" style="width: 800px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/313755iEC3709AFE1E84615/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="New Default for Teams Notification Style.gif" alt="New Default for Teams Notification Style.gif" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Follow/Mute conversations for GCC</STRONG><BR />Control the number of notifications you get and select which chats you would like to mute or follow. Once you mute a chat you will no longer receive notifications from it, however you will still be included in the conversation. You can change your mind at any time and unmute the conversation to continue getting notifications. Available in GCC. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Turn Off Notifications.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/313757iB384C4D671ADE17B/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="Turn Off Notifications.png" alt="Turn Off Notifications.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Tue, 05 Oct 2021 20:15:57 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/what-s-new-in-microsoft-teams-september-2021/ba-p/2793627 Microsoft_Teams_team 2021-10-05T20:15:57Z Meet Microsoft Teams Rooms on Surface Hub https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/meet-microsoft-teams-rooms-on-surface-hub/ba-p/2771086 <P>Today, we started to rollout our next generation of the Microsoft Teams experience for Surface Hub, Teams Rooms on Surface Hub. This new experience will automatically replace the current Surface Hub Teams app as part of a 4-week global rollout, and will be available for our customers in Commercial, GCC and GCC High environments.</P> <P><IMG src="https://cdn.techcommunity.microsoft.com/assets/MicrosoftTeams/MTR%20on%20Surface%20Hub.gif" border="0" width="1000" /></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>This next generation of Teams on Surface Hub has been redesigned to bring your favorite features from the desktop and Microsoft Teams Rooms directly into your meeting space. With a new meeting stage, a robust set of meeting controls, and popular features including Together mode scenes, chat bubbles, live reactions, PowerPoint Live, and Whiteboard, Teams Rooms on Surface Hub enriches collaboration for the hybrid workplace. You can easily access your Microsoft 365 files and leverage a richer Whiteboard experience to confidently present and collaborate.</P> <P><BR />Teams Rooms on Surface Hub uses familiar meeting experiences from Teams desktop to provide users a more consistent meeting experience across endpoints. Meetings can be easily joined from either the Surface Hub welcome screen or the Surface Hub agenda page and are automatically joined Edge-to-Edge to put people in the foreground of your meeting!</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>The redesigned agenda page provides you with quick access to your meetings, Meet Now, and a Dial-Pad to initiate PSTN calls, allowing for an easy transition between agenda items.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Agenda Page.png" style="width: 153px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/313813i24FC5E4861CB36D7/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="Agenda Page.png" alt="Agenda Page.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>We also added local admin settings to configure specific Teams Rooms features like Coordinated Meetings and Proximity Join directly on the Surface Hub.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Admin Settings.png" style="width: 861px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/313815i813E0A9DB7F47A59/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Admin Settings.png" alt="Admin Settings.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>To get started, ensure your Surface Hub received the latest Windows Version 19042.1202, and Teams Rooms on Surface Hub (KB5004196) will install Teams Version 1.4.00.14501 which will automatically upgrade to the latest available version during regular maintenance hours.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Simplified management of Teams coming to Surface Hub</STRONG><BR />Later this year, we will also enable admins to take advantage of the following solutions:</P> <UL> <LI>Teams Admin Center. Teams Admin Center provides a comprehensive self-management platform to remotely monitor and manage the Teams Rooms experience on Teams devices. Teams Admin Center will be available to Microsoft Teams Rooms customers at no additional cost.</LI> <LI>Microsoft Teams Rooms managed service. Microsoft Teams Rooms managed service is an AI driven, cloud-based IT management and monitoring service that keeps Microsoft Teams Rooms devices up to date and proactively monitored. The service reduces the burden on IT and delivers improved room operations, helping enhance in-room meeting productivity. Microsoft Teams Rooms managed service is available as part of the Microsoft Teams Rooms Premium license.</LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Documentation on Microsoft Teams Rooms on Surface Hub</A><BR /><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Video of Microsoft Teams Rooms on Surface Hub</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><EM>Christian Schacht, Sr Program Manager - Teams Devices</EM></P> Thu, 30 Sep 2021 10:00:00 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/meet-microsoft-teams-rooms-on-surface-hub/ba-p/2771086 Christian Schacht 2021-09-30T10:00:00Z Operator Connect general availability and new Microsoft Teams Phone features to modernize calling https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/operator-connect-general-availability-and-new-microsoft-teams/ba-p/2783723 <P>With nearly <STRONG>80 million monthly active users across over 180 countries, Microsoft Teams Phone</STRONG> brings rich calling capabilities together with chat and document collaboration. This year at <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Enterprise Connect</A> we are excited to share some of the ways that we’re continuing to innovate in the calling space, to make calls richer and more collaborative. We’ll continue to provide updates on our Teams Phone innovation, so be sure to check back here often.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>To see this Teams Phone innovation in action, including Operator Connect, check out the latest Microsoft Mechanics show,&nbsp;<STRONG><A href="#" target="_self">Microsoft Teams Phone: how to set it up</A></STRONG>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2><STRONG>Simple and seamless PSTN options</STRONG></H2> <P><STRONG>Operator Connect general availability</STRONG></P> <P><STRONG><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="OC logos WITH TELSTRA - 9-27-21.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/313093i0AC1D27CB8D20DAD/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="OC logos WITH TELSTRA - 9-27-21.png" alt="OC logos WITH TELSTRA - 9-27-21.png" /></span></STRONG></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>We’re thrilled to announce that Operator Connect will become generally available this week, allowing organizations to enable PSTN services in Teams with participating operators. Have an existing contract with a participating operator? Keep it. Looking for a new operator? Select from a list of partners within the “Operators” tab in the Teams admin center. Operator Connect provides several important benefits that make it a seamless and powerful PSTN deployment option:</P> <UL> <LI><STRONG>Leverage existing operator contracts:</STRONG> Keep your preferred operator and contracts, while enabling a modern calling experience in Teams</LI> <LI><STRONG>Quickly deploy calling in Teams:</STRONG> Create a connection to your operator and assign phone numbers to users, all from the Teams admin center, in a matter of minutes.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Reduce costs of hardware and management:</STRONG> PSTN calling services and Session Border Controllers (SBCs) are managed by operators, saving on hardware purchase and management</LI> <LI><STRONG>Benefit from enhanced support and reliability:</STRONG> Operators provide technical support and shared service level agreements, while Azure-powered direct peering creates a 1:1 network connection for greater reliability</LI> </UL> <P>In addition to the operator partners <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/introducing-operator-connect-and-more-teams-calling-updates/ba-p/2176398" target="_blank" rel="noopener">announced earlier this year</A>, we are excited to welcome <STRONG>AT&amp;T, Colt, Gamma, Liquid Intelligent Technologies, Optus, Singtel, Telefonica Global Solutions, Telia, and Telstra International</STRONG> as Operator Connect launch partners. We are continuing to add operators to the program, and you can always refer to our <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Operator Directory</A> for a complete list of operators and the geographies they cover. Learn more about <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">planning for</A> and <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">configuring Operator Connect</A> in your organization.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Managed SBC by Metaswitch</STRONG><BR />The Microsoft company Metaswitch recently announced <STRONG>Managed SBC for Operator Connect</STRONG>, a service built on the Microsoft-certified Perimeta SBC that fulfills the multi-tenant, operator-hosted SBC requirement for operators participating in Operator Connect. This service addresses configuration, provisioning, scaling and operations functions; supported by a dedicated virtual Network Operations Center (vNOC) providing 24/7 support, and deployed in the operator’s Azure tenant. Managed SBC for Operator Connect allows the operator to accelerate entry into market and to deliver an exceptional customer experience. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Microsoft Teams Calling Plans market expansion</STRONG><BR /><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Teams Calling Plans</A> are a simple way to make Microsoft your operator and provide phone numbers and PSTN service to your users - right from the Teams Admin Center, without any hardware requirements. We are expanding Microsoft Teams Calling Plans into <STRONG>5 new markets</STRONG> - Croatia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Slovenia - bringing our total coverage to 33 markets.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="CP expansion - 9-27-21.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/313031i11CC5095AD030699/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="CP expansion - 9-27-21.png" alt="CP expansion - 9-27-21.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2><STRONG>Enhanced and innovative calling capabilities</STRONG></H2> <P><STRONG>Seamlessly move calls between devices</STRONG><BR />Sometimes you need to move a call from your laptop to a mobile device, or vice versa. Teams Phone now offers the ability to transfer between different endpoints without interrupting the call. Simply open the Teams app on the device you’d like to transfer the call to, and tap to move the call.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="move calls between devices.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/312795iF995010B8438D15F/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="move calls between devices.png" alt="move calls between devices.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Identify and reject spam calls</STRONG> <BR />Spam calls interrupt the flow of work and can make users less likely to answer a call. Now generally available, the spam identification feature uses advanced industry techniques to identify likely spam calls, allowing users to let the good calls through and decline the rest. Additionally, Teams digitally attests outgoing calls to prevent these calls from being rejected by external recipients.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Spam Calls.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/312796i635A968882839F3D/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Spam Calls.png" alt="Spam Calls.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>1:1 call transcription and recording</STRONG> <BR />Whether you’re on the go or just don’t have a notepad handy, sometimes it can be efficient to record a call. Available by the end of 2021, Teams Phone will permit users to record and capture transcription of 1:1 calls.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Apple CarPlay support</STRONG> <BR />The rise of hybrid work means that more of us will be back in our cars commuting to the office again.  With Apple CarPlay support for Teams now generally available, you can join calls and meetings with your vehicle's built-in controls, or hands-free using Siri.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Apple CarPlay.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/312798i1080B723C2BA2321/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Apple CarPlay.png" alt="Apple CarPlay.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Bring your own contact center</STRONG> <BR />Selecting, deploying, and training agents on a new contact center solution can take significant time and resources. Fortunately, Teams Phone integrates with your existing contact center solutions, and the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Connected Contact Center</A> program provides a new level of validation from rigorous 3rd party testing to ensure a seamless and reliable integration. There are now <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">8 certified contact center solutions</A>, including NICE InContact, Genesys, and Five9 with an additional 12 in the process of certifying.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2><STRONG>Purpose-built devices for a rich calling experience</STRONG></H2> <P>To create more natural and impactful calling experiences, we are excited to share updates to Teams devices, which will become available later this year.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>“Better together” calling experience</STRONG><BR />The new “better together” experience means that <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Teams devices</A> now complement each other, allowing users to answer a call, mute/unmute, and end the call on either the device or the Teams client.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Walkie Talkie on phones</STRONG><BR />Launching later this year, a new walkie-talkie experience will be available on desk phones, allowing colleagues to quickly connect with a push-to-talk function.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Walkie Talkie.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/313233i75C6E482366D94DD/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Walkie Talkie.png" alt="Walkie Talkie.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>SIP Gateway generally available in November</STRONG><BR />The SIP Gateway solution will become available in November, enabling use of existing compatible 3rd party SIP phones hardware. SIP Gateway enables Teams core calling functionality on select Cisco, Poly, Yealink and AudioCodes SIP phones such as making and receiving calls with hold/resume and transfers, dialing in to or out from meetings, integration with Teams routing policies, management in the Teams Admin Center and more.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Teams display portrait mode</STRONG><BR />The Teams display is our newest device category, that can serve as a standalone form factor to free up your PC from multi-tasking and help you stay engaged in your calls. Teams display will soon support portrait mode, making it convenient to use the device in landscape or portrait, saving space on your desk and providing a higher camera angle.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Display.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/313229i07FC107027A792E9/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Display.png" alt="Display.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Logi Dock</STRONG><BR />The new Logi Dock provides a compact and sleek design that keeps your laptop charged so you never run low on battery. It tracks your meetings and lights up to let you know when a meeting is about to start. Simply press the Teams button to join your next meeting.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Logi Deck.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/312986iE977B8823C750A8F/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Logi Deck.png" alt="Logi Deck.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Logitech Zone True Wireless Earbuds</STRONG><BR />The Logitech Zone True Wireless earbuds offer a great on the go experience. The integration with the Logi Dock makes it easy to join a Teams call. Switching between the speakerphone and the earbuds couldn’t be easier, as the Logi Dock handles that automatically. Bluetooth gives you the freedom to take Teams calls on the go, and noise-canceling helps you hear the call clearly when background noise is present.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Logitech Zone True Wireless Earbuds.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/312801i7F0B85423B77970D/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Logitech Zone True Wireless Earbuds.png" alt="Logitech Zone True Wireless Earbuds.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Branch Office Survivability for phones</STRONG><BR />Given the importance of uninterrupted voice services, we are pleased to announce that Branch office survivability for phones will be available later this year, enabling PSTN calls even when the network connection is unavailable.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Remote sign-out from Teams admin center</STRONG><BR />As an extension to our remote provisioning capabilities launched earlier this year, we are launching the ability for tenant admins to sign out of Teams Android devices from the Teams admin center. Available end of September for phones and Teams displays, admins can easily provision devices from the Teams admin center, and remotely sign out from devices.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="remote sign out.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/312984iD0702D9C27AA431A/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="remote sign out.png" alt="remote sign out.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Log collection enhancements for phones in the Teams admin center</STRONG><BR />This month, we are enhancing our log collection capabilities from the Teams admin center. In addition to the Teams application logs, admins will be able to download company portal, device management, and media logs from Teams admin center.&nbsp; These reports can be attached to support tickets for more efficient debugging.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Common Area Phone offering enhancements</STRONG><BR />We are adding new capabilities to the Common Area Phone offering, allowing users to benefit from all calling experiences including voicemail, call queues, auto attendants, call forwarding and many more features. The new capabilities will launch early next year.</P> <H2><BR /><STRONG>Modernize calling for your organization with Teams Phone</STRONG></H2> <P>The above capabilities speak to our commitment to support spontaneous collaboration and help organizations prepare for the future of calling.&nbsp; To explore more and learn how Teams Phone can modernize calling for your organization, check out the links below for guidance and resources:</P> <UL> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more about Teams Phone</A></LI> <LI>Check out additional&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_self">Teams Phone customer stories</A> to hear how organizations like <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">LVMH</A>, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">TransCore</A>, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Cambia Health</A>, and <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ZF</A> Group from across industries are addressing critical business needs with Teams Phone</LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Get your free trial today</A></LI> <LI>Get guidance and resources from <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">FastTrack</A> as you roll out Teams Phone</LI> </UL> Tue, 28 Sep 2021 13:51:01 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/operator-connect-general-availability-and-new-microsoft-teams/ba-p/2783723 Microsoft_Teams_team 2021-09-28T13:51:01Z Elevate webinar and broadcasting experiences with Microsoft Teams https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/elevate-webinar-and-broadcasting-experiences-with-microsoft/ba-p/2784943 <P>As the event landscape continues to evolve, it’s clear that virtual events are here to stay. While people miss the face-to-face interaction from attending in-person events, the shift to virtual events has changed the way organizers and presenters connect with their audiences -- creating new ways to engage, making the experience more personalized and more inclusive. Virtual has enabled a broader reach to connect with anyone from anywhere, beyond the internal all hands or townhall events, to external customer-facing webinars and broadcasting live events to people around the world.</P> <P><BR />Today at Enterprise Connect, we shared new innovations in Microsoft Teams to elevate the production of your next webinar event and broadcasting experience. Below, we’ll take a closer look at how Microsoft Teams is delivering enhanced digital-first event experiences.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Customized webinars for rich audience engagement</STRONG><BR />Following our introduction of <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">webinars in Microsoft Teams in May</A>, we continue to innovate and deliver robust tools and experiences to give you more ways to use the tool you rely on every day for internal collaboration and meetings, now for webinars and external events.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Multiple Organizers.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/312878iAC2F7C3F33527D1B/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Multiple Organizers.png" alt="Multiple Organizers.png" /></span> <BR /><BR />Today, we’re announcing new capabilities to make it easy to host and support webinars by introducing <STRONG>co-organizer</STRONG>, the ability to assign multiple organizers for each event. Assigning co-organizers is accessible through the webinar options and needs to be set up before the webinar begins. Select the dropdown menu under ‘choose co-organizer’ and choose from the list of invitees to designate up to 10 different co-organizers. The co-organizer will have the same capabilities and permissions as the organizer, enabling them to do multiple tasks such as admit attendees waiting in the lobby, manage event options, create polls, control audio settings, share content, and spotlight attendees’ feeds throughout the event. This capability will be generally available in the next few months.</P> <P><BR />We’re introducing new functionality to make webinar communications more seamless. As webinars are set up, invites are sent to attendees to register. When attendees register, <STRONG>the webinar invite now automatically gets added to the attendee’s calendar</STRONG>, making it easy to plan ahead and to remember when the event takes place. As confirmation emails are sent to keep attendees informed, <STRONG>the sender name and domain email will now include the tenant’s name</STRONG>, making it easy for attendees to recognize who is sending communications for the event. These capabilities will be generally available by the end of 2021.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Cameo.gif" style="width: 960px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/312899i0059A40962A6E322/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Cameo.gif" alt="Cameo.gif" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>As presenters look to make a lasting impression and stand out in this virtual space, we’re bringing recently announced presenter capabilities for meetings directly to our webinars in Microsoft Teams. Together, both Cameo and speaker coach will elevate the remote presentation and empower presenters to put their best self forward. The new PowerPoint experience, <STRONG>Cameo</STRONG>, seamlessly integrates your Teams camera feed into your presentation, allowing you to customize how and where you want to appear on your slides and get layout recommendations, powered by Designer in PowerPoint, for optimal viewing. When it’s time to present, use PowerPoint Live in Teams for the best way for both you and your audience to experience an immersive and inclusive experience from anywhere. You also have the ability to pre-record your presentation to deliver in a way that works best for you.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Speaker Coach.gif" style="width: 960px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/312901i97E5FE77D4B3DA81/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Speaker Coach.gif" alt="Speaker Coach.gif" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>And while physically showing up (in the virtual space) is important, the delivery of your content is equally as important. It’s easy to bring your best self into every webinar with <STRONG>speaker coach</STRONG>, your own private, personalized coach. Once you turn speaker coach on in a webinar, it uses AI to provide&nbsp;you with&nbsp;guidance on your pace,&nbsp;notify you&nbsp;if you’re interrupting someone, and remind you to check in with your audience. This capability helps both empower you to be more confident when you’re presenting or participating in any speaking role. And when the event is over, receive a comprehensive view of your data post-meeting with a&nbsp;private report of the moments that speaker coach&nbsp;captured to reflect and internalize before your next event. Both Cameo and speaker coach in Microsoft Teams will be available in early 2022.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Question and Answer.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/312882i8150636963FCBB69/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Question and Answer.png" alt="Question and Answer.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>We’re also creating more engaging experiences for attendees by providing a <STRONG>structured question and answer experience</STRONG> in webinars. This experience allows you to add an open or moderated Q&amp;A to any Teams webinar. Simply add the app during the setup process and once you are live, organizers and presenters can mark best answers, filter responses, moderate and dismiss questions, and pin posts. Responses to the questions are threaded in a conversation with the original question and presenters can act as co-moderators to help screen questions. The Q&amp;A experience will be available in public preview later this year.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="LinkedIn Live.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/312883i7628D553C4959B5C/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="LinkedIn Live.png" alt="LinkedIn Live.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN style="font-family: inherit;">As social media has become the more common platform to post and share content, organizers and presenters are looking for easier ways to live stream across these various platforms. We’re making it simple to connect with your professional social network, as Microsoft Teams will be a fully integrated Preferred Partner with LinkedIn Live, which enables you to <STRONG>live stream your Teams webinar directly to LinkedIn</STRONG>. As you’ve scheduled a webinar in Teams, add the LinkedIn Live app to the event, sign in using your LinkedIn account, setup and schedule a new stream. Once you schedule your stream, it creates a scheduled stream on LinkedIn. As you’re getting ready to go live, you’re able to join your webinar 15 minutes ahead of the scheduled time and prep with other presenters as needed. Once you go live with your webinar, this prompts a notification on LinkedIn to remind attendees to tune in to your event, and you see real-time comments and reactions flowing in from the LinkedIn post, all within Teams. This capability will be generally available by the end of the year.</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN style="font-family: inherit;"><BR />And the best part of all of this innovation is that existing Office and Microsoft 365 plans¹&nbsp;include these capabilities. There are no additional costs or hidden fees, and you don’t need to purchase a new product or license to take advantage of these new capabilities.</SPAN></P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Broadcasting virtually from anywhere in the world</STRONG><BR />Broadcasters have shifted from producing events in local studios to remotely streaming in live media feeds from different locations around the world. As each production is unique and requires its own workflows and requirements, we’re enabling Microsoft Teams to seamlessly integrate, regardless of the hardware or software being leveraged.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="AJA and Blackmagic Design devices.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/312884i1B1E23ADBB5D0531/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="AJA and Blackmagic Design devices.png" alt="AJA and Blackmagic Design devices.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>We’re now expanding our portfolio and partnered with two industry leaders in the video and audio market, AJA and Blackmagic Design, to provide <STRONG>hardware-out functionality with Microsoft Teams</STRONG> and select hardware devices. When you connect a supported hardware device, Teams will recognize the hardware and enable sending of an individual’s media stream out to the hardware directly as a clean feed. The full, clean feed of individual meeting participants can be sent directly from Teams and into the AJA or Blackmagic Design hardware, enabling output to SDI, HDMI, or whatever your hardware supports. This is done by clicking on the user’s name, where you’ll see the option to ‘send to hardware’ now appear and can choose your device. Once you’ve selected the resolution your hardware supports, the feed begins instantly and can be pulled directly into your live broadcast. This capability will be generally available by the end of October.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="NDI5.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/312885i7734CB25C5D71EF7/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="NDI5.png" alt="NDI5.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>We previously added NDI-out functionality to Teams, enabling broadcasters to redistribute video feeds on the local network for live production. Earlier this year, NewTek NDI released the latest version of NDI 5, enabling users to connect to any device, in any location, and allowing it to work with almost any video application. We’re now making <STRONG>Teams fully compatible with the latest NDI version 5 capabilities</STRONG>. This allows for Teams and NDI 5 to work seamlessly across all networks, ensure better privacy and security, and have enhanced NDI tools including new opportunities for live video production and remote connectivity. These capabilities are natively supported right within Teams and are configured by turning on NDI permissions with the meetings setting. This compatibility feature will be generally available by the end of October.</P> <P><BR />Earlier this year, we released the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">broadcast development kit (BDK) for Microsoft Teams</A>, an open-source solution to GitHub enabling both SRT and RTMP streams for both output and ingestion to a Teams meeting.&nbsp;Our partner, Evertz, has already begun integration with our BDK for Teams with an upcoming update to their web-based BRAVO Studio. Later this year, you will be able to connect a Teams call directly into their web-based solution for easy content switching with any Teams participants contributing to your live production complete in the cloud.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Now with our new capabilities we announced today, Microsoft Teams supports generating content for your broadcast in all manner of connections: NDI, SDI, HDMI, SRT, and RTMP. Bringing guests into your production from around the world has never been easier.</P> <P><BR />The virtual event landscape will continue to demand more creativity when it comes to hosting and creating event experiences, all with the ability to reach more people. As we continue to see how the world of events unfolds in the new hybrid world of work, we’re excited to see how Microsoft Teams will help you better connect and engage with your customers and community no matter where they are.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><EM>¹These new capabilities will be available in Office 365 and Microsoft 365 E3/E5/A3/A5 plans. Microsoft 365 Business Standard and Microsoft 365 Business Premium plans will include all the webinar features for up to 300 attendees. And for the rest of 2021, we are offering a promotional period where all Teams users can try the features with their existing subscription including Office 365 E1, A1, and Microsoft 365 Business Basic plans. Please visit the Microsoft 365 roadmap and Microsoft Docs for additional feature details and availability.</EM></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Mon, 27 Sep 2021 15:00:00 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/elevate-webinar-and-broadcasting-experiences-with-microsoft/ba-p/2784943 Microsoft_Teams_team 2021-09-27T15:00:00Z Inside Microsoft Teams, Episode 402: “Change Management for Microsoft Teams" https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/inside-microsoft-teams-episode-402-change-management-for/ba-p/2767389 <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Season 4 Episode 1.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/311531i6747BE505C852074/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Season 4 Episode 1.png" alt="Season 4 Episode 1.png" /></span></P> <P>Thanks to all the viewers who joined us on August 26th featuring Brian Hash, Senior Organizational Development Consultant, Cargill Inc! If you missed the episode, you can catch it, and previous episodes, here: <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">aka.ms/InsideMSTeams</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>During the webcast, Brian and I had a great conversation about change management as we both get a lot of questions on how to get team members in an organization to really adopt and use any deployment. We discussed what exactly is change management, how do you convince leaders, how to understand users, and why users may be resistant to change, as well as the steps to manage fear and distrust. We also shared some best practices and resources that we thought would be most beneficial for all of you.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Inside MSTeams.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/311532iE3CFED87F703A1F6/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Inside MSTeams.png" alt="Inside MSTeams.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Some key takeaways from our conversation:</P> <UL> <LI>It is difficult to get end user buy-in without an executive sponsor and usage. If the managers and leadership aren’t using it, it’s nearly impossible to get end users too.</LI> <LI>Software deployments tend to fail if IT doesn’t fully understand the end users’ current pain points and walk them through why this solution will help that issue.</LI> <LI>Understand that 15% of your users are early adopters and that 15% are change resistant. Instead of focusing on the 15% of change resistant users, focus on the 70% in the middle. The rest will follow in time.</LI> <LI>Projects have a start date or an end date. Not both. You either pick a deployment date and work back or a start date and plan forward.</LI> <LI>Don’t overfocus on the technology. When email first emerged, many people thought it was a waste of time and effort. “Why can’t I just call someone on the telephone?” It sounds silly today but in the early 2000s, that was the thought.</LI> </UL> <P>One of the key things Brian shared was an example of a readiness assessment template to help determine how ready your team is for Microsoft Teams. For all those who asked for the link, here you go: <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">readiness assessment template here</A>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="readiness assessment.png" style="width: 603px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/311533iBBE1A9B29A2322E1/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="readiness assessment.png" alt="readiness assessment.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Finally, I want to make sure you get Brian’s recommended readings on change management:</P> <UL> <LI>“Start with Why” by Simon Sinek</LI> <LI>“Switch” by Chip Heath &amp; Dan Heath</LI> <LI>“Made to Stick” by Chip Heath &amp; Dan Heath</LI> <LI>“Reinventing Organizations” by Frederic Laloux</LI> <LI>“Traction” by Gino Wickman</LI> <LI>“On Change Management” from Harvard Business Review</LI> </UL> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Change Management.png" style="width: 624px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/311534iFC75D284E717B807/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Change Management.png" alt="Change Management.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Make sure to join us for Episode 403 as I welcome Laurie Pottmeyer, Microsoft Teams Senior PM, as co-host on September 29th on National Coffee Day, starting at 10am PST. We’ll be introducing five of our outstanding global Microsoft Teams’ MVPs, who will be sharing their favorite tips &amp; tricks, for an episode called, “Microsoft Teams' Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs) – Learn from the experts.”</P> <P><BR />As always, we would love your comments, questions, and suggestions for the show.</P> <P><BR />Until next time,<BR />Stephen Rose<BR />Host of Inside Microsoft Teams<BR /><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">aka.ms/InsideMSTeams</A></P> Mon, 20 Sep 2021 15:00:00 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/inside-microsoft-teams-episode-402-change-management-for/ba-p/2767389 Stephen Rose 2021-09-20T15:00:00Z Bringing large groups and communities together in Teams https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/bringing-large-groups-and-communities-together-in-teams/ba-p/2758095 <P>The past year has fundamentally transformed employee and customer expectations, creating a shift to a hybrid workplace. With more than 250 million monthly active users, Teams has become the new front end for a new world of work. Teams brings together chat, meetings, calling, collaboration, apps and business processes, all in one place with the highest levels of security and compliance.</P> <P><BR />With this shift to the hybrid workplace, there is an increasing need for large organizations to connect their employees virtually across locations, time-zones, and other barriers. Teams and communities both offer solutions to organize into workgroups, collaborate, build culture, and coordinate communications across your company and accelerate innovation. We see our customers using teams and communities in many ways and successfully bringing companies together. In this blog, we will cover the different tools available in Microsoft Teams, like <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">channels</A>, the Yammer <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><EM>Communities</EM> app</A> and <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-viva-blog/microsoft-viva-connections-helps-everyone-to-stay-engaged-and/ba-p/2107009" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Viva Connections</A>. While there is no one way of using these tools, we have gathered best practices with the goal of helping you make the most of collaboration at scale and choose the right styles to fit your needs.</P> <H2><BR /><STRONG>Create a shared workspace with your team</STRONG></H2> <P>Teams facilitate communication and collaboration across small and large groups of people, internal and external to the organization. With teams, no matter where your colleagues are, you can create a shared workspace for you and your workgroup to achieve more. Members of a team can join conversations, share and co-author content, organize information, and work together.</P> <P><BR />Use teams and channels to organize your team. Set up and arrange your channels based on common goals. Invite relevant stakeholders to join the shared workspace. This helps breakdown silos, facilitates open communication, and drives transparency. For example, create a team focused on a product and bring together people from various departments across the organization and external stakeholders, or start a team focused on servicing customers that pulls together different experts to solve customer issues.</P> <P><BR />Teams and channels make it easy to manage access to information to and ensure the right people have access to the right info, even when people join and leave projects. When a new team member joins a channel, they can easily scroll back to read through past conversations and find files that were uploaded to the channel. As members of the team move on to other projects, they can leave the team, which automatically restricts their access.</P> <P><BR />You can now create a team with up to 25K participants, reaching broadly across the organization and beyond. Members of a team can <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">cross-post</A> a message in multiple channels at once, making it easy to share information across teams and workgroups. In the future, we’ll to expand the scale of membership for teams and channels to meet the needs of customers.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="large groups.png" style="width: 624px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/310860i2F095A2941CDC698/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="large groups.png" alt="Set up a team with 25K participants, and facilitate collaboration and communication across large groups" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Set up a team with 25K participants, and facilitate collaboration and communication across large groups</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2><STRONG>Customize the settings of your team</STRONG></H2> <P>When creating a channel, you can choose the different channel types to fit your needs. Choose a standard channel for team-wide collaboration, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">private</A> channels to create a focused space, or a shared channel – now in private preview – to collaborate seamlessly with internal and external stakeholders. There are even team <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">templates</A> to help you quickly create rich spaces that include channels for different topics. You can also add tabs and pre-install apps to pull in content and services from your own company. This lets the team work directly with tools and data, and have conversations about the tools and data, all within the context of the channel.</P> <H2><BR /><STRONG>Foster community engagement with the Communities app</STRONG></H2> <P>Communities are designed to facilitate open conversations with coworkers in public spaces, to communicate with your entire workforce, enable discovery of information, and to easily share knowledge. Yammer communities are now <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">integrated</A> directly with Teams once you <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">install</A> the Communities app, creating one seamless experience that brings your notifications, events, and discussions right into your flow of work.</P> <P><BR />When you create a community, you can take advantage of Yammer’s superpowers like scale, discovery, and analytics to drive engagement across your organization right from Teams.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Scale</STRONG>. Communities can include your entire company, allowing you to quickly send communications to all your employees, regardless of the size. New features for corporate communicators promote broad and targeted sharing with <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/notifications-from-yammer-communities-are-now-available-in/ba-p/2080589" target="_blank" rel="noopener">notifications</A> that can reach all users wherever they are – including Microsoft Teams, Outlook, and SharePoint.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Track your impact</STRONG>. With new <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/new-conversation-insights-help-you-measure-the-reach-and-impact/ba-p/2381246" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Conversation Insights</A>, you can follow the reach and engagement of your individual posts. You can also use tools like announce, pin and feature to increase visibility and improve the impact of your communications.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="conversation insights.jpg" style="width: 624px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/310861i4821D9435E4F9C83/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="conversation insights.jpg" alt="See impressions, engagement, and other conversation trends in Conversation Insights" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">See impressions, engagement, and other conversation trends in Conversation Insights</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>A place for discovery</STRONG>. The <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Communities app</A> home feed serves as an aggregator of discussions, announcements, pinned conversations, and other relevant content that relates to your organization. The Q&amp;A and best answer capabilities make it easy to crowdsource solutions and find answers – encouraging a nimbler and more resilient workforce. And with upcoming <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/yammer-topics-api-changes/ba-p/2690354" target="_blank" rel="noopener">integrations into Viva Topics</A>, the tacit knowledge that is flowing through open conversations between employees will be captured and available to everyone to benefit from.</P> <H2>&nbsp;</H2> <H2><BR /><STRONG>Give every employee a voice</STRONG></H2> <P>Create a community and bring employees together for a wide array of purposes, like an all-up company conversation around specific topics like diversity and inclusion or new parents. Communities are perfect for connecting with coworkers you might not know personally, sharing best practices, hosting townhalls, and tapping into organizational expertise. The app is designed for engagement and to give every employee a voice – from the boardroom to the storeroom.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Communities app for Teams.png" style="width: 624px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/310862iB0D51861D35CAF2D/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Communities app for Teams.png" alt="The Communities app for Teams brings the full Yammer experience, including community notifications, into Teams as an app in the app bar." /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">The Communities app for Teams brings the full Yammer experience, including community notifications, into Teams as an app in the app bar.</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2><STRONG>Workgroups and communities – pick the right fit</STRONG></H2> <P>Create a channel when you need to collaborate with your workgroup. A channel enables you to chat, meet virtually, and share files to get work done. Create a community when you want to connect and engage across an entire organization. A community lets people discover what’s happening, share news and knowledge, and build relationships. We encourage you to create communities in the Communities app for Teams. In both channels and communities, you can drive engagement using fun features like GIFs, reactions, stickers, and videos. This guidance will support your ongoing success, as we are committed to even deeper integration of communities into Microsoft Teams in the future. Here are some examples for a channel: 2021 budget planning, ‘Project X’ marketing strategy, designing June beta version. And here are some community examples: All Company, Parents at Contoso, Sales Best Practices.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2><BR /><STRONG>Communications designed for the frontline and beyond</STRONG></H2> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-viva-blog/microsoft-viva-connections-to-start-rollout-to-general/ba-p/2175802" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Viva Connections</A> – a module within <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Viva</A> – builds on top of Microsoft Teams to further spotlight communication and culture for enterprises looking for employee experience solutions. Viva Connections brings together Teams, Yammer, SharePoint, and other Microsoft 365 apps and services into a single, personalized employee app built to give every employee, especially frontline workers, access to the information, news, resources, and actions they need to be successful and productive from any device or working style. Viva Connections serves a gateway for workers to find conversations they care about, stay on top of tasks, benefits, and other resources, and seamlessly connect with their peers to contribute their ideas, expertise, and feedback right from their pocket.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Desktop and Mobile.png" style="width: 936px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/310863iA2D4540B8917E64D/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Desktop and Mobile.png" alt="Desktop and Mobile.png" /></span></P> <P>The desktop experience is <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">now available,</A> with new capabilities and the mobile experience <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-viva-blog/viva-connections-public-preview/ba-p/2730869" target="_blank" rel="noopener">coming soon</A> to public preview.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2><STRONG>Q&amp;A</STRONG></H2> <P><STRONG>Q:</STRONG> Is Microsoft committed to Yammer?</P> <P><STRONG>A:</STRONG> Yes, Yammer brings critical community capabilities to Microsoft Teams for organizing groups of people and fostering open sharing across your company at any scale. We see Yammer as a key part of corporate communications, and for building communities of interest and practice across your organization. It's an essential ingredient in any deployment and Microsoft is committed to bringing Yammer's superpowers to Teams and Viva Connections.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Fri, 17 Sep 2021 15:00:00 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/bringing-large-groups-and-communities-together-in-teams/ba-p/2758095 Marc_Pottier 2021-09-17T15:00:00Z Inside Microsoft Teams, Episode 401: “Everything you wanted to know about Microsoft Teams” https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/inside-microsoft-teams-episode-401-everything-you-wanted-to-know/ba-p/2754509 <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Season 4 Episode 1.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/310702iCA3476B7D73F4435/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Season 4 Episode 1.png" alt="Season 4 Episode 1.png" /></span></P> <P>As I chat with customers and IT pros, I consistently hear how overwhelming the Microsoft Teams Admin Center can be and that as a result, many of you just create a single set of default, companywide settings rather than create a series of individual policies for each organizational unit (OU). For example, the sharing and security settings in Teams for a user in a Sales OU, who travels a lot, would be dramatically different than the policies set for Help Desk or Manufacturing, who work from a specific location and only share content internally.</P> <P><BR />To help demystify this, I called on my old friend and fellow Microsoftee Jeremy Chapman to co-host <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Episode 1 of Inside Microsoft Teams Season 4</A>. Jeremy is the host of Microsoft Mechanic, a great show and resource that digs into the 300-400 level content that is perfect for IT Pros. You can catch his show at <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft.com/mechanics</A>.</P> <P><BR />In addition to the Admin Center, we dove into some of our favorite features that help reduce bandwidth and increase the overall quality of your meetings.</P> <P><BR />In this blog, I will cover some of the resources, tips, and tricks we discussed during our demo filled episode.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Some best practices to improve Teams meetings:</P> <UL> <LI>Conserve bandwidth while presenting by using <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-365-blog/introducing-powerpoint-live-in-microsoft-teams/ba-p/2140980" target="_blank" rel="noopener">PowerPoint Live via Present in Teams</A>.</LI> <LI>Make sure your attendees are familiar with the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Translate feature</A> in Teams if they speak other languages.</LI> <LI>Use Standout mode to better connect with your audience.</LI> <LI>Unsure if the problem with bandwidth is on your end or your audience’s end? Check out the new Call Health feature for real time network information.</LI> <LI>Use Transcription in meetings to make it easier for attendees who missed the meeting to catch up on key missed information and conversations. Here are some additional resources:<BR />o <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Inline message translation in Microsoft Teams</A><BR />o <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">View live transcription in a Teams meeting</A><BR />o <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Teams’ live transcription here for GCC</A>.</LI> </UL> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Stephen Rose and Jeremy Chapman.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/310703iACCC4AD607ECE168/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Stephen Rose and Jeremy Chapman.png" alt="Stephen Rose and Jeremy Chapman.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Now onto the Admin policy resources we discussed in the show for Teams:</P> <UL> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Manage Teams settings for your organization</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Assign policies to your users</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Create custom Team template in Teams</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Manage user access to Teams</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Limits and specifications for Teams</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Manage meeting policies</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Meeting policy settings for participants and guests</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Manage messaging policies</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Manage policy packages</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Teams analytics &amp; reporting</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Usage reports</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Teams settings for your organization</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">External access</A> (Connect)</LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Guest access</A></LI> </UL> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Admin Policy Resources.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/310710iC07F3B4C03592A1B/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Admin Policy Resources.png" alt="Admin Policy Resources.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>We hope the information we shared helps you to better tame your policies, making it easier for you and your end users to be productive in Teams.</P> <P><BR />Make sure to join us for Episode 402 where we sit down with Brian Hash, a Change Management expert from Cargill, to discuss that age old question, “You’ve deployed it, but how can you get your end users to really use it?”</P> <P><BR />As always, we would love your comments, questions, and suggestions for the show.</P> <P><BR />Until next time,<BR />Stephen Rose<BR />Host of Inside Microsoft Teams<BR /><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">aka.ms/InsideMSTeams</A></P> Thu, 16 Sep 2021 15:00:00 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/inside-microsoft-teams-episode-401-everything-you-wanted-to-know/ba-p/2754509 Stephen Rose 2021-09-16T15:00:00Z Beyond sharing your screen: Interactive collaboration with apps in Microsoft Teams meetings https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/beyond-sharing-your-screen-interactive-collaboration-with-apps/ba-p/2709595 <P>Our journey towards hybrid work is underway and it’s exciting to see how new tools and technologies are supporting this new model of working. With many of us planning to balance a mix of working from the office and/or remotely throughout the week, flexibility and inclusivity will be the name of the game – giving everyone a chance to participate and collaborate. Hybrid meetings in Microsoft Teams will play a big role in creating this space for collaboration, and apps will light up the experiences that build team connections and productivity.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Earlier this year at Build, we unveiled the preview of <STRONG>share-to-stage</STRONG>, which not only allows you to share a Teams meeting app’s content onto the meeting stage for everyone to see – but also lets them interact with the content in real-time. Imagine all the scenarios this opens that you couldn’t properly do before virtually – like whiteboarding and brainstorming together or running a scrum without having one person share their entire screen while others just observe. We’re excited to announce that, coming soon, you’ll be able to enjoy this new experience starting with the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">MURAL</A>, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Miro</A>, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Lucidspark</A> and <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Freehand</A> apps, who share our vision of bringing to life engaging and inclusive collaboration experience – with many more coming in the future.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><FONT size="5">Make your Teams meetings more collaborative &amp; interactive with apps</FONT></STRONG></P> <P>Apps in meetings offer a more effective way to facilitate collaboration, enhance team productivity, and drive results during the flow of a Teams meeting. We can use them while we talk with one another, to help us stay on track with an agenda, to log action items in our plans, and so much more. But until now, we could only interact with an app through the side-panel or through in-meeting notifications. That’s why were excited about <STRONG>share-to-stage</STRONG> and the range of scenarios that can now be possible – even with hybrid work. With this new capability, you’ll be able to add an app to a meeting and then share it onto the meeting stage where everyone can then see and interact with the app content – allowing for real-time collaboration.</P> <P><IMG src="https://cdn.techcommunity.microsoft.com/assets/MicrosoftTeams/Apps%20in%20Meetings.gif" border="0" width="990" /></P> <H5><FONT color="#333333"><EM>An app utilizing share-to-stage in a Microsoft Teams meeting.</EM></FONT></H5> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2><STRONG>Reimagine brainstorming and visual collaboration with these apps</STRONG></H2> <P>One of the experiences that many workers have expressed missing is the time spent when you could get folks into a room and use a whiteboard to organize, brainstorm, and build upon each other’s ideas in that moment. But doing that virtually can be challenging. That’s where solutions like MURAL, Miro, LucidSpark and Freehand come in – by providing a visual collaboration canvas so that everyone can interact together on the same board within a Teams channel. And coming very soon, these apps will expand their impact by being the first to utilize share-to-stage – bringing their rich capabilities into Teams meetings!</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Experience the magic of supercharged teamwork with MURAL</STRONG></P> <P>More than an online whiteboard, MURAL transforms teamwork by making meetings and workshops interactive experiences designed for problem solving, play, and imagination. With the new MURAL experience in Teams meetings, available today, you can do a quick brainstorm, affinity map, diagram, or retrospective session by integrating a visual thinking canvas into all your existing workflows. Collaborate in a mural in real time during a live video meeting using the 'share’ icon to share-to-stage. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Try the MURAL app for Teams today</A>, powered by Microsoft Azure, to foster inclusive, imaginative teamwork and turn shared ideas into a shared reality—at any time and from anywhere.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="mural.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/309088iEA2B8267E2986A35/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="mural.png" alt="mural.png" /></span></P> <H5><EM><FONT color="#333333">A mural displayed on the meeting stage within a Microsoft Teams meeting.</FONT></EM></H5> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Bring meetings to life with Miro</STRONG><BR />Miro is the online whiteboard platform that delivers a space for all the unstructured thinking, co-creation, and visual collaboration that is needed to help innovative ideas come to life. Bring the power of Miro’s infinite whiteboard canvas into any Microsoft Teams meeting to take ideation and planning to the next level. With the new Miro experience in Teams meetings, available today, you can share-to-stage your Miro board and collaborate live with your teammates using facilitation tools like sticky notes, arrows, voting, timers and more to co-create with ease in real-time, without having to context switch. Attach Miro boards and share with participants even before the meeting begins, with the Miro for Teams calendar integration. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Try the Miro app for Teams today</A> and discover how you can boost collaboration in hybrid work.<BR /><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="mirro.png" style="width: 715px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/309089iF8318DB9F59F266E/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="mirro.png" alt="mirro.png" /></span></P> <H5><EM><FONT color="#333333">A Miro board displayed on the meeting stage within a Microsoft Teams meeting.</FONT></EM></H5> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Brainstorm, collaborate, and align on new ideas with Lucidspark</STRONG><BR />Brainstorm and collaborate in real time with the upcoming Lucidspark experience for Teams meetings. Share a Lucidspark board in a meeting and have your team jump into it together. Everyone can contribute their ideas onto an infinite canvas using sticky notes and freehand drawing. You can even split into smaller groups for more focused brainstorming with Breakout Boards. Beyond the initial brainstorm, Lucidspark helps teams align around the strongest ideas and start taking action—all within Teams. Use Gather and Sort to organize your notes by certain criteria and start a voting session to select the best way forward. All you need to do is select a new or existing Lucidspark board, click the “Share” icon within Teams to share-to-stage, and start collaborating <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Try the Lucidspark app for Teams today</A>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="lucid spark.png" style="width: 720px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/309090i05FD2567D5050FCB/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="lucid spark.png" alt="lucid spark.png" /></span></P> <H5><EM><FONT color="#333333">A Lucidspark board displayed on the meeting stage within a Microsoft Teams meeting.</FONT></EM></H5> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Inspire collaboration from your whole team with Freehand</STRONG><BR />Freehand makes it easy for everyone to have a voice on its approachable but powerful online whiteboard. Bring to life team collaboration experiences, whether in-office or remote, such as planning, brainstorming, mind mapping, and more with drawings, text, timer, and sticky notes. You can pin the Freehand app to your Teams channel or in a meeting via the share tray. Coming soon, you’ll be able to use Freehand directly in your Teams meeting using share-to-stage. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Try the Freehand app for Teams today</A> where everyone can have their voice heard.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="freehand.png" style="width: 720px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/309091i1C96DD9C9B840744/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="freehand.png" alt="freehand.png" /></span></P> <H5><EM><FONT color="#333333">A Freehand board displayed on the meeting stage within a Microsoft Teams meeting.</FONT></EM></H5> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>All these great apps have existing experiences for Teams channels today and will soon bring that experience into the meeting stage. They can be discovered and installed from the links above in Microsoft AppSource or within the Teams desktop and web client by navigating through the Teams store. We’re excited to see how you can make your hybrid meetings more collaborative!</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><EM>*As with all third-party apps, you may need to sign-up for an account or subscription to use these in Teams, which may require admin approval.</EM></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2><STRONG>More information</STRONG></H2> <UL> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Discover how you can use Microsoft Teams apps for meetings</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Looking for a Microsoft solution? Try Microsoft Whiteboard</A></LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> Thu, 16 Sep 2021 22:19:17 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/beyond-sharing-your-screen-interactive-collaboration-with-apps/ba-p/2709595 Microsoft_Teams_team 2021-09-16T22:19:17Z Prepare offices for hybrid work with new experiences on Microsoft Teams Rooms and Teams devices https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/prepare-offices-for-hybrid-work-with-new-experiences-on/ba-p/2709599 <P>Hybrid work is hard, and we are all still learning. However, as companies prepare for employees to return to the office, there is certainty many spaces will need to evolve to support hybrid work.</P> <P><BR />Videoconferencing has been considered a “rising trend” for decades, <SPAN>yet only 7.8 percent&nbsp;of the nearly 90 million meeting rooms worldwide are enabled for vide</SPAN>o¹. With the pandemic catalyzing the rising use of video meetings, people now rely on video to help drive comprehension, engagement, visibility, and connection. This period of remote work has also helped put people on equal footing, allowing everyone to feel included and represented in meetings. With this, people’s expectations for collaborative experiences have changed, and most organizations aren’t ready to meet these demands.</P> <P><BR />Some organizations have begun addressing policies, workplace culture, and technologies to support the expansive change to how people work, and with good reason. According to the 2021 Worktrend Index, 41 percent² of the global workforce is likely to consider leaving their current employer within the next year, a percentage that increases amongst Gen Z employees. As people reevaluate their priorities, a thoughtful approach to hybrid work has become essential for leaders to attract and retain diverse talent.</P> <P><BR />The time to build and act on a hybrid work plan is now, while many offices are empty and the chance of disruption is low, and Microsoft is committed to helping organizations navigate the journey. In March, we unveiled our <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">vision for the future of Teams Rooms</A>, and in June we <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">shared new innovations</A> designed to help people connect and engage, regardless of where they work. Today, Nicole Herskowitz <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">shared the latest features in Microsoft Teams</A> designed to support the diverse needs and workstyles of employees in a hybrid work environment. Below, we’ll expand on new experiences coming to Microsoft Teams Rooms and Teams devices, built to facilitate hybrid work across different spaces in the office.</P> <H2><BR /><STRONG>Introducing a new category of intelligent cameras for Teams Rooms</STRONG></H2> <P>In June, <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/new-experiences-coming-to-microsoft-teams-rooms-to-allow/ba-p/2451553" target="_blank" rel="noopener">we announced</A> audio and video capabilities including intelligent speakers, and improved views from in-room cameras, designed to help every person in the room be seen and heard clearly. Today, we’re announcing how we’ll build onto those capabilities though a new category of <STRONG>intelligent cameras</STRONG> that help deliver a more equitable meeting experience. Three unique technologies power this new category of cameras: AI-powered active speaker tracking, multiple video streams that place in-room participants in the own video pane, and people recognition.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><IMG src="https://cdn.techcommunity.microsoft.com/assets/MicrosoftTeams/Teams%20Meeting%20with%20intelligent%20cameras.gif" border="0" width="990" /></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>With <STRONG>AI-powered active speaker tracking</STRONG>, in-room cameras can use additional cues beyond audio to refine the accuracy of its speaker detection capabilities. By using Microsoft’s AI facial recognition technology, cameras can detect facial movements and gestures to help establish a person is speaking, and not just creating background noise which can trigger false detections.</P> <P data-unlink="true"><BR />The advanced camera capabilities&nbsp;announced in June provide an improved view of in-room participants for those joining the meeting remotely. These views can be further enhanced with intelligent cameras capable of producing <STRONG>multiple video streams</STRONG>. Instead of a single video stream where people are composed into a grid view, these cameras can show in-room participants through their own individual video feed. With multiple video streams the experience is similar to what people have come to expect from those joining meetings from their personal devices. It also allows for more capabilities in the future, like pin or spotlight video. Additionally, these cameras can use a separate video stream to deliver a panoramic view of the room, so remote participants have full context of the space.</P> <P><BR />When joining a meeting from a shared space it can be easy to get lost in the crowd, especially when individual names are missing from the gallery view. In the coming months, we’ll enable <STRONG>people recognition</STRONG> using Microsoft’s AI facial recognition technology, allowing the profile information of enrolled users to appear in the individual video panes coming from a Teams Room. Their names will also be grouped in the meeting roster, clearly indicating they are in the room. People recognition settings can be adjusted in the Teams Admin Center and requires users to opt-in through a one-time, secure enrollment process.</P> <P><BR />These features will be made available to OEMs including Jabra, Neat, Poly, and Yealink, in the coming months and rolled out as updates over the course of the next year.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2><BR /><STRONG>Engage in meetings and control Teams Rooms devices from a unified experience on mobile</STRONG></H2> <P>To help people in shared meeting spaces establish their presence and engage in meetings, we’re bringing <STRONG>companion mode</STRONG> features in mobile together into a single, intuitive user experience. Companion mode allows in-room participants to engage in meetings and control meeting room equipment right from their personal device. Through this experience people can use their personal device to participate in chat, share live reactions, cast content into the meeting, and collaborate using the Microsoft Whiteboard. They can also access room device controls like join meeting, speaker volume, mute or unmute microphones, turn cameras on or off, and more. The updated companion mode experience will be available in the next few months.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><IMG src="https://cdn.techcommunity.microsoft.com/assets/MicrosoftTeams/Companion%20Mode.gif" border="0" width="990" /></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>And finally, we are improving <STRONG>Dynamic View</STRONG> by prioritizing video coming from a Teams Room, giving additional space in the meeting gallery to Teams Room video feeds. This helps ensure that regardless of what Teams Room camera is used, people in the room can be seen even more clearly. Updates will come to Dynamic View in Q1 of 2022.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><IMG src="https://cdn.techcommunity.microsoft.com/assets/MicrosoftTeams/Dynamic%20View%20in%20Teams.gif" border="0" width="990" /></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2><STRONG>Reserve flexible workspaces and access your personal Teams experience with hot desking on Teams display</STRONG></H2> <P>As employees become more mobile across work locations, they will need spaces in the office where they can touch down to get work done. To support people using these flexible workspaces, we’re announcing a <STRONG>hot desking experience on Teams display</STRONG>. This experience allows employees to quickly locate and reserve temporary workspaces in advance through Teams and Outlook, or right from the device if they’re already in the office.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><IMG src="https://cdn.techcommunity.microsoft.com/assets/MicrosoftTeams/hot%20desking%20on%20Teams%20display.gif" border="0" width="990" /></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Without any additional authentication, people can make calls and set-up ad hoc meetings. By signing in with their personal Microsoft 365 credentials, people have access to their personalized Teams experience where they can access meetings, chats, files, and more. Teams display can be used as a standalone device or connected to a PC where it can serve as a second screen, freeing up your laptop for focused work. If users need more time, its easy to extend the reservation. And when they’re ready to leave, signing out removes personal information from the device. This experience will be available on Lenovo ThinkSmart View by the end of 2021.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2><STRONG>Simplify your workspace and join Teams meetings with ease using Logi Dock</STRONG></H2> <P>Join Teams meetings with <STRONG>Logi Dock</STRONG>, the new docking station from Logitech with one-touch meeting controls and a built-in speakerphone, designed to work seamlessly with Microsoft Teams. With the touch of a button, users can join a Teams meeting, mute audio, and more. Plus Logi Dock connects everything in one tidy unit, eliminating a tangle of cables and wires, simplifying home office setup and reducing desktop clutter.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Logi Dock.jpg" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/309063i86024CF242F4A2F9/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Logi Dock.jpg" alt="Logi Dock.jpg" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>The shift to hybrid work won’t be easy, but getting started today, while many are still working remotely, can lead to a smoother transition. As we all continue to learn in this new world of work, Microsoft remains committed to investing in hybrid innovation, and partnering with our customers along the journey.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><BR />¹Frost &amp; Sullivan, March 2021; "<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">State of the Global Video Conferencing Devices Market, Forecast to 2025</A>"</P> <P>²Microsoft <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">2021 Worktrend Index</A>, Annual Report, 22 March 2021</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Thu, 09 Sep 2021 15:34:43 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/prepare-offices-for-hybrid-work-with-new-experiences-on/ba-p/2709599 Microsoft_Teams_team 2021-09-09T15:34:43Z What’s New in Microsoft Teams | August 2021 https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/what-s-new-in-microsoft-teams-august-2021/ba-p/2699200 <P>Welcome to What’s New in Teams for August. This blog showcases all the updates we have made available available in the month of August, including some highly requested features. Let’s jump in!</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=#meetings" target="_self">Meetings &amp; webinars</A></P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=#calling" target="_self">Calling</A></P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=#devices" target="_self">Devices</A></P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=#custom" target="_self">Power Platform and Custom Development</A></P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=#education" target="_self">Teams for Education</A></P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=#government" target="_self">Government</A></P> <DIV id="meetings">&nbsp;</DIV> <H2><STRONG>Meetings &amp; webinars</STRONG></H2> <P><STRONG>Reporter and Side-by-Side options in Presenter Mode for desktop and window sharing</STRONG><BR />In addition to the previously offered <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/what-s-new-in-microsoft-teams-may-2021/ba-p/2391927" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Standout</A> option, two new presenter modes are available when sharing your desktop and window in the Teams desktop app. Reporter mode places content as a visual aid above your shoulder like a news story. Side-by-side mode displays your video feed next to your content. You can now select a mode that fits your needs and promotes a more engaging presentation and experience. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Reporter and Side-by-Side.gif" style="width: 800px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/306753iD862F47C82C4173A/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Reporter and Side-by-Side.gif" alt="Reporter and Side-by-Side.gif" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Live Captions and Live Transcript in additional spoken languages for Teams Meetings</STRONG><BR />Meetings held in one of the supported languages are now also supported by real-time captioning and transcription. We have expanded to 27 new spoken languages including German, Portuguese (Brazil), Japanese, and Hindi to name a few. This provides flexibility and additional clarity for your participants to engage in the meeting. Learn more about <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Live Captions</A> and <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Live Transcription</A>.<BR /><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Live Captions and Live Transcript.gif" style="width: 800px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/306883iB3F970DEA5AFADDA/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Live Captions and Live Transcript.gif" alt="Live Captions and Live Transcript.gif" /></span><BR /><BR /><STRONG>Starting recording and live transcript simultaneously</STRONG><BR />When you turn on recording, Teams now automatically also start live transcription for you. This conveniently captures the discussion and detailing what was spoken in the transcript with one click. To ensure this works for your users, both Allow Transcription and Allow cloud recording policies must be turned on. After your meeting, the recording and transcription continues to be accessible through the Recordings &amp; Transcripts tab of your meeting details. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <DIV id="calling">&nbsp;</DIV> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2><STRONG>Calling </STRONG></H2> <P><STRONG>Dual-tone multi-frequency support for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (Citrix Workspace-only)</STRONG><BR />Dual-tone multi-frequency (DTMF) dialing is now available for Teams users within the Citrix Workspace app. DTMF enables the Citrix Workspace user to be admitted into the meeting using the Teams dial pad as an alternative to clicking the “join” link. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more about DTMF</A>.</P> <DIV id="devices">&nbsp;</DIV> <H2><BR /><STRONG>Devices</STRONG></H2> <P><STRONG>Microsoft Teams Rooms update on Android</STRONG> <BR />The latest app update for Microsoft Teams Rooms on Android, version 1449/1.0.96.2021070803, is available in the Teams Admin Center. This update includes:</P> <UL> <LI><STRONG>New remote provisioning and sign-in experience</STRONG><BR />IT admins can now remotely provision and sign-in to Teams panels, reducing deployment friction. Once a Teams Room device is installed and powered on, IT Admins can complete the sign-in and provisioning process remotely from the Teams Admin Center. The more streamlined process allows for quicker login scenarios and more structured deployment of the devices. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Support for sharing via HDMI ingest</STRONG><BR />Select Teams Rooms now support screen sharing through an HDMI connection. Once a device is connected, sharing starts automatically and users can control the projection functionality through a new button located on the home screen of the touch console.</LI> </UL> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Support for sharing via HDMI ingest.png" style="width: 696px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/306756i8675377529FB574C/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Support for sharing via HDMI ingest.png" alt="Support for sharing via HDMI ingest.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI><STRONG>Auto answer for Meet Now</STRONG><BR />Teams Rooms can now be set to automatically answer a “Meet Now” call. This allows the Teams Room to be pulled into an ad hoc call without requiring the user to interact with the device to accept the call.</LI> <LI><STRONG>1080p resolution for outgoing video</STRONG><BR />Most Teams Rooms devices are now capable of transmitting 1080p resolution. Performance of this feature can vary depending on bandwidth and other conditions of the room and remote participants.</LI> </UL> <P>Find more information on these Microsoft Teams Rooms on Android updates <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Teams panels</STRONG><BR />Teams panels has been updated with the following functionalities:</P> <UL> <LI><STRONG>Tailor Teams panels experience with Teams Extensibility/Line of Business app support</STRONG> Enterprises can now tailor their organization’s Teams panel experience by adding <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Teams Extensibility and Line of Business apps</A>. Teams apps bring key information, common tools, and trusted processes to where people gather, learn, and work. IT admins can choose which apps to include in Teams panels devices and customize relevant permissions via the Teams admin center. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</LI> </UL> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Teams panels with extensibility-line of business app support.png" style="width: 576px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/306758i9C887E9FAAEFD86F/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Teams panels with extensibility-line of business app support.png" alt="App navigation options in screenshot are example icons and may not be available for use." /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">App navigation options in screenshot are example icons and may not be available for use.</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI><STRONG>Remote provisioning and sign in</STRONG><BR />IT admins can now remotely provision and sign-in to Teams panels, reducing deployment friction. Once a Teams panel device is installed and powered on, IT Admins can complete the sign-in and provisioning process remotely from the Teams Admin Center. The more streamlined process allows for quicker login scenarios and more structured deployment of the devices. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Hide meeting names for sensitive spaces</STRONG><BR />IT Admins can now hide the names of sensitive meetings from shared spaces. The meeting names are replaced by the meeting organizer's name. This helps prevent confidential meeting names from appearing on the hallway display.</LI> </UL> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Teams panels hide meeting names for sensitive spaces.png" style="width: 624px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/306759i6C0D3C03744C5BF2/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Teams panels hide meeting names for sensitive spaces.png" alt="Teams panels hide meeting names for sensitive spaces.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Newly Certified Devices</STRONG><BR />The AudioCodes RXVCam10 is a Microsoft Teams certified personal webcam, ideally suited to today’s dynamic and collaborative workplaces. No matter where workers are physically located, the RXVCam10 is quick to install via USB and to mount easily and securely on a monitor or laptop. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="AudioCodes RXVCam10.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/306760iB35000B29A24D3FB/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="AudioCodes RXVCam10.png" alt="AudioCodes RXVCam10.png" /></span></P> <DIV id="custom">&nbsp;</DIV> <H2><STRONG>Power Platform and custom development</STRONG></H2> <P><STRONG>Together Mode Extensibility</STRONG></P> <P>Developers can build custom scenes that elevate the meeting experience. We believe that by making Together Mode extensible, creators can create immersive scenes and users can go beyond simple video conferencing. Learn more on how you can get started building your scenes.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Together Mode Extensibility.gif" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/306761iC27EBE62FB74FF38/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Together Mode Extensibility.gif" alt="Together Mode Extensibility.gif" /></span></P> <DIV id="management">&nbsp;</DIV> <H2><BR /><STRONG>Teams for Education</STRONG></H2> <P><STRONG>Create, edit, and join Microsoft Teams meetings in Canvas</STRONG><BR />Educators and students can access and edit Teams meetings for their courses directly from their Canvas course. You’ll be able to view past and upcoming meetings at a glance on your agenda and schedule, edit, and join meetings from within your LMS course. Plus, you’ll get all the great capabilities available in Teams, including security and meeting settings that help you create a safe and focused classroom environment. Using these capabilities depends on per-user meeting policies set by your IT administrator and will be supported across desktop and web.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Communicate and collaborate with class teams from Blackboard</STRONG><BR />Microsoft Teams plays an important role in student-educator collaboration, and up until now there has been no easy way for educators to create a team for their LMS course. Educators can now create class teams based on the enrollment roster of their courses with appropriate user roles. Educators and students can navigate to their respective class teams directly from their Blackboard courses using desktop, mobile, or web platforms.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Reading Progress</STRONG><BR />Reading Progress enables readers to practice their skills in a safe, student-centric environment. Educators pick a reading passage and can choose to assign it to the entire class, a specific reading group, or an individual student. After the student reads the passage aloud, educators review the recording and either manually identify and code errors or use the Auto-detect feature to identify and code potential errors. The recordings grant students and educators more flexibility to practice remotely or in the classroom. This helps bring the right support at the right time to each learner and makes it easier to plan regular reading fluency checks. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more about Reading Progress here</A>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Reading Progress.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/306884i968FFB6E03F7C633/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Reading Progress.png" alt="Reading Progress.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Simplified navigation in class teams</STRONG><BR />Now educators can easily access Assignments, Grades, Class Notebook, and Insights from any channel within a class team. Just open up your class team and you’ll see the updated-and-improved navigation. You’ll still be able to add tabs to the General channel and other channels you create. This new view is available for all educators and students using our grid view layout for teams, and IT Admins will have the option to remove any of the pre-pinned navigation. (Students will only see Class Notebook, Assignments, and Grades, not Insights.)</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Simplified navigation in class teams.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/306765i635E8BB642E84954/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Simplified navigation in class teams.png" alt="Simplified navigation in class teams.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A> Microsoft Teams for Education features and updates available this month, including updates for Education Insights.</P> <DIV id="government">&nbsp;</DIV> <H2><BR /><STRONG>Government</STRONG></H2> <P>These features currently available to Microsoft’s commercial customers in multi-tenant cloud environments are now rolling out to our customers in US Government Community Cloud (GCC), US Government Community Cloud High (GCC-High), and/or United States Department of Defense (DoD).</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Reporter and Side-by-Side Presenter Mode in desktop or window sharing</STRONG><BR />Two new presenter modes are available when sharing your desktop or window in the Teams desktop app. Reporter mode places content as a visual aid above your shoulder like a news story. Side-by-side mode displays your video feed next to your content. You can now select a mode that fits your needs and promotes a more engaging presentation and experience. Available in GCC. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Breakout Room Timer, Room Retention, and Participant</STRONG><BR />You can now set a timer from 5 to 60 minutes for Breakout rooms from the Breakout Room settings. Once the timer has expired, rooms are automatically closed, and participants are returned to the main meeting. Organizers can also reassign participants when rooms are opened. Breakout room assignments now persist over multiple sessions. These features are useful for efficiently managing discussions and ensuring the right participants are in each breakout. Available in GCC-High. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Breakout Room Timer - Room Retention - Participant.gif" style="width: 800px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/306766i5A3874C849EED41A/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Breakout Room Timer - Room Retention - Participant.gif" alt="Breakout Room Timer - Room Retention - Participant.gif" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Live Captions and Live Transcript in additional spoken languages for Teams Meetings</STRONG><BR />Meetings held in one of the supported languages are now also supported by real-time captioning and transcription. We have expanded to 27 new spoken languages including German, Portuguese (Brazil), Japanese, and Hindi to name a few. This provides flexibility and additional clarity for your participants to engage in the meeting. Available in GCC. Learn more about <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Live Captions</A> and <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Live Transcription</A>.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Live Transcription with speaker attribution in Teams Meetings</STRONG><BR />Live transcription allows you to follow conversations (in English-US) alongside the meeting video or audio in real time, promoting inclusivity for participants who are deaf/hard of hearing or different levels of language proficiency. Attendees who joined late or missed the meeting can easily catch up by reading what was discussed and searching the transcript by speaker. Admins must turn on Allow transcription policy to enable this feature. Available in GCC. <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/live-transcription-with-speaker-attribution-now-available-in/ba-p/2228817" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Live Transcription with speaker attribution in Teams Meetings.gif" style="width: 800px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/306885i18F14E0B3171D34C/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Live Transcription with speaker attribution in Teams Meetings.gif" alt="Live Transcription with speaker attribution in Teams Meetings.gif" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Starting recording and live transcript simultaneously</STRONG><BR />When you turn on recording, Teams now automatically also start live transcription for you. this conveniently captures the discussion and detailing what was spoken in the transcript with one click. To ensure this works for your users, both Allow Transcription and Allow cloud recording policies must be turned on. After your meeting, the recording and transcription continues to be accessible through the Recordings &amp; Transcripts tab of your meeting details. Available in GCC. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Lower all raised hands</STRONG><BR />When at least one hand is raised, meeting organizers and presenters can now lower all raised hands with a single click. Simply navigate to the participant pane and click on the Lower all hands option. This helps quickly lower all hands when associated questions have been resolved to make way for new raised questions. Available in GCC and GCC-High. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Lower All Hands.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/306768iA80261BE68AD09F1/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Lower All Hands.png" alt="Lower All Hands.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Include computer sound when sharing on Mac</STRONG><BR />Mac desktop users can now include audio when sharing their desktop or window during a Teams meeting. This is great when sharing a video with voiceover and music. It allows everyone to watch simultaneously without echoes or sync issues. You can find this setting in the share content. Available in GCC and GCC-High. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Updating settings for attendees’ video</STRONG><BR />We have added additional ways to manage attendee audio and video permissions in Teams meetings to help prevent disruptions and create a safer meeting environment. Now, you can configure the permissions to have all attendees’ camera-enabled or disabled before the meeting. You can also enable or disable the ability for individual attendees to use their cameras. Available in GCC and GCC-High. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Dual-tone multi-frequency support for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (Citrix Workspace-only)</STRONG><BR />Dual-tone multi-frequency (DTMF) dialing is now available for Teams users within the Citrix Workspace app. DTMF enables the Citrix Workspace user to be admitted into the meeting using the Teams dial pad as an alternative to clicking the “join” link. Available in GCC. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more about DTMF</A>.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Windows 10 Native Notifications in Teams</STRONG><BR />You can now choose the style of your notifications: built-in Teams or Windows native notifications. The latter brings a suite of benefits, like respecting focus assist mode which enables you to avoid distracting notifications when you need to focus, and integrating with Windows 10 action center to helps you review your notifications in one place. If you have a Windows build 10.0.17763.288 or higher, you can make this change in Teams notifications settings. Available in GCCH and DOD. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn More</A>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Windows Native.gif" style="width: 800px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/306769i517C3D4EAB86DF23/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Windows Native.gif" alt="Windows Native.gif" /></span><BR /><BR /><STRONG>MacOS native notifications in Teams</STRONG><BR />Users can now choose to deliver Microsoft Teams notifications, either via Teams built-in notifications or via macOS native notifications. When choosing native notifications, Teams inherits the OS notifications settings and supports quiet hours, action center triaging and more native features. This is only available on MacOS 10.15 or later.  Available in GCC and GCCH. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.<BR /><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="MacOS Native Notifications in Teams.gif" style="width: 800px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/306770i324D1E9EF4F8CFA6/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="MacOS Native Notifications in Teams.gif" alt="MacOS Native Notifications in Teams.gif" /></span></P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Chat preview notification settings</STRONG><BR />Have you ever shared your screen, or had someone looking over your shoulder at your screen and you found yourself wishing you could hide your notifications? Now, you can change your settings and control whether the message previews show up on your screen. Available in GCC-H and DoD. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn More</A>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Message Preview.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/306771iCB311FBFDA2CB216/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Message Preview.png" alt="Message Preview.png" /></span></P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Customize your organization's apps store in Teams for government clouds</STRONG><BR />Now you can customize your organization's apps store in Teams with your company branding by adding your logo, custom backgrounds, and custom text colors to make it more inviting to end users. Available in GCC.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Device management capabilities</STRONG><BR />Device management capabilities in Teams admin center are now included in the DoD environment.</P> Wed, 08 Sep 2021 23:51:26 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/what-s-new-in-microsoft-teams-august-2021/ba-p/2699200 Microsoft_Teams_team 2021-09-08T23:51:26Z Microsoft Teams Rooms on Android | August 2021 Updates https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/microsoft-teams-rooms-on-android-august-2021-updates/ba-p/2634143 <P>We recently announced update 2A for Microsoft Teams Rooms&nbsp;<A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/what-s-new-in-microsoft-teams-july-2021/ba-p/2595771#devices" target="_blank" rel="noopener">on Android</A> which is now available in the Teams Admin Center (TAC). Here, we will go into detail on the robust feature set in update 2A (and update 2). We highly recommend customers update to 2A, which is the latest version of Microsoft Teams Rooms on Android, to get the optimal experience.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Introducing room remote</STRONG></P> <P><STRONG>Room remote</STRONG> is a new experience on the Teams mobile app allowing users to control Teams Rooms devices and select functionality from their personal mobile phone. Use room remote in your Teams app on your mobile phone to turn room cameras and microphones on or off, adjust volume, change the content layout and more.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Microsoft Teams Rooms Mobile.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/302255iE8ADD91AFCFCE1EE/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Microsoft Teams Rooms Mobile.png" alt="Microsoft Teams Rooms Mobile.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>New remote provisioning and sign-in experience</STRONG> <BR />Once a Teams Room device is installed and powered on, IT Admins can complete the sign-in and provisioning process remotely from the Teams Admin Center.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Support for sharing via HDMI ingest</STRONG><BR />Now select Teams Rooms support screen sharing through an HDMI connection. Sharing starts automatically, but users can also control projection functionality through a new button located on the home screen of the touch console.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Sharing HDMI Ingest.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/302256i579E74ACA0F5499D/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Sharing HDMI Ingest.png" alt="Sharing HDMI Ingest.png" /></span></P> <P><STRONG>Auto answer for Meet Now</STRONG><BR />Teams Rooms can now be set to automatically answer a “Meet Now” call. This allows the Teams Room to be pulled into an ad hoc call without requiring the user to interact with the device to accept the call.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>1080p resolution for outgoing video</STRONG><BR />Select Teams Rooms are now capable of transmitting 1080p resolution. Performance of this feature can vary depending on bandwidth and other conditions of the room and remote participants.</P> <P><BR />Additional features with this build include extending live captions to 1:1 calls, having the ability as a presenter or organizer to lock meetings by navigating to the ‘more’ menu, and hiding meeting titles in the calendar on certain Teams Rooms on Android devices.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>We are thrilled to introduce these features to Microsoft Teams Rooms on Android. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Click here</A> for a full list of features and updates.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Wed, 11 Aug 2021 16:23:05 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/microsoft-teams-rooms-on-android-august-2021-updates/ba-p/2634143 SandhyaRao 2021-08-11T16:23:05Z Microsoft Acquires Peer5 to Enhance Live Video Streaming in Microsoft Teams https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/microsoft-acquires-peer5-to-enhance-live-video-streaming-in/ba-p/2628950 <P>To manage the new world of hybrid work, companies are relying on live streaming to interact with their workforce, now more than ever. From company-wide trainings to global all-hand meetings and townhalls, internal broadcasts are crucial for reaching and engaging with employees.</P> <P><BR />As live streaming becomes more common in the workplace; large organizations need reliable enterprise video streaming solutions. Enterprise Content Delivery Networks (eCDN) can alleviate limited corporate network downlink bandwidth to deliver high-quality video streaming and broadcasting for large audiences of employees.</P> <P><BR />As Microsoft Teams has become the primary communications and collaboration platform for many of our customers, they’ve asked us for more integrated eCDN solutions for large-scale meetings and virtual events. Today, we’re excited to announce that we have acquired Peer5 to expand our ability for delivering secure, high-quality, large-scale live video streaming with optimized network performance in Teams.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Peer5 offers a WebRTC-based eCDN solution that runs in-browser to optimize bandwidth usage helping mitigate impacts to network and line of business (LOB) applications. Its mesh networks are self-balancing and automatically scale as the number of viewers increase. The technology does not require additional installation on user endpoints or changes to the physical network infrastructure. Additionally, the Peer5 solution will allow Microsoft to provide a first-party offering to help customers streamline purchase process and customer support, improving their enterprise IT management experience. <BR /><BR />Microsoft will continue to support eCDN solutions from Microsoft certified partners in addition to Peer5 eCDN; and current Peer5 customers will be able to continue using Peer5 services. Microsoft will provide more information when available.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Together with Peer5, we’re thrilled to advance our commitment for building a better hybrid workplace for a new era of communications.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Learn more</STRONG><BR />To learn more about Microsoft Teams, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">visit our website</A>. Bookmark the <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/bg-p/MicrosoftTeamsBlog" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Teams blog</A> to keep up with our expert coverage on Microsoft Teams. For more information about Peer5, visit the company’s <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">website</A> or request a <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">demo</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Tue, 10 Aug 2021 15:00:00 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/microsoft-acquires-peer5-to-enhance-live-video-streaming-in/ba-p/2628950 Nicole Herskowitz 2021-08-10T15:00:00Z The Skype for Business Online service has retired https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/the-skype-for-business-online-service-has-retired/ba-p/2596601 <P>Two years ago, we announced Microsoft Teams as the replacement service for Skype for Business Online and increased efforts to help customers plan and implement their upgrades. Since then, Teams has experienced incredible growth, as organizations realize the transformational benefits of Teams’ improved performance and expanded capabilities.</P> <P><BR />It hasn’t been easy, as Skype for Business Online earned a loyal following across the globe. We knew helping organizations embrace new ways of communicating with colleagues and customers would require much preparation and effort. But hearing account after account of how Teams helps bring people together to share, create, and connect, affirms the value of these efforts.</P> <P><BR />Regular readers of this blog series have likely seen the guidance below, but the nature of these changes merits repeating for those who may have missed previous posts.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Microsoft-assisted upgrades to Teams</STRONG><BR />Organizations who haven’t made a full transition from Skype for Business Online will be scheduled for a <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft-assisted upgrade</A> to help with the last-mile technical steps getting to “Teams Only”. Scheduling notifications are sent to tenant admins within the Microsoft 365 Message Center and Teams admin center 90 days before the date of the assisted upgrade. Even after scheduling, customers may self-upgrade prior to the assisted upgrade date to better control the timing of their upgrade experience.</P> <P><BR />Assisted upgrades begin this month, with tenant-specific dates shared in the scheduling notifications mentioned above. Organizations that are scheduled for assisted upgrades after July 31, 2021 will be able to use Skype for Business Online until their upgrade is complete.<BR /><BR />The assisted upgrade experience will differ slightly depending on whether organizations have a Skype for Business Online-only or a Skype for Business Online with hybrid environment.</P> <UL> <LI><STRONG>Skype for Business Online-only:</STRONG> The assisted upgrade process will apply the <EM>TeamsUpgradeOverridePolicy</EM> policy to the tenant. When this policy is applied, all Skype for Business Online users will be placed in Teams Only mode.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Skype for Business Online users in hybrid environment:</STRONG> The assisted upgrade will only switch Skype for Business Online users to Teams Only mode if they're not already in that mode. Skype for Business Server users won't be impacted by the assisted upgrade process and will remain on-premises.</LI> </UL> <P>The duration of the upgrade will vary by volume of users and the characteristics of the deployment. In most cases, users within a tenant will be upgraded within 24 hours of the start of the upgrade. During this time, users will still have access to Skype for Business Online. Once the upgrade has completed and users sign out of Skype for Business Online, they'll start using Teams for messaging, meetings, and calling. Post-upgrade, all new online users will be added in Teams Only mode.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Learn more about the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">post-upgrade experience</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Migrating Skype for Business Online meetings and contacts to Teams</STRONG><BR />Regardless of whether an organization manages all aspects of the upgrade or uses the assisted process, our guidance includes steps to ensure meetings and contacts are successfully migrated from Skype for Business Online to Teams.</P> <UL> <LI><STRONG>Migrating meetings data to Teams:</STRONG> It’s important for customers with Skype for Business Online-only deployments to use the Meeting Migration Service (MMS) to migrate existing Skype for Business Online meetings to Teams meetings prior to the assisted upgrade date to avoid the potential for data loss. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more about how MMS works</A>.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Migrating contacts to Teams:</STRONG> Existing contacts from Skype for Business Online including federated contacts (but no distribution lists) will be migrated when users log into Teams for the first time. Users must take this step within 90 days of the completed upgrade.</LI> </UL> <P><STRONG>What about specific clouds, Skype for Business Server, and the Skype consumer service?</STRONG> <BR />Some clouds, including GCC-High and DoD, will complete their transitions to Teams after the retirement of Skype for Business Online, and will receive scheduling information directly as well as through their account teams.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>The retirement of Skype for Business Online does not affect the Skype consumer service, Skype for Business Server products and Skype for Business Online operated by 21Vianet (China Sovereign Clouds Instance).</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Have questions about the upgrade or getting the most from Microsoft Teams?</STRONG></P> <UL> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Upgrade guidance</A> helps you prepare and optimize your organization for the transition from Skype for Business Online, on-premises, and hybrid environments.</LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Teams admin documentation</A> provides guidance for rolling out, managing, and preparing users for Teams.</LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">FastTrack deployment assistance</A> is available for eligible subscriptions.</LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Partners</A> can help you plan and execute your upgrade.</LI> </UL> <P>Again, we want to extend appreciation to all the customers, partners, engineering and support teams who contributed to the longevity of the Skype for Business Online service. But the torch has been passed to Microsoft Teams, and we’re excited for all that lies ahead.</P> <P><BR />See you in Teams!</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Mon, 02 Aug 2021 17:00:00 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/the-skype-for-business-online-service-has-retired/ba-p/2596601 Microsoft_Teams_team 2021-08-02T17:00:00Z What’s New in Microsoft Teams | July 2021 https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/what-s-new-in-microsoft-teams-july-2021/ba-p/2595771 <P>Welcome to What’s New in Teams for July! The Teams product team has been busy delivering several new features in July to help you be successful as you return to work after some rest and recreation during the summer months. And as you return, I also recommend you check out these <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">nostalgic backgrounds</A> for your next Teams meeting. Who doesn’t want to invite Clippy to your next meeting?</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="clippy.jpg" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/299427i80E0618BB1AD6A1D/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="clippy.jpg" alt="clippy.jpg" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Now on to this month’s feature releases!</P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=#meetings" target="_self">Meetings</A></P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=#calling" target="_self">Calling</A></P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=#devices" target="_self">Devices</A></P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=#chat" target="_self">Chat and Collaboration</A></P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=#power" target="_self">Power Platform &amp; Custom Development</A></P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=#management" target="_self">Management</A></P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=#security" target="_self">Security, Compliances, and Privacy</A></P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=#education" target="_self">Teams for Education</A></P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=#government" target="_self">Government</A></P> <DIV id="meetings">&nbsp;</DIV> <H2>Meetings</H2> <P><STRONG>Find a meeting recording based on what was said with Microsoft Search</STRONG><BR />You can now find meeting recordings in Microsoft Search based on the meeting transcript. This feature is available to all users by default and makes it easier to find videos in Microsoft 365. You can access this feature through the search bar in Teams you use to find other file types.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Lock a meeting from additional joins</STRONG><BR />Organizers can now choose to lock their meetings to prevent subsequent join attempts. Anyone attempting to join a locked meeting from any device is informed with a message that they are not able to join as the meeting is locked. This helps avoid distractions from late joiners during the meeting. You can find this feature under More actions in the Participant pane and is currently available in Desktop app only.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="lock meeting.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/299428i83903BB29E7D64D8/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="lock meeting.png" alt="lock meeting.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Slide translate in PowerPoint Live in Teams</STRONG></P> <P>Make your slides more inclusive with slide translate in PowerPoint Live in Teams. This private setting allows you to see a personalized view of the slide where text is translated in your chosen language. Now you can better understand the presented content privately. This feature supports 19 languages with more to come. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="powerpoint.gif" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/299429iA396B0A2177E482B/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="powerpoint.gif" alt="powerpoint.gif" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Teams Meetings Auto Recording</STRONG><BR />Meeting organizers are now able to set a single meeting occurrence or series to auto-record by enabling the “Record automatically” setting from Meeting Options. The meeting automatically starts recording once the first participant from the same organization joins the meeting. Recording is saved to initiator’s OneDrive (privately scheduled meetings) or SharePoint (channel meetings). This feature is available in Desktop and Mobile and not available to an A1 user.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="auto record meeting.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/299430i0D9290CC3D90DF9A/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="auto record meeting.png" alt="auto record meeting.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Paging on Video Gallery</STRONG><BR />When you are in gallery view mode, and there are more videos than what can be shown at once on the meeting stage, navigation controls &lt; and &gt; now appears below the Video Gallery. You can use these controls to view more video participants. The maximum number of videos on the meeting stage can vary depending on your device configuration and internet bandwidth. Paging is available in Large Gallery with Gallery (3x3) coming soon. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="paging (1).png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/299544i1C0F03978AB86B6E/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="paging (1).png" alt="paging (1).png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Organization-wide background</STRONG><BR />You can now tailor your Teams meetings background to your organization. To enable this feature, simply upload images in the Microsoft Teams Admin Center under Meeting policies and they are available to all your users. You can add up to 50 images. Organization-wide backgrounds is now temporarily available and will require an Advanced Communications license when it becomes generally available by the end of the year. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="organization-wide background.png" style="width: 550px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/299432i40B92441D32D1B75/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="organization-wide background.png" alt="organization-wide background.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>End user Real-time telemetry for meetings</STRONG><BR />Call health panel provides Teams end-users functionality that helps identify issues during a Teams meeting or a VOIP call. This empowers your users with diagnostics to investigate audio, video, content sharing or network related issues. The real-time metrics are updated every 15 seconds, providing the ability to trace issues as they occur. Access Call Health now under More actions. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="call health.png" style="width: 624px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/299433i649EACA7EA41D78F/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="call health.png" alt="call health.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Related Content for Teams Meetings for mobile</STRONG><BR />Related Content makes meetings more effective by providing you with important information from your mailboxes, OneDrive for Business, and SharePoint sites. This helps you prepare before meetings by offering content you haven’t had a chance to read or may want to revisit. You can find this content on the Meeting Details page.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Picture8.gif" style="width: 207px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/299434i0115CE001CB8FE9B/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="Picture8.gif" alt="Picture8.gif" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Hard audio mute includes PSTN attendees in meetings</STRONG><BR />Meeting presenters and organizers can now prevent PSTN participants from unmuting during the meeting and enable specific attendees to unmute when they raise their hand. The PSTN participant can request to speak by raising their hand in a meeting via dial-pad command (press *5). This can be helpful for press conference and classroom scenarios where you want to be in control of who is speaking. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Support for Human Interface Devices on Windows Virtual Desktop</STRONG><BR />This feature enables Human Interface Devices (HID) for Teams on Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD). Now you can connect external devices like a headset or mouse to interact in Teams on the Windows Virtual Desktop platform. For example, if you have a mute or unmute button on your headset, the controls are now recognized when using it in a Teams meeting in WVD.</P> <DIV id="calling">&nbsp;</DIV> <H2><BR /><STRONG>Calling</STRONG></H2> <P><STRONG>Transfer Calls between desktop and mobile</STRONG><BR />Teams makes it easy to place and receive calls from several different endpoints, including desktop and mobile devices, but sometimes you need to move locations or devices to finish your call. The new endpoint transfer capability allows you to seamlessly move your calls between different devices, such as from your laptop to mobile phone, without any interruption in call service or quality. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="transfer calls.gif" style="width: 800px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/299435i93E383A3D590C0BA/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="transfer calls.gif" alt="transfer calls.gif" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Speed Dial for mobile</STRONG><BR />Calling users on mobile devices can now access their Speed Dial contacts that were available on Mac, Windows and Teams devices. You can also add or remove speed dial contacts. This feature gives mobile users one tap access to reach their most important contacts.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Ekinops’ Session Border Controller certification</STRONG><BR />Ekinops, a leading network access and virtualization specialist has completed the Session Border Controller (SBC) certification process, which ensures that their SBC supports Direct Routing for Microsoft Teams, joining the list of certified SBCs. This rigorous certification process includes intense 3rd party testing and validation in production and pre-production Direct Routing environments. Direct Routing allows customers to connect their own carriers and infrastructure with Phone System to enable Teams Calling. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <DIV id="devices">&nbsp;</DIV> <H2><BR /><STRONG>Devices</STRONG></H2> <P><STRONG>Microsoft Teams Rooms update on Windows</STRONG><BR />The latest app update for Microsoft Teams Rooms on Windows, version 4.9.12.0, is available in the Teams Admin Center. This update includes:</P> <UL> <LI>Teams only mode - IT Admins can now configure their Teams Room devices to not require signing into Skype for Business by selecting Microsoft Teams only mode from device settings. As Skype for Business Online service sunsets, Teams only mode is the recommended configuration for Teams Rooms for most organizations. Device in Microsoft Teams only mode can join Skype for Business meetings as a guest. Microsoft Teams only mode is also set as the default mode for newly imaged Teams Rooms devices in device OOBE.</LI> </UL> <P><STRONG>Microsoft Teams Rooms Managed Services updates</STRONG><BR />Microsoft Teams Rooms Managed Services has received several updates this month</P> <UL> <LI>Detection of widespread outages affecting multiple rooms - Global Incident Detection monitors each room, detects real-time patterns on generated incidents, and aggregates based on likely root cause. This accelerates diagnostics and provides a single view for unique problems such as power outages, network issues, or even widespread problems in the customer environment.</LI> <LI>Support Firmware Updates to cover additional OEMs and device types – This new feature optimizes software, firmware, security, and configuration updates, to ensure they are deployed safely and advance the performance of Teams Rooms.</LI> <LI>Dynamic Signal Tickets – Dynamic tickets provide more information on why the signal engine is activated, which leads to more actionable and specific tickets for Microsoft Teams Rooms Managed Service.</LI> </UL> <P><STRONG>Newly certified devices</STRONG></P> <UL> <LI><STRONG>Dell UltraSharp Webcam</STRONG><BR />The Dell UltraSharp Webcam offers great image quality in any lighting. This camera uses AI auto framing to always keep you in focus and allows you to customize how much of your surroundings you show. The 3D/2D video automatically eliminates motion blur and grainy images so you can look great even in low light. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</LI> </UL> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="dell ultrasharp.png" style="width: 500px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/299436i4A30B923243DE969/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="dell ultrasharp.png" alt="dell ultrasharp.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI><STRONG>Poly EncorePro 515/525 USB headsets</STRONG><BR />EncorePro 515/525USB-M headsets from Poly enable call centers to migrate from legacy equipment onto Teams and cloud platforms. The headsets feature USB-A and USB-C options on the same cable. With easy to use buttons and increased durability, this digital headset helps enable hybrid working. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</LI> </UL> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="poly encorepro.png" style="width: 468px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/299437i1C8183D302501AE0/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="poly encorepro.png" alt="poly encorepro.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI><STRONG>Poly Studio P15</STRONG><BR />Poly Studio P15 personal video bar is now certified for use with Microsoft Teams Rooms. For focus rooms with meeting participants up to three, this compact video bar automatically adjust camera framing to fit the group of people in the room, while Poly NoiseBlockAI and Acoustic Fence technologies help so that you are heard clearly without distracting sounds. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</LI> </UL> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="poly studio.png" style="width: 550px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/299438iB2D66CDBBDC416BB/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="poly studio.png" alt="poly studio.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI><STRONG>Yealink MVC640 intelligent Microsoft Teams Rooms system</STRONG><BR />The MVC640 is a great choice for customers who want to add Microsoft Teams Artificial Intelligence to their meeting rooms. It provides 4K camera, wireless sharing, and easy meeting control with its’s MTouch II touch panel or the Cortana speech assistant for a completely touchless way of operating the Microsoft Teams Room and meeting. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</LI> </UL> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="yealink mvc640.png" style="width: 480px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/299439i9434EF67FB11B8F9/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="yealink mvc640.png" alt="yealink mvc640.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI><STRONG>Crestron Flex Microsoft Teams Rooms Advanced Kits</STRONG><BR />Crestron Flex provides customizable Microsoft Teams Rooms solutions. Every space, regardless of size can be outfitted for optimal audio and video performance. So, whether staff are working on site or remotely, everyone is seen and heard equally well. Flex advanced kits include standard 3-year hardware warranty with FlexCare upgrade options. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</LI> </UL> <DIV id="chat">&nbsp;</DIV> <H2><STRONG>Chat &amp; Collaboration</STRONG></H2> <P><STRONG>Expanded emoji picker</STRONG><BR />Bring your whole self to the conversation with more than 800 emojis. Have more fun and better express yourself with the large variety of emojis. Select a category and easily find the emoji you need and use the skin tone selector to pick an emoji that better represent you. Quickly add emojis directly when composing a chat, use the short code picker to add emojis using text.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="emojis.png" style="width: 533px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/299440iC41B5574890AE238/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="emojis.png" alt="emojis.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Immersive reader support for Mobile</STRONG><BR />Immersive Reader, which uses proven customization techniques to support reading across ages and abilities, is coming to Teams iOS and Android apps. You can now hear posts and chat messages read aloud using Immersive Reader on the Teams mobile apps. This functionality was previously available only on the web and desktop apps.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Inline Message Translation in channels for Android and iOS</STRONG><BR />Inline message translation in Channels lets you translate Channel posts and replies into your preferred language. To translate a message, press-and-hold the channel post or reply and then select “Translate”. The post/reply will be translated to your UI language by default. If you want to change the translation language, go to Settings &gt; General &gt; Translation.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Headspace integration with Microsoft Viva Insights</STRONG><BR />A curated set of guided meditations and mindfulness exercises from Headspace are <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">now available in the Viva Insights app in Teams</A> to help you start your day grounded, relax your mind before a big presentation, or disconnect from work in the evening.</P> <P><LI-VIDEO vid="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkvBdtS0UOY" align="center" size="large" width="600" height="338" uploading="false" thumbnail="http://i.ytimg.com/vi/KkvBdtS0UOY/hqdefault.jpg" external="url"></LI-VIDEO></P> <DIV id="power">&nbsp;</DIV> <H2><STRONG>Power Platform &amp; Custom Development</STRONG></H2> <P><STRONG>Share-to-stage support for meeting apps</STRONG><BR />Developers can now configure their Teams meeting apps to use the “main stage” – enabling several collaboration scenarios. This integration allows the app content from the meeting side panel to take full screen and allow users to interact with it. Developers can <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">learn how to configure their apps with our technical documentation</A>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="share-to-stage.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/299442i290E04A6D3D23BAE/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="share-to-stage.png" alt="share-to-stage.png" /></span></P> <DIV id="management">&nbsp;</DIV> <H2><STRONG>Management</STRONG></H2> <P><STRONG>App risk evaluation</STRONG><BR />Teams admins are now able to view the security, compliance, and data privacy details for apps coming from Microsoft Cloud App Security. This helps Teams admins save time on security reviews and enable a more focused selection-based security specifications, resulting in increased app quality.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Left navigation updates in Teams Admin Center</STRONG><BR />To make it easier to find Teams’ features and navigate your Teams organization, we reorganized the left navigation for simplifying IT admin work.</P> <DIV id="security">&nbsp;</DIV> <H2><BR /><STRONG>Security, compliance, and privacy</STRONG></H2> <P><STRONG>Teams Multi-Geo Support</STRONG><BR />To help customers meet data residency requirements, Microsoft 365 Multi-Geo has been extended to include Microsoft Teams. This allows organizations to specify where their Teams core customer data sits, down to the team and end user. For more information, please see <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Multi-Geo Capabilities in Microsoft Teams</A>.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Safe Links Protection for Microsoft Teams</STRONG><BR />The power of Safe Links is now available to protect users from malicious links sent via Microsoft Teams! To learn more, please see <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Safe Links in Microsoft Defender for Office 365</A>.</P> <DIV id="education">&nbsp;</DIV> <H2><BR /><STRONG>Teams for Education</STRONG></H2> <P><STRONG>Engage students with class teams from Canvas</STRONG><BR />Educators can now create class teams based on the enrollment roster of their courses in Canvas. Each class team will have the appropriate user roles and students and educators can navigate to their respective class teams directly from their Canvas courses using desktop, mobile, or web platforms. Learn more about <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Teams integrations with Canvas and other Learning Management Systems</A>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="canvas.gif" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/299443i7A9F52106AE4E74F/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="canvas.gif" alt="canvas.gif" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Group Assignments</STRONG><BR />With the new group assignment feature, groups of students can work together to create, collaborate, and submit one assignment for the whole group. Educators can give individual comments and grades or group grades, and all students in the group will receive credit. This makes it easy to encourage student collaboration and for the educator to grade group work. Learn more about <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Assignments and grading class work</A>.</P> <P><IMG src="https://cdn.techcommunity.microsoft.com/assets/MicrosoftTeams/group%20assignments.gif" border="0" width="990" /></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>New “Return for edit” Assignment option</STRONG><BR />Now, educators can return an assignment to students for edits. This way it’s easy to share feedback and allow students to learn from and incorporate that feedback into the original assignment. If you’re an educator just select the More options next to return and select “Return for edits”.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Filter assignments by class in main assignment view</STRONG><BR />Now educators and students can filter their Assignments by the class in the main assignment view. It’s a small tweak, but a great one if you like things organized and visible by class.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Education tailored deployment plan in Teams Advisor</STRONG><BR />For IT admins looking to set up Microsoft Teams in their tenants for the first time, now there is an education tailored plan in Teams Advisor. The Teams Advisor helps IT plan their overall deployment, and helps bring the project team together to create a cohesive strategy to deploy Teams in their education institution. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Get started with the Teams Advisor</A>.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Education policy wizard now automatically incorporates new features and policies</STRONG><BR />IT admins can now easily apply education tailored policies for a secure learning environment for students, educators and staff in few clicks. With the new improvements, whenever a new feature is added to Teams, the appropriate policy for that feature will be automatically added by default without any admin's intervention. This helps make sure the right policies are in place to keep students secure and engaged. Learn more about the Education policy wizard.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Cortana now available for education customers</STRONG><BR />Cortana voice assistance is now available in the Microsoft Teams for Education mobile app. With this new capability, you can perform a variety of tasks with the click of the microphone button and a voice command. For example, you can:</P> <UL> <LI>Check your class schedule by clicking on the microphone and saying “How many classes do I have today”</LI> <LI>Join a class by saying “Join my next Science class”</LI> <LI>Call or message a colleague or fellow student by saying “Call Megan” or “Message Megan”</LI> <LI>Find and share files, search or navigate.</LI> </UL> <P>Cortana voice assistance is available in English on both iOS and Android mobile devices.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Suggested Replies in chats now available for educators</STRONG><BR />Now, educators using the Teams mobile app can easily see up to three recommended responses to choose from while in chat, helping you save time and respond quickly. This is enabled by default for educators and faculty and disabled for all students.</P> <DIV id="government">&nbsp;</DIV> <H2><BR /><STRONG>Government</STRONG></H2> <P>These features currently available to Microsoft’s commercial customers in multi-tenant cloud environments are now rolling out to our customers in US Government Community Cloud (GCC), US Government Community Cloud High (GCC-High), and/or United States Department of Defense (DoD).</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Virtual Breakout Rooms</STRONG><BR />Breakout rooms allow meeting organizers to divide the meeting into smaller groups to facilitate discussions and brainstorming sessions. A breakout room can be created in a Teams meeting or channel meeting. Organizers can jump in between rooms, deliver announcements to all rooms at once, and bring everyone back to the main meeting at any time. All files from the breakout rooms can be found in the meeting chat. Available in GCC, GCC-High, and DoD. <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/breakout-rooms-generally-available-today-in-microsoft-teams/ba-p/1968481" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P><IFRAME src="https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/videoplayer/embed/RE4JVgf?autoplay=false" width="950" height="465" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" allow="accelerometer; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture"></IFRAME></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Guest Access</STRONG><BR />Teams now supports Guest Access between tenants inside the DoD Cloud. You can invite users in other DOD tenants to collaborate on documents in Teams channels, resources, chats, and applications while still maintaining control over your data. Enable <EM>Allow guest access </EM>under Guest access in Org-wide settings to turn on this feature for your users. This feature is subject to Azure AD and Microsoft 365 or Office 365 service limits. Available in DOD. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.<BR /><BR /></P> <P><STRONG>Together Mode for Teams Rooms</STRONG><BR />Together Mode for Teams Rooms uses AI segmentation technology to digitally place participants in a shared background, making it feel like you’re sitting in the same room with everyone else in the meeting or class. Available in GCC-High.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="together mode for teams rooms.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/299506i06816C0E066ECE09/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="together mode for teams rooms.png" alt="together mode for teams rooms.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Teams Meetings Auto Recording</STRONG><BR />Meeting organizers are now able to set a single meeting occurrence or series to auto-record by enabling the “Record automatically” setting from Meeting Options. The meeting automatically starts recording once the first participant from the same organization joins the meeting. Recording is saved to initiator’s OneDrive (privately scheduled meetings) or SharePoint (channel meetings). This feature is available in Desktop and Mobile. Available in GCC.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Live reactions in Teams Meetings</STRONG><BR />All attendees can now use emojis to react during a meeting. These reactions help promote inclusivity in meetings and keep things upbeat and interactive. Available in GCC and GCC-High.<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> Learn more</A>.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>End user real-time telemetry for meetings</STRONG><BR />Call health panel provides Teams end-users functionality that helps identify issues during a Teams meeting or a VOIP call. This empowers your users with diagnostics to investigate audio, video, content sharing or network related issues. The real-time metrics are updated every 15 seconds, providing the ability to trace issues as they occur. Access Call Health now under More actions. Available in GCC, GCC-High, and DOD. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Spotlighting multiple users in a meeting</STRONG><BR />Organizers and presenters can now spotlight up to 7 participants simultaneously during meetings. Once a single participant has been spotlighted, simply click on the context menu of your additional participant(s) and select Add Spotlight. For meetings that have multiple speakers or presenters, this is great to focus all attendees’ view on those specific video feeds. Available in GCC.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Organization-wide background</STRONG><BR />You can now tailor your Teams meetings background to your organization. To enable this feature, simply upload images in the Microsoft Teams Admin Center under Meeting policies and they are available to all your users. You can add up to 50 images. Organization-wide backgrounds is now temporarily available and will require an Advanced Communications license when it becomes generally available by the end of the year. Available in GCC. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Live Events with Live Caption</STRONG><BR />You can now schedule and host a live event in the DOD environment - broadcasting video and meeting content to large online audiences. Make your event more engaging with moderated Q&amp;A to interact with presenters. Live captions allow your audience to follow along with what is being said, providing clarity and inclusion. The Live events feature is on by default but an admin can enable and disable the feature for selected sets of users. Available in DOD. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Large meeting support</STRONG><BR />Hold interactive meetings and webinars with more attendees—up to 1,000 people, including chats and polls. Available in GCC-High and DOD.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Windows 10 Native Notifications in Teams</STRONG> <BR />You can now choose the style of your notifications: built-in Teams or Windows native notifications. The latter brings a suite of benefits, like respecting focus assist mode which enables you to avoid distracting notifications when you need to focus and integrating with Windows 10 action center to helps you review your notifications in one place. If you have a Windows build 10.0.17763.288 or higher, you can make this change in Teams notifications settings. Available in GCC. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="windows 10 native notifications.gif" style="width: 800px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/299507i10F94A5AA6357222/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="windows 10 native notifications.gif" alt="windows 10 native notifications.gif" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Chat preview notification settings</STRONG><BR />Have you ever shared your screen, or had someone looking over your shoulder at your screen and you found yourself wishing you could hide your notifications? Now, you can change your settings and control whether the message previews shows up on your screen. Available in GCC.<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> Learn more</A>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="chat preview.png" style="width: 624px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/299508i899D181779669801/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="chat preview.png" alt="chat preview.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Missed activity email</STRONG><BR />Stepping away from Teams? You can now continue and monitor your Teams’ notifications via email. A missed activity email is generated once every hour, in case you are away from Microsoft teams and have not reviewed your notifications. You can set your preferred email notification frequency in settings. Available in DoD. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn More</A>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="missed activity email.png" style="width: 530px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/299509i4CAE858E8170500B/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="missed activity email.png" alt="missed activity email.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Device management capabilities</STRONG><BR />Device management capabilities in Teams admin center are now included in the GCC-High environment.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Tags</STRONG><BR />Tags in Microsoft Teams let users quickly and easily connect with a subset of people on a team. You can create and assign custom tags to categorize people based on attributes, such as role, project, skill, or location. Tags can also be automatically assigned to people based on their schedule and shift information in the Shifts app. After a tag is added to one or multiple team members, it can be used in @mentions by anyone on the team in a channel post or to start a conversation with only those people who are assigned that tag. Available in GCC-High. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="tags.png" style="width: 310px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/299510i86612926BFAC7D26/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="tags.png" alt="tags.png" /></span></P> Fri, 30 Jul 2021 17:36:20 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/what-s-new-in-microsoft-teams-july-2021/ba-p/2595771 Microsoft_Teams_team 2021-07-30T17:36:20Z Announcing General Availability of Safe Links for Microsoft Teams! https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/announcing-general-availability-of-safe-links-for-microsoft/ba-p/2588677 <H3>Preventing URL-based attacks with Safe Links</H3> <P>Part of Microsoft Defender for Office 365, Safe Links provides time-of-click verification of URLs by scanning URLs for potentially malicious content and again evaluating them once clicked on by an end user. Safe Links scanning can help protect your organization from malicious links that are used in phishing and other attacks.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="safe link.png" style="width: 606px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/298518iC806DF9CBEC1E60B/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="safe link.png" alt="Figure 1: Safe Links prevents users from accessing malicious sites" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Figure 1: Safe Links prevents users from accessing malicious sites</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H3><STRONG>Why scan URLs at time of click?</STRONG></H3> <P>Attackers have become more sophisticated in their attacks and the ways in which they attempt to breach organizations. For instance, instead of sending malicious links directly to end users – something IT has started to educate their end users on to protect against – attackers now send benign links that once delivered redirect to a malicious site. Even though end users may be trained to identify and flag a malicious URL link based on visible properties, the redirect process makes scanning the URL at time of click a critical layer of protection to act on behalf of the end user.</P> <H3><BR /><FONT size="4"><STRONG>How Safe Links works in Microsoft Teams</STRONG></FONT></H3> <P>Once a Safe Links policy has been set up and enabled, Safe Links helps protect URLs shared in Teams conversations, group chats, or in team channels. If a link is found to be malicious, users will have the following experiences:</P> <UL> <LI>If the link was clicked in a Teams conversation, group chat, or from channels, a warning page as shown in the figure 1 screenshot above will appear in the default web browser.</LI> <LI>If the link was clicked from a pinned tab, the warning page will appear in the Teams interface within that tab. The option to open the link in a web browser is disabled for security reasons.</LI> </UL> <P><BR />An important note is that depending on how the <STRONG>Do not allow users to click through to original URL setting</STRONG> in the policy is configured, the end user experience will differ. We recommend that you enable the <STRONG>Do not allow users to click through to original URL setting</STRONG> so that end users cannot bypass and click through to the original URL unless deemed safe. Currently, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Safe Attachments in Teams</A> can detect file links sent through a Safe Attachment Policy. All the other types of links being sent through Microsoft Teams will go through a Safe Links Policy.</P> <H3><BR /><STRONG>How to get started</STRONG></H3> <P>Safe Links for Microsoft Teams is available to customers who are using both Microsoft Teams and Microsoft Defender for Office 365. To configure Safe Links to protect users in Microsoft Teams, configure a Safe Links policy in the Microsoft 365 Defender <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">portal</A>. For more information on Safe Links, please see our <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">detailed blog</A> and <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Safe Links documentation</A>.</P> <P><BR />Enabling secure collaboration is important as hybrid work becomes the norm for many organizations, Safe Links being just one part of a growing list of security and compliance capabilities in Microsoft Teams including <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">conditional access</A>, <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/microsoft-teams-now-included-in-microsoft-365-multi-geo/ba-p/2540634" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Multi-Geo support</A>, and <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/secure-and-compliant-collaboration-with-microsoft-teams/ba-p/2169463" target="_blank" rel="noopener">more</A>!</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Tue, 27 Jul 2021 15:00:00 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/announcing-general-availability-of-safe-links-for-microsoft/ba-p/2588677 John Gruszczyk 2021-07-27T15:00:00Z Introducing the broadcast development kit for Microsoft Teams https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/introducing-the-broadcast-development-kit-for-microsoft-teams/ba-p/2568670 <P>Microsoft Teams has built and delivered solutions to enrich virtual experience across the spectrum of communication needs, from 1:1 meetings and calls, to webinars and broadcasts. Last year we introduced NDI-Out for Teams, enabling production companies around the world to harness the power of Teams—bringing guests sitting at home directly into nationwide broadcasts like the NBA, NFL, the Voice, and more.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>We know that every production is unique with its own distinct workflows and requirements, from storage to processing to streaming. As media production workflows increasingly move to the cloud, broadcasters are reaping the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">benefits of cloud technology</A>, from collaborative production to agile content delivery and global distribution.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Today, we are announcing the introduction of the <STRONG>broadcast development kit</STRONG> for Teams. It’s an open-source project that enables you to flexibly integrate Teams directly into your cloud production workflows running on Microsoft Azure.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="BDK Meeting Extension 1.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/297277iFC38A5ADB57ABB62/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="BDK Meeting Extension 1.png" alt="1 - Sample BDK Meeting Extension" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">1 - Sample BDK Meeting Extension</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>The broadcast development kit gives you the tools to extract the audio and video content of a Teams meeting or call directly from the Microsoft Cloud and send it to your online cloud studio. No roundtrip to your desktop client is needed, so you can experience the superior streaming quality and minimal latency that comes from a cloud-native approach. From there, you can stream out to your chosen endpoint with Real-Time Messaging Protocol (RTMP)—or with Secure Reliable Transport (SRT) for sub-second latency streaming over the Internet.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>In addition, you can use the broadcast development kit to send SRT and RTMP feeds from your online cloud studio directly into your Teams meeting, so you can share your live stream with your attendees on Teams.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="BDK Web UI.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/297278i1D8E2BD5E7832342/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="BDK Web UI.png" alt="2 - Sample BDK Web UI" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">2 - Sample BDK Web UI</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H3><STRONG>Features of the broadcast development kit</STRONG></H3> <P>The broadcast development kit includes open-source code for you to start connecting your Teams calls and meetings directly into your online studio hosted on Microsoft Azure:</P> <UL> <LI>Audio/video in and out via SRT</LI> <LI>Audio/video in and out via RTMP</LI> <LI>Sample web portal to manage the feeds</LI> <LI>Sample meeting extension to manage the feeds as a line-of-business app</LI> </UL> <H3>How it works</H3> <P>The broadcast development kit requires an Azure virtual machine (VM). The VM will pull the audio and video feeds your Teams meetings directly from the Microsoft Cloud. It then converts those audio and video streams into a streaming feed that can be sent out to your chosen endpoint via SRT or RTMP.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>The VM can also ingest any RTMP or SRT feed and push it into your Teams meeting. Content sent to the meeting will be powered by a bot.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Signal Flow for BDK.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/297270i398999D73D5ACCA4/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Signal Flow for BDK.png" alt="3 - Signal Flow for BDK" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">3 - Signal Flow for BDK</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H3>Start powering your cloud studio with Teams today</H3> <P>We’re excited to make this feature set available via an open-source project on GitHub, available now. You can learn more at the following GitHub projects, complete with robust documentation here:</P> <UL> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Broadcast documentation kit</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Sample web portal</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Sample meeting extension</A></LI> </UL> <P>To learn more about delivering virtual events in Microsoft Teams, visit our <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">website</A>. Bookmark the <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/bg-p/MicrosoftTeamsBlog" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Teams blog</A> to keep up with our innovations on Microsoft Teams.</P> Wed, 21 Jul 2021 15:00:00 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/introducing-the-broadcast-development-kit-for-microsoft-teams/ba-p/2568670 alinne 2021-07-21T15:00:00Z Use apps in your meetings from Microsoft Teams mobile today https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/use-apps-in-your-meetings-from-microsoft-teams-mobile-today/ba-p/2562013 <P>With the realities of hybrid work in front of us, we’ll be navigating through new experiences where we’ll need to accommodate the needs of workers who will re-enter the office and those who will remain remote. Effective collaboration will be more critical than ever with hybrid work models – evidencing the need for collaborative apps that provide the flexibility to work from anywhere, on any device. And so we’re excited to share that <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Teams apps built for meetings</A> are now also supported on mobile with iOS and Android. Let’s jump into how you can use apps in your Teams meetings on mobile for more engaging and collaborative experiences.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2><STRONG>Teams apps in meetings across the entire meeting lifecycle</STRONG></H2> <P>Last November, we were thrilled to announce the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">general availability of Teams apps in meetings for desktop</A>. With apps in meetings, you can customize your Teams experience by integrating your apps directly into the way you work – before, during, and after a meeting. Now, with support on mobile, you can stay in the flow of work with apps through your preferred mobile device.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Tabs to use before and after meeting</STRONG></P> <P>Just like the desktop app, you can access the meeting app via a tab before and after a meeting – to prepare for a meeting or follow up on action items after a meeting.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="meeting panel.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/296746i22DE7A2A2BFCE55F/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="meeting panel.png" alt="Image displaying a meeting app tab via the Teams mobile app" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Image displaying a meeting app tab via the Teams mobile app</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>In-meeting panel to interact with app content during a meeting</STRONG></P> <P>During a meeting, you can interact with the content and capabilities of an app through the in-meeting panel. For example, with a polling app, you can view all the different questions asked during a meeting and submit your answers from within the meeting.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Meeting Tabs Mobile.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/296748i230BBD37D86D38D9/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Meeting Tabs Mobile.png" alt="Image of a polling app’s content displayed in the in-meeting panel within a Teams meeting on mobile" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Image of a polling app’s content displayed in the in-meeting panel within a Teams meeting on mobile</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>In-meeting notifications to engage with each other in real-time</STRONG></P> <P>A new content notification shows up as a banner on the top of your mobile screen to inform you about a new activity. By clicking on View, you can further drill in and interact with the content. This helps you and other meeting participants stay engaged with the meeting.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="in-meeting notifications.gif" style="width: 800px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/296735i7757AA07E89C66FD/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="in-meeting notifications.gif" alt="GIF showing an in-meeting notification within a meeting on Teams mobile." /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">GIF showing an in-meeting notification within a meeting on Teams mobile.</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>Continuous improvement</H2> <P>We’re excited about this release on mobile and will continue to improve the experience of apps in meetings on mobile going forward. To start experiencing the above features, please be sure your Teams app on your mobile device is updated to the latest version (Android – 2021031702; iOS – 2021032701). With this release, the meeting organizer will still need to attach the app for the meeting via desktop – and while third-party app developers begin configuring their apps to enable these features, we ask for your patience as not all apps may be available on mobile immediately.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>We’re thrilled to see you enjoy apps in meetings on mobile and will continue to build out these features going forward!</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Mon, 19 Jul 2021 15:00:00 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/use-apps-in-your-meetings-from-microsoft-teams-mobile-today/ba-p/2562013 Jun_Pak 2021-07-19T15:00:00Z 2 new Teams solutions to enhance communication and workforce management for frontline workers https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/2-new-teams-solutions-to-enhance-communication-and-workforce/ba-p/2540682 <P>Frontline workers are, and have always been, the backbone of the world economy. They are the essential workers who have kept hospitals up and running, staffed grocery stores’ curbside pick-up, and been out in the field keeping services up and running.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>As organizations continue to refocus their operations to support and empower employees while maintaining business continuity, we have been working to create and improve capabilities in <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Teams</A> to support their efforts. These capabilities help you to better connect and engage your frontline workforce, increase their operational efficiency, and enhance workforce management systems all on a foundation of security that you expect from Microsoft 365.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Walkie Talkie in Teams iOS public preview</STRONG></P> <P>Today we are excited to announce a public preview of Walkie Talkie on iOS. This push-to-talk experience enables clear, instant, and secure voice communication over the cloud, turning employee- or company-owned iOS and Android smartphones and tablets into a walkie-talkie. The functionality, built natively into Teams, reduces the number of devices employees must carry, and lowers costs for IT. Unlike analog devices, customers no longer have to worry about frequency static, crosstalk or eavesdropping from outsiders. And since Walkie Talkie works over Wi-Fi or cellular data, it can be used across geographic locations. Learn more about Walkie Talkie <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</A> and get started with the solution <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</A>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Walkie Talkie.gif" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/295717iAAE5B45912032720/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Walkie Talkie.gif" alt="Walkie Talkie.gif" /></span></P> <P><IFRAME src="https://cdn.techcommunity.microsoft.com/assets/MicrosoftTeams/Walkie%20Talkie%20Lookbook.pdf" width="990" height="560"></IFRAME></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>To sign up for Walkie Talkie iOS public preview, please reach out to your account team or fill out <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">this form</A> to get started on flighting your tenant.</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Shifts Connectors private preview</STRONG></P> <P>With Microsoft Teams, we are providing a lightweight, simplified, easy-to-use communication platform that can be more than just simple chat. As we design the new hybrid workplace, Teams enables organizations to have a single platform for all workers to manage essential business processes and provide the best service for their customers. Many of us may have been frontline workers at some stage in our career and we know how important it is to easily know when your next shift is and have more control over your schedule.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Today, we are announcing preview integrations with Blue Yonder and Zebra-Reflexis that help address these frontline worker concerns. This new capability brings your organization’s automated schedules and rules into Microsoft Teams and empowers frontline workers to view and manage their shifts in the same easy-to-use mobile app that they use to communicate with their team and get their job done. This announcement follows the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">previous announcement</A> of our strategic partnerships with Blue Yonder and Zebra-Reflexis to give Teams seamless access to these leading workforce management systems.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Blue Yonder and Zebra-Reflexis.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/295620i2C3771C6F09D2D5C/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Blue Yonder and Zebra-Reflexis.png" alt="Blue Yonder and Zebra-Reflexis.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Blue Yonder</STRONG><BR />Blue Yonder is a leading workforce management solution, managing labor scheduling, time and attendance, and store operation scheduling for more than 7 million users worldwide.<BR />With Microsoft and Blue Yonder, frontline workers have a single view to streamline everyday schedules for higher worker engagement and productivity. Workers can now easily see and manage their schedules from Blue Yonder within Teams using the Shifts app and can easily switch to the Teams communication platform, amplifying connectivity on any device – from the frontline to the C-suite. Learn more capabilities what Blue Yonder and Microsoft are doing together <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Zebra-Reflexis</STRONG><BR />Reflexis is a provider of AI-powered workforce management, execution, and communication solutions for organizations in retail, food service, hospitality, and banking. The Microsoft and Zebra-Reflexis joint solution creates a single pane of glass for frontline workers that streamlines everyday processes for higher worker engagement and productivity. Frontline workers can now surface data from Reflexis into the Teams platform, amplifying connectivity on any device. Learn more about the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Reflexis Shifts connector integration</A>.</P> <P><IFRAME src="https://cdn.techcommunity.microsoft.com/assets/MicrosoftTeams/Shifts%20Lookbook.pdf" width="990" height="560"></IFRAME></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Not seeing your workforce management system here? Not a problem. You can also leverage the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Graph API</A> to pull Shift data to and from your staffing systems into Shifts and provide frontline workers with all the information they need in one place. You can also harness <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">open-source Shifts Connectors</A> with UKG and AMiON which are production ready and customizable to make scheduling seamless for your business with these partners.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Learn more about what’s possible with <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Shifts and workforce management</A> and see how all of <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Teams</A> can support your business today with frontline solutions.</P> Tue, 03 Aug 2021 17:33:54 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/2-new-teams-solutions-to-enhance-communication-and-workforce/ba-p/2540682 Microsoft_Teams_team 2021-08-03T17:33:54Z Microsoft Teams now included in Microsoft 365 Multi-Geo! https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/microsoft-teams-now-included-in-microsoft-365-multi-geo/ba-p/2540634 <P>With <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft 365 Multi-Geo</A>, organizations have greater control over the location of specific data centers their data is stored in. Admins can provision and store data at rest in the geo locations of their choice to help meet data residency requirements, especially helpful for multi-national organizations. Microsoft 365 Multi-Geo includes support for Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and OneDrive…and now Teams!</P> <P><BR />In a Multi-Geo environment, an organization’s Microsoft 365 tenant consists of a central location and one or more satellite locations. The tenant’s central location is based on where the Microsoft 365 subscription was originally provisioned and satellite locations are the additional geo locations specified by admins. To store an end user’s data in a specific geo location separate from the tenant’s central location, an admin will set the end user’s Preferred Data Location (PDL) Azure Active Directory attribute.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Microsoft 365 Multi-Geo.png" style="width: 624px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/295265i0D02FEF9C5832361/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Microsoft 365 Multi-Geo.png" alt="Figure 1: Microsoft 365 Multi-Geo" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Figure 1: Microsoft 365 Multi-Geo</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H3>Microsoft Teams Multi-Geo Support now Generally Available!</H3> <P>Teams Multi-Geo enables customers to store <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Teams core customer data</A> at rest for end users and teams in the geo locations of their choice, controlled through the same PDL leveraged by existing Microsoft 365 Multi-Geo services. This will allow admins to control where Teams customer data will sit down to the team and end user level.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Teams data ownership principles</STRONG></P> <P>Teams Multi-Geo handles data ownership different for end users and teams based on who the designated “owner” of the data is.</P> <UL> <LI><STRONG>End user chat data:</STRONG> in a 1:1 or 1:N chat, the creator of the chat is the data “owner” and the PDL of that end user will determine where the chat data sits</LI> <LI><STRONG>Meeting chat data:</STRONG> the organizer of the meeting is the data “owner” and the PDL of the organizer will determine where the meeting chat data sits</LI> <LI><STRONG>Team and channel data:</STRONG> the team is the data “owner” and is backed by a Microsoft 365 group, meaning the Microsoft 365 group’s PDL will determine where the data sits</LI> </UL> <P>An important piece in data ownership is that if an end user or Microsoft 365 group’s PDL is changed, the associated data “owned” will be migrated to the newly set PDL. If an end user has Multi-Geo disabled or their license removed, their chat data will eventually migrate back to the tenant default. If the tenant has Multi-Geo disabled, all Teams core customer data will eventually migrate back to the tenant default geo location.</P> <H3><BR />Frequently Asked Questions:</H3> <P><STRONG>How will this impact my organization if we are already using Microsoft 365 Multi-Geo?</STRONG></P> <P>For customers who have setup and enabled Microsoft 365 Multi-Geo capabilities by setting a PDL for an end user or Microsoft 365 Group, Microsoft 365 Multi-Geo will begin migrating Teams core customer data and respecting PDLs as we work through the queue. <SPAN>This queue will process continuously over the next few quarters and is fully automated</SPAN>. No action is required by IT administrators. Any new PDL changes will be processed after the tenant has completed the initial sync, and new PDL changes beyond that will be queued and processed in the order they are received. Microsoft 365 Multi-Geo is not enabled by default - if you have not setup and enabled any Multi-Geo capabilities there will be no impact for your organization.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>How do we prepare to take advantage of Microsoft 365 Multi-Geo?</STRONG></P> <P>The first step of Microsoft 365 Multi-Geo is to ensure that each user who will have a PDL set separate from the central tenant location has a proper Multi-Geo license assigned. If an end user has a PDL set but is not assigned a proper license, their data will not move and remain in the tenant default geo location. If a user has their Microsoft 365 Multi-Geo license removed, their data will migrate back to the tenant default geo location.</P> <H3><BR />What are the licensing requirements for Microsoft 365 Multi-Geo?</H3> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft 365 Multi-Geo licensing</A> is available as an add-on to the below Microsoft 365 subscription plans for Enterprise Agreement customers. For more information, please contact your Microsoft account team.</P> <UL> <LI>Microsoft 365 F1, F3, E3, or E5</LI> <LI>Office 365 F3, E1, E3, or E5</LI> <LI>Exchange Online Plan 1 or Plan 2</LI> <LI>OneDrive for Business Plan 1 or Plan 2</LI> <LI>SharePoint Online Plan 1 or Plan 2</LI> </UL> <P><STRONG>Does Microsoft 365 Multi-Geo impact our security and compliance capabilities?</STRONG></P> <P>All existing information protection and compliance capabilities will continue working as is with Microsoft 365 Multi-Geo.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Can Microsoft 365 Multi-Geo help improve network performance?</STRONG></P> <P>No, Microsoft 365 Multi-Geo is designed to support data residency requirements and is not designed for performance optimization. For more information about performance optimization for Microsoft 365, please reference <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Network planning and performance tuning for Microsoft 365</A>.</P> <H3><BR />Where can I go to learn more?</H3> <P>For detailed information on Microsoft 365 Multi-Geo and Teams Multi-Geo, please see:</P> <UL> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Multi-Geo Capabilities in Microsoft Teams</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Plan for Microsoft 365 Multi-Geo</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Configure Microsoft 365 Multi-Geo</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Administering a Microsoft 365 Multi-Geo Environment</A></LI> </UL> Tue, 07 Sep 2021 22:46:21 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/microsoft-teams-now-included-in-microsoft-365-multi-geo/ba-p/2540634 John Gruszczyk 2021-09-07T22:46:21Z Salesforce brings sales and service data into Microsoft Teams to support a hybrid workforce https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/salesforce-brings-sales-and-service-data-into-microsoft-teams-to/ba-p/2521221 <P>At Build, we shared how a new class of collaboration apps is needed to support the global structural changes for hybrid work. These apps provide a single collaborative layer to support synchronous and asynchronous working styles. We call this new class of applications <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">collaborative apps</A>.</P> <P><BR />The <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Salesforce app in Microsoft Teams</A> is now Generally Available. Now, sales and service teams using Salesforce Sales Cloud or Service Cloud can bring account data and records into their Teams workspace for better collaboration. Sales and service reps no longer need to switch between windows to find key data; it’s all in one workspace so teams can stay aligned and work efficiently.</P> <P><BR />The integration supports the type of collaboration teams need in their current hybrid customer engagements. Sales teams need to have the most recent and relevant context about accounts as they interact with their teams and customers to provide a seamless buying experience. For service teams, it can create better coordination and faster response times to open cases, increasing customer satisfaction and reducing the support load on the team.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Teams Salesforce (1).png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/294022iF5A03C1C05A4C6ED/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Teams Salesforce (1).png" alt="Teams Salesforce (1).png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>The Salesforce integration allows customers to access their Salesforce records in Teams channels, chat conversations, and meetings. This helps increase internal alignment and save time by no longer having to switch between applications.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Teams Salesforce (2).png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/294023i62C3A291C5D929B6/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Teams Salesforce (2).png" alt="Teams Salesforce (2).png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>With the Teams Integration, Salesforce users can:</P> <UL> <LI>Pin records to Teams channel tabs and chats to make them easy to find</LI> <LI>Edit records directly within Teams.</LI> <LI>Post important conversation moments on the Salesforce Chatter feed of records pinned on Teams channel and chat tabs.</LI> <LI>Mention Salesforce records (opportunities, accounts, cases, contacts, and leads) in Teams channels and chats to facilitate collaboration.</LI> <LI>Preview more details about records mentioned in Teams channels and chats.</LI> </UL> <P>The integration has received a high volume of interest while in pilot and we're excited to see a collaborative app meeting our joint customers where they work.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>To get started:</STRONG><BR />Add the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Salesforce App to your Teams</A> tenant from the Teams Admin Center. The Salesforce integration with Microsoft Teams is available to Microsoft customers licensed with Teams, and Salesforce customers with Sales and Service licenses in Enterprise, or higher editions, orgs.</P> Wed, 07 Jul 2021 15:58:14 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/salesforce-brings-sales-and-service-data-into-microsoft-teams-to/ba-p/2521221 Microsoft_Teams_team 2021-07-07T15:58:14Z Skype for Business Online retires next month – how to prepare https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/skype-for-business-online-retires-next-month-how-to-prepare/ba-p/2503812 <P>It’s been nearly two years since we first announced the July 31, 2021 retirement of Skype for Business Online. Hundreds of <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">upgrade workshops</A> and millions of successful Skype for Business Online to Teams transitions later, we’re closing in on this significant milestone.</P> <P><BR />With a month before service retirement, we encourage remaining Skype for Business Online customers to continue transitioning users and workloads to Teams. Here’s some additional guidance to help ensure a successful journey to Teams:</P> <H3><BR /><STRONG>Microsoft-assisted Upgrades to Teams</STRONG></H3> <P>Organizations that have not yet upgraded to Teams Only will be scheduled for <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft assisted upgrades to Teams</A> to help with last-mile technical elements of the transition. Scheduling notifications are sent to tenant admins within the Microsoft 365 Message Center and Teams admin center 90 days before the date of the assisted upgrade. Even after scheduling, customers may still self-upgrade prior to the assisted upgrade date to better control the timing of their upgrade experience.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Assisted upgrades will begin in August 2021</STRONG> with tenant-specific dates shared in the scheduling notifications mentioned above. Organizations that are scheduled for assisted upgrades after July 31, 2021 will be able to use Skype for Business Online until their upgrade is complete.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>The assisted upgrade experience will differ slightly depending on whether organizations have a Skype for Business Online-only or a Skype for Business Online with hybrid environment.</P> <UL> <LI><STRONG>Skype for Business Online-only:</STRONG> The assisted upgrade process will apply the <EM>TeamsUpgradeOverridePolicy</EM> policy to the tenant. When this policy is applied, all Skype for Business Online users will be placed in Teams Only mode.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Skype for Business Online users in hybrid environment:</STRONG> The assisted upgrade will only switch Skype for Business Online users to Teams Only mode if they're not already in that mode. Skype for Business Server users won't be impacted by the assisted upgrade process and will remain on-premises.</LI> </UL> <P>The duration of the upgrade will vary by volume of users and the characteristics of the deployment. In most cases, users within a tenant will be upgraded within 24 hours of the start of the upgrade. During this time, end users will still have access to Skype for Business Online functionality. Once the upgrade has completed and users sign out of Skype for Business Online, they'll start using Teams for messaging, meetings, and calling. Post-upgrade, all new online users will be added in Teams Only mode.</P> <P><BR />Learn more about the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">post-upgrade experience</A>.</P> <H3><BR /><STRONG>Migrating Skype for Business Online Meetings and Contacts to Teams</STRONG></H3> <P>Regardless of whether an organization manages all aspects of the upgrade or use the assisted process, our guidance includes <STRONG>steps to ensure meetings and contacts are successfully migrated</STRONG> from Skype for Business Online to Teams.</P> <UL> <LI><STRONG>Migrating Meetings Data to Teams:</STRONG> It’s important for customers with Skype for Business Online-only deployments to use the Meeting Migration Service (MMS) to migrate existing Skype for Business Online meetings to Teams meetings prior to the assisted upgrade date to avoid the potential for data loss. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more about how MMS works</A>.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Migrating Contacts to Teams:</STRONG> Existing contacts from Skype for Business Online including federated (but no distribution lists) will be migrated when users log into Teams for the first time. Users must take this step within 90 days of the completed upgrade.</LI> </UL> <H3><STRONG>Got that. What else?</STRONG></H3> <P>Here are a few other things to know about the retirement of Skype for Business Online:</P> <UL> <LI>Services that integrate with Skype for Business Online will not be supported beyond the July 31, 2021 retirement. This includes support for <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">third-party audio conferencing providers</A> (ACP), <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/changes-ahead-for-cloud-connector-edition-and-hybrid-voice/ba-p/1650055" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Skype for Business Online Cloud Connector Edition</A> (CCE), <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/changes-ahead-for-cloud-connector-edition-and-hybrid-voice/ba-p/1650055" target="_blank" rel="noopener">hybrid voice configurations</A>, and <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Skype Meeting Broadcast</A>.</LI> <LI>Customers will not be able to move online users out of Teams Only mode after retirement.</LI> <LI>Customers with hybrid configurations may <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">move users from Teams to Skype for Business Server</A> if needed.</LI> <LI>Coexistence modes enable customers to operate Skype for Business Server/Teams side-by-side experiences until they are ready to move users to Teams Only.</LI> <LI>Users can be moved directly from <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Skype for Business Server to Teams Only after configuring Skype for Business hybrid with Microsoft</A>.</LI> <LI>The retirement of Skype for Business Online and corresponding assisted upgrades <STRONG>do not affect</STRONG> the Skype consumer service, Skype for Business Server products and Skype for Business Online operated by 21Vianet (China Sovereign Clouds Instance).</LI> </UL> <H3><STRONG>We’re here to help</STRONG></H3> <P>The following upgrade resources are available to help enable a successful transition to Teams and prepare for the retirement of Skype for Business Online:</P> <UL> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Teams admin documentation</A> provides guidance for rolling out, managing, and preparing users for Teams.</LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Online upgrade guidance</A> helps you prepare your technical environment and end-users for the upgrade to Teams.</LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">On-demand upgrade planning workshops</A> take you through a proven framework for planning and implementing your upgrade from Skype for Business to Teams.</LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">FastTrack</A> deployment assistance is available for eligible subscriptions.</LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Partners</A> can help you plan and execute your upgrade.</LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Organizations that have completed their transitions can attest to the transformational benefits Teams brings. And while the retirement of Skype for Business Online has us a little nostalgic, we can’t be more excited about how Teams helps our customers accomplish more across work, school, and life.<BR /><BR />See you in Teams!</P> Mon, 12 Jul 2021 18:11:06 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/skype-for-business-online-retires-next-month-how-to-prepare/ba-p/2503812 Microsoft_Teams_team 2021-07-12T18:11:06Z What’s New in Microsoft Teams | June 2021 https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/what-s-new-in-microsoft-teams-june-2021/ba-p/2497729 <P>Welcome to the June edition of What’s new in Teams. This was another month where we released several features to make Teams even more useful for you. We also announced several new innovations coming later this year to empower people and organizations to succeed as we transition to hybrid work. Please check out <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">this blog post</A> by Jared Spataro, Corporate Vice President for Microsoft 365.</P> <P><BR />Let’s get to all the features and innovations that are available this month!<BR /><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=#meetings" target="_self">Meetings and webinars</A><BR /><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=#calling" target="_self">Calling</A><BR /><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=#devices" target="_self">Devices</A><BR /><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=#chat" target="_self">Chat and Collaboration</A><BR /><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=#manage" target="_self">Management</A><BR /><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=#security" target="_self">Security, compliance, and privacy</A><BR /><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=#government" target="_self">Government</A></P> <DIV id="meetings">&nbsp;</DIV> <H2><BR /><STRONG>Meetings and webinars</STRONG></H2> <P><STRONG>Attendance Dashboard</STRONG></P> <P>After finishing a meeting or webinar, organizers can view an attendance report that helps you understanding how many registered vs. attended, who attended the meeting, and whether they engaged for all or part of the meeting. This is now embedded directly within the Teams UI for your reporting and analytics needs. Click on the Attendance tab in your Meeting Details to find the attendee dashboard. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Attendance Dashboard.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/292346iFA0E20AFA52EAE4D/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Attendance Dashboard.png" alt="Attendance Dashboard.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Follow up with webinar participants via Dynamics 365 Marketing</STRONG><BR />You are now able to follow up with webinar participants through the attendance tab after a webinar, if you as a webinar organizer have a Dynamics 365 Marketing license. From there, you can export your attendance data into Dynamics 365 Marketing, so you can create customer journeys and send personalized follow-up emails to your webinar attendees.</P> <P><IFRAME src="https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/videoplayer/embed/RWANzI?autoplay=false" width="950" height="465" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" allow="accelerometer; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture"></IFRAME></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Lower all raised hands</STRONG><BR />When at least one hand is raised, meeting organizers and presenters can now lower all raised hands with a single click. Simply navigate to the participant pane and click on the Lower all hands option. This helps quickly lower all hands when associated questions have been resolved to make way for new raised questions. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Lower All Raised Hands.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/292351i3D28D8A5BBB3BC8D/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Lower All Raised Hands.png" alt="Lower All Raised Hands.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Spotlighting multiple users in a meeting</STRONG><BR />Organizers and presenters can now spotlight up to 7 participants simultaneously during meetings. Previously, while an attendee can pin multiple participants for their own private view, only one participant can be spotlighted for all attendees. Once a single participant has been spotlighted, simply click on the context menu of your additional participant(s) and select Add Spotlight. For meetings that have multiple speakers or presenters, this is great to focus all attendees’ view on those specific video feeds. Feature is available in both Desktop and Mobile. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Spotlight multiple users in a meeting.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/292426iF0AE725A4E99B531/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Spotlight multiple users in a meeting.png" alt="Spotlight multiple users in a meeting.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Chat bubbles</STRONG><BR />Chats sent during a Teams meeting now surface on the screens of all meeting participants, making the chat more central to the conversation. You no longer need to manually open the chat window within a meeting to see what participants are typing. This feature is on by default. To turn off this feature, select Don’t show chat bubbles under more actions.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Chat Bubbles.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/292410i0B3757DD1CF43172/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Chat Bubbles.png" alt="Chat Bubbles.png" /></span></P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Inking and Laser Pointer in PowerPoint Live in Microsoft Teams</STRONG><BR />Virtual laser pointer and ink annotations are now available in PowerPoint Live. Presenters can engage more with their audience by drawing attention or clarifying certain sections of the PowerPoint deck. Just as you would use a physical laser point in a room, PowerPoint Live allows you to effectively point at different places in the presentation so the audience can easily follow along what’s on the slide. Only the active “in control” presenter is able to see and make annotations via the annotation toolbar. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P><IMG src="https://cdn.techcommunity.microsoft.com/assets/MicrosoftTeams/PowerPoint%20Live%20in%20Teams%20and%20Slideshow.gif" border="0" width="990" /></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Updated Large gallery view on Teams mobile</STRONG><BR />When selecting Large gallery in meetings, we are introducing a mobile-optimized layout for Teams mobile users that allow you to swipe through all the participants in a meeting. With up to 10 participants per page on your screen, you can now see all participants clearly on your mobile device. This is available in iOS 13+ and Android OS 9+ or any version with more than 4GB RAM. All other devices continues to see the current Large gallery experience.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Large gallery view on Teams mobile.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/292360iDCC0444BBC1F2B73/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Large gallery view on Teams mobile.png" alt="Large gallery view on Teams mobile.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Include device audio when sharing on iOS and Android</STRONG><BR />Now you can include audio when sharing on iOS and Android devices during a Teams meeting. This is great when sharing a video with voiceover and music. It allows everyone to watch simultaneously without echoes or sync issues. You can find this setting under More actions, <EM>Share screen with audio</EM>. It is available to devices with Android 10+ or iOS 13+.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Include device audio when sharing.gif" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/292515i233E9DD1A97213A1/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Include device audio when sharing.gif" alt="Include device audio when sharing.gif" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Live Transcription with speaker attribution for additional licenses</STRONG><BR />Live transcription allows you to follow and review conversations (in English-US) alongside the meeting video or audio in real time. Attendees who joined late, or missed the meeting, can easily catch up by reading what was discussed and searching the transcript by speaker. This feature was initially available to users with Office 365/Microsoft 365 E3/E5, Microsoft 365 Business Standard, and Microsoft 365 Business Premium licenses. We are now expanding this feature to users with Office 365 E1, Office 365 A1, Office 365/Microsoft 365 A3/A5, Microsoft 365 F1, Office 365/Microsoft 365 F3, and Microsoft 365 Business Basic licenses. <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/live-transcription-with-speaker-attribution-now-available-in/ba-p/2228817" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Large Gallery for VDI</STRONG><BR />The Large gallery feature is now available in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI). Now VDI users are able to expand their gallery, viewing up to 49 participants on the same screen during a Teams meeting.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Offer: Get Audio Conferencing for free</STRONG><BR />Join Microsoft Teams meetings on the go with a global dial-in number or dial out to help others join a meeting with Audio Conferencing. Eligible customers purchasing via partners<SUP>1</SUP><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN> and web<SUP>1</SUP><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN> can take advantage of our free Audio Conferencing offer now extended through December 31, 2021. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Offer: Microsoft 365 Business Voice promotion</STRONG><BR />Business Voice is a cloud-based telephony solution built into Teams that combines essential telephony components into a single package. It is designed for businesses with up to 300 users and includes a phone system, audio conferencing and a domestic calling plan. Through December 31, 2021, customers can purchase Business Voice at a 25 percent discount for 12 months. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <DIV id="calling">&nbsp;</DIV> <H2><BR /><STRONG>Calling</STRONG></H2> <P><STRONG>1:1 PSTN Call Recording</STRONG><BR />We have changed how 1:1 Call recording is enabled. By creating its own policy, Administrators can now delineate recording configurations between meetings and calling. Previously, 1:1 Call recording has been controlled by the CsTeamsMeetingPolicy / AllowCloudRecording attribute. Now, it is controlled by the CsTeamsCallingPolicy / allowCloudRecordingForCalls attribute. This feature is only available via PowerShell.</P> <DIV id="devices">&nbsp;</DIV> <H2><BR /><STRONG>Devices</STRONG></H2> <P><STRONG>Intelligent speakers for Teams Rooms</STRONG><BR />Intelligent speakers are designed for Teams Rooms and use Microsoft’s voice recognition technology to identify who is speaking and apply their name to the meeting transcript. This is great when you need to catch up on a meeting asynchronously and want to understand who said what during the meeting. The first two partners to launch intelligent speakers are EPOS and Yealink. Learn more about <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/introducing-intelligent-speakers-for-microsoft-teams-rooms/ba-p/2428305" target="_self">intelligent speakers for Teams Rooms</A> and the speakers from our partners <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EPOS</A> and <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Yealink</A>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="EPOS and Yealink.jpg" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/292383iDBC426A9237DF23B/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="EPOS and Yealink.jpg" alt="EPOS and Yealink.jpg" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Updates to Teams Rooms on Surface Hub</STRONG> <BR />The updated Microsoft Teams Rooms on Surface Hub experience has been redesigned to bring favorite features from the desktop and Microsoft Teams Rooms into the meeting space. Purpose built for teams to meet and co-create, the new Teams Rooms on Surface Hub experience is rolling out in preview to the Windows Insider Program for Surface Hub. <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/surface-it-pro-blog/introducing-teams-room-on-surface-hub/ba-p/2118373" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn how to enroll in the program here</A>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Updates to Teams Rooms on Surface Hub.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/292385i5E9F99AD8714DFC0/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Updates to Teams Rooms on Surface Hub.png" alt="Updates to Teams Rooms on Surface Hub.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Better together mode for calls on Teams phones and Teams displays</STRONG><BR />Better Together mode allows users to pair their PC with their Teams phone or display allowing for audio and video to be streamed on their Teams device and content to be viewed on their PC. This capability now extends to calls on the Teams phones and displays, enhancing a user’s experience and streamlining their communications.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H3><STRONG>Newly certified devices</STRONG></H3> <P><STRONG>Microsoft PC accessories certified for Teams</STRONG> <BR />The first collection of hardware from Microsoft certified for Teams meetings and calling is now available for purchase. From a wired or wireless headset, speakerphone and web camera, there are more options at multiple price points for users to explore to enhance their collaboration experience. Lear more about the products in <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">this video and get started using these devices today</A>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Newly certified devices.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/292506i423DE2F540B7644B/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Newly certified devices.png" alt="Newly certified devices.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>EPOS Adapt 200 headsets</STRONG><BR />The Adapt 200 series of headsets from EPOS are now certified for Teams; this series is lightweight, affordable and comfortable making it ideal for people working in any environment. Whether at home, on the go, or at an office, you are able to be heard through a noise cancelling microphone, and can connect to two devices through Bluetooth. Check out this series and more at <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://aka.ms/Teamsdevices</A>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="EPOS Adapt 200 headsets.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/292388iB82EA1E625764DF7/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="EPOS Adapt 200 headsets.png" alt="EPOS Adapt 200 headsets.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>HP Elite Slice G2 Partner Ready</STRONG><BR />The HP Elite Slice G2 Partner Ready is now available as part of a bundle solution with the Logitech Tap Controller for Microsoft Teams Rooms for small, medium and large meeting spaces with pre-installed drivers for the Logitech Tap Controller. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="HP Elite Slice G2 Partner Ready.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/292389i23669499D694EC83/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="HP Elite Slice G2 Partner Ready.png" alt="HP Elite Slice G2 Partner Ready.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Lenovo ThinkSmart Core Kits</STRONG><BR />ThinkSmart Core, Lenovo’s first modular room kit designed for flexibility and scalability in meeting spaces. It comes in two room kit configuration. TheThinkSmart Core + Controller is a kit for spaces with pre-existing audio-visual components certified for Teams and the ThinkSmart Core Full Room Kit that also adds the ThinkSmart Cam and ThinkSmart Bar. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Lenovo ThinkSmart Core Kits.png" style="width: 965px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/292391i9EAB2370CAC0FC30/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Lenovo ThinkSmart Core Kits.png" alt="Lenovo ThinkSmart Core Kits.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Logitech Rally Bar for Microsoft Teams Rooms on Android</STRONG><BR />Logitech Rally allows you to set up your medium-sized conference rooms with fewer cables and components. It delivers an all-in-one video conferencing experience, featuring an Ultra-HD 4K camera, automated pan and tilt with up to 15X HD zoom, and audio for midsize meeting rooms. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more about Logitech Rally Bar</A>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Logitech Rally Bar (1).png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/292413i61E676C4FB6E53D2/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Logitech Rally Bar (1).png" alt="Logitech Rally Bar (1).png" /></span></P> <DIV id="chat">&nbsp;</DIV> <H2><STRONG>Chat &amp; Collaboration</STRONG></H2> <P><STRONG>Approval Templates</STRONG><BR />To streamline workflows, new out of the box templates provide a repeatable structure for common approvals like filling out expense reports or requesting overtime. Admins and team owners can use these as is, customize, or create new templates for their organization and teams to use. Use the structured form to input all the necessary information and eliminate back and forth on missing data for a faster approval. <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/streamline-requests-with-new-approval-features-in-microsoft/ba-p/2259871" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Access files offline on Android</STRONG><BR />The Teams mobile app on Android now allows you to access files even when you are offline or in bad network conditions. Simply select the files you need access to, and Teams will keep a downloaded version to use in your mobile app. You can find all your files that are available offline in the files section of the app. This feature was made available earlier this year for iOS.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Create tasks in Teams</STRONG><BR />Some messages result in follow-up actions. With this feature, you’ll be able to quickly create tasks right from any Microsoft Teams chat or channel conversation without having to switch apps or windows. To create a task, click the ellipses (<STRONG>…</STRONG>) in the pop-out menu, then select ‘More actions’ and choose ‘Create task’. Tasks created from Teams messages appears in the Tasks app for Teams. <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/planner-blog/create-trackable-tasks-from-your-ad-hoc-teams-messages/ba-p/2443289" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Create Tasks.gif" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/292417iE93FB7968A28D4F2/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Create Tasks.gif" alt="Create Tasks.gif" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Rich previews for SharePoint pages and news articles</STRONG><BR />When you paste a SharePoint news article or page link in a Teams chat, it automatically converts into a rich display card highlighting page title, thumbnail image, author and publish date. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn how to create and use SharePoint pages (and news)</A>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Rich Previews SharePoint Pages.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/292507iA6037A619609A372/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Rich Previews SharePoint Pages.png" alt="The example “Microsoft Viva – learn the pitch and demos (level 200” SharePoint page URL, after pasting it to the bottom of this chat, renders a preview of the page graphic, title, author and publish date." /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">The example “Microsoft Viva – learn the pitch and demos (level 200” SharePoint page URL, after pasting it to the bottom of this chat, renders a preview of the page graphic, title, author and publish date.</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Customize branding for the Yammer Communities app for Microsoft Teams</STRONG> <BR />Microsoft Teams admins can customize the branding for the Yammer Communities app for Microsoft Teams to suit their Yammer network with their preferred app logos, naming, accent color, and more. Learn more about the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Communities app for Teams and how to customize it here</A>.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>MacOS native notifications in Teams</STRONG><BR />Users can now choose to deliver Microsoft Teams notifications, either via Teams built-in notifications or via macOS native notifications. When choosing native notifications, Teams inherits the OS notifications settings and supports quiet hours, action center triaging and more native features. This is only available on MacOS 10.15 or later. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <DIV id="manage">&nbsp;</DIV> <H2><BR /><STRONG>Management</STRONG></H2> <P><STRONG>App risk evaluation</STRONG><BR />Teams admins are now able to view the security, compliance, and data privacy details for apps coming from Microsoft Cloud App Security. This helps Teams admins save time on security reviews and enable a more focused selection-based security specifications, resulting in increased app quality.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Device management automatic alerting in Teams Admin Center</STRONG><BR />The feature enable IT Admin to identify devices issues by triggering notifications on device problem and device health check status that can be turned into an immediate correction action, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <DIV id="security">&nbsp;</DIV> <H2><BR /><STRONG>Security, compliance, and privacy</STRONG></H2> <P><STRONG>Security, compliance, and data protection capabilities for apps</STRONG><BR />For Microsoft 365 Certified Teams apps, admins can view security, compliance, and data protection capabilities in a new tab on the app's detail page in the Teams Admin Center. This transparency gives Microsoft customers trust in the applications that run their organizations and ISVs an opportunity to showcase their hard work in becoming M365 Certified. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more about the Microsoft 365 App Compliance Program</A>.</P> <DIV id="government">&nbsp;</DIV> <H2><BR /><STRONG>Government</STRONG></H2> <P>These features currently available to Microsoft’s commercial customers in multi-tenant cloud environments are now rolling out to our customers in <STRONG>US Government Community Cloud (GCC), US Government Community Cloud High (GCC-High), and/or United States Department of Defense (DoD)</STRONG>.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Together mode</STRONG><BR />Together mode reimagines meeting experiences to help participants feel closer together even when you are apart. We are excited to introduce Together mode scene selections to transport your team to a variety of settings. Choose a scene to set the tone and create a unique experience for your meeting, whether it be a smaller conference room meeting, or an all-hands meeting held in an outdoor amphitheater. Available in GCC and GCC-High.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="TogetherMode.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/292421iDD6025DFF688F44F/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="TogetherMode.png" alt="TogetherMode.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Updating settings for attendees’ video</STRONG><BR />There are three new ways that you can now manage your attendees’ camera. First, meeting attendees are able to turn their camera on or off to share video by default. You can also configure to have all attendees’ camera disabled by setting Enable camera for attendees to Off from the Meeting Options web page before the meeting. Next, once this new setting is turned Off, you can also reverse this setting during the meeting to allow all attendees to turn their camera on. Finally, you can also enable or disable the camera for individual attendees. Note that these settings do not automatically turn on attendees’ camera or affect presenters and meeting organizers. This feature aims to focus on attendees to prevent disruptions during a meeting and help create a safe meeting environment. Available in GCC. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Assign the Presenter Role in Meeting</STRONG><BR />Meeting organizers can now assign one or more Presenters in their meetings with "Who can present?" meeting option. The Everyone option is selected by default; enabling everyone who joins the meeting with Presenter permissions and capabilities. During the meeting, the organizer and presenters can also change an individual participant’s role. This new setting helps ensure all meeting participants have appropriate roles. Available in GCC-High. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Assign the Presenter Role in Meeting.png" style="width: 624px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/292422i50338803DE7003CD/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Assign the Presenter Role in Meeting.png" alt="Assign the Presenter Role in Meeting.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Include computer sound when sharing on Mac</STRONG><BR />Mac desktop users can now include audio when sharing their desktop or window during a Teams meeting. This is great when sharing a video with voiceover and music. It allows everyone to watch simultaneously without echoes or sync issues. You can find this setting in the share content. Available in GCC. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Include computer sound when sharing on Mac.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/292423iFBC45053EB0D8687/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Include computer sound when sharing on Mac.png" alt="Include computer sound when sharing on Mac.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Call Merge</STRONG><BR />Call Merge gives end users the capability to merge their active 1:1 call into another 1:1 or group call. For example, during a call with someone (or a group), you need to ask someone else a question. With this feature, you may add them directly into the first conversation seamlessly. This applies to Teams VOIP calls and PSTN calls. Available in GCC. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Call Merge.png" style="width: 435px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/292425i755A19AD834B0D23/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Call Merge.png" alt="Call Merge.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Private channels</STRONG><BR />Enable users to create channels within existing teams that can be viewed and accessed only by select members of that team. With Private channels you can create focused spaces for collaboration, and right-size the channel participation and exposure to associated conversations and content without having to create discrete teams to limit visibility. Available in GCC-High and DoD. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Approvals in Teams</STRONG><BR />Approvals in Microsoft Teams enables everyone, from frontline workers to corporate headquarters employees, to easily create, manage, and share approvals directly from your hub for teamwork. You can quickly start an approval flow from the same place you send a chat, in a channel conversation, or from the Approvals app itself. Just select an approval type, add details, attach files, and choose approvers. Once submitted, approvers are notified and can review and act on the request. Available in GCC. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P><LI-VIDEO vid="https://youtu.be/Z9fdqSxKuJw" align="center" size="large" width="600" height="338" uploading="false" thumbnail="https://i.ytimg.com/vi/Z9fdqSxKuJw/hqdefault.jpg" external="url"></LI-VIDEO></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Tasks in Teams</STRONG><BR />Tasks in Teams gives you a new unified view of your personal and team tasks, powered by Planner and To Do. It consolidates your tasks across Microsoft To Do, Planner, and Outlook. Smart lists like Assigned to me, bring tasks together across different task lists, whether you’re on desktop or mobile. Available in GCC. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Task publishing</STRONG><BR />Task publishing lets companies create tasks centrally and publish to targeted locations, specific store layouts, factory capabilities or other customizable attributes of your frontline teams.<BR />Frontline managers can easily assign tasks to individual employees, while frontline workers can see a simple prioritized list of those tasks on their personal or company-issued mobile device. Available in GCC. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Task Publishing.png" style="width: 975px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/292428iD07D489CAEDB83C7/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Task Publishing.png" alt="Task Publishing.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Praise</STRONG><BR />Praise helps workers show appreciation to peers and employees to improve job satisfaction and promote a positive work culture. Send a Praise badge from a selection of badge sets or create company branded badges to express a company’s unique values. Available in GCC. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Praise.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/292429iC683ACC22FD443BD/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Praise.png" alt="Praise.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Out of Office</STRONG><BR />Set up a message to let others know you're not working or on vacation so you're not available to reply when they send a chat message. Your out of office status also syncs with Automatic Replies that are found in your Outlook calendar. Available in GCC-High and DoD.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Out of Office.png" style="width: 624px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/292430i33234A8135269B18/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Out of Office.png" alt="Out of Office.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Compliance capabilities for card content generated through apps in Teams messages</STRONG><BR />We <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/microsoft-365-compliance-capabilities-for-adaptive-card-content/ba-p/2095869" target="_blank" rel="noopener">recently extended Microsoft 365 compliance capabilities</A> to content generated through Teams apps including support for legal hold, eDiscovery, audit, retention, and communication compliance. Available in GCC.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Teams Device Management</STRONG><BR />Our customers who have tenants in the GCCH environment can also manage their Teams devices from the Teams Admin Centre. Admins can now control the entire lifecycle of their Teams devices which include an increasing variety of supported device types - IP Phones, Collaboration bars, Teams displays, Teams Meeting Room devices. Available in GCC-High.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><EM style="font-family: inherit;"><FONT size="1 2 3 4 5 6 7"><STRONG><SUP>1</SUP></STRONG><SPAN>&nbsp;G</SPAN>et Audio Conferencing for free for 12 months. Available only for net new Audio Conferencing seats (defined as seats incremental to any existing seats as of August 1, 2020) for CSP or Web Direct customers with paid subscriptions that include Teams. Available now through December 31, 2021. Available worldwide with exception<SPAN style="font-family: inherit;">s in China and India. The offer is subject to additional&nbsp;</SPAN><A style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #063e6c; outline: 0px;" href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">terms and conditions</A></FONT></EM></P> Wed, 30 Jun 2021 16:01:41 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/what-s-new-in-microsoft-teams-june-2021/ba-p/2497729 Microsoft_Teams_team 2021-06-30T16:01:41Z Microsoft Teams Displays Update | June 2021 https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/microsoft-teams-displays-update-june-2021/ba-p/2486569 <P>In this month’s update to the Teams display you will see that the experience is becoming increasingly personalized to your preferences and working style. We also would love to hear from you about how you use your Teams display! Please comment below on where you use your display and how you use it to stay productive and in the flow of work.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>1. New Wallpapers for display screen</H2> <P>Feeling a new change? A new array of wallpapers are now available for use on Teams Devices in a variety of colors and designs. Select one based on your mood, the weather, or close your eyes and choose one at random for a fun surprise to back your ambient screen, calendar, and other apps.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="wallpaper.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/291472iB88DCAB3E6B3E013/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="wallpaper.png" alt="wallpaper.png" /></span></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="wallpaper 2.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/291473i23524807C8A2E2F8/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="wallpaper 2.png" alt="wallpaper 2.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>2. Live captions 1:1 calls</H2> <P>Come again, say what? No matter how hard we try to listen actively, sometimes it can just be hard to understand what our colleagues are saying. Whether that is due to language barriers or noise distractions, this new feature in the display writes out what is being said in a 1:1 call in real time. These captions are available in US English and will not be available on the government cloud.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="live captions.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/291474iA259DCD63EADF032/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="live captions.png" alt="live captions.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>3. Presenter can unmute participants without “Raise Hand”</H2> <P>In a meeting where there are presenter and attendant roles, usually the attendants will be muted to prevent and disturbances to the content. In order to contribute with video or audio, an attendant would have had to raise their hand and the presenter would manually unmute them. With this new meeting setting, an attendant can unmute themselves to make a contribution without waiting for the presenter. This will improve the natural engagement to the meeting people and content and can encourage self-selected participation.</P> <H2><BR />4. Microsoft Outlook Contacts will be available on Teams displays in read-only mode</H2> <P>If you have contacts that are saved in Microsoft Outlook with a phone number, these contacts are now visible in the People app. While only the phone number for each contact can be seen today, this is an easy way to search for Outlook connections and dial out with a few taps of a finger.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>5. Improved usability for advanced calling features</H2> <P>While using your display a few new options are now available to give you additional information and processes depending on your needs. When you select the drop down arrow within the active call indicator icon, you can see the status of the person you are clicking on and a few quick actions like calling a related contact. Additionally, if one of your contacts has multiple numbers, you can now use this drop down to select which number to contact before placing an outgoing call.</P> <P><BR />When a boss or admin are in calls, the touch target to see call status has been updated. Pressing these contacts will show an action sheet to either see call status or to make an outgoing call to them.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="advanced calling features.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/291475i7879181D801FC867/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="advanced calling features.png" alt="advanced calling features.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>6. Support for DTMF in Pre-Call Screen</H2> <P>Dual-tone multifrequency (DTMF) will now be available in pre-call screens which can easily facilitate quick responses for auto attendant scenarios.</P> Mon, 28 Jun 2021 15:00:00 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/microsoft-teams-displays-update-june-2021/ba-p/2486569 Microsoft_Teams_team 2021-06-28T15:00:00Z New experiences coming to Microsoft Teams Rooms to allow everyone to participate on equal footing https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/new-experiences-coming-to-microsoft-teams-rooms-to-allow/ba-p/2451553 <P>As offices begin to open, there is great anticipation of reuniting and collaborating in person. But as people’s habits have changed over the past year, so have their expectations. Going forward, the workplace will be hybrid. This fluid experience will be realized across a continuum of spaces, where extreme flexibility allows you to choose where and when you work.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Now, more than ever people need collaboration experiences that put everyone on an equal footing, whether they join meetings from a conference room, home office, or on the go. In March, Microsoft unveiled our <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">vision for the future of Teams Rooms</A>, where connections feel natural and people feel included, represented, and can collaborate without boundaries. And today, Jared Spataro shared <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">new innovations</A> from Microsoft Teams and Teams Rooms designed to help you connect and engage, regardless of where you work.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Over the course of this year, we will deliver new experiences in Teams Rooms built to ensure everyone can be seen, heard, and fully participate from anywhere. Today we are announcing a new set of features, capabilities and devices that support the best hybrid meeting experience yet.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="#1_IMAGE_Dual Screen Teams Rooms Content Layout.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/289272i168D6AE5E22433F7/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="#1_IMAGE_Dual Screen Teams Rooms Content Layout.png" alt="#1_IMAGE_Dual Screen Teams Rooms Content Layout.png" /></span></P> <H6>Front row, a new content layout for Teams Rooms, with a dual-monitor configuration, gives participants a greater sense of connection with remote attendees.</H6> <H2>&nbsp;</H2> <H2>Participate on equal footing, no matter where you are</H2> <P>With so many people working from home this past year, we shared a more balanced meeting experience, where nearly all participants were joining remotely and on equal footing. As your organization plans for the hybrid work world, you have an opportunity to extend this equitable meeting experience across workspaces, ensuring everyone can collaborate without compromise.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>To give people in the room a greater sense of connection to remote participants and support collaboration before, during, and after meetings, we’re introducing a new content layout called <STRONG>front row</STRONG>. Visually, this new layout moves the video gallery to the bottom of the screen so in-room participants can see remote colleagues face to face across a horizontal plane – similar to if they were in the same room.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Meeting content is surrounded by contextual fluid components like the agenda, tasks, and notes, which can be updated in real-time, helping you stay engaged and productive. Additionally, the meeting chat is brought clearly into view so when in a room you can easily see and engage in the conversation in real-time. This layout will be supported across both single and dual display configurations.</P> <P><IMG src="https://cdn.techcommunity.microsoft.com/assets/MicrosoftTeams/Front%20Row%20content%20layout.gif" border="0" width="990" /></P> <H6>Front row, a new content layout for Teams Rooms brings remote users on equal footing with in-room meeting participants.&nbsp;</H6> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Helping remote participants establish a genuine presence in the room is key to delivering an inclusive hybrid meeting experience. Turning on video is one of the best things you can do when joining remotely and with new <STRONG>video layouts for Teams Rooms</STRONG>, we’ll maximize screen real estate by splitting the video gallery across all available displays when content isn’t being shared. With increased screen space, video of remote participants can be seen more clearly, bringing greater attention to the people who aren’t in the room.</P> <P><IMG src="https://cdn.techcommunity.microsoft.com/assets/MicrosoftTeams/video%20layouts.gif" border="0" width="990" /></P> <H6>New video layouts for Teams Rooms maximizes screen real estate by splitting the video gallery across available displays.</H6> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>We’re also bringing popular features from the personal Teams meeting experience to Teams Rooms. With the ability to <STRONG>pin</STRONG> or <STRONG>spotlight</STRONG> multiple video streams, you can maintain a clear view of the selected videos when in a room. Remote participants can promote their presence in the room by engaging in the meeting, which doesn’t always require speaking up. <STRONG>Live reactions</STRONG>, now visible in a Teams Room, allows you to share sentiments, and when using the classic video grid layout, <STRONG>chat bubbles</STRONG> alert in-room participants to the conversation happening alongside the meeting, so nothing gets missed and all voices are heard.</P> <P><IMG src="https://cdn.techcommunity.microsoft.com/assets/MicrosoftTeams/personalexperienceonteamsroom.gif" border="0" width="990" /></P> <H6>Teams Rooms now include popular features from the personal Teams meeting experience that help remote attendees promote their presence in the room.</H6> <H2>&nbsp;</H2> <H2>Optimize how remote viewers can see and hear what happens in the room</H2> <P>When you join meetings from a personal account, your individual video and profile information makes it easy to identify who said what but faces and voices can get lost in the crowd when joining from a shared meeting space. We are working with our certified OEM partners to deliver audio and video capabilities that allow every person in the room to be seen and heard more clearly.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Meeting transcripts are a great tool for you to catch up on a meeting asynchronously, but traditional transcription services can’t identify or differentiate between speakers.<STRONG> Intelligent speakers</STRONG>, now generally available from <STRONG>EPOS</STRONG> and <STRONG>Yealink</STRONG>, are designed for Teams Rooms and use Microsoft’s voice recognition technology in Teams to identify who is speaking and apply their name to the meeting transcript. After a quick voice enrollment in Teams, speakers are recognized automatically, and biometric enrollment information is securely stored and manageable in the Office 365 Cloud. Learn more about <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/introducing-intelligent-speakers-for-microsoft-teams-rooms/ba-p/2428305" target="_blank" rel="noopener">intelligent speakers for Teams Rooms here</A>.</P> <P><IMG src="https://cdn.techcommunity.microsoft.com/assets/MicrosoftTeams/GIF_Transcription.gif" border="0" width="990" /></P> <H6>New category of intelligent speakers for Teams Rooms make meetings more engaging for both remote and in room attendees.</H6> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>We are also working with our certified OEM partners to deliver enhanced views of rooms that are optimized for remote participants, allowing every person in the room to be seen more clearly. With new advanced camera capabilities, Teams Rooms devices from <STRONG>Neat</STRONG>, <STRONG>Jabra</STRONG>, <STRONG>Logitech</STRONG> and <STRONG>Poly</STRONG> help you feel even closer to the people in the room when joining remotely.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>We’re thrilled to announce the newest partner to join the Teams device family, <STRONG>Neat</STRONG>. Later this year, Teams experiences will be available across Neat’s full device portfolio, designed to support hybrid work across home and office workspaces. All Neat devices incorporate unique sensory capabilities like <STRONG>Neat Symmetry</STRONG>, which allows everyone to be seen equally up close. Neat Symmetry combines advanced AI with high-resolution sensors to focus in and individually auto frame each in-room participant, instinctively following them as if they have their own camera person. Learn more about <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Neat and Neat Symmetry here</A>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="#6_IMAGE_Neat Portfolio Still.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/289277i07A98230490896C9/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="#6_IMAGE_Neat Portfolio Still.png" alt="#6_IMAGE_Neat Portfolio Still.png" /></span></P> <H6><SPAN class="NormalTextRun BCX8 SCXW75198368" data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)">Neat joins the Teams family. Teams experiences available across device portfolio later this year<SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun ContextualSpellingAndGrammarErrorV2 BCX8 SCXW75198368" data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)">are designed</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun BCX8 SCXW75198368" data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)"><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN>to support hybrid work.&nbsp;</SPAN></H6> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><IMG src="https://cdn.techcommunity.microsoft.com/assets/MicrosoftTeams/NeatPortfolio.gif" border="0" width="990" /></P> <H6><SPAN class="TextRun SCXW41329788 BCX8" data-contrast="auto"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW41329788 BCX8" data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)">All Neat devices incorporate unique sensory capabilities to allow everyone to be seen equally up close.</SPAN></SPAN></H6> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>The new <STRONG>Jabra PanaCast 50</STRONG> front-of-room video bar provides an immersive 180-degree view of the room so everyone can be seen. With the new dynamic gallery view, active speakers in the room are shown up close, in their own video pane. PanaCast 50 can also be used to capture an in-room whiteboard so it can be brought into Teams and enhanced, using Microsoft’s intelligent capture feature, eliminating the need for a second content camera. These new views will come to the PanaCast 50 through a software update coming later this year. Learn more about <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Jabra and Jabra PanaCast 50 here</A>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="#8_IMAGE_Jabra PanaCast 50 Black Horizontal Front LB1.jpg" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/289299i806645B5AEA3EB86/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="#8_IMAGE_Jabra PanaCast 50 Black Horizontal Front LB1.jpg" alt="#8_IMAGE_Jabra PanaCast 50 Black Horizontal Front LB1.jpg" /></span></P> <H6>Jabra PanaCast 50 front-of-room video bar provides an immersive 180-degree view of the room so everyone can be seen.</H6> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><IMG src="https://cdn.techcommunity.microsoft.com/assets/MicrosoftTeams/JabraPanaCast50.gif" border="0" width="990" /></P> <H6>New dynamic gallery view enable active speakers in the room to be shown up close, in their own video pane.</H6> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>RightSight 2</STRONG>, a new feature for <STRONG>Logitech Rally Bar</STRONG> and <STRONG>Rally Bar Mini</STRONG>, creates a more inclusive meeting experience for remote users by displaying two views on the Teams meeting screen: one of the active speaker, and another that captures everyone in the room. As the conversation shifts to a different speaker, so does the camera. RightSight 2 will be available later this year as a software update for Teams Rooms. Learn more about <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Logitech Room Solutions for Microsoft Teams Rooms here</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="#10_IMAGE_High_Resolution_JPG-Rally Bar Graphite Front Elevated.jpg" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/289300i4E757B3FFCC85CE8/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="#10_IMAGE_High_Resolution_JPG-Rally Bar Graphite Front Elevated.jpg" alt="#10_IMAGE_High_Resolution_JPG-Rally Bar Graphite Front Elevated.jpg" /></span></P> <H6>RightSight 2, a new feature for Logitech Rally Bar and Rally Bar Mini, will be available later this year for Teams Room.</H6> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><IMG src="https://cdn.techcommunity.microsoft.com/assets/MicrosoftTeams/Logitech%20RightSight2%20Device.gif" border="0" width="990" /></P> <H6>The RightSight 2 feature for Logitech Rally Bar and Rally Bar Mini, creates a more inclusive meeting experience for remote users on a Teams meeting screen.&nbsp;</H6> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>The new <STRONG>Poly Studio E70</STRONG> intelligent camera detects and tracks active speakers to help remote participants more clearly follow what is happening in the room. <STRONG>Poly DirectorAI</STRONG> is the brain behind the camera’s capabilities, leveraging AI and machine learning technology to deliver real-time automatic transitions, framing to zoom in closer to the person speaking and tracking to follow the conversation. A future segmented view will display multiple people in their own individual frames. The Poly Studio E70 will be available globally later this year. Learn more about<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> Poly and Poly Studio E70 here</A>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="#12_IMAGE_MicrosoftTeams.jpg" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/289398i90CF85418777D39D/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="#12_IMAGE_MicrosoftTeams.jpg" alt="#12_IMAGE_MicrosoftTeams.jpg" /></span></P> <H6>New Poly Studio E70 intelligent camera, available later this year, will help remote participants more clearly follow what is happening in the room.</H6> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><IMG src="https://cdn.techcommunity.microsoft.com/assets/MicrosoftTeams/PolyStudioE70.gif" border="0" width="990" /></P> <H6>Poly DirectorAI, the brain behind the new Poly Studio E70, leverages AI and machine learning technology to deliver real-time automatic transition.</H6> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>Teams Room on Surface Hub brings boundaryless collaboration to your hybrid meetings</H2> <P>We are all looking forward to those moments of brainstorming huddles back in the office. But in a hybrid environment one of the biggest challenges is finding ways to collaborate fully with participants joining from different locations. We are pleased to share the new <STRONG>Teams Rooms on Surface Hub</STRONG> experience, designed to enable boundaryless collaboration on a device purpose built for teams to meet and co-create, wherever you work.</P> <P><IMG src="https://cdn.techcommunity.microsoft.com/assets/MicrosoftTeams/WhiteboardonSurfaceHub.gif" border="0" width="990" /></P> <H6>New Teams Rooms on Surface Hub experience has been redesigned to bring popular features from the desktop to enrich collaboration for the hybrid workplace.</H6> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>This next generation of Teams on Surface Hub has been redesigned to bring your favorite features from the desktop into the meeting space. With a new meeting stage, a robust set of meeting controls, and popular features including Together Mode scenes, background noise suppression, chat bubbles, and live reactions, Teams Rooms on Surface Hub enriches collaboration for the hybrid workplace. You can easily access your Microsoft 365 files and confidently present using features like PowerPoint Live in Teams, letting you see slides, notes, and your audience all in one view.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>People love the rich collaboration capabilities on Surface Hub, and the new Microsoft Whiteboard experience announced today will also come to Teams Rooms on Surface Hub so everyone can draw and ink on the same digital canvas, no matter where they are.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>The new Teams Rooms on Surface Hub experience will be rolling out in preview to the Windows Insider Program for Surface Hub later this month. Learn how to <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/surface-it-pro-blog/introducing-teams-room-on-surface-hub/ba-p/2118373" target="_blank" rel="noopener">enroll in the program here</A>.</P> <H2>&nbsp;</H2> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>Be seen, heard and collaborate from anywhere, at any time</H2> <P>As part of an increasingly mobile workforce, you may work from offices where you do not have an assigned space. Imagine coming into the office for the day or working from a satellite location – you’ll need spaces that give you the flexibility to touch down and focus for a few hours, or simply take a quick call or meeting in private. The new <STRONG>hotdesk</STRONG> capability on the Teams display provides you a way to reserve workspaces ahead of time, and gain access to your personal Teams account in a shared space. Simply log in with your Office 365 credentials and use the display to access your Teams chats, files, and calendar. You can also pair the display with your PC, providing a second screen to help you multitask. When finished, securely sign out and the space is ready for the next person.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="hotdesk.gif" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/289294i2B465E2BC354F13A/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="hotdesk.gif" alt="hotdesk.gif" /></span></P> <H6>New hotdesk capability on the Teams display provides you a way to reserve workspaces ahead of time, and gain access to your personal Teams account in a shared space.</H6> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>When working from your personal workspace, you will be able to enjoy the rich features of the Teams display on the newest member of the portfolio, <STRONG>Neat Frame</STRONG>. You can easily chat, collaborate, and access the Teams and AI features found on the display on this larger, portrait oriented, 15.6-inch form factor. Now there is a new way for you to easily see colleagues better and engage with live reactions, quick responses, and more.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Neat Frame.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/289301i19FEB3F8BDFEE49E/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Neat Frame.png" alt="Neat Frame.png" /></span></P> <H6>Enjoy rich features of Teams display from personal workspace with newest member of the portfolio, Neat Frame.</H6> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Finally, for seamless connectivity on the go, the first Teams-certified true wireless earbuds will soon be available from Logitech in both Graphite and Rose colors for an always-on Teams experience from your mobile device or desktop.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="earbuds (1).png.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/289400i90B329A45B213CE0/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="earbuds (1).png.png" alt="earbuds (1).png.png" /></span></P> <H6>The first Teams-certified true wireless earbuds from Logitech will soon be available; an always on Teams experience from your mobile device or desktop.</H6> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Businesses around the world have been consumed with making remote work successful during the past 18 months, focusing on the physical office took a temporary backseat. That’s all changing as people begin to go back into the office. The way we work has permanently changed. As we return to the office and the physical meeting room, Microsoft, with our device partners, are committed to bringing experiences to Teams Rooms that allow everyone to participate on equal footing, whether in the room or remote.</P> Tue, 22 Jun 2021 17:20:47 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/new-experiences-coming-to-microsoft-teams-rooms-to-allow/ba-p/2451553 Microsoft_Teams_team 2021-06-22T17:20:47Z Announcing general availability for Intelligent speakers for Microsoft Teams Rooms https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/announcing-general-availability-for-intelligent-speakers-for/ba-p/2428305 <P>The hybrid workplace is here, and Microsoft Teams Rooms has the latest innovations to enhance everyone’s experiences, whether in the room, or remote. It is critical that everyone feels engaged and connected no matter where they work. To make meetings more engaging, we are announcing a new category of intelligent speakers for Teams Rooms on Windows.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="EPOS and Yealink (1).jpg" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/289609i6C25D2FB12969734/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="EPOS and Yealink (1).jpg" alt="EPOS and Yealink (1).jpg" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>1. Inclusive meetings powered by Microsoft Teams</H2> <P>Intelligent speakers are intelligent peripherals for Microsoft Teams Rooms on Windows and are designed to bring high quality audio experiences to remote participants can clearly hear all the voices in the room. And they are optimized for <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Cortana voice assistance</A> to offer touch-less experience to join and end meetings in shared spaces.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>2. Intelligent transcription with speaker attribution</H2> <P>Intelligent speakers will bring people identification in live transcription in a shared environment enabling clear voice capture of participants in the meeting room. Allowing everyone in the meeting to spend less time note taking and easily follow along who said what in the room. Intelligent speakers include a 7-microphone array to identify voices of up to ten people in meeting rooms so whether you are working remotely or in the conference room, you can effectively see who said what during and after the meeting.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Transcription.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/289626iFE4D85B651AF9F6F/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Transcription.png" alt="Transcription.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>3. Powered by Microsoft Graph</H2> <P>Knowing who is speaking makes transcription more accurate and meaningful. Once we know who is speaking, we can leverage the power of intelligence through Microsoft Graph that provides access to rich people-centric data and insight in the Microsoft Cloud to contextualize the transcription. For example, because we know who the speaker is, the acronyms, names of colleagues, and different words the speaker uses can be more accurately transcribed.</P> <H2><BR />4. Enterprise grade privacy and security</H2> <P>Voice data will be securely stored in the Office 365 Cloud, and users will retain control of their information, including the ability to delete it at any time. The capture of voice data can be turned on or off for each meeting. Additionally, admins have full control to turn on/off people identification through voice recognition feature across the organization.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Enterprise grade privacy and security.jpg" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/289403i8CB012EB837D71EC/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Enterprise grade privacy and security.jpg" alt="Enterprise grade privacy and security.jpg" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>The first two partners to launch intelligent speakers are EPOS with Capture 5 and Yealink with MS Speech,&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EPOS Capture 5</A> and <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Yealink M Speech</A> intelligent speakers can be purchased individually and in bundles to work with Microsoft Teams Rooms on Windows products.</P> <P><BR />Yealink offers a Microsoft Teams Room on Windows bundle with (<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">MVC 320</A> or <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">MVC 640</A>) and MS Speech Intelligent Speaker. EPOS and Lenovo have partnered to offer a Microsoft Teams Room on Windows bundle with <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Lenovo ThinkSmart Hub Gen 2</A> and EPOS Capture 5.</P> <P><FONT color="#FF0000"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Lenovo ThinkSmart Hub Gen 2 bundle - Yealink MVC 320 bundle.jpg" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/289401iB40E02CF922AA8A2/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Lenovo ThinkSmart Hub Gen 2 bundle - Yealink MVC 320 bundle.jpg" alt="Lenovo ThinkSmart Hub Gen 2 bundle(left) and Yealink MVC 320 bundle (right)" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Lenovo ThinkSmart Hub Gen 2 bundle(left) and Yealink MVC 320 bundle (right)</span></span></FONT></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Intelligent speakers is available in preview and will be available with a Teams Rooms Standard or Premium license. Future licensing requirements for people identification in transcription are subject to change. The Teams intelligent speaker is available in English in the United States, future regions to come.</P> Thu, 17 Jun 2021 18:33:34 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/announcing-general-availability-for-intelligent-speakers-for/ba-p/2428305 ArashG 2021-06-17T18:33:34Z What’s new for Teams phones | June 2021 https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/what-s-new-for-teams-phones-june-2021/ba-p/2422100 <P>In this round of updates to Teams phones, we are excited to bring you features which translate some of the great features users can experience with Teams on their PC or mobile phone to their desk phones.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Add or Transfer Call to Device</STRONG> <BR />One of the coolest features Teams has today is the ability to add or transfer calls and meeting across devices. Today if you are taking a meeting on your PC, you can see a prompt which suggests adding your mobile device to split the audio and video, or transferring completely. This comes in handy if you are in a call and need to move around away from your PC, you can seamlessly stay connected. With the new release, this functionality will come to Teams phones as well. Your phone will recognize you are in a call on another device and prompt you to transfer or add, letting you start your call from elsewhere and transfer to your desk phone.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="add or transfer call to device.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/286870iD811EEF4A8782C70/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="add or transfer call to device.png" alt="add or transfer call to device.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Background replacement on video phones</STRONG><BR />One of our most popular features is now available for video phones, users can easily select from one of our prepopulated backgrounds during their video call to mask their physical settings and show some personality while collaborating.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="background replacement on video phones 1.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/287146i2A3CD80DC5B7FC02/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="background replacement on video phones 1.png" alt="background replacement on video phones 1.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Contacts in Microsoft Outlook are now available in read-only mode</STRONG> <BR />If a user creates a contact within Microsoft Outlook, their information will now appear under the People app on the phone interface. While only phone numbers will appear today, users can search on the phone for contacts and easily call the people they may email or meet with using Outlook.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Live captions are now available for calls</STRONG> <BR />This feature is super exciting for people who prefer visual queues when engaging with their stakeholders. Teams is now able to detect what is being said during a 1:1 call and present the text on the screen in real time. Please note that this functionality is only available in English at the time and is not available for phones within the government cloud.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="live captions 1.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/287147i1D1E97BE5E4B32C7/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="live captions 1.png" alt="live captions 1.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Usability improvements on Teams phones</STRONG><BR />We’ve updated a few different areas of the Teams phones experience to improve how users interact with their calls and contacts.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>When a boss or admin is in a call users can press the purple button touch target to see new options with respect to their contacts. Now a boss or admin can easily see their frequent contacts with instant options to see their call status or place an outgoing call to them.</P> <P>&nbsp;<span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="usability improvements.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/286880i089AC1CD9990615E/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="usability improvements.png" alt="usability improvements.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>If a contact has multiple numbers, the UI has now been updated to select from a drop-down menu for the intended contact method.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="multiple phones 1.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/287149i3499B09A69AFF5E0/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="multiple phones 1.png" alt="multiple phones 1.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Lastly, we have a new screen which easily tells a user if they have no voicemails. A great message to see if you are having a particularly hectic week!</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="no voicemails 1.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/287150i507AE4AB8DEB68AD/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="no voicemails 1.png" alt="no voicemails 1.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Support for Dual-Tone Multi-Frequency (DTMF) in pre-call screen</STRONG><BR />To facilitate quick responses for auto attendant scenarios, dial pad will be made available for early media scenarios.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Tue, 08 Jun 2021 15:00:00 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/what-s-new-for-teams-phones-june-2021/ba-p/2422100 Microsoft_Teams_team 2021-06-08T15:00:00Z Reconnect and have a hybrid coffee break with Starbucks and Microsoft Teams https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/reconnect-and-have-a-hybrid-coffee-break-with-starbucks-and/ba-p/2417579 <P>As organizations continue the transition to hybrid work, we at Microsoft have shared new <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">research</A>, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">our experience</A> and <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">tools for employees</A> and <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">leaders</A> on how to navigate the journey.</P> <P><BR />IT Professionals play a critical role in making hybrid work a reality, enabling the tools and experiences to make it successful.</P> <P><BR />Microsoft Teams is a platform that can pave the path to successful hybrid work with new <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">collaborative apps</A>. Enabling these apps in Teams gives people in your organization the ability to have new experiences all within the collaboration tools they use every day. every day.</P> <P><BR />Telling a colleague “thank you” for their support on a project, “congratulations” on a milestone achieved or welcoming a new team member all support creating a culture of wellbeing and inclusion we want in our teams and organizations when working from various locations.</P> <P><BR />The Starbucks app in Microsoft Teams enables everyday gifting and a way to stay connected or reconnect. People can share a cup of coffee (and more) by sending a Starbucks eGift virtually through Microsoft Teams.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="starbucks1.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/286905i6B2263FE6919C6A4/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="starbucks1.png" alt="starbucks1.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Empower people in your organization to show their appreciation by choosing their favorite card design and writing a personalized message to members of their team.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Enable Starbucks app in Microsoft Teams for your organization today</STRONG></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="starbucks2.png" style="width: 624px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/286906iB0DCC37C8C00E413/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="starbucks2.png" alt="starbucks2.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Get started with the Starbucks app in Microsoft Teams</STRONG><BR />Using the Starbucks app in Microsoft Teams, you can give a Starbucks eGift card to your colleagues and team members right from Teams.</P> <OL> <LI>Enable the Starbucks app for your organization in Teams admin center</LI> <LI>To get started, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">click this link</A> to download the Starbucks app to Microsoft Teams.</LI> <LI>Sign in to your Starbucks® Rewards account (or create one).</LI> <LI>Click the Starbucks Icon in the New Conversation section of a Microsoft Teams chat or channel.</LI> <LI>Select a card design and gift amount (from $5 to $100) with a personalized message.</LI> </OL> <P>Starbucks <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Teams app in AppSource</A></P> <P><BR />Get the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Hybrid Work: A Guide for Business Leaders</A></P> Mon, 07 Jun 2021 15:06:52 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/reconnect-and-have-a-hybrid-coffee-break-with-starbucks-and/ba-p/2417579 Microsoft_Teams_team 2021-06-07T15:06:52Z What’s New in Microsoft Teams | May 2021 https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/what-s-new-in-microsoft-teams-may-2021/ba-p/2391927 <P>Welcome to What’s new in Teams for May! We are excited to share all the features and innovation that we have made available in Microsoft Teams in the last month.</P> <P><BR />Before we get to the updates, this week at Microsoft Build 2021, we announced several new capabilities and tools for developers. These are designed to help you build the next generation of collaborative apps for hybrid work using Microsoft Teams. To learn about all the key Teams announcement, don’t miss reading <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/microsoft-teams-announces-new-developer-features-build-2021/ba-p/2352558" target="_blank" rel="noopener">this blog post</A>.</P> <P><BR />Also, to stay informed and get notified when we publish new blog posts for Microsoft Teams, remember to <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=plugins/common/feature/oauth2sso/sso_login_redirect?lang=en&amp;referer=https%3A%2F%2Ftechcommunity.microsoft.com%2Ft5%2Fmicrosoft-teams-blog%2Fbg-p%2FMicrosoftTeamsBlog" target="_blank" rel="noopener">follow the Microsoft Teams blog</A> or <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=plugins/common/feature/oauth2sso/sso_login_redirect?lang=en&amp;referer=https%3A%2F%2Ftechcommunity.microsoft.com%2Ft5%2Fmicrosoft-teams%2Fct-p%2FMicrosoftTeams" target="_blank" rel="noopener">join the Microsoft Teams community</A>.</P> <P><BR />Now, let’s check out all the new features we have delivered this month:<BR /><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=#meetings" target="_self">Meetings and webinars</A><BR /><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=#calling" target="_self">Calling</A><BR /><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=#devices" target="_self">Devices</A><BR /><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=#chat" target="_self">Chat and Collaboration</A><BR /><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=#power" target="_self">Power Platform and custom development</A><BR /><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=#security" target="_self">Security, compliance, and privacy</A><BR /><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=#education" target="_self">Teams for Education</A><BR /><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=#frontline" target="_self">Frontline worker</A><BR /><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=#government" target="_self">Government</A></P> <H2><BR />Meetings and webinars</H2> <P><STRONG>Dynamic view</STRONG><BR />Dynamic view automatically arranges the elements of your meeting for an optimal viewing experience. As people join, turn on video, start to speak, or begin to present in a meeting, Teams auto-adjusts and personalizes your layout.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="dynamic view.gif" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/284295i37F853CB6F61D09D/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="dynamic view.gif" alt="dynamic view.gif" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Presenter mode</STRONG><BR />Presenter mode empowers presenters to customize how their video feed and content appear to the audience with powerful professional layouts. The first layout, Standout, is now available to show the speaker's video feed as a silhouette in front of shared content. That way, you can easily direct your audiences' attention through hand gestures and facial cues, without making the viewer choose between the speaker and the content. Stay tuned for the next two layouts coming soon: <EM>Reporter and Side-by-side.</EM></P> <P><EM><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="presenter mode.gif" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/284298i2814E2E025691E62/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="presenter mode.gif" alt="presenter mode.gif" /></span></EM></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Large meeting support</STRONG><BR />Hold interactive meetings and webinars with more attendees—up to 1,000 people, including chats, polls, and Live Reactions. If you go over that limit, your meeting seamlessly scales to accommodate up to 10,000 people in a view-only experience. During this time of increased remote work, you can take advantage of view-only broadcasts for up to 20,000 attendees through the end of this year. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Custom attendee registration</STRONG><BR />Add a custom attendee registration page to your meetings or webinars to better manage attendance before your virtual event starts. You can add custom questions and images to learn more about your audience and promote your brand. Once your attendees finish registering, they’ll automatically receive a confirmation email with a calendar invite to join the event.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="custom attendee registration.gif" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/284309i2340B7058BE728D3/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="custom attendee registration.gif" alt="custom attendee registration.gif" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Improved experience for sharing content in a meeting</STRONG><BR />The new <EM>share content</EM> experience helps presenters find their desired content more quickly and easily. Windows are consolidated into a single bucket to provide a concise view and all PowerPoints are automatically organized to present with PowerPoint Live. Now you can focus on the content of what you’re sharing instead of rummaging through the correct content to share in your meeting. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="in-meeting share content.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/284310iF95F77890D85353B/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="in-meeting share content.png" alt="in-meeting share content.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Include computer sound when sharing on Mac</STRONG><BR />Mac desktop users can now include audio when sharing their desktop or window during a Teams meeting. This is great when sharing a video with voiceover and music. It allows everyone to watch simultaneously without echoes or sync issues. You can find this setting in the share content. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Breakout room timer</STRONG><BR />Organizers can now set a timer for Breakout rooms from the Breakout Room settings. Once the timer has expired, rooms will automatically close, and participants will return to the main meeting. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="breakout room timer.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/284311iCBBDF500FA525F4F/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="breakout room timer.png" alt="breakout room timer.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Edge and Chrome browser meeting updates</STRONG><BR />Edge and Chrome browser users are now able to change the Teams meeting layout to 2x2 Gallery view, Together mode, and Large gallery. With the ability to see up to 49 participants in a single screen, you can enhance your virtual meeting experience where participants feel closer together even when you are apart.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Updated settings for attendees video</STRONG><BR />There are three new ways that you can now manage your attendees’ camera. First, meeting attendees are able to turn their camera on or off to share video by default. You can also configure to have all attendees’ camera disabled by setting Enable camera for attendees to Off from the Meeting Options web page before the meeting. Next, once this new setting is turned Off, you can also reverse this setting during the meeting to allow all attendees to turn their camera on. Finally, you can also enable or disable the camera for individual attendees. Note that these settings do not automatically turn on attendees’ camera or affect presenters and meeting organizers. This feature aims to focus on attendees to prevent disruptions during a meeting and help create a safe meeting environment. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="disable-enable attendee video.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/284312iE9234F3632D68A47/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="disable-enable attendee video.png" alt="disable-enable attendee video.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>AI-based noise suppression for Mac users</STRONG><BR />In November, we launched AI-based noise suppression for Windows. Now, we are expanding this feature for Mac users. Real-time AI noise suppression feature automatically removes unwelcome background noise during your meetings. Your audio feed is analyzed to filter out the noise and retain only the speech signal. You can also control how much noise suppression you want, including a high setting to suppress more background noise. This feature is now available for all Mac users except devices with M1 ARM processor. <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/reduce-background-noise-in-microsoft-teams-meetings-with-ai/ba-p/1992318" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Improved participant list</STRONG><BR />The participant list is now broken out into three sections: Lobby, Presenters, and Attendees. For Lobby, you can now review the full list of people waiting before admitting them all into the meeting. Attendees are sorted in alphabetical order and those who raise their hands are elevated to the top of the participant list.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Search in meeting participant list</STRONG><BR />You can now search by name or PSTN within the meeting participants roster. The user can continue to search for participants outside the meeting and request for them to join. Whether you are trying to admit a specific attendee into the meeting or pin someone during the meeting, this new search feature makes it easy to quickly locate a specific participant and perform the desired action.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="search participant list.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/284314iE581EF76EB1D5FC4/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="search participant list.png" alt="search participant list.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Reporting and&nbsp;analytics improvements in Teams Admin Center for 1000-person webinars and meetings</STRONG> <BR />With the recent 1000-person meeting deployment, we are providing Admin support to troubleshoot meeting. Capabilities has been added in Teams Admin Center to 'Search' based on partial text, sort based on a selected set of fields and to 'Export' the meeting participant list and call quality details for offline review purpose. <BR /><BR /><STRONG>New Teams Live Events eCDN - Ramp</STRONG><BR />You can now work with Ramp, a certified eCDN partner, to optimize your network for live events held within your organization. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Intelligent Question Suggestions for Polls in Teams meeting</STRONG><BR />Within the Polls tab of your Teams meetings, you now receive intelligent suggestions for polls to launch during your meeting. Based on both your meeting purpose, indicated by your meeting title, and polls you launched in past meetings of the same name, you receive relevant suggestions for questions to ask. With Forms intelligence, poll preparation is now even easier.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Multiple Choice Quiz option for Microsoft Forms Poll in Teams Meetings</STRONG><BR />Now, you can launch multiple-choice quizzes (previously known as “Correct Answer Choice”) in your Teams meetings. For this new type of poll question, perfect for trivia questions or knowledge checks, you can mark one or more choices to be correct. After your meeting participants vote, the correct answer(s) to the multiple-choice quiz are shown in the Results card. You can also reference these polls results in read-only mode where <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">all your forms are normally stored</A>. This feature exists not just for Teams Meeting polls (in the pop-up window), but also for polls in Teams Chat both inside and outside of meetings.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="multiple choice quiz for forms poll.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/284315i1E16C5192B519D14/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="multiple choice quiz for forms poll.png" alt="multiple choice quiz for forms poll.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Block Downloads for non-channel Teams meeting recordings on OneDrive</STRONG><BR />All users with view-only permissions of a non-channel Teams meeting recording uploaded to OneDrive are blocked from downloading the recording by default. This feature provides greater control for end users over meeting recordings and how they are shared. You can toggle the block download feature on or off for individual files through the file share dialog in OneDrive.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="block downloads (2).png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/284494i916BE6B00BE1257D/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="block downloads (2).png" alt="block downloads (2).png" /></span></P> <DIV id="calling">&nbsp;</DIV> <H2>Calling</H2> <P><STRONG>New Calling Experiences</STRONG><BR />Simplify the calling experience with a streamlined view that shows contacts, voicemail, and calling history together. Previously, you had to select each of these in different tabs. Now, it is consolidated in the same screen, making it easier to initiate or return a call with a single click.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="new calling experiences.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/284319i8527524630809372/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="new calling experiences.png" alt="new calling experiences.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Call Merge</STRONG><BR />Call Merge gives end users the capability to merge their active 1:1 call into another 1:1 or group call. For example, during a call with someone (or a group), you need to ask someone else a question. With this feature, you may add them directly into the first conversation seamlessly. This applies to Teams VOIP calls and PSTN calls. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="call merge.png" style="width: 435px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/284321i04F6D3E3051540C1/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="call merge.png" alt="call merge.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Microsoft Calling Plan expansion</STRONG><BR />Microsoft Teams Calling plans provide a fast and simple way to deploy calling in Microsoft Teams with no on-premises equipment. We have expanded our geographic coverage to nine new markets including New Zealand, Singapore, Romania, Czech Republic, Hungary, Finland, Norway, Slovakia, and Luxembourg. This means that customers in 27 markets can now use Microsoft-provided calling plans to place and receive PSTN calls in Teams. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.&nbsp;<EM>Updated on 6/25/2021.</EM></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Branch Office Survivability on Teams phones</STRONG><BR />With this new capability, users in a Branch Office can continue to make PSTN call on Teams phones to other users even if the Branch office loses internet connectivity. This is beneficial for the continuity of communication and adds a layer of confidence that information can be conveyed even when connectivity may be jeopardized.</P> <DIV id="devices">&nbsp;</DIV> <H2><BR />Devices</H2> <P><STRONG>Teams casting with Mobile Phone for Microsoft Teams Rooms</STRONG><BR />For quick ad-hoc sessions that don’t necessarily require setting up a formal meeting, people can use Teams casting to wirelessly connect to a Teams Room running on Windows, and display content from their mobile phone. Users can broadcast their screen and cast content stored locally on their device or accessible via Office 365. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="teams casting.png" style="width: 340px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/284323i97109B6E7117998C/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="teams casting.png" alt="teams casting.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Newly certified devices</STRONG><BR />We've have newly certified devices for Microsoft Teams this month from Creston, Poly, and Yealink.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Crestron Flex Microsoft Teams Rooms</STRONG><BR />The certification covers the small meeting rooms with the MM30 and B30 products and medium and large rooms with the M50 and M70 products. A benefit of the Crestron Flex X Advanced systems is that it extends the USB and HDMI cables over a Cat5 cable, for a simpler deployment.</P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">www.crestron.com/teams</A>&nbsp;&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://aka.ms/teamsdevices</A></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="crestron flex.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/284324iCA088A73EEB5FC94/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="crestron flex.png" alt="crestron flex.png" /></span> <BR /><BR /></P> <P><STRONG>Poly Voyager Focus 2</STRONG><BR />Voyager Focus 2 is a stereo Bluetooth headset with 3 levels of active noise canceling (ANC) and up to 19 hours of talk time. It is certified under Microsoft Teams premium microphone for open office headset. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.<BR /><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="poly.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/284495i1B587836635D5418/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="poly.png" alt="poly.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Yealink MVC840</STRONG></P> <P>The Yealink MVC840 Microsoft Teams Room system is a bundle video solution for medium and large spaces. This includes the UVC84 4K camera, VCM34 audio system supporting a 6-meter and 360° voice pickup range, MCore mini-PC, and MTouch II touch panel. Further, it features simplified deployment with one CAT5e-cable technology, wireless content sharing with WPP20, and the Yealink Device Management Platform. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.yealink.com/product/microsoft-teams-room-system-mvc840</A></P> <DIV id="chat">&nbsp;</DIV> <H2><BR />Chat and collaboration</H2> <P><STRONG>Group chat with external users</STRONG><BR />Chat with up to 250 participants across multiple organizations in a single chat. This makes it easy to start a chat with external partners, just like how it’s done today within an organization. External group chat is expanding on the existing ability for Teams users to find, participate in 1:1 chat, calls, and set up meetings with external Teams users in federated organizations. This feature is part of <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/what-s-new-in-microsoft-teams-microsoft-ignite-2021/ba-p/2118226" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Teams Connect</A>, which enables users to share a team with guest users, and share channels as well as chat with people from multiple organizations right from their own tenants.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="group chat with external users.gif" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/284329iFABE964D09A0B337/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="group chat with external users.gif" alt="group chat with external users.gif" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Microsoft Viva Insights</STRONG> <BR />New personal wellbeing experiences to help you mindfully organize your workday and build better work habits are coming to the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Viva Insights app in Teams</A>.</P> <UL> <LI>A reflection feature helps you become more aware of how you're feeling and identify patterns over time. These insights are personal and private to the individual.</LI> <LI>Praise enables you to express appreciation for your colleagues and schedule praise reminders to build a habit of sharing gratitude.</LI> <LI>Virtual commute helps you wrap up your tasks at the end of the workday, prepare for tomorrow, and transition into your personal time with peace of mind.</LI> </UL> <P>Later this year, we are extending these capabilities with a curated set of guided meditations and mindfulness experiences from Headspace. <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-viva-blog/personal-productivity-and-wellbeing-what-s-next-with-microsoft/ba-p/2156158" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A></P> <DIV style="position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; padding-top: 30px; height: 0; overflow: hidden; min-width: 320px;"><IFRAME src="https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/videoplayer/embed/RWEZWe?autoplay=false" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%;" class="video-iframe" your="" video="" title="”put" here=""></IFRAME></DIV> <P>.<BR /><STRONG>Adobe Sign Integration in Approvals App</STRONG><BR />There may be times when you need something approved and recorded with more formal attestation and adding signatures to the approval process is necessary. With the new Adobe Sign integration, you can create an approval request with a natively integrated electronic signature. Once submitted, signers are notified with an email and can easily review and sign. Approvals keeps track of the entire workflow right in the context within Teams.</P> <DIV style="position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; padding-top: 30px; height: 0; overflow: hidden; min-width: 320px;"><IFRAME src="https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/videoplayer/embed/RWByQx?autoplay=false" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%;" class="video-iframe" your="" video="" title="”put" here=""></IFRAME></DIV> <DIV id="power">&nbsp;</DIV> <H2><BR /><FONT size="5">Power Platform and custom development</FONT></H2> <P><STRONG>Updates to Dataverse for Teams administration</STRONG><BR />We increased the Dataverse for Teams <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">environment limit for larger tenants</A> from the current 500 limit to now 10,000 for large organizations. Also, now you are able to seamlessly upgrade your Dataverse for Teams environments to take advantage of the full premium license capabilities. This means you can utilize the apps and data you’ve built in Dataverse for Teams in an upgraded solution on full Dataverse without having to re-build apps or transfer data.</P> <DIV id="security">&nbsp;</DIV> <H2><BR />Security, compliance, and privacy</H2> <P><STRONG>Microsoft 365 Customer Key now supports Teams</STRONG><BR />Microsoft 365 Customer Key enables organizations to meet encryption key management compliance requirements by providing the encryption keys used to encrypt customer data in Microsoft’s datacenters – now extended to include Microsoft Teams! For more information on Customer Key with Microsoft 365 and how you can get started, check out the latest technical guidance&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</A>.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Admins can install Apps in Meetings</STRONG><BR />IT admins can select specific Teams apps that can be installed by end users in Teams meetings for their organization. Apps in Teams meetings are accessible during meetings using the tab gallery. To understand more information about the meet lifecycle and how to integrate extensions into the meeting, please see the following <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">article</A>.</P> <DIV id="education">&nbsp;</DIV> <H2><BR />Teams for Education</H2> <P><STRONG>Supervised chat</STRONG><BR />Chat messaging can be an important tool for group collaboration between students or one-on-one follow-up between educators and students, but many schools are concerned about inappropriate use of chat. Supervised chat grants designated educators permissions to start chats with students and blocks students from creating new chats unless an appropriate educator is present. When chat supervision is enabled, supervisors are not allowed to leave chats and other participants are not allowed to remove them, ensuring that chats involving students remain properly supervised. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more here about supervised chat</A>.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Career Coach - Microsoft Teams for Education app powered by LinkedIn</STRONG><BR />Career Coach is a Microsoft Teams for Education app powered by LinkedIn that provides personalized guidance for higher education students to navigate their career journey. Students can discover their career path, grow real-world skills, and build their network as they make progress towards their goals. Education institutions gain insight to enhance the student experience, improve student success, and drive employment outcomes. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Add assignments to Office 365 calendar</STRONG><BR />Stay on top of due dates and classwork by turning on calendar sync for Teams assignments. This is a setting that educators can select for individual assignments or turn on in Assignments Settings for their whole class. Once toggled on, the calendar feature adds an entry at the due date and time for that assignment on Teams and Outlook calendars for both educators and students.</P> <P><IMG src="https://cdn.techcommunity.microsoft.com/assets/MicrosoftTeams/add%20assignments%20to%20office%20365%20calendar.gif" border="0" width="990" /></P> <DIV id="frontline">&nbsp;</DIV> <H2>Frontline Workers</H2> <P><STRONG>Tag APIs</STRONG><BR />Tag APIs let frontline workers quickly reach a group of people by role, shifts etc. Using these new APIs, you can now programmatically create and manage tags in a team with actions like creating tags in a team and assign users, getting a list of tags in a team, updating tags, and deleting tags. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Manage retail frontline tasks with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Commerce and Teams</STRONG> <BR />With Teams and Dynamics 365, retailers can provide the frontline with streamlined mobile tools to connect with peers and get near-instant access to information they need to deliver exceptional customer experiences. Task management functionality in Dynamics 365 Commerce allows managers and workers to create task lists, manage assignment criteria, and track task statuses integrated between Dynamics 365 Commerce back office, store commerce, and Teams applications. Users can easily track task completion across all relevant stores, re-assign tasks, and give feedback and proof of execution where applicable directly from Teams.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="dynamics 365 commerce and teams.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/284334i71B81B8C5A76345D/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="dynamics 365 commerce and teams.png" alt="dynamics 365 commerce and teams.png" /></span></P> <DIV id="government">&nbsp;</DIV> <H2>Government</H2> <P>These features currently available to Microsoft’s commercial customers in multi-tenant cloud environments are now rolling out to our customers in US Government Community Cloud (GCC), US Government Community Cloud High (GCC-High), and/or United States Department of Defense (DoD).</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Breakout room timer</STRONG><BR />Organizers can now set a timer for Breakout rooms from the Breakout Room settings. Once the timer has expired, rooms will automatically close, and participants will return to the main meeting. Available in GCC. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Polls in Teams Meetings</STRONG> <BR /><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Forms polls for Teams meetings</A> provides an easily discoverable and seamless experience that helps you conduct more engaging and productive meetings. With Forms polls, meeting presenters can prepare, launch, and evaluate polls before, during, and after meetings, respectively, all from one place under a tab in the Teams meeting. Now available in GCC.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Updates to Data loss prevention (DLP) for Microsoft Teams</STRONG> <BR />Data loss prevention (DLP) capabilities in Microsoft 365 government clouds is extended to include Microsoft Teams chat and channel messages, including private channel messages. If your organization has DLP, you can now define DLP policies that prevent people from sharing sensitive information in a Teams channel or chat session. Avaliable for DoD. For details on how DLP works with Teams, please review the following <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">article</A>.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Team templates</STRONG><BR />Team templates enable you to quickly and easily create a new team based on standardized team structures with relevant tabs, channels, and apps that scale best practices. You can choose from both Microsoft provided templates, as well as from custom templates within your organization. In the Teams Admin Center, IT admins can create, modify, and remove custom templates for their tenants, as well as manage which templates are shown or hidden to the end user with team templates policies. Available in GCC.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="templates.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/284496iA61F6FEA829AAD22/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="templates.png" alt="templates.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Fri, 25 Jun 2021 16:30:01 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/what-s-new-in-microsoft-teams-may-2021/ba-p/2391927 Microsoft_Teams_team 2021-06-25T16:30:01Z Build apps faster with the latest Microsoft Teams Toolkit https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/build-apps-faster-with-the-latest-microsoft-teams-toolkit/ba-p/2384611 <P>Last year at Build 2020, we debuted the <STRONG>Microsoft Teams Toolkit for <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Visual Studio Code</A> and </STRONG><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>Visual Studio</STRONG></A> – extensions that streamlined the app development process within the tools developers already knew and loved. Now, a year later at Build 2021, we’re continuing that momentum by sharing a major update to the Teams Toolkit, available today in preview, that provides many new features and capabilities that make it faster and easier for any developer to build apps for Teams.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>As a developer, you have a unique opportunity to shape the future of how we work. This past year has seen the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">rise of a collaborative apps to meet the demands of hybrid work</A> – where collaboration is at the center versus individual productivity. By building apps for Teams, you can optimize business processes and meet users where they are.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>New features available in the Microsoft Teams Toolkit</H2> <P>The enhancements to the Teams Toolkit were crafted to improve you and your team’s velocity – from scaffolding a new app to real-time monitoring in production. Some of the notable new features include:</P> <UL> <LI><STRONG>Frameworks &amp; Tools:</STRONG> First-class support for React, SharePoint Framework (SPFx), and ASP.NET Core Blazor frameworks in Visual Studio and Visual Studio Code. You can even bring your own framework to leverage toolkit debugging and deployment support.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Capabilities:</STRONG> Support for extending Teams with tabs, bots, messaging extensions, and meeting extensions capabilities.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Rapid Development Loop:</STRONG> Debug your app in web, desktop, and mobile Teams clients with rapid, real-time iteration with hot reload. You can also debug frontend and backend code together, with full support for breakpoints, watches, and locals.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Simplified Authentication:</STRONG> Automated single sign-on (SSO) configuration, single-line authentication, and single-line authenticated access to the Microsoft Graph.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Full-Stack:</STRONG> Integrated support for hosting, data storage, and serverless functions from Azure and Microsoft 365 cloud providers.</LI> <LI><STRONG>CI/CD:</STRONG> Command line interface for continuous integration and deployment pipelines for Teams apps.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Deployment &amp; Monitoring:</STRONG> The Developer Portal enables you to distribute applications to users in your tenant or all Microsoft tenants and monitor key metrics like usage after publishing.</LI> </UL> <P>Learn more on <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">how to get started building apps with the Teams Toolkit</A> today.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>Build better Microsoft Teams apps even faster</H2> <P>The Teams Toolkit increases the velocity of your development team by helping you do the right things faster, with support for optimized project scaffolds and samples, rapid inner development loop, and deployment.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Get started fast with the languages, frameworks, tools, and services you know and love with first-class support for React, SharePoint Framework (SPFx), and ASP.NET Core Blazor in Visual Studio and Visual Studio Code. The Teams Toolkit can also be used to debug and deploy front-end web apps from other frameworks such as Angular.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Edits to your source code are applied in real-time with hot reload without having to rebuild and deploy for each change. Apps can be debugged as standalone web apps or directly inside the Teams desktop, web, and mobile clients with full support for breakpoints, watches, and locals. Teams apps even work with standard web tooling, such as Microsoft Edge or Chrome Developer Tools, so you can test your application with different form factors and network conditions.</P> <P><IMG src="https://cdn.techcommunity.microsoft.com/assets/MicrosoftTeams/real%20time%20iteration%20with%20hot%20reload.gif" border="0" alt="Visual demonstrating real time iteration with hot reload" width="990" /></P> <P><EM><FONT size="2">Real time iteration with hot reload</FONT></EM></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>When your app is ready for distribution, publish directly to Teams from Visual Studio Code or as part of a continuous integration and deployment pipeline. Once the app is published, the Developer Portal for Teams enables you to update app branding, flight apps with a subset of users, publish new versions of the app, and even monitor usage with real-time analytics.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>Simplified authentication</H2> <P>We heard your feedback – authentication is hard. With the updated Teams Toolkit, we have made integrating single sign-on (SSO) to your apps simpler.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>The Teams Toolkit takes care of all necessary configuration steps and enables you to authenticate users in your enterprise with a single line of code. The Teams Toolkit also manages the configuration to ensure that only authenticated users can access cloud assets. We have also made it single line to obtain an authenticated Microsoft Graph client, enabling you with easy access to organizational context like documents or capabilities like notifications.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>Integrated hosting, data storage, and functions</H2> <P>Building full-stack apps for Teams is faster with integrated support for identity, hosting, data storage, and serverless functions. The Teams Toolkit supports providers from both Azure and Microsoft 365, including Azure Storage and SharePoint Framework (SPFx) for hosting, Azure SQL, and the Microsoft Graph for data storage and Azure Functions for application logic.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Visual Studio Code automatically enables you to debug both your front-end and back-end code together, with full support for breakpoints, watches, and locals. When your back-end resources are ready to deploy to the cloud, you can deploy with one-click directly from Visual Studio Code or use a CLI to deploy locally or as part of a continuous integration and deployment pipeline.</P> <P><IMG src="https://cdn.techcommunity.microsoft.com/assets/MicrosoftTeams/Azure%20Functions%20for%20debugging.gif" border="0" alt="GIF showcasing Azure Functions for debugging" width="990" /></P> <P><FONT size="2"><EM>Azure Functions for debugging</EM></FONT></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2><FONT size="4">Get started building apps with the Microsoft Teams Toolkit today</FONT></H2> <P>We’re excited to debut all these new features and can’t wait for developers to build the next generation of collaborative apps. You can <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">learn more on getting started by reading our documentation the toolkit</A>, which also provides a link to where you can install it. And if you missed it be sure to check out the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">technical keynote</A> and <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">breakout session</A> at Build, where we cover the announcement of the Teams Toolkit.<BR /><BR />Our roadmap is driven by your feedback. To leave your comments, feedback, suggestions, and issues, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">file an issue on our repository on GitHub</A>. We look forward to seeing what you create for Teams.</P> Wed, 26 May 2021 15:00:00 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/build-apps-faster-with-the-latest-microsoft-teams-toolkit/ba-p/2384611 Microsoft_Teams_team 2021-05-26T15:00:00Z Microsoft Teams announces new developer features | Build 2021 https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/microsoft-teams-announces-new-developer-features-build-2021/ba-p/2352558 <P>Welcome to opening day at Microsoft Build 2021! We’re happy to be here (virtually) with you again and are excited to share with you all the great new features and tools we’ve built on the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Teams platform</A> that you can use to <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">build the next generation of collaborative apps for hybrid work</A>. We’ve got everything from new features enabling richer meeting scenarios to how admins can empower better app adoption to new Teams app store experiences to drive better user engagement. We can’t wait to see the new collaborative experiences you can create with these!</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>Collaborative apps: A new class of apps centered on collaboration</H2> <P>Over the last year, the needs of customers changed dramatically as we shifted to remote and now hybrid work. Those needs moved towards collaboration versus individual productivity and desire for synchronous and asynchronous modes of collaboration. Microsoft Teams was built with the very purpose of enabling collaboration, and so a net new creative and economic opportunity has risen for developers to build the next generation of applications where collaboration is at the core. We call this new class of apps - collaborative apps. Learn more about our vision of collaborative apps built on the Microsoft Cloud at the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">technical keynote session led by Jeff Teper</A> and at the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">‘Into Focus’ session with Rajesh Jha</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>Better meetings, chats, and collaboration experiences for the hybrid workplace</H2> <P>Collaboration remains top of mind for every organization and will be critical as we navigate the new way of work in a hybrid workplace. Here are some of the new features that you can use to build rich collaboration experiences.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Shared stage integration available in preview</STRONG><BR />You can now build apps that enable real-time, multi-user collaboration experiences by extending the “main stage” of a Teams meeting. This will enable users to add an app and share it with other attendees to provide in-the-moment collaboration – such as scenarios involving whiteboarding, design, project boards, and more. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Check out our docs to learn how to get started</A>.</P> <P><IMG src="https://cdn.techcommunity.microsoft.com/assets/MicrosoftTeams/Shared%20Stage%20GIF.gif" border="0" alt="Visual demonstrating an app utilizing shared stage" width="990" /></P> <P><EM><FONT size="2">App utilizing shared stage</FONT></EM></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>New meeting event APIs available in preview</STRONG><BR />More meeting event APIs are now available (in preview) like that you can utilize to integrate a broad breadth of meeting scenarios. Enable the automation of meeting related workflows through events such as meeting start/meeting end, for example. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn how to utilize this feature at our docs</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Together Mode extensibility coming this summer</STRONG><BR />You will soon be able to easily create your own custom scenes for Teams meetings and share them with others. Using a scene designer tool in the Developer Portal, you can craft custom scenes and configure where users show up – making meetings more fun, inclusive, and engaging. We even have a <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">custom scene that our very own team created</A> that we’re excited to share with you today! <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn how to start building scenes today</A>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Together Mode GIF.gif" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/283020i8F417397A6D3A728/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Together Mode GIF.gif" alt="Creation of a custom Together Mode scene" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Creation of a custom Together Mode scene</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Media APIs coming this summer</STRONG><BR />You’ll soon be able to utilize Teams meeting media APIs that will provide real-time access to audio and video streams to build scenarios like transcription, translation, note taking, insights gathering and more. These APIs will have resource specific consent enabled, so admins can view these permissions from the Teams Admin Center and ensure that applications have access to only the meeting they have been added to.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Media API GIF.gif" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/283021i6F59182141CEC992/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Media API GIF.gif" alt="App utilizing Media APIs for voice transcription" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">App utilizing Media APIs for voice transcription</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Azure Communication Services with Teams interoperability available in preview</STRONG><BR />At Ignite, we unveiled the preview of Azure Communication Services with Teams interoperability – enabling you with rich communication APIs, SDKs, and UI frameworks to build branded communication experiences and apps that work outside of Teams but also provide interoperability within Teams, as well. While still in preview, we’d love for you to <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">learn more and get started with this service today</A>.</P> <P><IMG src="https://cdn.techcommunity.microsoft.com/assets/MicrosoftTeams/Azure%20Comm%20Services%20GIF.gif" border="0" alt="Visual demonstrating an app utilizing Azure Communication Services via SMS" width="990" /></P> <P><EM><FONT size="2">App utilizing Azure Communication Services via SMS</FONT></EM></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Fluid components in Microsoft Teams are now available in private preview</STRONG> <BR />Fluid components are now available in private preview and will expand to more customers in the coming months. Fluid components in Teams chat allow end users to send a message with a table, action items or a list that can be co-authored and edited by everyone in line and that is shareable across Office applications like Outlook. Quickly align across teams and get work done efficiently, by copy pasting components across Teams chats. With Fluid components users can ideate, create, and decide together, while holding fewer meetings and minimizing the need for long chat threads.</P> <P><IMG src="https://cdn.techcommunity.microsoft.com/assets/MicrosoftTeams/Fluid%20Component%20GIF.gif" border="0" alt="Visual demonstrating Fluid component in a Teams chat and mobile" width="990" /></P> <P><EM><FONT size="2">Fluid component in a Teams chat and mobile</FONT></EM></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Adaptive Cards for Teams tabs available in preview</STRONG><BR />You can now create apps without needing to write a single piece of HTML or CSS code. Using Adaptive Cards as your UI layer, you can build your app with ready-made UI components that look and feel native on desktop, web and mobile. We’re starting with tabs built for individual workspaces and experiences and then will expand to other surfaces – like group chats, channels, and meetings in the future.</P> <P><IMG src="https://cdn.techcommunity.microsoft.com/assets/MicrosoftTeams/Adaptive%20Card%20Tabs%20GIF.gif" border="0" alt="Visual demonstrating an tab built with Adaptive Cards UI components" width="990" /></P> <P><EM><FONT size="2">Tab built with Adaptive Cards UI components</FONT></EM></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>New features for Adaptive Cards in Teams available in preview</STRONG> <BR />Adaptive Cards are an open card exchange format enabling you to exchange UI content in a common and consistent way. We’ve focused heavily on Adaptive Cards this past year for both desktop and mobile experiences – and are happy to share some new features available to you such as <STRONG>people picker, search, enhanced images, information masking, overflow menu, labeling, and form validation</STRONG>. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more on how you can utilize these new features</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Universal actions for Adaptive Cards available now</STRONG><BR />You can now build one Adaptive Card and deploy it across Teams and Outlook, using the new universal action model “Action.Execute”. Before, users needed to build two separate Adaptive Cards integrations on Outlook and Teams. With universal actions, one bot-based integration works on both, and it works for desktop and mobile devices. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more on how you can get started today</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Activity Feed API available now</STRONG><BR />By integrating with Activity Feed API via the Microsoft Graph, you can easily surface engaging, actionable content from your own app through notifications within the Microsoft Teams ‘Feed’ panel. This allows your apps to provide richer experiences and better engage users by helping to keep them up to date with changes in the tools and workflows they use. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Get started with this API today</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Message Extensions in Outlook coming soon</STRONG><BR />Coming soon this summer, message extensions will be supported in Outlook on web, providing a unified development experience of building message extensions once that work on both Microsoft Teams and Outlook. No additional development effort is required, so you can build once and deploy.</P> <P><IMG src="https://cdn.techcommunity.microsoft.com/assets/MicrosoftTeams/Message%20Extension%20GIF.gif" border="0" alt="Visual demonstrating a message extension in Outlook on web" width="990" /></P> <P><EM><FONT size="2">Message extension in Outlook on web</FONT></EM></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>Empowering developers with powerful tools for building Teams apps</H2> <P>Building innovative solutions for the future of work requires empowering developers with the best engineering tools to do their job. Check out the top new tools we’ve built to streamline Teams app development.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Microsoft Teams Toolkit for Visual Studio &amp; Visual Studio Code available for preview</STRONG><BR />The enhanced Teams toolkit for Visual Studio &amp; Visual Studio Code simplifies building Teams desktop and mobile apps by providing more out-of-the-box integrations across the Microsoft stack. Notable new features include Azure Functions integration, single-line Microsoft Graph Client, SPFx integration and streamlined hosting to an integrated development environment (IDE). <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Install the Teams Toolkit today</A>.</P> <P><IMG src="https://cdn.techcommunity.microsoft.com/assets/MicrosoftTeams/Teams%20Toolkit%20GIF.gif" border="0" alt="Visual demonstrating the Teams Toolkit for Visual Studio Code" width="990" /></P> <P><EM><FONT size="2">Teams Toolkit for Visual Studio Code</FONT></EM></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Microsoft Teams Developer Portal available now</STRONG><BR />The Developer Portal provides you a dedicated app management console available via web or within Teams, which you can use to register and configure your apps within a single, central location. Key features include the ability manage environment configurations, collaboration with peers, app usage insights (preview), and more! <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Get started with Developer Portal today</A>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Developer Portal image.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/283031iD6C61577821F4C4B/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Developer Portal image.png" alt="Home page of the Developer Portal" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Home page of the Developer Portal</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Power Platform app and bot building improvement</STRONG><BR />We also recently made it easy to take your app, bots, flows, tables, and associated resources from one Dataverse for Teams environment to another, ensuring that you can leverage these assets for new scenarios. This feature allows your fusion development teams to share resources, and it helps you better manage apps and data over their lifecycle.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>Improve app adoption by providing streamlined experiences for IT admins</H2> <P>Once an app is created and deployed, the next step is to get it discovered and adopted, which means getting it in front of IT. Check out these new features where developers can encourage admins to enable your apps across their tenants.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Admin notifications for custom apps coming soon</STRONG><BR />Coming soon, when you submit a line-of-business app to your tenant catalog, your admins will be able to receive a notification through a dedicated team and channel through an opt-in control. When clicking for more details, they’ll be able to review and approve your app. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more on admin notification for custom apps</A>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Admin notification for custom app image.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/283032i22781855BCCA46A6/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Admin notification for custom app image.png" alt="Admin notification of a custom app submission" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Admin notification of a custom app submission</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Microsoft 365 Certified App capabilities coming soon</STRONG><BR />The Microsoft 365 App Compliance Program allows you to certify your apps based on industry best practices, receiving a badge of recognition. If your app becomes Microsoft 365 Certified, you’ll unlock a new tab which shares your certification information, like GAAP compliance and data retention policies – allowing your hard work in building secure apps to be discovered. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more about Microsoft 365 Certification today</A>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="M365 Certified App image.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/283033i8E3501471493C831/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="M365 Certified App image.png" alt="Microsoft 365 Certified app badge" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Microsoft 365 Certified app badge</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>App Configuration available in private preview</STRONG><BR />Admins can now configure apps to meet their specific needs through the ‘Settings’ tab within the Teams Admin Center. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Come join our preview today</A>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Admin Configuration in TAC image.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/283036i8D2F0EA52C3C9C6E/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Admin Configuration in TAC image.png" alt="Teams admin center with app configuration setting" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Teams admin center with app configuration setting</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>App Customization available now</STRONG><BR />Developers can now enable admins to be able to rebrand their third-party app to match their company internal branding look and feel, helping your app become a tailored fit with your customer. Doing so reduces roadblocks in users’ understanding and adoption of the app and reduces enterprises’ hesitation to adopt apps. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more about app customization today</A>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="App customization image.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/283037i0455B5CFE5D0FA32/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="App customization image.png" alt="Ability to customize a 3rd party app in admin center" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Ability to customize a 3rd party app in admin center</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Search &amp; Compliance Microsoft Graph Connectors coming later this year</STRONG><BR />Admins will be able to enable third-party apps into enterprise search, compliance, and intelligent discovery via the Microsoft Graph. End users can search through your app data, like how you can search for Teams chats and SharePoint files today. This means users can more easily find your content and re-engage with your app.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Graph Connector image.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/283038i18F5DAAE09656B92/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Graph Connector image.png" alt="LumApps Graph Connector" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">LumApps Graph Connector</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Direct purchases &amp; invoice billing in Teams Admin Center coming soon</STRONG><BR />Coming this summer, admins will be able to purchase third-party apps directly from the Teams Admin Center, and also purchase using invoice billing, which is the preferred enterprise payment method. This unlocks the purchases of third-party apps at scale and provides greater opportunities for app monetization.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Purchase in Admin Center image.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/283039iEAF8CA4E5DF78B63/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Purchase in Admin Center image.png" alt="Ability to purchase a subscription in the admin center" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Ability to purchase a subscription in the admin center</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Integrated apps in the Microsoft 365 Admin Center available now</STRONG><BR />Admins can now deploy SaaS apps to various Microsoft 365 platforms, like Teams and Outlook, in a single location from the Microsoft 365 Admin Center. They can configure user access and complete tasks like granting AAD admin consent across these platforms. After an app has been deployed, they can manage it across its various Microsoft surfaces together as a suite, without jumping between admin centers. Enable unified deployment and management by linking apps together in Partner Center. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more about integrated apps in Microsoft 365 Admin Center</A>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Integrated apps image.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/283040iD7CE5BEBC56B4E62/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Integrated apps image.png" alt="Integrated apps view in the Microsoft 365 admin center" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Integrated apps view in the Microsoft 365 admin center</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Power Platform enhanced distribution</STRONG><BR />We continue to invest in making it easier to build low code apps, bots, and flows in and for Teams, and <STRONG>we are making it easier to distribute these low code solutions to the users that need them</STRONG>. Soon you will be able to share bots built with Power Virtual Agents broadly with security groups just like you already can for apps built with Power Apps.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>Increase adoption through enhanced end-user app discovery experiences</H2> <P>App adoption is dependent on end users being able to discover your app. We’ve made significant enhancements to our Teams store, and we’re excited to share some of the new features that will enhance app discovery.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Coming this summer, users will experience a newly designed Teams app store that provides an easy to navigate layout:</P> <UL> <LI><STRONG>Curated and hand-picked apps</STRONG> that provide a list of top picks and curated set of popular apps which are recommended based on usage.</LI> </UL> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-30px"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="New Teams app store.png" style="width: 852px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/283044i3BA3F5B7CA5B7D1E/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="New Teams app store.png" alt="New Teams app store" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">New Teams app store</span></span></P> <UL> <LI><STRONG>Easy-to-understand categorization</STRONG> mapped directly to the ones available in Partner Center</LI> </UL> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-30px"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="App categorization image.png" style="width: 853px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/283042i98427A5ABD8D3CF7/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="App categorization image.png" alt="App categories pane" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">App categories pane</span></span></P> <UL> <LI><STRONG>App Spotlight</STRONG> in the top banner that highlights the different apps based on the user’s customer segments</LI> </UL> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-30px"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="App Spotlight image.png" style="width: 856px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/283045iA52EE1FBA3523268/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="App Spotlight image.png" alt="Third party app that is spotlighted in the Teams store" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Third party app that is spotlighted in the Teams store</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Organization branding and custom app categorization available now</STRONG><BR />Admins can customize the look and feel of the Teams app store to enable configuration with the logos and colors of their organization. In addition, we are happy to share the ability for users to discover the tools unique to their organization with the “Built for your org” categorization.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Org branding image.png" style="width: 891px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/283046i1B86E4AA9F32C265/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Org branding image.png" alt="Org branded app store" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Org branded app store</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Enhanced discovery and usage of apps across channels, chats, and meetings</STRONG> <BR />We’ve made significant strides in how users can discover and use apps in the flow of work on desktop and mobile. Users have a more streamlined experience where they can easily discover apps in the context of channels, chats, and meetings. In addition, with the integration of single sign-on authentication, users can instantly use the apps right when they add.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="App in channel image.png" style="width: 877px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/283047i0C1C5C473D6779BA/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="App in channel image.png" alt="App discovered in channel" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">App discovered in channel</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Discover and add apps through Teams Mobile</STRONG><BR />We’re excited to announce that users can now discover and add your apps directly from their Teams mobile experience. These experiences have been crafted specifically for ease of use on a mobile device. For example, users can add apps to Teams directly from a link or QR code that are shared with them.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="App in mobile image.png" style="width: 934px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/283048i8E49F10463E269BC/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="App in mobile image.png" alt="New discoverability of apps in Teams mobile" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">New discoverability of apps in Teams mobile</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Purchase subscriptions directly from Teams app store coming soon</STRONG><BR />Coming soon this summer, users will be able to purchase third-party apps directly from the Teams app store. From within the store, users can view the subscription plans offered and can go through the checkout process and pay with credit card or invoice billing – making the app purchasing process even simpler. Developers will only need to create their SaaS offer and use the Developer Portal for Microsoft Teams to validate and enable their subscriptions in Teams.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="app subscription in Teams store.png" style="width: 917px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/283050i7D7DCAAB6A704F21/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="app subscription in Teams store.png" alt="App subscription being purchased in the Teams store" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">App subscription being purchased in the Teams store</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>Check out more announcements &amp; resources from Build</H2> <P>Before you leave, be sure to check out all the great Teams sessions at Build, which you can find in our <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">session brochure</A> and visit our developer resources to get you started building Teams apps!</P> <UL> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Build the next generation of productivity experiences for hybrid work with Microsoft 365 – M365 Blog</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Access developer docs, blogs, and resources from the Microsoft Teams Developer Center</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Stay on top of Teams Developer news and articles in our Microsoft Teams Developer Blog</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Join the Microsoft 365 Developer Program today to get your free Microsoft 365 E5 developer subscription to create your own sandbox environment</A></LI> </UL> <P>Thank you all for reading and being a part of our Microsoft Teams Community. Your feedback has been critical in the development of Teams and we wouldn’t have reached this point without it!</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Have a great week at Build and happy coding!</P> Wed, 26 May 2021 14:06:54 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/microsoft-teams-announces-new-developer-features-build-2021/ba-p/2352558 Microsoft_Teams_team 2021-05-26T14:06:54Z Rebrand apps to your own organization's branding with App customization in Teams https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/rebrand-apps-to-your-own-organization-s-branding-with-app/ba-p/2376296 <P>Microsoft Teams provides the a customized experience for customers, not only enabling them to pick and choose the apps they can allow in their tenant but also providing the capability to rebrand apps in order to integrate them completely in their ecosystem.</P> <P><BR />When an app publisher publishes an app to the global app store, they do so generically – the app that they’ve built looks and feels the same for all customers who use it. But customers often take these publicly available apps and integrate them into internal business processes so completely that they want their users to see the apps as an extension of other internal tools – they want any seams between internal processes and tools and external tools to be invisible to their employees. This introduces a need for app branding configuration, where customers can take apps that are published to the global store and re-brand them as internal tooling. Doing so reduces roadblocks in users’ cognitive understanding and adoption of the app, and reduces enterprises’ reticence to adopt 3P apps.</P> <P><BR />Today, some customers build custom apps in order to re-brand the available third-party apps which is not an optimal experience. With app customization, admins will be able to simply customize the available third-party and Microsoft apps through Teams admin center and publish it to their users in a few friendly experience steps.</P> <P><BR />The app customization feature allows developers to specify which properties of the app can be customized by the tenant. Admins can then rebrand or customize these properties in their Teams Admin Center as per their tenant’s requirements.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>How should developers use it?</STRONG><BR />App developers with customers’ requirement around re-branding the app can now opt in by specifying the properties of the app that can be customized by their customers. App developers can allow one or more of the following properties to be customized by enabling it in the app manifest: Short name, Short description, Full description, Website URL, Terms of use URL, Privacy policy URL, Color icon, Outline icon, Accent color.</P> <P><BR />Once enabled, the developers can submit the updated manifest for their customers to adopt. Please refer the link to <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">learn more</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>How should admins use it?</STRONG><BR />Admins can now discover the apps that allow customization directly from the Manage apps page in Teams admin center. We have added a new Customizable column which indicates whether an app can be customized. ‘Yes’ tag will be presented for all apps that are allowed to be customized by the app publisher.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="admin1.png" style="width: 624px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/282657iFA9D00E7022A39A5/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="admin1.png" alt="admin1.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>The Customize button on the top bar of the App Catalog page will be activated if the developer has offered customization.</P> <P><BR />This will open a side panel that will have all the app properties that can be customized by the app publisher. Admins can customize the app directly from the side panel on the Manage apps page.</P> <P><BR />Admins can also access this side panel using the Customizable icon on the widget on the App details page or using the Customize button under the Actions button on the top right of the App details page.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="admin2.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/282661i376A1D3A71709F22/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="admin2.png" alt="admin2.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>After customizing the properties, the updated values will immediately show up on the app details page and within 24 hours to the end users in the tenant.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="admin4.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/282663i3E09AD54E65CC568/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="admin4.png" alt="admin4.png" /></span></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="admin5.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/282664i1C6D889AA547CA41/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="admin5.png" alt="admin5.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>We would like more and more apps to be able to utilize the App customization feature. If you would like to enable the feature for your app, please refer to the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">developer docs</A> for more information. You can learn more about the feature by referring to the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">admin docs</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Tell us what you think</STRONG></P> <P>We value your feedback. If you have any questions, you can refer the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">FAQs</A> or you can reach out to us on <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Q&amp;A</A> or <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Stackoverflow</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>References</STRONG><BR />Developer docs: <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Update manifest with App customization changes</A> <BR />Admin docs: <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Customize Microsoft apps in Teams - Microsoft Teams | Microsoft Docs</A><BR />Tarun Singh and Sukhmani Lamba, Program Managers – Microsoft Teams</P> Fri, 21 May 2021 18:32:10 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/rebrand-apps-to-your-own-organization-s-branding-with-app/ba-p/2376296 vaibhava 2021-05-21T18:32:10Z 9 Modern Work sessions you should not miss at Microsoft Build https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/9-modern-work-sessions-you-should-not-miss-at-microsoft-build/ba-p/2362573 <P>Build 2021 is soon upon us (May 25–27). The prudent attendee will take the time to plan their virtual session schedule. To help with your plan, we are highlighting <STRONG>nine</STRONG> key sessions across the platform that you won’t want to miss. These sessions share all the great new features and announcements that demonstrate how we’re empowering developers to build the next generation of collaborative apps. Build is a great way to see the art of the possible – <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">so if you haven’t already registered, do so today</A> and create your session schedule online. And remember – almost all sessions can be seen on demand so you can enjoy them even after Build is over. Let’s walk through these important sessions.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG><FONT size="5">KEYNOTES</FONT></STRONG></P> <P>These sessions bring a lot of news together in a way so you can understand what the future is for hybrid work. We hope you leave these sessions with an informed perspective that you can share with your colleagues when they ask you about Microsoft and its plans for developers.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Build the next generation of collaborative apps for hybrid work</A></STRONG></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="next gen collab apps.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/281335iA3BCDD1F0DBFE90B/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="next gen collab apps.png" alt="next gen collab apps.png" /></span> <BR />It’s clear that Hybrid work is here to stay – organizations everywhere are working hard to provide better tools. These hybrid workers have unique needs that are centered around collaborating with colleagues. Reimaging business processes to support them requires a new class of collaborative apps to get work done. Join Jeff Teper, Archana Saseetharan, Yina Arenas, and Mary Anne Noskowski as they share the latest on Teams, Graph, and Windows. Learn how you can use these surfaces to build the next generation of collaborative apps for hybrid workers.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft: Into Focus with Scott Guthrie, Scott Hanselman, Rajesh Jha and Kevin Scott</A></STRONG></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Microsoft into focus.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/281340i5E80FB3F05A0FAD0/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Microsoft into focus.png" alt="Microsoft into focus.png" /></span><BR />Join our ‘Into Focus’ hosts Filisha Shah, Seth Juarez, and Scott Hanselman for a rapid-fire rundown of executive content, roundtable conversations, coding demos and more. Microsoft executives Scott Guthrie, Rajesh Jha, Kevin Scott, and an all-star lineup of special guests will be on hand to answer your audience questions and discuss the real-world impact of the developer news coming out of Microsoft Build.&nbsp;Late breaking news - our very own Nicole Herksowitz, GM for Microsoft Teams, discusses the future of app development in a hybrid world with Rajesh Jha.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2><BR /><STRONG>BREAK OUTS</STRONG></H2> <P>These sessions are the “one level down” focus sessions for the keynotes. They drill deeper into the topics and features that are important to you -- while hearing from the people who design and code these capabilities.</P> <P><BR /><A href="#" target="_self"><STRONG>Learn how to build exciting apps across meetings, chats, and channels within or outside Teams</STRONG></A></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="build apps.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/281339i629DA7775DA8F52E/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="build apps.png" alt="build apps.png" /></span></P> <P>As work continues to evolve, Microsoft Teams will shape how the doing gets done. Please join Nikita Bokil, Ojasvi Choudhary, Loki Meyburg, and Manpratap Suri to learn all that’s new on the Teams platform. You’ll hear about expanded features, customizable communications, APIs for hybrid scenarios and making interactions as inclusive and fun as can be. Teams is the future of work.</P> <P><BR /><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn how the most successful apps in Teams plug into the platform to deliver customer value</A></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="successful apps.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/281341iBAF88FC469DA10AB/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="successful apps.png" alt="successful apps.png" /></span><BR />Hybrid work is here. And Microsoft Teams is fueling the innovation that will determine how collaborative – and productive – the next generation of experiences are. Learn from Erin Bailie and Trent Hazy as they discuss how customers and partners are building solutions on Teams that demonstrate the art of the possible. Hear customer success stories to inspire your own.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Empowering developers with powerful tooling and enabling frictionless app adoption</A></STRONG></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="empower developers.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/281347i01C039767B1CAD1C/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="empower developers.png" alt="empower developers.png" /></span></P> <P>Join Karthig Balendran, Brian Nguyen, and Emily Chen to learn about the new developer tools available that simplify building apps on Microsoft Teams and the new experiences designed for admins and end users to accelerate adoption. They will cover how these new tools allow you to easily build, test, host, publish and manage apps. Speak to how admins can help increase adoption of your app. And how we've now provided new experiences and mechanisms for users to discover and purchase your app.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">What's new for Windows desktop application development</A></STRONG></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="windows desktop application dev.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/281352i33435F7E01E1FF8E/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="windows desktop application dev.png" alt="windows desktop application dev.png" /></span></P> <P>Tap into the full power of a Windows PC with your desktop applications! See how we’re unifying the developer platform through Project Reunion, enabling you to modernize without rewriting. You’ll also learn about our work on WinUI (the native UI stack in Windows), Win32 and .NET apps and more. For enterprise developers and ISVs targeting Windows, this is the tech you need to know.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">What's new in Windows 10 for ALL developers</A></STRONG></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="windows 10.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/281355i107021E0E0C32A8B/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="windows 10.png" alt="windows 10.png" /></span><BR />We appreciate that you create many different solutions on Windows – and not all of them are targeted to the Windows platform. Join Kayla Cinnamon, Deondre Davis, and Craig Loewen as they present the innovations with Terminal and WSL2, performance improvements and delighters like Power Toys, and the Windows Package Manager. If you develop for web, cloud, or other platforms including Windows, this is for you.</P> <P><BR /><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>Build great discovery &amp; collaboration apps for Microsoft 365 with new Microsoft Graph connector &amp; Adaptive Card capabilities</STRONG></A></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="graph connector.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/281356i7172FEAFF3DCB157/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="graph connector.png" alt="graph connector.png" /></span><BR />Microsoft Graph is a powerful way to bring your solution’s data into Microsoft’s enterprise-scale apps and experiences. In this session we’ll show you how Microsoft Graph Connectors have evolved to provide even richer access for your data to enterprise search, eDiscovery and more. Presenters Jermey Thake and Rabia Williams will go a step farther and demonstrate how you can use that same connector-fed data to create powerful cross-application workflows using Adaptive Cards.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Three new ways to enrich your productivity apps with Microsoft Graph tools and data</A></STRONG></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="graph tools.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/281357i15521F74AE14EC48/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="graph tools.png" alt="graph tools.png" /></span><BR />Microsoft is working hard to make it easy for you to enrich your apps with Microsoft Graph data. We are creating tools and services that make using Graph data simple, powerful, and efficient. Ayca Bas and Beth Pan will present a tour of the latest additions to the Microsoft Graph Toolkit. We will then introduce you to rich notifications for Exchange resources. Finally, we will share our new approach to web hooks with our new Event Hub.</P> <P><BR /><BR />And this is only just a portion of all the sessions and experiences we have planned for you at Build! Be sure to check out our interstitial programs, our on-demand sessions, our product roundtables, and we also have 1:1 app consults if you need to connect with a Microsoft subject-matter expert!</P> <P><BR />See you (virtually) at Build next week!</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>And if you want to download a deeper view of the content, grab our very convenient <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">PDF with ALL of the sessions</A> we think will be important to you.</P> <P><IFRAME src="https://cdn.techcommunity.microsoft.com/assets/MicrosoftTeams/Session%20Flyer%20Microsoft%20Build%202021.pdf" width="990" height="600"></IFRAME></P> Wed, 19 May 2021 21:47:59 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/9-modern-work-sessions-you-should-not-miss-at-microsoft-build/ba-p/2362573 Microsoft_Teams_team 2021-05-19T21:47:59Z Customer Key support for Microsoft Teams now Generally Available! https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/customer-key-support-for-microsoft-teams-now-generally-available/ba-p/2349855 <P><STRONG>Service encryption with Microsoft 365 Customer Key</STRONG><BR />Microsoft 365 provides baseline, volume-level encryption enabled through BitLocker and Distributed Key Manager (DKM) which ensures customer data is always encrypted at rest in the Microsoft 365 service with BitLocker and DKM. Microsoft 365 offers an added layer of encryption at the application layer for content, including data from Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, OneDrive, and Teams, called <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">service encryption</A>.</P> <P><BR />Microsoft 365 Customer Key is built on service encryption, providing a layer of encryption at the application layer for data-at-rest and allows the organization to provide and control the encryption keys used to encrypt customer data in Microsoft’s datacenters. Customer Key provides an additional protection against viewing of data by unauthorized systems or personnel, complimenting BitLocker disk encrypted in Microsoft datacenters. Customer Key enhances the ability of organizations to meet the demands of compliance requirements that specify key arrangements with the cloud service provider, assisting customers in meeting regulatory or compliance obligations for controlling root keys.<BR /><BR /><STRONG>Microsoft 365 Customer Key now supports Microsoft Teams!</STRONG><BR />After providing the keys, Microsoft 365 then uses the provided keys to encrypt data at rest as described in the Online Services Terms (OST). The organization can create a data encryption policy (DEP) and assign it to encrypt certain Microsoft 365 data for all tenant users. While multiple DEPs can be created per tenant, only one DEP can be assigned at a time. For customers already using Customer Key for Exchange Online and SharePoint online, data encryption policies add broader control and now includes support for Microsoft Teams! Once a DEP is created and assigned, it will encrypt the following data for all tenant users:</P> <UL> <LI>Teams chat messages (1:1 chats, group chats, meeting chats and channel conversations)</LI> <LI>Teams media messages (images, code snippets, video messages, audio messages, wiki images)</LI> <LI>Teams call and meeting recordings stored in Teams storage</LI> <LI>Teams chat notifications, Teams chat suggestions by Cortana, Teams status messages</LI> <LI>User and signal information for Exchange Online</LI> <LI>Exchange Online mailboxes that aren't already encrypted using mailbox level DEPs</LI> <LI>Microsoft Information Protection exact data match (EDM) data – (data file schemas, rule packages, and the salts used to hash the sensitive data)</LI> </UL> <P>When a DEP is assigned, encryption begins automatically but will take some time to complete depending on size of the tenant. For Microsoft Information Protection and Teams, Customer Key DEP encrypts new data from the time of DEP assignment. We are working to bring support to encrypting past data. For Exchange Online, the DEP starts encrypting all existing and new data.<BR />For more details on using Microsoft 365 Customer Key across multiple workloads and how to get started, please see <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Service encryption with Customer Key</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Customer Key support for Microsoft Teams is currently available in general commercial and government commercial clouds only.</P> Wed, 04 Aug 2021 17:28:21 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/customer-key-support-for-microsoft-teams-now-generally-available/ba-p/2349855 Microsoft_Teams_team 2021-08-04T17:28:21Z How hybrid customers can prepare for Skype for Business Online retirement https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/how-hybrid-customers-can-prepare-for-skype-for-business-online/ba-p/2346529 <P>As the retirement of Skype for Business Online approaches, we want to help customers with hybrid deployments of Skype for Business (Server + Online) successfully plan for the changes ahead. This post provides guidance for upgrade readiness, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">post-retirement experiences for hybrid deployments</A>, and transitioning on-premises users to Teams after Skype for Business Online retires.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>How can hybrid customers prepare for Skype for Business Online retirement?</STRONG><BR />Hybrid customers must <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">upgrade Skype for Business Online users to Teams Only</A> or <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">move them on-premises</A> by July 31, 2021. For any users homed in Skype for Business Online, you’ll need to ensure the user’s mode is set to TeamsOnly, as some may be using Teams while homed in Skype for Business Online.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>What if an organization needs to maintain an on-premises instance of Skype for Business?</STRONG><BR />Although we encourage organizations to adopt Teams to fully benefit from an expanded set of communications and collaboration experiences, those that require an on-premises deployment of Skype for Business may continue to use Skype for Business Server as the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">support lifecycle of Skype for Business Server</A> is not impacted by the retirement of Skype for Business Online.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Post-retirement, hybrid organizations can have:</P> <UL> <LI>Users homed on-premises that use Teams, but not in TeamsOnly mode, and</LI> <LI>Users that have been upgraded to Teams Only, whether from Skype for Business Server or Skype for Business Online</LI> </UL> <P><STRONG>What can customers with hybrid Skype for Business configurations expect as Skype for Business Online retires?</STRONG><BR />If all Skype for Business Online users have already been upgraded to Teams Only, their experiences will not change as interop with Skype for Business Server will continue to work as it currently does.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>If your organization still has users homed in Skype for Business Online, you may be scheduled for a Microsoft-assisted upgrade to transition remaining Skype for Business Online users to Teams. Scheduling notifications will be sent to customers with users homed in Skype for Business Online 90 days before these users are upgraded to Teams. Assisted upgrades will begin in August 2021.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Even after being scheduled for a Microsoft-assisted upgrade, we recommend customers upgrade remaining Skype for Business Online users to Teams Only themselves prior to their scheduled date to better control the timing of their upgrade.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Once a user has been upgraded to Teams Only, they:</P> <UL> <LI>Will receive all calls and chats in Teams.</LI> <LI>Can only initiate calls and chats, and schedule new meetings in Teams. Attempts to open the Skype for Business client will be redirected to Teams.</LI> <LI>Will be able to interoperate with other users who use Skype for Business Server.</LI> <LI>Will be able to communicate with users in federated organizations.</LI> <LI>Can still join Skype for Business meetings.</LI> <LI>Will have their online meetings and contacts migrated to Teams.</LI> </UL> <P>Users homed online will now be in TeamsOnly mode, while users homed on Skype for Business Server will remain on-premises. Please see this <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/skype-for-business-online-retires-july-31-2021-here-s-what-to/ba-p/2303300" target="_blank" rel="noopener">blog post</A> for more details about Microsoft assisted upgrades.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>After Skype for Business Online retires, what is the path from Skype for Business Server to Teams?</STRONG></P> <P>After Skype for Business Online retires, organizations that plan to transition users from on-premises to the Teams cloud can still do so by following the Teams upgrade guidance. Skype for Business Server customers who haven’t done so must <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">plan hybrid connectivity</A>. Hybrid connectivity enables customers to move on-premises users to Teams and take advantage of Microsoft 365 cloud services. After establishing hybrid connectivity, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">on-premises users can be moved to Teams Only</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>We are working to simplify how organizations move to Teams. When moving a user from Skype for Business Server to Teams, it will no longer be required to specify the ‘-MoveToTeams’ switch in ‘Move-CsUser’, to move users directly from on-premises to Teams Only. Currently if this switch is not specified, users transition from being homed in Skype for Business Server to Skype for Business Online, and their mode remains unchanged. After retirement, when moving a user from on-premises to the cloud with ‘Move-CsUser’, users will automatically be assigned TeamsOnly mode, and their meetings will be automatically converted to Teams meetings even if ‘-MoveToTeams’ is not specified. We expect to release this functionality before July 31, 2021.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Enable a full migration to the cloud</STRONG></P> <P>As the timing, technical requirements and economics make sense, Skype for Business Server customers may choose to make a full migration to Microsoft 365. But before decommissioning the on-premises Skype for Business deployment and removing any hardware, all users should be upgraded to Teams Only, and the on-premises deployment must be separated from Microsoft 365 by disabling hybrid. After this three-step process is complete, customers may decommission their Skype for Business Server.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Still need help?</STRONG><BR />Leverage resources including <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Teams admin documentation</A>, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">online upgrade guidance</A>, and&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Teams upgrade planning workshops</A> to help plan your path to Teams Only.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>You can also reach out to your Microsoft account team, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">FastTrack</A> (as eligible) or a <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Solution Partner</A> to assist with the process.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>See you in Teams!</P> Wed, 12 May 2021 17:00:00 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/how-hybrid-customers-can-prepare-for-skype-for-business-online/ba-p/2346529 Microsoft_Teams_team 2021-05-12T17:00:00Z What’s New in Microsoft Teams | April 2021 https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/what-s-new-in-microsoft-teams-april-2021/ba-p/2305291 <P>Welcome to the April edition of What’s new in Teams – the monthly post where we’re keeping you updated on all the new features and innovation that we have made available in Microsoft Teams.</P> <P><BR />This month we're also excited to announce we’ve launched our new <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Teams Instagram account</A>. Go check it out for fun updates and new ways to engage with the product.</P> <P><BR />Let’s check out all the new features we have delivered this month:<BR /><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=#meetings" target="_self">Meetings and webinars</A><BR /><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=#devices" target="_self">Devices</A><BR /><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=#collab" target="_self">Chat and Collaboration</A><BR /><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=#management" target="_self">Management</A><BR /><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=#frontline" target="_self">Frontline worker</A><BR /><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=#government" target="_self">Government</A></P> <DIV id="meetings">&nbsp;</DIV> <H2><BR /><STRONG>Meetings and webinars</STRONG></H2> <P><STRONG>Breakout room retention and participant reassignment</STRONG><BR />Organizers can now reassign participants even when rooms are opened. Previously, you could only reassign when rooms were closed. Breakout room assignments also now persist over multiple sessions. These features are useful for efficiently managing discussions and ensuring the right participants are in each breakout. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Breakout room retention and participant reassignment.jpg" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/276583i697D7AA19501CF1D/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Breakout room retention and participant reassignment.jpg" alt="Breakout room retention and participant reassignment.jpg" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Invite-only meeting options</STRONG><BR />A new meeting setting is now available in Teams meeting options that automatically sends those who were not originally invited by the organizer to the lobby. For example, if an invitee forwards a meeting invitation to a colleague, when that person tries to join, they’ll be directed to wait in the lobby until the host selects to admit them. This helps prevent those uninvited from joining the meeting. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Invite-only meeting options.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/276585i6C2663775AA8B54F/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Invite-only meeting options.png" alt="Invite-only meeting options.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Polls in Teams meetings has advanced capabilities for expanded options, intelligent suggestions and analytics</STRONG><BR />Attendees and guest attendees on mobile devices can now participate in Polls in Teams meetings. Also, discover intelligent poll suggestions to prepare relevant poll questions quickly and analyze responses to take swift action post-meeting.&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn More</A></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="polls.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/276982iAFF268CD7B5A8C2C/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="polls.png" alt="polls.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Enhanced meeting creation and expiration policies</STRONG><BR />For added security and compliance, Teams meetings and join links are disabled for users whose scheduling permissions have been revoked. Previously, a user could continue to reuse their old meeting join links after their scheduling capabilities have been disabled. This policy update automatically expires those old meeting links so they can’t be reused.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Improvements to audio permissions settings for attendees</STRONG><BR />As a meeting presenter and organizer, you can now manage attendee audio permissions with greater flexibility. Attendees no longer need to request to speak for you to allow them to unmute, and you also have the ability to prevent individual attendees from unmuting. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A></P> <P><BR /><STRONG>External presenter support for Live Events</STRONG><BR />For Live Events created in Teams, you can allow anonymous users who do not have an Microsoft Service Account (MSA) or Azure Active Directory (AAD) identity to be a presenter. This makes it easier for people outside of your organization to deliver presentations for your Live Events. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A></P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Producer Management in Teams Live Events</STRONG> <BR />You can now manage a live event as a Producer in a separate Teams window, so you can simultaneously support the event, while still collaborating with others on Teams.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Custom Backgrounds on iOS for Teams meetings</STRONG><BR />Custom backgrounds are now available on iOS. Select from Microsoft provided backgrounds or one of your own directly from your iOS mobile device. Now you can make your video meetings more fun and personal while you’re on the go. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Custom Background on iOS.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/276587iD58CCD33F2896A9A/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Custom Background on iOS.png" alt="Custom Background on iOS.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Teams casting from Android and iOS Teams App</STRONG><BR />For quick ad-hoc meetings that don’t require a formal scheduled meeting, users can leverage Teams casting to wirelessly connect to a Teams Room and display content from their mobile device. Users can broadcast their screen and share content stored locally on their device or accessible via Teams or OneDrive. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <DIV id="devices">&nbsp;</DIV> <H2>Devices</H2> <P><STRONG>Microsoft Teams Rooms on Windows updates</STRONG><BR />Microsoft Teams Rooms on Windows, version 4.8.19.0, is available in the Teams Admin Center. The latest update includes:</P> <UL> <LI><STRONG>Improved meeting join experience</STRONG> – Customers using Advanced Threat Protection safe link service can now reliably offer external users a seamless meeting join experience. Organizations using a third-party URL rewrite service just need to add teams.microsoft.com domain to their exception list.</LI> </UL> <P><STRONG>Microsoft Teams Rooms on Android updates</STRONG></P> <UL> <LI><STRONG>Center of room meeting console support</STRONG> - Meeting participants can now control the center of room touch control console the same way they do on Windows devices, using directional keys to navigate. The touch console includes calendar functionality to view current and upcoming meetings, ability to view participants or add more, and features the most common meeting and calling functionalities. Currently available with Poly TC8 and Yealink CTP18 devices.</LI> </UL> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Center of room meeting console support.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/276588iAE45B1D0A5B78C3A/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Center of room meeting console support.png" alt="Center of room meeting console support.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Improved display experience in Microsoft Teams Rooms</STRONG></P> <P>Get a full view of a conference room’s daily schedule, join a meeting, and interact with common features like calling—right from the easy-to-navigate, front of-room display screen.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Join meetings from the room console in personal mode</STRONG></P> <P>Bring more Microsoft Teams Rooms experiences to meetings by signing in with your personal credentials and navigating from the center-of-room touchscreen console. From the console, you can apply background effects, record the meeting, and initiate whiteboarding to share with both in room and remote participants.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Join meetings from room console in personal mode.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/276922iFE31220116DBBA6E/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Join meetings from room console in personal mode.png" alt="Join meetings from room console in personal mode.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Intelligent detection and remediation for Microsoft Teams Rooms</STRONG><BR />The service in Microsoft Teams Rooms Premium uses Microsoft Defender for Endpoint to provide advanced threat protection capabilities that can detect incidents, vulnerabilities, and missing security KBs. The service will take action based on these detections to apply necessary updates, keeping your rooms secure and ready to go. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A></P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Threat detection and security update management for Microsoft Teams Rooms</STRONG><BR />The service in Microsoft Teams Rooms Premium uses Microsoft Defender for Endpoint to provide advanced threat protection capabilities that can detect incidents, vulnerabilities, and missing security KBs. The service will take action based on these detections to apply necessary updates, keeping your rooms secure and ready to go.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Microsoft and Surface Accessories Certified for Teams</STRONG> <BR />The first line up of Microsoft and Surface devices certified for Teams include the Microsoft Modern USB &amp; Wireless headsets, providing both a wired and wireless option for headsets that keep Teams call controls at user’s fingertips. Additionally, we have the first Surface audio device certified for Teams. This premium headset has a dedicated Teams button and an advanced microphone system to provide great voice clarity in your meetings.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Microsoft and Surface Accessories Certified for Teams.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/276590i00CDD668A9C3285D/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Microsoft and Surface Accessories Certified for Teams.png" alt="Microsoft and Surface Accessories Certified for Teams.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>For users who prefer audio to be amplified by speakerphone, the new Microsoft Modern USB-C Speaker captures and delivers sound such that users are heard clearly in their calls and meetings. A convenient Teams button brings up the interface and a simple USB-C wire keeps users connected all day.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Microsoft Modern USB-C Speaker.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/276591i42261B704F8805D9/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Microsoft Modern USB-C Speaker.png" alt="Microsoft Modern USB-C Speaker.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>The new Microsoft Modern Webcam lets you be seen clearly in their video calls and meetings and activates Teams features like background blur and replacement. It can be easily attached to a laptop, monitor, or tripod and connected to a PC or docking station via USB cable. 1080p video, 78 degree field of view, and True Look technology makes this device great for personal office use. And when you don’t want to be on video, a privacy shutter slides closed with an LED indicator letting you know when you are and are not seen in meetings.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Microsoft Modern Webcam.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/276887iF13F091C3EE47EF2/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Microsoft Modern Webcam.png" alt="Microsoft Modern Webcam.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>New web cameras from Poly and Yealink</STRONG> <BR />The Yealink UVC20 is a personal web camera designed for easy plug and play functionality. Connect to a laptop or monitor, a privacy shutter lets you switch off video when you need to and a powerful 5 megapixel camera let’s you be seen even in low or backlit conditions.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Yealink UVC20.png" style="width: 978px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/276593iB6E98A1F64F28515/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Yealink UVC20.png" alt="Yealink UVC20.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>The Poly Studio P5 is the first web camera from the brand designed entirely with the personal office in mind. It’s compact form factor, exceptional camera optics, and digital zoom technology work for where users work, allowing you to show up to your video calls and meetings with confidence and clarity.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Poly Studio P5.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/276888i39EC400F8B073059/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Poly Studio P5.png" alt="Poly Studio P5.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Lower-cost phones from Audiocodes and Yealink</STRONG> <BR />The Audiocodes C435HD and the Yealink MP52 are two new phones with a lighter weight experience bringing them to a lower price point. Now you can experience the same richness of a Teams call with devices better suited for your budget.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Teams Phones.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/276923i49E5DAD7020EEB23/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Teams Phones.png" alt="Teams Phones.png" /></span></P> <DIV id="collab">&nbsp;</DIV> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2><STRONG>Chat and collaboration</STRONG></H2> <P><STRONG>Product feedback tool in Microsoft Teams</STRONG></P> <P>We are here to listen for your feedback. Teams automatically reviews the feedback that you submit, and provide help documentation related to the topic, if available. Additionally, once enabled by Teams administrator, you have the option to share your email address when submitting feedback in Teams, to allow for Microsoft to follow-up with you.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Windows 10 native notifications in Teams</STRONG></P> <P>You can now choose the style of your notifications: built-in Teams or Windows native notifications. The latter brings a suite of benefits, like respecting focus assist mode which enables you to avoid distracting notifications when you need to focus, and integrating with Windows 10 action center to helps you review your notifications in one place. If you have a Windows build 10.0.17763.288 or higher, you can make this change in Teams notifications settings.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Windows 10 native notifications in Teams.gif" style="width: 100%px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/276596iEFFDD7147A7A79A6/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Windows 10 native notifications in Teams.gif" alt="Windows 10 native notifications in Teams.gif" /></span></P> <P><STRONG>Visual update to Microsoft Teams mobile app on Android and iOS</STRONG><BR />The Teams mobile app has a new visual look and feel that delivers new headers, icons, and styling along with the ability to automatically switch to dark theme when you set your device to dark.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Organize chats in mobile app</STRONG><BR />In the Teams mobile app, you are now able to pin chats and filter the Chat list. This is great for when you quickly want to get back into important conversations! Pinned chats are also rolling out on Android shortly.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Emoji library and GIFs in mobile app on Android and iOS</STRONG><BR />In the Teams mobile app, there is an expanded library of emojis, and the ability to trim GIFs directly in the app.</P> <DIV id="management">&nbsp;</DIV> <H2><BR /><STRONG>Management</STRONG></H2> <P><STRONG>Preconfigured website tab in Team Templates</STRONG><BR />As an admin you can now add a URL of their choice to the website tab in a team template. When the end-user creates a team using the pre-built template, it will include the preset website you specified, making it easier to distribute standardized content to the entire organization. End-users can access important web resources, such as company sites, commonly visited pages, online documents, from their team with minimal manual set up.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Preconfigured website tab in Team Templates.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/276925i8F6F6CD390A0CE3C/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Preconfigured website tab in Team Templates.png" alt="Preconfigured website tab in Team Templates.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>App customization and branding</STRONG><BR />With the app customization and branding capability, app developers are able to specify if they want to provide the option for their customers to customize the app. If the developers provide this option, admins are able to customize app properties like app name, descriptions, icons and more to deliver a branded app experience right within Teams.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="customization and branding.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/277124iB405FC1FA24259FD/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="customization and branding.png" alt="customization and branding.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Teams user usage report in Teams client</STRONG><BR />The Teams user usage report provides you a view into your Teams activities and usage. You can generate insights and metrics on a per-team and cross-team basis to understand your interaction with peers and across the organization. The reports are generated with privacy in mind, so only you can your own data.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Anonymous user usage reports</STRONG><BR />As a Teams admin you have the option to anonymize user data, protecting user privacy while viewing, downloading, sharing, and accessing the Teams usage report data. Once enabled, personally identifiable information like username, email addresses, and Active Directory IDs are anonymized.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Custom policy packages</STRONG><BR />Custom policy packages enable Teams admins to configure their own set of policy packages tailored to users with similar roles in their organization. We have also added the capability to assign policy packages to a group so you can assign multiple policies to a group of users.</P> <DIV id="frontline">&nbsp;</DIV> <H2><BR /><STRONG>Frontline worker</STRONG></H2> <P><STRONG>Time Clock APIs</STRONG><BR />New APIs (Application Programming Interface) for Time Clock allows integrations into your organization’s Time &amp; Attendance system. to enable rules for how early or late someone can clock-in/out and new processes like a health screening survey that must be completed before clocking-in for the day. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="TimeClock.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/276865iDB5FC782730AEC40/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="TimeClock.png" alt="TimeClock.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Shift Settings &amp; Permissions</STRONG><BR />With the Teams Shifts Policy, an organization can now allow users who aren’t the owner of a Teams site to be able to edit and manage Shift schedules, approve swaps, and authorize time off requests. This enables you as a managers or supervisor to have schedule ownership without having to be the owners of the entire Teams site, reducing instances of accidentally deleting or modifying the Teams site. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Shift Settings &amp; Permissions.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/276866i1152F1BB81C18873/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Shift Settings &amp; Permissions.png" alt="Shift Settings &amp; Permissions.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Enhanced tasks publishing capabilities</STRONG><BR />We have enhanced task publishing so operations and corporate teams can more clearly manage and plan their task distribution to frontline locations. As a member of a publishing team you can now see separate Drafts, Published, and Unpublished sections to easily see which task lists are at which stage of their lifecycle. We've also made it easier to see the impact of publishing tasks at a glance with an updated summary that displays the number of tasks and the number of recipient teams, so you can easily confirm that everything looks right before sending. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Enhanced tasks publishing capabilities.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/276867i0C9C7F673231F756/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Enhanced tasks publishing capabilities.png" alt="Enhanced tasks publishing capabilities.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <DIV id="government">&nbsp;</DIV> <H2><STRONG>Government</STRONG></H2> <P>These features currently available to Microsoft’s commercial customers in multi-tenant cloud environments are now rolling out to our customers in US Government Community Cloud (GCC), US Government Community Cloud High (GCC-High), and/or United States Department of Defense (DoD).</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Manage meeting options</STRONG><BR />Organizers are now able to modify the user experience across desktop, mobile, and web by using the new Meeting Options to customize their meeting safety and security settings. Meeting Options can be accessed in the Teams meeting invitation details in Outlook and Teams Calendar. Available in GCC-High.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Invite-only meeting options</STRONG><BR />A new meeting setting is now available in Teams meeting options that automatically sends those who were not originally invited by the organizer to the lobby. For example, if an invitee forwards a meeting invitation to a colleague, when that person tries to join, they’ll be directed to wait in the lobby until the host selects to admit them. This helps prevent those uninvited from joining the meeting. Available in GCC. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A></P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Enhanced meeting creation and expiration policies</STRONG><BR />For added security and compliance, Teams meetings and join links are disabled for users whose scheduling permissions have been revoked. Previously, a user could continue to reuse their old meeting join links after their scheduling capabilities have been disabled. This policy update automatically expires those old meeting links so they can’t be reused. Available in GCC.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Improvements to audio permissions settings for attendees</STRONG><BR />Meeting presenters and organizers can now manage attendee audio permissions with greater flexibility. Attendees no longer must request to speak for the organizer or presenters to allow them to unmute, and presenters and organizers can prevent individual attendees from unmuting instead of all attendees at once. Available in GCC. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A></P> <P><BR /><STRONG>More labels in Planner</STRONG> <BR />Labels are a quick, visual way to categorize similar tasks in Planner and we've increased the number of labels to help you get even more organized. You can now add up to 25 labels in all different colors to your tasks in Planner web, mobile, and in Microsoft Teams. Available in GCC, GCC-High and DoD. Available for GCC, GCC-High and DoD. <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/planner-blog/add-up-to-25-embedded-editable-labels-to-your-tasks/ba-p/2174399" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>New way to update the Teams Rooms app</STRONG><BR />You can now use Teams meetings and calling functionality in your Teams Rooms on Windows. IT Admins can easily perform a manual update. Simply download and run an offline app update PowerShell script to your Teams Rooms devices. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Follow the steps in this article</A> to get started. Available in GCC-High.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Out of Office Setting</STRONG><BR />Let others know that you are not available by scheduling your Out of Office in Teams. During this time, your presence status changes to "Out of Office" and your status message is displayed when someone reaches out to you via chat. Additionally, your Outlook calendar and automatic replies are updated accordingly. Available for GCC.</P> Fri, 30 Apr 2021 18:33:14 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/what-s-new-in-microsoft-teams-april-2021/ba-p/2305291 Microsoft_Teams_team 2021-04-30T18:33:14Z Skype for Business Online retires July 31, 2021 – here’s what to expect https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/skype-for-business-online-retires-july-31-2021-here-s-what-to/ba-p/2303300 <P>As we approach the retirement of Skype for Business Online, we want to take a moment to appreciate the efforts organizations are making to complete their transitions to Teams prior to July 31, 2021, as well as those who have already upgraded to Teams. Thank you! If you still have Skype for Business Online users, keep working your upgrade plan. Regardless of the technical and change management dynamics with your upgrade, you can accomplish so much over the next three months.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2><STRONG>What to expect as Skype for Business Online retires?</STRONG></H2> <P>Skype for Business Online will be fully functional through July 31, 2021 to allow customers time to transition users to Teams or to an instance of Skype for Business Server. Here are some other details you should know about the Skype for Business Online service retirement:</P> <UL> <LI>Services that integrate with Skype for Business Online will not be supported beyond the July 31, 2021 retirement. This includes support for <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">third-party audio conferencing providers</A> (ACP), <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/changes-ahead-for-cloud-connector-edition-and-hybrid-voice/ba-p/1650055" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Skype for Business Online Cloud Connector Edition</A> (CCE), <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/changes-ahead-for-cloud-connector-edition-and-hybrid-voice/ba-p/1650055" target="_blank" rel="noopener">hybrid voice configurations</A>, and <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Skype Meeting Broadcast</A>.</LI> <LI>Customers will not be able to move online users out of Teams Only mode after retirement.</LI> <LI>Coexistence modes enable customers to operate Skype for Business Server/Teams side-by-side experiences until they are ready to move users to Teams Only.</LI> <LI>Users can be moved directly from <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Skype for Business Server to Teams Only</A> after configuring <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Skype for Business hybrid with Microsoft 365 or Office 365</A>.</LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2><STRONG>Microsoft-assisted upgrades to Teams</STRONG></H2> <P>In the coming weeks, we’ll begin scheduling Microsoft-assisted upgrades to Teams for Skype for Business Online customers with cloud-only or hybrid deployments. Assisted upgrades help with last-mile technical steps of the transition to Teams. Customers will be notified through the Teams admin center and the Microsoft 365 Message Center, 90 days prior to the scheduled date of their assisted upgrade. Customers tracking to complete their transitions to Teams Only prior to their scheduled automated upgrade date are encouraged to do so for better control over the timing of their upgrade experience.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>The duration of each customer's upgrade will vary by volume of users and characteristics of their deployment, but generally users within a tenant will be upgraded within 24 hours from the start of the upgrade. During this time, users will still be able to access Skype for Business Online. Once the upgrade has completed and users log out of Skype for Business Online, they will only be able to use Teams to initiate and receive messages and calls as well as to schedule and host meetings. These users will be able to join a Skype for Business meeting scheduled by a user on Skype for Business Server or in a federated organization.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>When the assisted upgrade completes, the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">coexistence mode</A> for upgraded users is set to Teams Only. Admins should review Teams Only mode considerations prior to upgrade. Learn more about <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft-assisted upgrades to Teams</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2><STRONG>Teams upgrade resources</STRONG></H2> <P>Whether you’re at the start of your upgrade journey or are wrapping up, these resources can help guide your organization through its transition to Teams:</P> <UL> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Teams admin documentation</A> provides guidance for rolling out, managing, and preparing users for Teams.</LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Online upgrade guidance</A> helps you prepare your technical environment and end-users for the upgrade to Teams.</LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Teams upgrade planning workshops</A> take you through a proven framework for planning and implementing your upgrade from Skype for Business to Teams.</LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Chalk Talks workshops</A> teach best practices and practical guidance around some of the most popular and compelling scenarios in Teams.</LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">FastTrack</A> deployment assistance is available for eligible subscriptions.</LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Partners</A> can help you plan and execute your upgrade.</LI> </UL> <P>The retirement of Skype for Business Online and corresponding assisted upgrades do not affect the Skype consumer service, Skype for Business Server products and Skype for Business Online operated by 21Vianet (China Sovereign Clouds Instance).</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>Additional guidance for customers with hybrid configurations</H2> <P>In the coming weeks, we will be sharing more retirement guidance for Skype for Business customers with hybrid (server + online) configurations.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>See you in Teams!</P> Fri, 30 Apr 2021 20:57:18 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/skype-for-business-online-retires-july-31-2021-here-s-what-to/ba-p/2303300 Microsoft_Teams_team 2021-04-30T20:57:18Z Build and ship software better with GitHub and Microsoft Teams https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/build-and-ship-software-better-with-github-and-microsoft-teams/ba-p/2290231 <P>Millions of developers use GitHub daily to build, ship, and maintain their software – but software development isn’t performed in silos and require open communication and collaboration across teams. Microsoft Teams is one of the key tools that developers use for their collaboration needs, so it was important that the integration of our platforms provide a seamless, connected experience. Context switching is a drain on productivity and stifles the flow of work, which is why the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">GitHub integration in Teams</A> is so important – as it gives you and your team full line of sight into your GitHub projects without having to leave Teams. Now, when you collaborate with your team, you can stay engaged in your channels and ideate, triage issues, and work together to move your projects forward.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>GitHub has made tremendous updates refreshing the integration – with public preview last September and recently with general availability of the app last month. Many in the developer community have been looking forward to the updates in the new GitHub app, which they’ve experienced on other collaboration platforms, and so GitHub is excited to share some of new features and the existing capabilities you can experience today.</P> <P><BR /><FONT size="5"><STRONG>New support for personal app and scheduling reminders</STRONG></FONT><BR />Since the public preview launch of the GitHub app last September, GitHub made some great updates on a couple key areas. First, they added support for the personal app experience and secondly, they added capabilities to support scheduling reminders for pending pull requests.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Personal app experience</STRONG><BR />As part of personal app experience, you can now subscribe to your repositories and receive notifications for:</P> <UL> <LI>issues</LI> <LI>pull requests</LI> <LI>commits</LI> </UL> <P>All the commands available in your channel are now available on your personal app experience with the GitHub app.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Github Personal App Experience.png" style="width: 720px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/275458i39625DCC51B2492A/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Github Personal App Experience.png" alt="Image showing subscription experience within the personal app view" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Image showing subscription experience within the personal app view</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Schedule reminders</STRONG><BR />You can now schedule reminders for pending pull requests. With this feature you can now get periodic reminders of pending pull requests as part of your channel or personal chat. Scheduled reminders ensure your teammates are unblocking your workflows by providing reviews on your pull request. This will have an impact on business metrics like time-to-release for features or bug fixes.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Github Schedule Reminders.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/275459iA3AA1FE1596F6B3D/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Github Schedule Reminders.png" alt="Image showing user setting up scheduled reminders within the GitHub Teams app" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Image showing user setting up scheduled reminders within the GitHub Teams app</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>From your Teams channel, you can run the following command to configure a reminder for pending pull requests on your Organization or Repository:</P> <H5><FONT color="#000000">@github schedule organization/repository</FONT></H5> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>This will create reminder for weekdays at 9.30 AM. However, if you want to configure the reminder for a different day or time, you can achieve that by passing day and time with the below command:</P> <H5>@github schedule organization/repository &lt;Day format&gt; &lt;Time format&gt;</H5> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more about channel reminders</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>You can also configure personal reminders in your personal chats, as well, using the below command:</P> <H5>@github schedule organization</H5> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Stay notified on updates that matter to you through subscriptions</STRONG></FONT><BR />Subscriptions allow you to customize the notifications you receive from the GitHub app for pull request and issues. You can use filters to create subscriptions that are helpful for your projects, without the noise of non-relevant updates – and you can create these in channels or in the personal app.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Subscribing and Unsubscribing</STRONG><BR />You can subscribe to get notifications for pull requests and issues for an Organization or Repository's activity.</P> <H5>@github subscribe &lt;organization&gt;/&lt;repository&gt;</H5> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Github Subscribing and Unsubscribing.png" style="width: 624px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/275460iB9F0B778793E996D/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Github Subscribing and Unsubscribing.png" alt="Image showing user subscribing to a specific organization and repository via GitHub app" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Image showing user subscribing to a specific organization and repository via GitHub app</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>To unsubscribe to notifications from a repository, use:</P> <H5>@github unsubscribe &lt;organization&gt;/&lt;repository&gt;</H5> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Customize notifications</STRONG><BR />You can customize your notifications by subscribing to activity that is relevant to your Teams channel and unsubscribing from activity that is less helpful to your project.</P> <H5>@github subscribe owner/repo [feature]</H5> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more about subscription notifications on the GitHub app</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Use threading to synchronize comments between Teams and GitHub</STRONG></FONT><BR />Notifications for any pull request and issue are grouped under a parent card as replies. The parent card always shows the latest status of the pull request/issue along with other meta-data like description, assignees, reviewers, labels, and checks. Threading gives context and helps improve collaboration in the channel.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Github request card.png" style="width: 988px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/275461iC0E54167B6C3D0CF/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Github request card.png" alt="Image showing pull request card staying updated with latest comments and information" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Image showing pull request card staying updated with latest comments and information</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Make your conversations actionable</STRONG></FONT><BR />Stay in the flow of work by making the conversations you have with your teammates on GitHub actionable. You can use the app to create an issue, close or reopen an issue, or leave comments on issues and pull requests.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>With the GitHub app, you can perform the following:</P> <UL> <LI>Create issue</LI> <LI>Close an issue</LI> <LI>Reopen and issue</LI> <LI>Comment on issue</LI> <LI>Comment on pull request</LI> </UL> <P>You can perform these actions directly from the notification card in the channel by clicking on the buttons available in the parent card.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Github request notification.png" style="width: 624px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/275462iF75CD24B2D63720E/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Github request notification.png" alt="Image of a GitHub pull request notification on a card and the user from Teams commenting" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Image of a GitHub pull request notification on a card and the user from Teams commenting</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>More to come!</STRONG></FONT><BR />GitHub is excited for you to use these new and existing features as you continue to build world-class software and services – and they’re equally excited to see the growth and evolution of the app in the future. If you haven’t already installed the GitHub app for Teams, you can easily do so today to get started.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Happy coding!</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2><STRONG>Learn More</STRONG></H2> <UL> <LI>Check out the latest on the integration at the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">GitHub changelog</A></LI> <LI>Get details on how to get started in the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">GitHub Readme page</A></LI> </UL> Fri, 21 May 2021 16:22:10 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/build-and-ship-software-better-with-github-and-microsoft-teams/ba-p/2290231 Microsoft_Teams_team 2021-05-21T16:22:10Z Your questions from the Microsoft Ignite Ask the Experts sessions about Microsoft Teams…answered! https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/your-questions-from-the-microsoft-ignite-ask-the-experts/ba-p/2273679 <P>Last month many of you joined our Ask The Experts (ATE) sessions at Microsoft Ignite, specifically <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ATE-FS191 – Ask the Expert: Microsoft Teams Manageability</A> and <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ATE-FS191-R1 – Ask the Expert: Microsoft Teams Security and Compliance</A>. We promised that we would pull together the questions and answers and post them in a blog post, so here we are making good on that promise.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>1. How easy is it to retrospectively apply data sensitivity labels at the Teams or channel level?</STRONG></P> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-30px">a. Once you get sensitivity labels enabled and set up to apply to Microsoft 365 groups/sites/teams, you'll be able to edit a team to apply a label published. See: <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/compliance/sensitivity-labels-teams-groups-sites?view=o365-worldwide</A>&nbsp;</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>2. Are shared private channels available to all tenants now?</STRONG></P> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-30px">a. Private channels have been around for a while, but shared channels are not yet available.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>3. Are there any plans to allow real-time reporting out of the management solution? Right now, reports are delayed until, at the very least, the meeting or call is over.</STRONG></P> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-30px">a. We will introduce this capability to Private Preview in April 2021.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>4. How can an admin retrieve Teams chats if a user leaves the company and/or does a forensic audit must be done?</STRONG></P> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-30px">a. You will need to use content search and eDiscovery investigation. Note that with E5 compliance license, you can put conversations together; with basic eDiscovery, you will get the single chat messages. See: <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoftteams/ediscovery-investigation</A></P> <P><BR /><STRONG>5. Will there be a way to find which apps are being used by a team?</STRONG></P> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-30px">a. Yes, use the app usage reports by using a Graph call to enumerate apps installed per team. See: <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://docs.microsoft.com/graph/api/team-list-installedapps?view=graph-rest-1.0&amp;tabs=http</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>6. Will the Teams client installer change from being profile-based to computer-based? Customers mentioned that they had shared devices in learning spaces that they want to update, so users don't have to wait or, in some cases, quit Teams and re-launch before class.</STRONG></P> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-30px">a. Yes, you can install per machine. See: <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoftteams/teams-for-vdi</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>7. Will we ever get the ability to delete Teams chats? Customers have mentioned that chats are really cluttered right now without this function.</STRONG></P> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-30px">a. Yes, you can do this with Retention Policies at compliance.microsoft.com. You can age conversations that are greater than a specific number of days.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>8. Does Microsoft have a recommended Teams naming taxonomy/naming convention?</STRONG></P> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-30px">a. No, best practice is to follow your organization’s guidelines/requirements and take advantage of custom dictionary/taxonomy controls like preventing names. My personal recommendation is always leave room for organizational growth/expansion when creating your taxonomy.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>9. Is there a way to report on activity outside the 90 days? Customers have mentioned that extended unused Teams that need to be cleaned, but identifying them might be problematic?</STRONG></P> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-30px">a. You can use the Graph API for that purpose. It can access historical data up to a year.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>10. Are there any good resources for managing Teams sprawl, guest users, and general Teams hygiene?</STRONG></P> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-30px">a. You can restrict the creation of Teams and put a gating process in front of it. You can get creative with Forms and Flows via Power Automate to have users submit requests and then the helpdesk can create the team.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>11. Can you manage Teams membership via a domain security group?</STRONG></P> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-30px">a. Currently, you cannot manage Teams membership using an AD security group. The Office 365 Group membership drives Teams membership, and as of right now, you cannot add nested groups to an Office 365 Group.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>12. When will real-time/live analytics be available for Teams Live Events and traditional Teams meetings? It is challenging right now as an admin to troubleshoot exec calls for townhall-type sessions.</STRONG></P> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-30px">a. This feature is coming in April 2021.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>13. Could someone give a basic overview of the purpose of the Network Planner in the Teams Admin Center?</STRONG></P> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-30px">a. The Network Planner is meant to give you an idea of what the impact of Teams will be on your network. It allows you to define all your network subnets and user personas so that you can pre-determine the network impact of Teams.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>14. Can you talk about the controls or policies for Teams Connect regarding adding external people to channels? How are the permissions different than that for external guests today?</STRONG></P> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-30px">a. Guest access uses guest accounts that are created in the source Azure AD hosting the guest access. Teams Connect, or shared channels, does not use this method; it works by allowing federated Teams users to have access to the shared channel. Expect to have more published on this in the coming weeks.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>15. Is there a Microsoft recommended solution or app to install in Teams to manage user requests for creating new Teams?</STRONG></P> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-30px">a. There is no Microsoft recommended solution I'm aware of for this. However, approaches I have seen work well involve using PowerApps that have users submit their Team request and then have the back-end helpdesk review the request and approve/reject the request. You can create some pre-checks in the flow to see if the team already exists, for example.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>16. With the coming enhancements to Teams meetings recordings around captioning/speech to text, will this be discoverable with core and/or advanced eDiscovery?</STRONG></P> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-30px">a. Yes, the plan after the Stream migration of the recordings to OneDrive and SharePoint will have this functionality to retain and search with eDiscovery.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>17. I have not seen wherein Teams policy in Admin Centre changed to OneDrive from Stream, is it global or group based?</STRONG></P> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-30px">a. It has been rolled out globally to most tenants, and you can delay it through PowerShell. The change is done via PowerShell today, it can be set on meeting policy level, and if it is not available yet in your tenant, you can follow this guide: <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoftteams/tmr-meeting-recording-change</A>. It should, however, be default for all tenants.</P> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-30px">&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>18. We have a ton of distribution groups created on-prem and maintained with scripts. How can we use these existing groups to create and maintain Teams?</STRONG></P> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-30px">a. There are few steps you may need to consider for this: (1) Clean up the distribution groups; (2) Sync your on-prem AD with Azure AD; convert your distribution group to a Microsoft 365 group; create a team from the Microsoft 365 group. Keep in mind when you do so, the membership management will be within the converted Microsoft 365 Group after you upgrade the distribution list.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>19. Will it be possible at some point to specify policies for a user group to block them completely from all external communication?</STRONG></P> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-30px">a. You can create an ExternalAccessPolicy and use New-CsBatchPolicyAssignmentOperation to assign it to multiple users at a time, based on a group in AAD regularly, though, it will not automatically add it to new users in the group.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>20. We need to record all calls for our call center associates. Is there a way to make this based on group membership?</STRONG></P> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-30px">a. Compliant call recording is possible through third parties such as Verint and Numonix. I would reach out to them to check for this functionality. It should be possible in a direct routing configuration.</P> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-30px">&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>21. Is it possible to enable guest access per Team like you can in SharePoint, or is it all or nothing?</STRONG></P> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-30px">a. Yes, you can restrict guest access for certain Teams (Office 365 groups). The configuration is only performed via PowerShell. See: <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/solutions/per-group-guest-access?view=o365-worldwide</A></P> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-30px">&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>22. Any plans to consolidate Guest and External entities for 1:1 chat (not switching organization and minimizing end-user confusion)? Also, group chat with External entities without having to switch organizations.</STRONG></P> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-30px">a. Guest access and External access will continue to function as they are, as they each have their own use cases. However, with the new Teams Connect, you will have channels shared outside of your tenant into an external user tenant.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>23. How come policies take forever to roll out - up to days??</STRONG></P> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-30px">a. It can take time, usually 2 - 4 hours. I would recommend periodically logging out and clearing cache, and logging back in. If it persists for more than a day, I recommend raising a ticket to Microsoft support. That seems like a very long time.</P> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-30px">&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>24. Is it possible for end-users to create a team in a different domain than the default? We would want them to be able to pick the domain; for example, teams.company.com.</STRONG></P> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-30px">a. Yes! See: <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/solutions/choose-domain-to-create-groups?view=o365-worldwide</A>&nbsp;</P> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-30px">&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>25. Are there any licensing requirements to be able to add members of a group to a private team?</STRONG></P> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-30px">a. There are no specific license requirements.</P> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-30px">&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>26. Is there a way to list all applications in Teams and which are enabled or disabled?</STRONG></P> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-30px">a. Yes, in <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">admin.teams.microsoft.com</A> you can see all apps and enable/disable them.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>27. Hello, I work at a school with children from 4 till 18 years old. In the last couple of weeks, we have some students who like to start big group chats and add a lot of (younger) students. In these chats, there is a lot of swearing and cursing. We want to protect our younger students from this, and I am wondering if there is an option that can block being added to a group chat or at least give them a choice of being added. I know it is possible to disable the chat for these users, but that has a lot of impact on their schoolwork. I know it is not a specific security question, but it is a safety question to protect our (younger) students, but this can be a security question too if there is a breached account.</STRONG></P> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-30px">a. Have a look at Communication Compliance: <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/compliance/communication-compliance?view=o365-worldwide</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>28. I want to enforce MFA for all guest accounts to create secure Teams channels. Should the guest accounts have any Microsoft licenses to use MFA with their respective domain accounts?</STRONG></P> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-30px">a. You can use Conditional Access for this. The license model here is based on the licenses you have in your tenant.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>29. SafeLinks are coming to Teams (which is good). Will the SafeLinks wrapper be visible to Teams participants? If so, some may read "protection.outlook.com" and assume the link to Microsoft.</STRONG></P> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-30px">a. SafeLinks act the same as they do in Outlook.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>30. How can we ensure the coherence/governance of all the controls/labels we put in place? Any tool/method to use before diving into Teams configuration?</STRONG></P> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-30px">a. This is all controlled from the Compliance Center under Information Protection, where you can implement your labels and label policies.</P> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-30px">&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>31. Can we use the OCR example to check that sent pictures in Teams don’t contain privileged info?</STRONG></P> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-30px">a. You can use Advanced eDiscovery to check this.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>32. Is it possible to prevent your users from joining Teams meetings hosted by external orgs? Currently, everyone can click on a Teams meeting link someone sent to them, and that will either load their Teams client, and they will join as authenticated or via browser as anonymous?</STRONG></P> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-30px">a. No, if the meeting or Live Event is available to "everyone".</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>33. How is end-to-end encryption 1:1 different compared to an average Teams meeting?</STRONG></P> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-30px">a. E2EE is encrypted same "key" from start to endpoint, with no interception. Teams standard is encryption in transit and at rest so customers can access content as needed.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>34. Is there a possibility to invite external users within channels and manage permissions on a per folder basis within the channel so that R/RW is possible within a channel and subfolders?</STRONG></P> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-30px">a. You can use granular SharePoint permissions for this.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>35. Who can follow up on GDPR requests from attendees of a meeting held a while ago and provide them information on what data has been collected from them?</STRONG></P> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-30px">a. You can use the Data Subject Request (DSR) case tool by the compliance administrator. See: <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://docs.microsoft.com/compliance/regulatory/gdpr-manage-gdpr-data-subject-requests-with-the-dsr-case-tool</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>36. What levels of staff will be able to turn on E2E encryption? IT staff generally do not lose passwords.</STRONG></P> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-30px">a. IT will have full control over what users/user groups can opt into E2EE.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>37. Can you use a retention policy to prevent team owners from deleting a team?</STRONG></P> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-30px">a. Not at this time, but a retention policy will ensure all the files are saved for compliance purposes. Be mindful that Teams retention policies must exist on their own, independent of other Teams workloads. So, you need to have EOL policy for 1:1 chats, Microsoft 365 groups for group chat, and SPO policy for files held in teams</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>38. Is there any way to stop anyone from sharing files in Teams? We have certain locations where they don't want to use it for file sharing.</STRONG></P> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-30px">a. Those policies are the ones set in OneDrive and SharePoint. You would need to adjust those there.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>39. Is it possible having a person out of the company, out of my network become part of the Organizer Team in a Teams Live Event and so actively contribute?</STRONG></P> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-30px">a. Yes, that’s possible. Either as a Guest in your org, or they have an AAD account in their own org. There will also be improvements coming to this to make it easier.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Thank you again if you attended these sessions. We hope this recap helps you as you continue to support Teams for your customers and organizations.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>For more information about all the exciting announcements around Microsoft Ignite, be sure to check out the recap episode on <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Inside Microsoft Teams</A>. We have special guests Mary Jo Foley, Paul Thurrott, and Brad Sams in this episode that you don’t want to miss out.</P> Thu, 15 Apr 2021 15:00:00 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/your-questions-from-the-microsoft-ignite-ask-the-experts/ba-p/2273679 Stephen Rose 2021-04-15T15:00:00Z Streamline requests with new approval features in Microsoft Teams https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/streamline-requests-with-new-approval-features-in-microsoft/ba-p/2259871 <P><LI-VIDEO vid="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9fdqSxKuJw&amp;ab_channel=Microsoft365" align="center" size="large" width="600" height="338" uploading="false" thumbnail="http://i.ytimg.com/vi/Z9fdqSxKuJw/hqdefault.jpg" external="url"></LI-VIDEO></P> <P>Getting an approval on your work items is an essential part of almost every workflow. The approval can be a written acknowledgement from your manager, a formal authorization from a diverse group of stakeholders, or an official signature from a customer. Regardless of the type of approval needed, it can be hard to track and manage the requests when many systems and people are involved and often leads to unnecessary delays.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Approvals in Microsoft Teams enables everyone, from frontline workers to corporate headquarters employees, to easily create, manage, and share approvals directly from Teams.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>We’ve been listening to your feedback and have added new capabilities to streamline your approval request and get faster results.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Create an approval request with an electronic signature</STRONG></FONT> <BR />There may be times when you need a more formal attestation and require the approvers’ signatures. Now, key partners like Adobe Sign, DocuSign and other 3rd party providers allow you to create an electronic signature approval natively within the Approval app. With this new feature, approvers can add their signature without leaving Teams, enabling an efficient and faster approval process. Once the approval process is completed, the information is stored in Teams, and you can easily access the approval record and view the eSignatures.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>To request the approver’s eSignature, choose eSign as your request type. Then choose your electronic signature provider, select the file that needs to be signed, and include additional details needed. Once submitted, internal signers are sent a notification via Teams and an email asking for their signature. If the signer is external to the organization, they will be notified with an email, in which they can easily review the details and sign. Approvals will keep track of the entire audit trail right in context of Teams, so you are able to track who already signed the approval and when it was signed. This feature will start rolling out at the end of April.</P> <P><IFRAME src="https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/videoplayer/embed/RWByQx?autoplay=false" width="950" height="475" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" allow="accelerometer; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture"></IFRAME></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><FONT size="5">Create an approval template</FONT></STRONG><BR />To streamline workflows, new out of the box templates provide a repeatable structure for common approvals like filling out expense reports or requesting overtime. Admins and team owners can use these as is, customize, or create new templates for their organization and teams.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Teams admins and teams owners can also create approval templates by clicking on template management in the overflow menu and following the instructions. Enter the name of your template, select the approvers, add in the necessary form fields and the workflow settings. When done, hit publish.</P> <P><BR />Once you create your first organizational template, it will create a new admin team. From there, you can add additional admins that can manage the organizational templates, right from the Approvals App.</P> <P><BR />This feature will be rolling out in April.</P> <P><IFRAME src="https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/videoplayer/embed/RWBGKY?autoplay=false" width="950" height="475" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" allow="accelerometer; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture"></IFRAME></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Create an approval request with templates</STRONG></FONT> <BR />Leverage the templates your admin or team owner enabled for you and make it easier to create an approval request. Use the structured form to input all the necessary information and eliminate back and forth on missing data for a faster approval.</P> <P><IMG src="https://cdn.techcommunity.microsoft.com/assets/MicrosoftTeams/End-user%20using%20a%20template.gif" border="0" width="990" /></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>New attachment capabilities</STRONG></FONT><BR />Approval hub enables you to attach files directly from OneDrive and SharePoint, as well as attach a generic link for content that is hosted outside of Microsoft 365. This will ensure your approval is connected to the latest version of the file, reflecting any changes. This feature is available now.<span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Attach link in a channel.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/272215i1B93075AD4646C83/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Attach link in a channel.png" alt="Attach link in a channel.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Markdown support</STRONG></FONT><BR />We are also adding full Markdown support in both adaptive cards and the detail’s view, so you can ensure all your approvals are formatted correctly for all your approval processes. This feature is available now.</P> <P><IMG src="https://cdn.techcommunity.microsoft.com/assets/MicrosoftTeams/Markdown.gif" border="0" width="990" /></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Approve or reject an approval request inline</STRONG></FONT> <BR />Approvals role based adaptive cards enable you to quickly respond to an approval request right from within the chat or channel without having to view the details. If you do not have permission to respond to the request, you will not see the "Approve" or "Reject" buttons on the card. This feature is available now.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Approve or Reject Request.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/272216i46E5B0E624EB0930/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Approve or Reject Request.png" alt="Approve or Reject Request.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Resources</STRONG></FONT><BR />Getting your request approved just got easier with the new features coming to approvals in Microsoft Teams. Learn more and get the most out of approvals in Microsoft Teams using these resources:</P> <UL> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Training videos</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Teams Approvals app availability</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Extending Approvals</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Installing the Approvals app manually</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Approvals Look Book</A></LI> </UL> Thu, 15 Apr 2021 17:23:06 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/streamline-requests-with-new-approval-features-in-microsoft/ba-p/2259871 Microsoft_Teams_team 2021-04-15T17:23:06Z New frontline worker enhancements in Teams to communicate, digitize processes and stay secure https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/new-frontline-worker-enhancements-in-teams-to-communicate/ba-p/2264555 <P>Today, we continue to strike a balance between many of our current conditions, where most frontline workers are strained and socially distant, and tomorrow, where there is the possibility of a safe return to the more traditional ways of working. As we continue supporting frontline workers and organizations in this digital transformation balance, we are releasing new enhancements for frontline workers and corporate teams to continue to communicate more effectively, digitize processes and make data and workers more secure no matter the work conditions.</P> <P><LI-VIDEO vid="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuOQATRqkqI&amp;feature=youtu.be" align="center" size="large" width="600" height="338" uploading="false" thumbnail="https://i.ytimg.com/vi/vuOQATRqkqI/hqdefault.jpg" external="url"></LI-VIDEO></P> <P><BR /><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Richer communication and community</STRONG></FONT><BR />Coming soon, Teams for RealWear headsets will make it easier for workers to show what they see - with <STRONG>voice commands for using the device flashlight</STRONG> and <STRONG>adjusting zoom levels</STRONG> with their outgoing video. Learn more about RealWear and Teams <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</A>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Realwear.jpg" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/271587i39EE6FCE08FA6E03/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Realwear.jpg" alt="Coming soon: RealWear Camera Zoom &amp; Flashlight" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Coming soon: RealWear Camera Zoom &amp; Flashlight</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>For organizations with thousands of employees scattered across different locations, internal communications can grow quite complex. Connect your entire workforce to drive deeper connection and insights across your organization while keeping everyone informed. Now you can share important community announcements for all members of your community and notify them to make sure they see the message, even if it’s outside of their preferred notification settings, with <STRONG>Yammer essential announcements</STRONG>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="yammer essential comms.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/272049i0C60664CA9C18074/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="yammer essential comms.png" alt="Now Available: Yammer Essential Announcements" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Now Available: Yammer Essential Announcements</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Manage and moderate content shared with your entire organization faster with <STRONG>Yammer community insights</STRONG>. These key metrics help admins and corporate teams measure activity, understand engagement, and find valuable insights about how frontline workers are engaging as a community.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Yammer Community Insights.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/272067i9C39164CEAC56A56/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="Yammer Community Insights.png" alt="Available now: Community insights" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Available now: Community insights</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Dig deeper and see which conversations and content performs the best. <STRONG>Conversation insights</STRONG> provide real-time visibility into impressions, total views, click-through rate, and a break-down of reactions.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Conversation Insights.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/272075iF02A1BFE13420772/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="Conversation Insights.png" alt="Coming soon: Conversation insights" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Coming soon: Conversation insights</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Improve your live events viewership by monitoring attendance, to understand which audience has the greatest viewership, and see where those views are coming from with <STRONG>live events insights</STRONG> in Yammer. All geared to help you optimize your current and future events with your frontline workforce and entire organization.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Live Events Insights.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/272080iD01683B51C584481/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="Live Events Insights.png" alt="Now available: Live event insights" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Now available: Live event insights</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Finally, improve the sense of community for your frontline workers with new <STRONG>suggested communities</STRONG> on the right rail of the Yammer homepage that will suggest relevant communities for frontline workers to discover and join.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Yammer Suggested Communities.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/271851i5710974D14FFCB4B/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Yammer Suggested Communities.png" alt="Now Available: Yammer Suggested Communities" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Now Available: Yammer Suggested Communities</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Learn more about all the new features coming to Yammer <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/what-s-new-for-yammer-in-april-2021/ba-p/2262184" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</A>.</P> <P><BR /><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Automated business workflows</STRONG></FONT><BR />As work conditions continue to fluctuate, it has become increasingly important to make sure repeatable but still critical processes are automated and have the right systems and owners connected to the workflow.</P> <P><BR />New <STRONG>APIs for Time Clock</STRONG> will notify your organization’s Time &amp; Attendance system and determine if the clock in/out is valid and prevent it if it is not. This helps organizations create rules for how early or late someone can clock-in/out without requiring manager approval. It can also enable new business workflows around clocking in/out such a health screening survey that must be completed before clocking-in for the day. All these clock-ins will be automatically shared to your existing payroll system to provide even more visibility and alignment. Learn more about frontline relevant APIs here.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="New Time Clock APIs.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/271852iCE89A935548473B8/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="New Time Clock APIs.png" alt="Now available: Time Clock APIs" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Now available: Time Clock APIs</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>With the <STRONG>schedule owner permission setting</STRONG> on TeamsShiftsPolicy, the organization can identify which users should be able to modify a Shifts schedule while still protecting the ownership of Teams that they are members of. It allows users who aren’t the owner of a Team to be able to edit and manage Shift schedules, approve swaps and authorize time off requests. This enables users such as managers and supervisors to have schedule ownership without having to be the owners of the entire Teams, reducing instances of accidentally deleting or modifying the Team without realizing the effects it has on other users. Learn more about how to set up Shifts <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</A>. <BR /><EM>Now available: schedule owner permissions</EM></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Approvals are a critical component of how frontline workers get the right permissions for anything from delivering fast customer service to making speedy repair decisions on the factory floor. To streamline workflows, new <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>Approvals templates</STRONG></A> provide a repeatable structure for common approvals such as when employees are reporting leave, filling out expense reports or requesting overtime. Admins and Team owners can use these as is, customize, or create new templates for their organization and teams.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="approvals templates.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/272093i37088DE1E8DEFDA1/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="approvals templates.png" alt="Now available: Approvals templates" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Now available: Approvals templates</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Often frontline processes need more formal attestation and require the approvers’ signatures in the process. Now, <STRONG>key partners like Adobe Sign, DocuSign, and other 3rd party providers</STRONG> allow teams to create an electronic signature approval natively within the Approvals app. With this new feature, approvers can add their e-signature without leaving Teams, enabling an efficient and faster approval process. Once the approval process is completed, the information is stored in Teams, and you can easily access the approval record and view the eSignatures.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Approvals with electronic signature.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/272088i816039BE5941A96F/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Approvals with electronic signature.png" alt="Now available: Approvals with electronic signature" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Now available: Approvals with electronic signature</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Finally, we have <STRONG>enhanced our task publishing feature in Tasks in Teams</STRONG> so operations and corporate teams can more clearly manage their Task lists and drive alignment with frontline locations. A member of a publishing team can now see separate Drafts, Published, and Unpublished sections to easily see which task lists are at which stage of their lifecycle. We've also made it easier to see the impact of publishing tasks at a glance. Teams will see an updated summary that prominently displays the number of tasks and the number of recipient teams, so they can easily confirm that everything looks right. Learn more about task publishing <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</A>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Tasks new.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/271855i893CB2E788E1FC71/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Tasks new.png" alt="Now available: Publish list confirmation screen summary &amp; unpublished lists section in task publishing" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Now available: Publish list confirmation screen summary &amp; unpublished lists section in task publishing</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>More secure with simple management</STRONG></FONT></P> <P>Like frontline workers day-to-day job, we know their roles, tasks and devices can vary. Whether your organization empowers workers to bring their own devices or provides shared devices, we have you covered with secure and simple tools to make sure the experience is seamless.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>You can now <STRONG>provision shared devices at scale</STRONG> with Microsoft Intune and Configuration Manager now a part of a unified management platform known as <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Endpoint Manager</A>. IT admins can choose to enroll their organization’s Android Enterprise (AE) dedicated devices into Microsoft Intune with Azure AD shared mode automatically configured, making it easier to set up and customize how frontline workers use shared devices.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Provisioning Shared Devices at Scale.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/272118iA0E382465ED3DD92/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Provisioning Shared Devices at Scale.png" alt="Now Available: Identity – Provisioning Shared Devices at Scale" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Now Available: Identity – Provisioning Shared Devices at Scale</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>IT admins can <STRONG>now enforce <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Zero Trust security policies</A> such as device-based Conditional Access</STRONG>, using device compliance to secure corporate data for shift-based frontline users signing in and out of apps on shared devices. These policies enable organizations to secure their frontline workers and organizational data from identity risk with powerful, adaptive risk detection.</P> <P><EM>Now Available: Identity – Device Based Conditional Access for Shift Workers</EM></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Now, IT admins can now <STRONG>use Managed Home Screen to create a customized sign-in and sign-out experience</STRONG> across all apps, including Microsoft Teams, that participate with shared device sign-out. Improve user experience by customizing a single screen for frontline users to easily sign-in, configure a session PIN for the duration of the shift, and configure timers for automatic sign-out for added security during shift handovers. To see the full list of configurations available with Managed Home Screen, see the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">documentation</A>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Customized Sign-in Experience.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/272151i06328C1BDD64EF43/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Customized Sign-in Experience.png" alt="Now Available Identity – Customized Sign-in Experience with Microsoft Managed Home Screen" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Now Available Identity – Customized Sign-in Experience with Microsoft Managed Home Screen</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Frontline workers are the backbone of the world’s economy, and in today’s rapidly evolving landscape, yesterday’s tools are often not enough to get today’s job done. Don’t wait for the future with yesterday’s tools, innovate today with <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Teams</A> and bring all the tools your entire workforce needs into one platform.</P> Mon, 12 Apr 2021 18:00:00 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/new-frontline-worker-enhancements-in-teams-to-communicate/ba-p/2264555 Microsoft_Teams_team 2021-04-12T18:00:00Z Microsoft Teams Rooms on Android | April 2021 Updates https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/microsoft-teams-rooms-on-android-april-2021-updates/ba-p/2259772 <P>We are thrilled to announce a number of enhancements that are now generally available on Microsoft Teams Rooms on Android. From an updated calendar view to a new touch console experience, users now have more visibility of meetings and easier access to them on these devices.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>A New Calendar on the Home Screen</STRONG></FONT><BR />In this release we are bringing a more robust calendar experience to the front of the room so you can see and join not only the current meeting but also future meetings as well. Also, all the familiar controls you need have moved alongside the calendar for a sleek, modern look.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="calendar on home screen.jpg" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/270833iB3F742C342617AEE/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="calendar on home screen.jpg" alt="calendar on home screen.jpg" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Introducing A New Touch Console Experience</STRONG></FONT><BR />Formerly, the touch console experience mimicked a physical remote, where users had to use directional keys to navigate the UI. With this new experience on the touch console, users can directly interact with the console UI, similar to Microsoft Teams Rooms on Windows. Check with your manufacturer to see if your device supports this new, updated touch console experience.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="touch console.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/270834i22320F6EAB06932B/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="touch console.png" alt="touch console.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>The touch console includes calendar functionality where you can view your current and upcoming meetings. In addition, it also features the most important meeting and calling functionality.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="touch console view.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/270837i18009C227102E8E8/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="touch console view.png" alt="touch console view.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Once you join a meeting, you will be able to take advantage of call functionality, toggle between gallery views, see hands that are raised, and use inclusive features such as pinning and turning on live captions.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="views.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/270838iFAE1D00092D862F8/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="views.png" alt="views.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Touch console is an optional peripheral and Teams Rooms on Android will continue functioning without the console. However, once touch console is paired, front-of-room controls will be hidden, and device operation will be available from the touch console.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>More Enhancements When Using Microsoft Teams Rooms in Personal Mode</STRONG></FONT><BR />Some users may want to bring this experience to their home office to take Teams calls and meetings on a large, dedicated screen. If you are logged into a Teams Rooms on Android with a personal account, we have added convenient features that help you manage your meetings better.</P> <P><BR />You can blur your background or change it entirely. The background will persist across meetings to make things easier. This option is available through the ellipsis in the menu bar.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="personal mode.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/270839i0FE41FABB9FA9724/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="personal mode.png" alt="personal mode.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Recordings can be an important way to keep those who couldn’t make it to the meeting in the loop. We are introducing an ability to start and stop recordings directly from your Microsoft Teams Rooms on Android. As in all other Teams applications, you can find the “Start recording” button in the … menu.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="record.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/270835i79456F0FE3AE5448/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="record.png" alt="record.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>For now, starting and stopping recording is only supported for personal accounts. Shared account (aka resource account) support is coming soon.</P> <P><BR />Whiteboard is a great collaboration tool. Previously, users could use Microsoft whiteboard as part of a Teams meetings, but they could not initiate a whiteboarding session. We are introducing the ability to start a whiteboarding session directly from your device. You can find “Share whiteboard” button in the … menu.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="whiteboard.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/270841i3F016F44373A8869/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="whiteboard.png" alt="whiteboard.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>For now, sharing the whiteboard is only supported for personal accounts. Shared account (aka resource account) support is coming soon.</P> <P><BR />Still getting started on Microsoft Teams Rooms on Android? Check our Get Started guide here:<BR /><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Get started with Teams Rooms on Android - Office Support</A></P> Thu, 08 Apr 2021 16:36:25 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/microsoft-teams-rooms-on-android-april-2021-updates/ba-p/2259772 SandhyaRao 2021-04-08T16:36:25Z What’s New in Microsoft Teams | February and March 2021 https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/what-s-new-in-microsoft-teams-february-and-march-2021/ba-p/2245944 <P>It’s been a busy, productive couple of months. We announced a lot of exciting product updates and offerings at Ignite earlier this month, and many of these are now generally available.</P> <P><BR />For meetings you can now use <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-365-blog/introducing-powerpoint-live-in-microsoft-teams/ba-p/2140980" target="_blank" rel="noopener">PowerPoint Live</A>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Live Reactions</A>. Similarly for webinars and larger meetings, you can now host <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">20,000-person view-only broadcasts</A> and <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">download attendee reports</A> after the webinar. When you are using a cellular connection and want to limit the used bandwidth, you can now use the low data calling mode. And if you happen to be mobile with spotty reception, you can still <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/what-s-new-in-microsoft-teams-microsoft-ignite-2021/ba-p/2118226#offline" target="_blank" rel="noopener">access your file offline</A>. There are several updates to the <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/what-s-new-in-microsoft-teams-microsoft-ignite-2021/ba-p/2118226#approvals" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Approvals app</A> that lets you respond inline, as well as markdown and seamlessly attach files inside and outside of Microsoft 365 to your approvals. And to better manage your Android Teams Rooms devices you can now use <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">remote device provisioning</A>.</P> <P><BR />You can read about all Teams announcements during Ignite in the <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/what-s-new-in-microsoft-teams-microsoft-ignite-2021/ba-p/2118226" target="_blank" rel="noopener">What's New in Microsoft Teams | Microsoft Ignite 2021</A>.</P> <P><BR />However, these aren’t the only new features and capabilities to launch in February and March. In fact, there’s a lot. So, grab a cup of something and let’s see what’s new in:</P> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-30px"><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=#meetings" target="_self">Meetings and webinars</A><BR /><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=#calling" target="_self">Calling</A><BR /><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=#devices" target="_self">Devices</A><BR /><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=#chat" target="_">Chat and Collaboration</A><BR /><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=#power" target="_self">Power Platform and custom development</A><BR /><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=#management" target="_self">Management</A><BR /><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=#security" target="_self">Security, compliance, and privacy</A><BR /><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=#government" target="_self">Government</A></P> <DIV id="meetings">&nbsp;</DIV> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><BR /><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Meetings and webinars</STRONG></FONT></P> <P><STRONG>Live transcription with speaker attribution</STRONG><BR />Live transcription allows you to follow and review conversations (in English-US) alongside the meeting video or audio in real time. This promotes inclusivity for participants who have hearing disabilities or different levels of language proficiency. Attendees who joined late, or missed the meeting, can easily catch up by reading what was discussed and searching the transcript by speaker. Tenant admins have to turn on the Allow transcription policy to enable this feature. <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/live-transcription-with-speaker-attribution-now-available-in/ba-p/2228817" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A></P> <P><IMG src="https://cdn.techcommunity.microsoft.com/assets/MicrosoftTeams/transcript%20gif.gif" border="0" width="990" /></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Meeting recap</STRONG><BR />Meeting recap helps teams stay on track and keep their work moving forward after the meeting is over. It includes meeting recording, transcript, chat, attached files and more. The recap is shared with participants in the meeting Chat tab and viewable in the Details tab. Those who missed the meeting, joined late, or want to revisit what was discussed, can play the recording, or review the transcripts respectively.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="meeting recap.png" style="width: 936px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/268427i8F808AA9472C6274/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="meeting recap.png" alt="meeting recap.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Meet Now in Outlook client for Windows</STRONG><BR />You can now start an instant Teams meeting from the Calendar tab in Outlook for Windows by clicking Meet Now. To enable this feature, tenant admins just have to set the Allow Private Meet Now policy option to True in the admin console.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="meet now in outlook.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/268429iAE70EBA08CC73642/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="meet now in outlook.png" alt="meet now in outlook.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Get a Meet Now meeting link from the Calendar</STRONG><BR />Users can now copy a Meet Now meeting link from the Calendar and share it out with others without starting the meeting. If you are in an email, chat, or channel conversation and agreed to meet at a certain time, this is an easy way to copy a meeting link and paste it into the conversation.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="meet now meeting link.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/268430i7BCE2349699C63FC/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="meet now meeting link.png" alt="meet now meeting link.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Masking PSTN participant phone numbers</STRONG><BR />For customers who have Audio Conferencing enabled for their Teams meetings, their tenant administrators now have the ability to define how their participants' phone numbers appear in the roster view for meetings scheduled within their organization. The options include masked to external users, masked for everyone, or off (visible to everyone). This provides flexibility in securing PSTN participants’ phone numbers. This feature is currently available through PowerShell cmdlet. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="ptsn participant phone numbers.png" style="width: 243px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/268431i03245D91048B0466/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="ptsn participant phone numbers.png" alt="ptsn participant phone numbers.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>New bypass lobby option</STRONG><BR />The Teams meeting policy has a setting that allows certain groups of users to bypass the meeting lobby and join the meeting directly. This month’s update includes two additional options: “People in my organization” (which excludes guests) and “People in my organization, trusted organizations, and guests.” This provides another level of security and flexibility to Teams users.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="bypass lobby option.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/268432i7285E7E3E1F3EB39/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="bypass lobby option.png" alt="bypass lobby option.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Outgoing participant video in meetings in Safari browser</STRONG><BR />Outgoing video in web meetings is now available to Safari users. Simply click the camera icon to start a sharing your video in the meeting. This requires Safari 14 or higher on MacOS BigSur.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Touch Bar meetings controls on Mac</STRONG><BR />MacBooks with Touch Bars now have Teams Meeting controls that quickly allow users to access controls without clicking into the window. Users can open the ‘view participants’ panel, open meeting chat, use raise hand, enable video, mute/unmute, open shared tray, and leave the meeting from one place.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Mac Touch Bar.png" style="width: 480px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/268434i90EF6A3459D35C7E/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Mac Touch Bar.png" alt="Mac Touch Bar.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Dynamic meeting experiences on Android</STRONG><BR />New meeting experiences on Android devices enables participants to view content, speakers, and attendees all on one screen. Attendees are now able to see up to 20 participants on mobile devices and up to 30 participants on tablets. In addition, attendees are able to view shared content and a spotlighted participant simultaneously, and no longer have to choose between content being presented or pinned speakers. <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/what-s-new-in-microsoft-teams-november-2020/ba-p/1945889" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Already available on iOS</A>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="dynamic meeting experiences android.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/268436iB0FD5967DE58367C/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="dynamic meeting experiences android.png" alt="dynamic meeting experiences android.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Live Event presenter for iPad</STRONG></P> <P>Sales teams, executives, and other iPad users now have the ability to present live in Teams Live Events. Just open the Teams for iPad app, join the Live Event as Presenter and broadcast your video or screen share to your audience. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="LE Presenter Live.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/270825i543BD48A25D21B8A/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="LE Presenter Live.png" alt="LE Presenter Live.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>CVI support for Teams Live Events</STRONG> <BR />Support to join Teams Live Events on non-native Teams devices via Cloud Video Interop (CVI) is now available. Contact your CVI provider to get started! <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Teams Live Event GoLocal Data Center Support</STRONG><BR />We are now enabling local data centers for Teams Live Events in the following countries: France, Germany, South Africa, South Korea, Switzerland, and United Arab Emirates. Any user with the eligible SKU and the appropriate IT admin policy is able to schedule a live event.</P> <DIV id="calling">&nbsp;</DIV> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><BR /><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Calling </STRONG></FONT><BR /><STRONG>Voice-enabled channels</STRONG> <BR />Voice-enabled channels allow connecting a call queue to a channel in Microsoft Teams. Users can collaborate and share information within the channel while taking calls in the queue. This feature is ideal for scenarios such an IT help desk or HR hotline. IT admins can quickly connect call queues to specific channels, and team owners can manage the settings. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="voice-enabled channels 1.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/268525i4D2F9B489B5FE8AF/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="voice-enabled channels 1.png" alt="voice-enabled channels 1.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Survivable Branch Appliance</STRONG><BR />To support the most critical conversations in the event of an outage, a Survivable Branch Appliance (SBA) allows users to place and receive PSTN calls even in the event of a network outage. During an outage, the Teams client switches to the SBA automatically and ongoing calls continue without interruptions and no user action is required. Once the Teams client identifies that network connectivity has been restored, normal call functionality is resumed, and any call data records are uploaded to the cloud. Organizations can now take advantage of Survivable Branch Appliance capabilities by following the step-by-step configuration guidance provided by their SBC vendor. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Survivable Branch Appliance 1.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/268524iC61205B743FEACCF/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Survivable Branch Appliance 1.png" alt="Survivable Branch Appliance 1.png" /></span></P> <DIV id="devices">&nbsp;</DIV> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Devices</STRONG></FONT><BR />We've have newly certified devices for Microsoft Teams this month from EPOS and Poly.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>EPOS ADAPT 100 Series</STRONG><BR />Headsets from EPOS help meet the need for increased collaboration and seamless user workflows as they transition from tasks to meetings. The series encompasses many variants that are optimized for unified communications. Using the Teams button, you can easily join your Teams meetings and calls and their easy-to-use plug-and-play functionality makes getting started simple.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="EPOS ADAPT 100 Series.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/268447i0BB57788F9A52E63/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="EPOS ADAPT 100 Series.png" alt="EPOS ADAPT 100 Series.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Poly Trio C60</STRONG><BR />The Poly Trio C60 is now certified for Microsoft Teams Rooms on Windows as USB audio peripheral. Previously certified as a Teams IP conference phone, the Poly Trio C60 can now be configured for use with a Teams Room system, such as Poly G85-T. The Trio C60 supports Poly signature audio innovation such as distraction-free NoiseBlock AI and rich 22kHz sound.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Poly Trio C60.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/268523iBB6AC6F14C60F75E/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Poly Trio C60.png" alt="Poly Trio C60.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Poly Savi 7300 Office</STRONG><BR />The Savi 7300 Office Series is the ultra-secure DECT™ wireless headset perfect for anywhere sensitive conversations happen. The series is designed to meet the highest-level DECT™ security Step C, with military-grade 256-bit AES encryption for maximum security. Combined with Poly Acoustic Fence technology and Microsoft Teams Open Office spec, conversations always stay clear, private and protected. A dedicated Teams button provides a seamless Teams experience.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Poly Savi 7300 Office.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/268450i0C7DFE8E451418CB/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Poly Savi 7300 Office.png" alt="Poly Savi 7300 Office.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Poly Studio P15</STRONG><BR />The Poly Studio P15 is a personal USB video bar that gives you everything you need to look and sound your best on video calls in one sleek device. High performance 4K image sensors and automatic camera framingallow you to be seen without staying glued to your chair. A powerful speaker and microphone array deliver rich, clear audio, while NoiseBlockAI and Acoustic Fence technology keep out distracting sounds.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Poly Studio P15.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/268522iCEA27F18E1E48A9F/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Poly Studio P15.png" alt="Poly Studio P15.png" /></span></P> <DIV id="chat">&nbsp;</DIV> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Chat and Collaboration </STRONG></FONT><BR /><STRONG>Android On-Demand Chat Translation</STRONG><BR />Inline message translation helps ensure that every worker in the team has a voice and facilitate global collaboration. With a simple click, people who speak different languages can fluidly communicate with one another by translating posts in channels and chat.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Additional settings for multiple Accounts and Organizations</STRONG><BR />You can now in the Teams desktop client add a personal account, along with one work/school account, change your profile picture, and switch between accounts and orgs through Settings.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>250 GB file size support in Microsoft teams</STRONG> <BR />We have now increased the upload file size limit for Microsoft Teams from 100 GB to 250 GB. This also applies to all other Microsoft 365, services including SharePoint and OneDrive. You are now able to easily share large files like a 3D model of a new building, a client commercial shot in 8K video, a large dataset for a vaccine trial or research projects or large videos for educational projects. <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-onedrive-blog/gain-more-flexibility-with-250-gb-file-size-support-in-microsoft/ba-p/1847728" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A></P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Viva Connections on Teams desktop</STRONG><BR />Viva Connections is your gateway to a modern employee experience. It is personalized and appears in the apps and devices your employees already use every day, such as Microsoft Teams. Viva Connections gives people a curated, company-branded experience that brings together relevant news, conversations, and other resources.</P> <P><BR />Learn how you can <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">add Viva Connections to your Teams desktop</A>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="viva.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/268521i28F0AC7777D7FEA7/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="viva.png" alt="viva.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Balance productivity and wellbeing with Microsoft Viva Insights</STRONG><BR />Viva Insights gives individuals, managers, and leaders personalized insights and actionable recommendations that help everyone in an organization thrive. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">This new app</A> - discoverable directly in the Teams app bar by selecting the ellipsis (…) - makes it seamless for users with Exchange Online mailboxes to strengthen relationships with key people, follow up on to-dos, and protect focus time to work uninterrupted. For Workplace Analytics customers, manager and leader insights provide visibility into the impact of work patterns on people and the business and can help identify where a change in team and organizational norms could improve wellbeing and business outcomes. Personal insights are visible only to the individual, and for manager and leader insights, customers can rely on safeguards like de-identification, aggregation, and differential privacy by default. <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-viva-blog/personal-productivity-and-wellbeing-what-s-next-with-microsoft/ba-p/2156158" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Microsoft Viva Insights.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/268527i4A79C2F44DA69B1E/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Microsoft Viva Insights.png" alt="Microsoft Viva Insights.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>PowerShell Support for team templates</STRONG><BR />Admins can now manage team templates at scale with templates cmdlets in PowerShell. With this new set of templates cmdlets, admins are able to get a list of all available templates within their tenant, get details of a particular template, and create, edit, and delete a team template.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Manage team templates with template policies</STRONG><BR />Admins can now choose which team templates are shown to the end user. In the Teams Admin Center, admins can create teams template policies and designate which team templates to hide or show. Once the policy was created, assign users to it so that each user sees only the team templates tailored to their role.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>New file sharing experience</STRONG><BR />We have streamlined file sharing in Microsoft Teams. You can now create a shareable link for any file stored in Teams and directly set the appropriate permissions. Additionally, you can also set permissions for files stored in SharePoint or OneDrive while composing a private chat or starting a channel conversation. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="file sharing.jpg" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/268529i6B662F00BDF16DD7/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="file sharing.jpg" alt="file sharing.jpg" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Add Microsoft Teams to your SharePoint team site</STRONG><BR />We are making it even easier to bring SharePoint content into Teams, in the same motion of adding Microsoft Teams to your team site, aka #teamify. As you connect SharePoint to Teams, you choose what lists, libraries, and pages you want to bring into Teams as tabs in the new, default General channel. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Teamify_marketing.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/268530iB0603C8D6C4EAF22/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Teamify_marketing.png" alt="Teamify_marketing.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Include up to 10,000 users in an org-wide team</STRONG><BR />You can now create an org-wide team to promote collaboration and communications across the entire organization. Administrators who manage tenants that have less than or equal to 10,000 members can now create an org-wide team, which automatically syncs all the tenant’s members with the team. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A></P> <P><BR /><STRONG>25,000 person teams</STRONG><BR />Team membership limit is increasing to 25,000 per individual team. With millions of employees working remotely or in hybrid environments, it’s more important than ever for employees to feel connected. Teams makes it easier to collaborate with others, chat, meet virtually, and integrate your business solutions, all in a single platform. The increased member limit enables you to easily communicate and collaborate with larger size teams.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Out of Office</STRONG><BR />Let others know that you are not available by scheduling an Out of Office message in Teams. This helps set expectations with your colleagues, letting them know that you won’t be able to respond during this time and allows you to take the time off. During this time, your presence status is changed to "Out of Office" and your status message is displayed when someone reaches out to you via chat. Additionally, your Outlook calendar and automatic replies are updated accordingly.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Out of Office.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/268565i40F738D6741F3DA3/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Out of Office.png" alt="Out of Office.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>History Menu</STRONG><BR />The History Menu for Teams desktop clients displays your recently visited locations when hovering over the backward and forward navigation options. Using the menu you can quickly jump back to previous locations, making it much easier to quickly get back to nested locations like tabs or documents. The menu is also accessible via keyboard shortcut. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="History Menu.png" style="width: 367px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/268532iE7BF41D50A9D1A33/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="History Menu.png" alt="History Menu.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Queue sent messages when offline</STRONG><BR />When attempting to send messages while offline, Teams queues messages and send these once a network connection is re-established. This help ensure that your messages get to your recipients. If the message is in an unsent state for more than 24 hours, the message fails, and the user is prompted to resend or delete the message.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>More labels in Microsoft Planner</STRONG><BR />Labels are a quick, visual way to categorize similar tasks in Planner and we've increased the number of labels to help you get even more organized. You can now add up to 25 labels in all different colors to your tasks in Planner in Microsoft Teams and Planner across web and mobile. <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/planner-blog/add-up-to-25-embedded-editable-labels-to-your-tasks/ba-p/2174399" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A></P> <DIV id="power">&nbsp;</DIV> <P><BR /><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Power Platform and custom development</STRONG></FONT><BR /><STRONG>New mobile device capabilities APIs – QR/Barcode Scanner and Location APIs</STRONG><BR />We are excited to share new device capabilities – location and QR/Barcode scanner – that you can now utilize to light up new and compelling scenarios. These high-value experiences come out-of-box in the Teams Client JavaScript SDK and can be leveraged with minimal effort, reducing the barrier to app development. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A></P> <P><IMG src="https://cdn.techcommunity.microsoft.com/assets/MicrosoftTeams/QR%20Code%20Scanner%20GIF.gif" border="0" width="320" /></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>SharePoint Framework (SPFx) version 1.12 for even more flexible and comprehensive extensibility options for both Microsoft Teams and SharePoint</STRONG><BR />With the release of SPFx version 1.12, we are making it even easier to build Microsoft Teams extensibility with automatic hosting of your UX layer and we enable you to combine the SharePoint Framework pieces together with the other Microsoft Teams extensibility options. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A></P> <DIV id="management"> <P><BR /><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Management</STRONG></FONT><BR /><STRONG>Restricting Windows and Mac managed device sign-in to specific tenants</STRONG> <BR />You are now able to restrict Teams sign-in for Windows and Mac managed devices to ensure that employees cannot sign-in to another organization's tenant using the other tenant's credentials from the device they are authorized to use for work. This policy can also be used to configure access to personal accounts.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Manage Teams displays in Team Admin Center</STRONG> <BR />We are adding one more device category, the Teams Display, to the device portfolio that can be now managed within Teams Admin Center. This allows IT admins to simplify, customize, and automate Teams panel devices as well.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Simple Periodic review for guest users</STRONG> <BR />We have added scheduled access reviews for guests across all Teams and Groups by default. The system automatically schedules periodic guest access reviews across Teams, delivering better identity security hygiene.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Assign policy package to a group</STRONG><BR />We have added the ability to assign policy packages to groups. Admins can now can easily assign a policy package to a group such as an entire retail workforce. This helps making your work more efficient in a simple friendly step. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="MicrosoftTeams-image (7) (1).png" style="width: 800px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/268640i71AC18C39296199B/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="MicrosoftTeams-image (7) (1).png" alt="MicrosoftTeams-image (7) (1).png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Unifying the experiences of creating teams</STRONG><BR />We have aligned the experience of creating a team via the Teams Admin Center to the experience of creating a team in the Teams client, both on the desktop and web, to provide a unified experience when a team is added, regardless of interface.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Updated Teams table of content on docs.microsoft.com</STRONG><BR />To make it easy for our IT pro audience to find the right content at the right time we have launched an updated landing page for Teams on docs.microsoft.com. We have made it easier to find our MSLearn content and have reorganized the lifecycle content. Finally, we have dedicated content for our government and industry customers. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Updated Teams table of content on docs.microsoft.com.png" style="width: 624px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/268533iF93884A6C9EBF024/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Updated Teams table of content on docs.microsoft.com.png" alt="Updated Teams table of content on docs.microsoft.com.png" /></span></P> <DIV id="security">&nbsp;</DIV> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Security, compliance, and privacy</STRONG></FONT><BR /><STRONG>Microsoft Information Protection: changes in display of sensitivity labels for Teams</STRONG><BR />For Teams with hierarchical sensitivity labels applied, the channel headers only displays the parent label instead of showing the child label. For example, with a parent sensitivity label such as Confidential and a child sensitivity label of Finance, Teams only shows "Confidential" in the channel header.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Bounty Awards for Teams Desktop Client Security Research</STRONG><BR />We are excited to expand our partnership with the research community and introduce bounty awards for Teams desktop client security research under the new Microsoft Applications Bounty Program. The Teams desktop client is the first in-scope application under the new Apps Bounty Program and you can learn more about the Bounty Awards for Teams Desktop Client here.</P> <DIV id="government">&nbsp;</DIV> <P><BR /><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Government</STRONG></FONT><BR />These features currently available to Microsoft’s commercial customers in multi-tenant cloud environments are now rolling out to our customers in US Government Community Cloud (GCC), US Government Community Cloud High (GCC-High), and/or United States Department of Defense (DoD).</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>PowerPoint File Sharing</STRONG><BR />PowerPoint File Sharing allows you to share a PowerPoint file within a Teams Meeting without having to use Desktop or Window sharing. Available in DOD.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Multi-Window Meetings and Calling experiences</STRONG><BR />Multi-window experiences are coming to Teams meetings and calling. Users will have the ability to pop out meetings and calling into separate windows to help them optimize their workflow. These experiences can be turned on directly within Teams for PC and Mac clients. Available in GCC-High and DOD as opt-in.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Add a shared calendar to a Teams channel</STRONG><BR />Create and share a calendar with members of a specific channel. When a channel meeting is created, Teams automatically creates a new post in the channel’s activity feed. Users, who have notifications turned off, will see the event only when they open the channel’s calendar. Once a channel event is posted, you can add it to your personal calendar. This feature provides all members within the channel, except guest users, visibility to upcoming events. Available in GCC and GCC-High. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Add a shared calendar to a Teams channel.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/268534i39EBE2A7FF28EF03/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Add a shared calendar to a Teams channel.png" alt="Add a shared calendar to a Teams channel.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Virtual Breakout Rooms</STRONG><BR />Breakout rooms allows meeting organizers to divide the meeting into smaller groups to facilitate discussions and brainstorming sessions. A breakout room can be created in a Teams meeting or a Teams channel meeting, allowing greater flexibility on how you want to meet. Organizers can easily jump in between breakout rooms, deliver announcements to all breakout rooms at once, and bring everyone back to the main meeting at any time. Any files from the breakout rooms can be shared in the main meeting and is available afterwards in the meeting chat. Available in GCC and GCC-High. <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/breakout-rooms-generally-available-today-in-microsoft-teams/ba-p/1968481" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A></P> <P><IFRAME src="https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/videoplayer/embed/ RE4JVgf?autoplay=false" width="950" height="475" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" allow="accelerometer; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture"></IFRAME></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Outgoing participant video in meetings in Safari browser</STRONG><BR />Outgoing video in web meetings is now available to Safari users. Simply click the camera icon to start a sharing your video in the meeting. This requires Safari 14 or higher on MacOS BigSur. Available in GCC.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Touch Bar Meetings Controls for Mac</STRONG><BR />MacBooks with Touch Bars now have Teams Meeting controls that quickly allow users to access controls without clicking into the window. Users can open the view participants panel, open meeting chat, use raise hands, enable video, mute/unmute, open shared tray, and leave the meeting from one place. Available in GCC, GCC-High, and DOD.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Live Reactions in Microsoft Teams meetings</STRONG><BR />All attendees can now use emojis to react during a meeting. These reactions help promote inclusivity in meetings and keep things upbeat and interactive. Available in GCC. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A></P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Get a Meet Now meeting link from the Calendar</STRONG><BR />Users can now copy a meeting link from the Calendar tab and share it out with others without starting the meeting. If you are in an email, chat, or channel conversation and agreed to meet at a certain time, this is an easy way to copy a meeting link and paste it into the conversation. Available in GCC.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Masking PSTN participant phone numbers</STRONG><BR />For customers who have Audio Conferencing enabled for their Teams meetings, their tenant administrators now have the ability to define how their participants' phone numbers appear in the roster view for meetings scheduled within their organization. The options include masked to external users, masked for everyone, or off (visible to everyone). This provides flexibility in securing PSTN participants’ phone numbers. This feature is currently available through PowerShell cmdlet. Available for GCC. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A></P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Enable tenant administrators to configure masking of PSTN participant phone numbers</STRONG><BR />If a customer has Audio Conferencing enabled for their Teams meetings, their tenant administrators now have the ability to define how their Audio Conferencing participants' phone numbers appear in the roster view for meetings scheduled within their organization. The options include masked to external users, masked for everyone, or off (visible to everyone). This provides flexibility in securing PSTN participants’ phone numbers. This feature is only available through PowerShell cmdlet at this time. Available in GCC. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A></P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Live Event Presenter for iPad</STRONG><BR />Live Event Presenters can now join and share content from their iPad. Select ‘Join as presenter’ to start broadcasting content to your audience. Available in GCC. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Set Presence Status duration for Government clouds</STRONG><BR />Manage your availability with the new status duration option in the presence menu allows users to set a certain status for a specific period of time. For example, they will be able to set their status settings to “Do not disturb” for 30 minutes, one hour, two hours, or the entire day or whole week. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A></P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Offline Presence Status for Government clouds</STRONG><BR />You can now change your presence to appear offline, signaling to colleagues that you are not available, while having a full access to Teams. The Offline presence status comes in handy for people who want to access Microsoft Teams outside of working hours and users who simply want to focus on their work. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A></P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Location picker support for security groups and distribution lists</STRONG> <BR />Data loss prevention (DLP) for Microsoft Teams will now support security groups and distribution lists as part of the Teams location picker, enabling more granular control of DLP policy scope (i.e. to include/exclude particular departments, business units, geo-specific security groups, etc.). Available in GCC.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Data loss prevention for Microsoft Teams</STRONG><BR />Data loss prevention (DLP) capabilities in Microsoft 365 government clouds will be extended to include Microsoft Teams chat and channel messages, including private channel messages. If your organization has DLP, you can now define policies that prevent people from sharing sensitive information in a Microsoft Teams channel or chat session. Avaliable in GCC-High.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Channel notification settings updates</STRONG><BR />Manage your notification settings to get only the notifications you want, and better manage your time. Through the teams and channels list or from the channel header, the users can quickly manage their notification settings by the means of a new fly-out design. Users can turn on all activity on or off with a single click or diving deep into custom to set their preferred permutations. Available in GCC.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Polls in Teams Meetings</STRONG><BR />Forms polls for Teams meetings provides an easily discoverable and seamless experience that will help you conduct more engaging and productive meetings. With Forms polls, meeting presenters can prepare, launch, and evaluate polls before, during, and after meetings, respectively, all from one place under a tab in the Teams meeting. Avaliable in GCC.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Share from Microsoft Teams to Outlook</STRONG><BR />Sometimes not all your audience is in Teams. Leverage the information discussed over Teams messages and continue the conversation, without losing context, in email. Send a copy of a Teams chat message or an entire channel conversation into Outlook. The message will include rich text support. Avaliable in GCC.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Share from Microsoft Teams to Outlook.png" style="width: 975px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/268535i5AD49A112BDBAA1D/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Share from Microsoft Teams to Outlook.png" alt="Share from Microsoft Teams to Outlook.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Meeting recordings saved to OneDrive and SharePoint</STRONG><BR />Ability to save Microsoft Teams meeting recordings to OneDrive and SharePoint for improved sharing capabilities, basic governance, automatic retention labels, go local, bring your own keys and, more that comes from recording video files and storing them in SharePoint and OneDrive. Avaliable in GCC, GCC-High and DoD.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Walkie Talkie</STRONG><BR />Walkie Talkie, a push-to-talk experience that enables clear and secure voice communication over the cloud, enables teams to communicate instantly and always stay on the same page. This native built-in app in Teams turns employee or company-owned Android smartphones and tablets into a walkie-talkie, reducing the number of devices employees must carry and lowering costs for IT. Available in GCC.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Simplified Global Notification Settings</STRONG><BR />Government users can now configure and customize their notification settings through a newly designed notification settings section. Available in GCC.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Follow or Mute Conversations</STRONG><BR />This feature will empower users to have finer controls at a conversation thread level within a channel. Available in GCC.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Low data mode</STRONG><BR />Whether you want to preserve data or are just in a location with a poor or limited network connection, sometimes it’s helpful to limit the amount of data you’re using during a video call. A new low data mode is now available, allowing users to cap the amount of data that will be used during Teams video calls as well as establish different settings based on network availability so that the setting can be turned on always, or only while on cellular networks. Available in GCC, GCC-High, and DOD.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Reporting and analytics in the Teams Admin Center for GCCH</STRONG><BR />The reporting and analytic section in the Teams Admin Center was added in the left navigation bar, to enable them generating Teams usage reports. Available in GCC-High.</P> </DIV> Fri, 30 Apr 2021 14:47:46 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/what-s-new-in-microsoft-teams-february-and-march-2021/ba-p/2245944 Microsoft_Teams_team 2021-04-30T14:47:46Z Microsoft Ignite wrap-up on Inside Microsoft Teams https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/microsoft-ignite-wrap-up-on-inside-microsoft-teams/ba-p/2238347 <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="InsideTeams.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/267535iD5AA5A76A7948B1E/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="InsideTeams.png" alt="InsideTeams.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><EM>Inside Microsoft Teams</EM></A> is a live Microsoft Teams webcast series for IT professionals hosted by Stephen Rose. Season 3 is focused on voice of the IT Pro, as we are doing shows that focus on real world customers like Lego, Envision Technologies, and more, to discuss the tips, tricks, and lessons learned on how they deployed, managed, and secured Microsoft Teams. In addition, viewers will get to see the latest innovations for Teams rooms and devices.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Ignite Wrap-Up.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/267525i6AD971A04395DC52/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Ignite Wrap-Up.png" alt="Microsoft Ignite Wrap-Up with Mary Jo Foley, Paul Thurrott and Brad Sams (aired March 9, 2021)" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Microsoft Ignite Wrap-Up with Mary Jo Foley, Paul Thurrott and Brad Sams (aired March 9, 2021)</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Our most recent episode, “Microsoft Ignite Wrap-Up” featured industry experts: Mary Jo Foley, Paul Thurrott, and Brad Sams. We discussed all the exciting announcements from Microsoft Ignite around Teams and Teams Platform! We dove into all the new capabilities that will make it easier to collaborate, stay connected, and build solutions in Teams.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>In case you missed it, you can watch the episode <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</A>. <BR /><BR />Below are highlighted enhancements within Teams that we discussed in our episode.</P> <UL> <LI><STRONG>Chat and collaboration</STRONG> – Teams Connect makes it much easier to share channels with anyone, internal, and external (if they have an Azure AD account). This feature helps improve cross-organizational collaboration. Teams and Microsoft Dynamics 365 now allow users to chat and share documents and manage meetings and webinars without leaving the Dynamics 365 workspace.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Meetings</STRONG> – Microsoft is launching Dynamic View, View Switcher, Live Reactions, Presenter mode, and PowerPoint Live in Teams to help presenters feel confident and comfortable presenting during a meeting. These new features also allow meeting attendees to interact with the presentation by expressing live reactions and quick responses to messages.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Virtual events and webinars</STRONG> – Teams now allows you to set up and run webinars just as efficiently as running a meeting. You can have up to 1,000 attendees and produce custom attendee registration and post-event attendee reports. Teams has also included moderation controls like disabling chat, audio, and video. If your webinar grows to over 1,000 attendees, Teams seamlessly scales to accommodate a 10,000-person view. Lastly, Teams and Dynamics 365 can collaborate to deliver any robust integrated marketing campaign capabilities to follow-up with webinar attendees.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Security, compliance, and privacy</STRONG> – With all the new capabilities within Teams, Microsoft provides features to enable a secure environment to collaborate. Teams will support end-to-end encryption for online conversations. There is also further support for multi-geo, which will help customers meet data residency requirements.</LI> </UL> <P>In case you missed some of the Microsoft Teams announcements, here are some of the key resources to check out to get you up to speed:</P> <UL> <LI><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/what-s-new-in-microsoft-teams-microsoft-ignite-2021/ba-p/2118226" target="_blank" rel="noopener">What's New in Microsoft Teams | Microsoft Ignite 2021</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The Microsoft 365 blog</A></LI> <LI><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/secure-and-compliant-collaboration-with-microsoft-teams/ba-p/2169463" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Secure and compliant collaboration with Microsoft Teams</A></LI> <LI><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/introducing-operator-connect-and-more-teams-calling-updates/ba-p/2176398" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Introducing Operator Connect and more Teams Calling updates</A></LI> <LI><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/new-inclusive-features-in-microsoft-teams-and-more-ignite-2021/ba-p/2179799" target="_blank" rel="noopener">New inclusive features in Microsoft Teams and more</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">What’s new for Microsoft 365 and Teams Platform @ Ignite 2021</A></LI> </UL> <P>Be sure to tune in for new episodes of Inside Microsoft Teams or watch the latest episodes on-demand here: <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">aka.ms/InsideMSTeams</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>We’ll continue to post recap blogs after each episode to stay up to date with all the exciting features of Teams and easily access the resources shared during the episode.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Stephen</STRONG> <BR />For more information on Stephen or feel free to reach out <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/33926" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</A>.</P> Mon, 29 Mar 2021 15:00:00 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/microsoft-ignite-wrap-up-on-inside-microsoft-teams/ba-p/2238347 Stephen Rose 2021-03-29T15:00:00Z What’s new for Teams phones | March 2021 https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/what-s-new-for-teams-phones-march-2021/ba-p/2238485 <P>In our first Teams phone update of the year, we bring features to make getting started with phones certified for Teams easier, improving the in meeting experience, and other improvements which help users and IT stay connected.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Remote provisioning and Sign in from Teams Admin Center</STRONG><BR />We are excited to bring a feature customers have been frequently requesting-the ability for IT admins to deploy a device without needing to be physically present in the room. Four short steps allow a phone to light up simply from the Teams admin center. Please see this <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">article in docs</A> for more details on how to activate this feature.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="PhoneUIForRemoteSignIn.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/267958i3859AC784F3EF487/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="PhoneUIForRemoteSignIn.png" alt="PhoneUIForRemoteSignIn.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>User Sign-In Simplified</STRONG> <BR />Devices will now show a device code when turned on; IT admins or end users can enter this code into a browser on their PCs or smartphones to sign into the phone. If the user wants to sign in without using the code, they can do so as well by entering their username and password onto the phone itself.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="user sign-in simplified.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/267550i481C0C34A5ABF88D/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="user sign-in simplified.png" alt="user sign-in simplified.png" /></span></P> <P><STRONG>Multi-cloud sign-in support</STRONG> <BR />If you are using a specialized cloud, for example the government cloud, we are now able to support sign-in options available to that tenant. Please go to settings within the sign in page to see what is available in the cloud which hosts you.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Multi-cloud sign-in support.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/267551iCC6F6EB77C8982F3/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Multi-cloud sign-in support.png" alt="Multi-cloud sign-in support.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>New meeting stage with docked call controls and reactions</STRONG> <BR />A new option will allow for the bottom bar which hosts the mute/unmute feature, video on/off control, and toggles between Gallery and TogetherMode, to remain persistent on the user’s screen. This way users do not need to tap once to activate the menu and then tap again their desired option. With this simplicity, users can stay in the flow of their collaboration and reduce distractions. Additionally, we’ve made it easier to get to reactions so participants can express non-verbal sentiment.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="docked call controls and reactions.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/267552iAAD020E828F50C72/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="docked call controls and reactions.png" alt="docked call controls and reactions.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Transfer call to work voicemail</STRONG> <BR />If a user needs to convey a voice message to another user promptly, we have now installed the capability to drop into work voicemail without needing to ring the far-end user. Consider needing to give a colleague an update on a meeting held earlier in the day. Simply select the “work voicemail” option while transferring the call to get to their voice mailbox and deliver the message.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Transfer call to work voicemail.png" style="width: 579px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/267553iBDB8116E92D27970/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Transfer call to work voicemail.png" alt="Transfer call to work voicemail.png" /></span></P> <P><STRONG>LLDP for E911 Updates</STRONG><BR />LLDP-MED (Link Layer Discovery Protocol – Media Endpoint Discovery) is a standard link layer protocol used by network devices to advertise their identity, capabilities, and neighbors on a local area network based on IEEE802 technology, principally wired Ethernet. In this update, Teams devices connected to the network via ethernet will dynamically update location information for emergency calling services based on changes to network attributes including chassis ID and port ID.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Click to dial phone numbers in meetings</STRONG><BR />Users with phone numbers that are included in a meeting invite will now be able to be reached directly by selecting the number in the user interface</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Opt out of call queues</STRONG><BR />Call queue agents can select whether or not they wish to be included in a queue within the new option in settings.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Opt out of call queues.png" style="width: 597px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/267554i79A0B095556CBD05/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Opt out of call queues.png" alt="Opt out of call queues.png" /></span></P> Mon, 29 Mar 2021 18:38:22 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/what-s-new-for-teams-phones-march-2021/ba-p/2238485 Microsoft_Teams_team 2021-03-29T18:38:22Z Live transcription with speaker attribution now available in Teams meetings for English (US) https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/live-transcription-with-speaker-attribution-now-available-in/ba-p/2228817 <P>We’ve all been in situations where we’re double-booked or joined a meeting late. You don’t want to interrupt the flow but need to catch up quickly. Or, for accessibility reasons or ambient noise situations, you need help following the conversation and understanding who’s speaking. Wouldn’t it be great to have transcription with speaker attribution built into the meeting?</P> <P><BR />We’re excited to now offer live transcription in Microsoft Teams meetings for English (US). Live transcription is a written record of the spoken text that occurs during a meeting. It identifies each speaker, is captured automatically in near real time, and is available during and after the meeting.</P> <P><BR />Delivering live transcription with high accuracy, minimal latency, and cost efficiency at enterprise scale has been one of the toughest challenges in the industry. Over the last two years we’ve made significant strides in solving this problem and have dramatically improved our models for accuracy using meeting context in real time and cutting edge AI.</P> <P><BR />Live transcription in Teams uses a meeting's invitation, participant names, attachments, etc. to improve the accuracy and recognize meeting-specific jargon for each transcript automatically, without any human involvement. This means no one at Microsoft ever sees the meeting’s content, and the models are automatically deleted immediately after each meeting. In addition, Microsoft doesn’t use or store this data for improving its own AI.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><FONT size="5">How to set up live transcription in Teams meetings</FONT></STRONG><BR />To get started, the tenant admin just needs to turn on the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Allow Transcription policy</A>. Then the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">meeting organizer or a presenter</A> can start transcription.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Menu - start recording and start transcription.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/266204i0CDACF598AC4799C/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Menu - start recording and start transcription.png" alt="Menu - start recording and start transcription.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>In terms of privacy, live transcription is <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">similar to recording a meeting</A>. Participants are notified that live transcription is on and have the ability to hide it from their meeting view with just a click. If they choose not be identified, attendees can also turn off speaker attribution in their <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">profile settings</A>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="TranscriptUFD.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/266205iD4C7413A2414CC05/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="TranscriptUFD.png" alt="TranscriptUFD.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>After the meeting, the saved transcript is available for reference and download in Teams for desktop and web.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Transcript in Post Meeting Tab.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/266208iA13EEA387EBA194C/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Transcript in Post Meeting Tab.png" alt="Transcript in Post Meeting Tab.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>The transcript is also immediately available in the meeting event in Teams calendar, as well as through the transcript tile in the chat.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Chat Chiclet Full View.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/266209iADF06243DB34FD7A/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Chat Chiclet Full View.png" alt="Chat Chiclet Full View.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Teams live transcription files are stored in the meeting organizer's Exchange Online account and only the organizer and tenant admin have permissions to delete it.</P> <P><BR />Teams meeting recordings that are saved in OneDrive for Business and SharePoint (ODSP) use Teams live transcript to display captions in recordings, so we recommend <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">turning on live transcript</A> to ensure captions are present in post-meeting recordings.</P> <P><BR />Note that live transcription is not guaranteed to be 100% accurate and so should not be relied upon in life-altering situations.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Cloud Video Interop customers:</STRONG></FONT></P> <P>If you are using Cloud Video Interop (CVI) to join Teams meetings, please contact your CVI provider to ensure that your CVI participants get the transcription notification when transcription starts.</P> <P><BR /><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Who can start using live transcriptions?</STRONG></FONT></P> <P><EM>As of 6/29/2021:</EM> Live transcriptions<SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN>is available in English (US) on Teams Desktop for scheduled meetings under the&nbsp;following licenses:&nbsp;Office 365 E1, Office 365 A1, Office 365/Microsoft 365 A3, Office 365/Microsoft 365 A5, Microsoft 365 F1, Office 365/Microsoft 365 F3, Microsoft 365 Business Basic, Microsoft 365 Business Standard, Microsoft 365 Business Premium SKUs.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Live transcription has previously been available&nbsp;for licenses:&nbsp;Office 365/Microsoft E3,&nbsp;Office 365/Microsoft E5, Microsoft 365&nbsp;Business Standard, and Microsoft 365 Business Premium customers.</P> <P><BR />Delivering highly accurate, AI-based live transcriptions for Teams meetings has been a massive and rewarding effort across the company. With this powerful foundation built at scale, we’re ready to tackle the next set of challenges to keep improving inclusivity, accessibility, and productivity in Microsoft Teams meetings. Stay tuned…</P> <P><IMG src="https://cdn.techcommunity.microsoft.com/assets/MicrosoftTeams/transcript%20gif.gif" border="0" width="990" /></P> Tue, 13 Jul 2021 22:37:34 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/live-transcription-with-speaker-attribution-now-available-in/ba-p/2228817 Shalendra Chhabra 2021-07-13T22:37:34Z Microsoft Teams Displays Update | March 2021 https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/microsoft-teams-displays-update-march-2021/ba-p/2223273 <P>The Teams display experience was built from the roots up knowing that the modern worker needs to balance getting individual work done while engaging in multiple forms of collaboration. To help streamline communications, stay on top of tasks, and save users time we created the ultimate second screen that is dedicated to productivity. This experience running on the Lenovo Thinksmart View, pairs easily with your PC in BetterTogether mode, and uses the power of Teams and AI to keep you in the flow of work.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Displays1.png" style="width: 624px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/265547i317F2D89B76FDB50/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Displays1.png" alt="Displays1.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>In this update to theTeams display experience, we are excited to bring enhancements to Cortana, and new capabilities in meetings and chat .</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Get your facts fast with Cortana + Bing</STRONG></FONT> <BR />In one of our best demonstrations of collaboration, the voice activated AI capabilities in Cortana now leverage Bing to fetch information from the internet and present to users. Imagine you are collaborating with someone in a different time zone, use commands like:</P> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-30px"><EM>“Hey Cortana, what time is it in New York?”</EM><BR /><EM>“Hey Cortana, what’s the weather in New York?”</EM><BR /><EM>“Hey Cortana, how much does a flight to New York cost?”</EM></P> <P>When Cortana and Bing work together they help you stay in the know with relevant facts and information just when you need them, at the sound of your voice.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Cortana Display.png" style="width: 624px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/265550iDA16ED2F2EA17F41/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Cortana Display.png" alt="Cortana Display.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Get ready Canada, Australia, UK, and India, Cortana is coming!</STRONG></FONT><BR />With this app update, users in select English speaking markets will be able to access Cortana. Have Cortana show you your schedule, send messages, make calls, and more in additional geographies starting now.</P> <P><BR /><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Swap out your background for the occasion</STRONG></FONT> <BR />We knew users loved being able to change their backgrounds in Teams meetings and calls on their PC and are thrilled to bring this experience to the display. With a few taps of a finger users can not only blur what’s going on behind them, but upload any of our Teams backgrounds to suit their mood or occasion. A messy room, housemates’ motion, or even weather can be distracting in a meeting. In order for users to present themselves with confidence, we believe this feature will be helpful and fun. Is there a team celebration? Try the balloon background! Virtual happy hour? A trip to the beach can set the scene.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Background on Display.png" style="width: 624px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/265551i73A8D09E47B26C14/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Background on Display.png" alt="Background on Display.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>A round of applause goes to…live reactions in meetings!</STRONG></FONT> <BR />Did your teammate say something impressive that you want to agree with? Is your manager highlighting a colleague's achievement that you want to support? Or maybe the new hire on the team is sharing their excitement to start work with you? All these situations elicit genuine human emotions like enthusiasm, happiness, and empathy. While where we work has changed, the desire to express these emotions hasn’t. Now in the Teams display experience users can show emotions like support, applause, love and laughter during a meeting. Additionally, you can see what your meeting members are thinking without disrupting an ongoing meeting. Consider asking a question and asking participants to submit their thoughts via live reactions to get a quick survey on participant sentiment. The possibilities are endless and we are excited about this new way to stay engaged during meetings!</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Reactions on Display.png" style="width: 624px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/265552i979C4BD1A9B5199C/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Reactions on Display.png" alt="Reactions on Display.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>When “read” receipts aren’t enough, send quick responses!</STRONG></FONT><BR />Now on the ambient screen users have the ability to press and hold incoming chats for a variety of options. Like, love, laughter, surprise, disappointment and frustration can all be expressed easily for a quick display of reaction to new information. Additionally, using the power of AI, quick responses are generated that a user can choose from. Suppose you get the following message:</P> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-30px"><EM>“I will send the file over later today.”</EM><BR /><EM>The display experience will suggest appropriate responses like:</EM><BR /><EM>“Thank you” “I understand” “Looking forward to it”</EM></P> <P>The user can easily select what’s appropriate for the context and send away without context switching or missing any beats.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>With every update we are excited to bring new and innovative experiences that both help users maximize productivity and bring delight to the way they work. We hope these enhancements will make you more productive, save you time, and help you bring your best self to work, from wherever you may be!</P> Fri, 26 Mar 2021 15:08:39 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/microsoft-teams-displays-update-march-2021/ba-p/2223273 Microsoft_Teams_team 2021-03-26T15:08:39Z New inclusive features in Microsoft Teams and more | Ignite 2021 Edition https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/new-inclusive-features-in-microsoft-teams-and-more-ignite-2021/ba-p/2179799 <P>As IT leaders, we have a responsibility to make the workplace more inclusive of the 1 billion people in the world with disabilities, by using technology developed with accessibility in mind. This week, we announced exciting new capabilities—from more flexibility in how you view, present and participate in meetings, to more voice commands, to apps that help you learn about built-in inclusive features—that will make everyone more productive and workplaces more inclusive.</P> <P><BR />Read on to learn all the ways Teams can help you work more inclusively.</P> <UL> <LI><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=#meetings" target="_self">Meetings</A></LI> <LI><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=#collab" target="_self">Chat &amp; Collaboration</A></LI> <LI><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=#devices" target="_self">Devices</A></LI> <LI><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=#platform" target="_self">Platform</A></LI> <LI><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=#m365" target="_self">Microsoft 365 Announcements</A></LI> <LI><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=#learn" target="_self">Learn more and take action</A></LI> </UL> <DIV id="meetings">&nbsp;</DIV> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Meetings</STRONG></FONT></P> <P><STRONG>Dynamic view</STRONG><BR />With more important calls, meetings and events happening virtually, it’s important to make sure everyone can participate easily, including people with disabilities. We are happy to announce <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/new-inclusive-features-in-microsoft-teams-and-more-ignite-2020/ba-p/1699915" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Dynamic view</A>, which intelligently arranges the elements of your meeting for an optimal viewing experience, is coming soon to Commercial and GCC customers. As people join, turn on video, start to speak, or begin to present in a meeting, Teams auto-adjusts and personalizes your layout. For instance, with Dynamic view, meeting attendees who are deaf can pin a sign language interpreter, fit the interpreter’s video to frame, and see the interpreter alongside shared content throughout the meeting. This is a significant step forward in inclusive communication with more to come, so stay tuned!</P> <P><IMG src="https://cdn.techcommunity.microsoft.com/assets/MicrosoftTeams/Spotlight.gif" border="0" width="990" /></P> <P><EM>Image Description: GIF of Teams Meeting, with a PowerPoint presented main screen (large Boeing plane), 5 circular profile pictures of attendees at bottom right, and an ASL interpreter at top right, saying ‘today we are going to talk about…’.</EM></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>PowerPoint Live in Teams meetings</STRONG> <BR />With PowerPoint Live in Teams, presenters can feel more confident as they present, with their slides, slide notes, meeting chat, and participant video feeds all in a single view. The ability to see the facial expressions of attendees while also sharing slides may be particularly helpful for presenters who are neurodiverse and want more information about their audience. For presenters with memory loss, having slides and slide notes in a single view will make it easier to stay on track. PowerPoint Live in Teams also makes it easier to create an inclusive meeting experience—as presenters are more easily able to acknowledge chat comments, raised hands, and reactions. PowerPoint Live in Teams also enables meeting participants to engage with shared content more flexibly. Audience members who have learning or attention disabilities can privately navigate through shared slides at their own pace, jumping back to any slide for quick reference without interrupting the meeting. People who are blind and low vision can privately both turn on a high contrast mode and use a screen reader to consume the shared slides. Presenters—don’t forget to make your PowerPoint content accessible with the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Accessibility Checker</A> built-in to PowerPoint!</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Learn more:</STRONG> <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">What’s New in Microsoft Teams | Microsoft Ignite 2021</A></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="PowerPoint in Teams.gif" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/260260i8224582E25430595/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="PowerPoint in Teams.gif" alt="Image Description: GIF of Teams Meeting, with a PowerPoint presented main screen (slide titled ‘Key Sustainability Purchasing Drivers’) using PowerPoint Live in Teams. 4 video feeds of attendees are at top right, 4 circular profile pictures of attendees middle right, and the presenter’s video bottom right. Mouse pointer moves to bottom center to toggle on ‘View slides in high contrast’. Presented slides adjust to a high contrasted black and white view." /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Image Description: GIF of Teams Meeting, with a PowerPoint presented main screen (slide titled ‘Key Sustainability Purchasing Drivers’) using PowerPoint Live in Teams. 4 video feeds of attendees are at top right, 4 circular profile pictures of attendees middle right, and the presenter’s video bottom right. Mouse pointer moves to bottom center to toggle on ‘View slides in high contrast’. Presented slides adjust to a high contrasted black and white view.</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>In case you missed it</STRONG></P> <UL> <LI><STRONG>Live captions in more languages for live events</STRONG>&nbsp;— Translate spoken Japanese, Korean, French, French-Canadian, Spanish, Spanish-Mexican, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, German, Swedish, Dutch, Italian, Hindi-Indian, Portuguese-Brazilian, and Russian into <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">captions in up to 50 different languages</A>. Event organizers can select up to 6 captioning languages to make available to attendees, to create a live event experience that is more inclusive! Now available for Commercial and GCC customers.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Less background noise, please!</STRONG>&nbsp;—&nbsp;<A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/reduce-background-noise-in-microsoft-teams-meetings-with-ai/ba-p/1992318" target="_blank" rel="noopener">AI-based noise suppression</A> in meetings is now Generally Available in Teams for desktop. When you turn on background noise suppression, you make it easier for your colleagues to hear you, even when you are in a noisy environment. This is especially helpful for people who are hard of hearing, are neurodiverse or have attention disabilities like ADHD/ADD.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Stay on track and on time</STRONG> — <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/what-s-new-in-microsoft-teams-december-2020/ba-p/2030942" target="_blank" rel="noopener">End-of-meeting notifications</A> let participants in a meeting know when there are five minutes remaining in the scheduled meeting time. These reminders may be particularly helpful for people with attention disabilities like ADHD/ADD.</LI> </UL> <DIV id="collab">&nbsp;</DIV> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Chat &amp; Collaboration</STRONG></FONT></P> <P><STRONG>Enhancements to the Teams mobile experience</STRONG></P> <P>Yesterday we announced updates to the Teams mobile app that include the ability to automatically switch to dark theme when you set your device to dark, a new search experience with suggestions, and the ability to pin chats, among other exciting enhancements. These capabilities will make it easier for people who are blind and low vision to use a screen reader and magnification to find content, keep it at the top of the feed, and view it in a way that is comfortable and accessible. These features are coming to iOS first, followed by Android.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>In case you missed it</STRONG></P> <UL> <LI><STRONG>Chat in multiple languages easily</STRONG>&nbsp;—&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Inline message translation</A> gives all your team members a voice, and facilitates global collaboration. With a simple click, people who speak different languages can fluidly communicate with one another by translating posts in channels and chat. Now available in the Teams mobile app for Android, as well as for Teams Desktop for DOD. Additionally, with <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/what-s-new-in-microsoft-teams-october-2020/ba-p/1824864" target="_blank" rel="noopener">language-aware proofing</A>, you can write messages in multiple languages, and now see spellchecking relevant to the language you’re writing with at that time. Now available in the Teams desktop app.</LI> <LI><STRONG>More easily personalize your notification settings</STRONG> — With a redesigned <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/what-s-new-in-microsoft-teams-october-2020/ba-p/1824864" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Notifications settings section</A> in your Profile, in addition to notification settings <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/what-s-new-in-microsoft-teams-january-2021/ba-p/2107163" target="_blank" rel="noopener">in the channel header</A>, now you can more easily manage your attention and keep track of the activity you care most about. Personalized notification settings can be particularly helpful for people with attention disabilities like ADHD/ADD, and for people with mental health disabilities. Available for Commercial and GCC customers.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Confidently step away and recharge&nbsp;</STRONG>— Now, with the ability to set presence status duration, you can let your team know when you are stepping away from Teams and for how long. Proactively communicating work-life boundaries can be particularly helpful for people making time to manage mental health.</LI> </UL> <DIV id="devices">&nbsp;</DIV> <P><BR /><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Devices</STRONG></FONT></P> <P><STRONG>Microsoft Teams Intelligent speaker</STRONG></P> <P>Microsoft Teams intelligent speaker can identify and differentiate the voices of up to 10 people talking in a Microsoft Teams Room. These speakers were created in partnership with EPOS and Yealink, and allow attendees who are following along with captions and transcripts to see speaker attribution for the remarks made by those in the meeting room. To enable privacy and security, users are in full control and can turn speaker attribution on or off at any time. Whether you are working remotely or following the meeting in the Microsoft Teams Room, you can now create a more inclusive meeting experience. Teams intelligent speaker will be available summer 2021.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Intelligent Speakers.png" style="width: 960px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/260268i6B24C3E152E4DD90/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Intelligent Speakers.png" alt="Image Description: Image of two black cylinder-shaped Intelligent speakers side by side. Left speaker with the “Yealink” logo underneath, and right speaker with EPOS logo underneath." /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Image Description: Image of two black cylinder-shaped Intelligent speakers side by side. Left speaker with the “Yealink” logo underneath, and right speaker with EPOS logo underneath.</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>New Cortana commands on Teams display</STRONG></P> <P>As questions come up throughout your day, you can use voice to find the information you need with Cortana in Teams Display. Now, you can ask things like: “What’s the time and weather in New York?” or “How many rupees are in a dollar?” just with voice, and without needing to disrupt the flow of work. Voice capabilities like these provide people with mobility and learning disabilities another way to be productive that doesn’t require typing.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Learn more:</STRONG> <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">What’s New in Microsoft Teams | Microsoft Ignite 2021</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>In case you missed it</STRONG></P> <UL> <LI><STRONG>Live captions in Teams Rooms</STRONG> — Meeting participants joining from a Teams Room can now view <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/what-s-new-in-microsoft-teams-september-2020/ba-p/1726562" target="_blank" rel="noopener">live captions</A> in a Teams meeting. In-room participants can turn live captions on or off from the center of room console. Captions will appear at the bottom of the meeting experience shown on the front of room display.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Cortana in Teams Rooms and Teams Displays</STRONG>&nbsp;— In-room meeting attendees can now use voice assistance powered by <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/what-s-new-in-microsoft-teams-december-2020/ba-p/2030942" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Cortana to join and end their meetings</A> without touch. Using natural language, people can simply state “Cortana, join/end my meeting” for a seamless hands-free experience. These capabilities are available in Teams Rooms for Windows. You can also use voice commands to manage your daily tasks, with Cortana in <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/microsoft-teams-displays-now-available/ba-p/1810291" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Teams Displays</A>. You can make requests like: "What is on my calendar today?", "Join my next meeting” or "Share this document with Megan".</LI> </UL> <DIV id="platform">&nbsp;</DIV> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Platform</STRONG></FONT></P> <P><STRONG>Accessibility Bot by Future Worx on Teams App Store</STRONG><BR />Accessibility Bot is a free chatbot designed to help users learn about the Microsoft accessibility features built into the tools they use every day. In addition to the many people who have permanent accessibility needs, there are many additional people who have situational or temporary needs. For instance, someone may be in a noisy environment and need live captions during a meeting, or juggling work and childcare and could benefit from blurring the background. Regardless of the situation, users can ask the Accessibility bot questions like – “what is Immersive Reader?”—all from within the familiar Teams chat experience, and use the inclusive chat capabilities to more easily read responses. The bot currently has knowledge to support with hearing, mental health, mobility, neurodiversity and vision needs, and covers Microsoft 365, Windows 10 and the Edge browser.</P> <P><BR /><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Future Worx</A>, developer of the Accessibility Bot, is a Microsoft partner that specializes in Employee Engagement.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Learn more:</STRONG> <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Accessibility Bot by FutureWorx</A></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Accessibility Bot.gif" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/260280iF8255C772EAAC326/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Accessibility Bot.gif" alt="Image Description: GIF of the Teams App Store, with the Accessibility Bot’s summary page center screen. Shows video called “Future Worx’s Accessibility bot”, with a paragraph description underneath titled “Accessibility Bot for Microsoft Tools by FutureWorx”. Screen changes to show full screen view of a Teams chat with the Accessibility Bot. User chats ‘Hello’, and Accessibility Bot responds saying the user can ask a question or see the main menu." /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Image Description: GIF of the Teams App Store, with the Accessibility Bot’s summary page center screen. Shows video called “Future Worx’s Accessibility bot”, with a paragraph description underneath titled “Accessibility Bot for Microsoft Tools by FutureWorx”. Screen changes to show full screen view of a Teams chat with the Accessibility Bot. User chats ‘Hello’, and Accessibility Bot responds saying the user can ask a question or see the main menu.</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>In case you missed it</STRONG></P> <UL> <LI><STRONG>Easily design accessible apps for Teams</STRONG> — The new <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Teams UI Kit</A> and <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Teams UI Library</A> helps you as a designer, product manager, or developer quickly understand the key design considerations for making high quality Teams apps that users will love! Simplify the design and development process by using these new templates and tools that serve as the building blocks for the interface and experience you’re looking to create. All the templates and components are responsive, theme-able, and completely adhere to Teams’ design and accessibility guidelines! <STRONG>Learn more:</STRONG> <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Guides and tools to design your Microsoft Teams app effectively</A></LI> <LI><STRONG>ADI bot by Akari Solutions on Teams App Store</STRONG>&nbsp;— <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Akari Diversity and Inclusion (ADI)</A> is a free chatbot built to help organizations create inclusive cultures. Users can learn all about the Accessibility features built into Microsoft products, as well as best practices for diversity, inclusion and wellbeing. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Akari Solutions</A>, developer of ADI, and the winner of the 2020 Microsoft Partner of the Year - Diversity and Inclusion Changemaker Award, creates custom and IP solutions built on Microsoft Teams to change how people work, communicate, and access the technology and tools they need.</LI> </UL> <DIV id="m365">&nbsp;</DIV> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Microsoft 365 Announcements</STRONG></FONT></P> <P><STRONG>Passwordless Authentication now Generally Available</STRONG><BR />Passwordless authentication not only simplifies the user experience but also strengthens your security posture. With expanded policies that define which authentication methods specific users or groups can use, to new reporting capabilities that allow you to see the usage and adoption of passwordless authentication methods across your organization, it’s never been easier to go passwordless at scale. The ability to use authenticators, rather than complex and everchanging passwords, can be especially helpful for people with memory loss or learning disabilities that make recall, spelling and typing more difficult.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Learn more:</STRONG> <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Identity at Microsoft Ignite: Strengthening Zero Trust defenses in the era of hybrid work</A></P> <P><BR /><STRONG>In case you missed it</STRONG></P> <UL> <LI><STRONG>Viva Insights</STRONG> – In a time when nearly 70% of employees report higher stress levels, and more than half <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">report</A> elevated levels of anxiety, supporting employee wellbeing is of the utmost importance. Viva Insights gives individuals, managers, and leaders personalized and actionable privacy-protected insights that help everyone in an organization thrive. It brings new personal wellbeing experiences, insights, and recommended actions into the flow of people’s work in Microsoft Teams. You can download the <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-viva-blog/microsoft-viva-insights-helps-people-nurture-wellbeing-and-be/ba-p/2107010" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Viva Insights app for Teams</A> now.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Hear documents read aloud</STRONG> — For people with learning disabilities like dyslexia, it sometimes can be easier to hear a document read aloud. Now, you can use <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Read Aloud on Android</A> phones to have documents read aloud, with new voices that offer a more natural and pleasant listening experience. You can easily pause and resume Read Aloud as well as adjust the voice speed.</LI> </UL> <DIV id="learn">&nbsp;</DIV> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Learn more and take action!</STRONG></FONT></P> <P>Join us in May for the Ability Summit – Mark your calendars and join us at the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Ability Summit, May 5 – 6, 2021</A>. The Ability Summit is a two-day, free digital event that brings together people with disabilities, technology leaders, accessibility professionals and allies to Imagine, Build, Include, and Empower the future of disability inclusion and accessibility. We hope to see you there!</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Learn from other organizations</STRONG> – Learn more about how enterprises and educational institutions are using technology to build an accessible workplace.</P> <UL> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Fannie Mae</A>, a financial services company focused on making mortgages and affordable rental housing possible for millions of people in America, is seeing Microsoft 365 play a crucial role in digital transformation and building an inclusive workplace that helps all employees reach their potential.</LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Sodexo</A>, a food services and facilities management company committed to improving Quality of Life, is helping employees work independently by building digital accessibility skills using Microsoft 365 as its communications and collaboration platform.</LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Dell Technologies</A>, a leading hardware, software and services provider, uses Microsoft Teams and the accessibility features built in to work remotely in a way that is inclusive of employees with disabilities and their multicultural, globally diverse team.</LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Imperial College London</A>, a 43,000-person university, made the Accessibility Bot by FutureWorx available in Teams to all students and staff, and has seen the bot provide necessary support to people who may not feel comfortable asking for help with accessibility needs.</LI> </UL> Wed, 03 Mar 2021 19:03:53 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/new-inclusive-features-in-microsoft-teams-and-more-ignite-2021/ba-p/2179799 Microsoft_Teams_team 2021-03-03T19:03:53Z Introducing Operator Connect and more Teams Calling updates https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/introducing-operator-connect-and-more-teams-calling-updates/ba-p/2176398 <P>Voices matter - and we think that Microsoft Teams Calling is a powerful way to use those voices to strengthen connections and build new ones. The hallway chats and informal customer conversations that we used to rely upon now need to happen digitally, reinforcing the need for a modern and seamless calling solution. In fact, we recently announced that Teams users placed over <STRONG>650 million calls in October, up 11 fold</STRONG> from just a few months earlier in March 2020.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>We are committed to building a modern calling solution that is simple and quick to deploy – for example with innovations like Operator Connect, which we are excited to introduce today. The updates shared here represent just some of our on-going efforts, and you can watch the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Teams Calling session at Ignite</A> to hear more. We’ll continue to share further details here, so be sure to check back often.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Simple and seamless options to add PSTN calling to Teams</STRONG></FONT></P> <P><IFRAME src="https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/videoplayer/embed/RWyJcN" width="950" height="475" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture"></IFRAME></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Operator Connect</STRONG></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="partners.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/284628iD1F7077018E4A1EE/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="partners.png" alt="partners.png" /></span></P> <P>Our commitment to creating a best-in-class and modern calling experience begins with the deployment of Teams Calling, including if you want to enable calling with your own operator, as many organizations do. To that end, we are very excited to announce Operator Connect, a new operator-managed service for bringing PSTN calling to Teams. Operator Connect makes it simple to bring your operator to Teams if they are participating in the program, and it unlocks several important benefits:</P> <UL> <LI><STRONG>Leverage existing operator contracts:</STRONG> Keep your preferred operator and contracts, while enabling a modern calling experience in Teams</LI> <LI><STRONG>Simple and quick to deploy:</STRONG> It can take just minutes to connect to your operator and assign phone numbers to users – all from the Teams Admin Center. You do not need to be an expert in voice to deploy calling to Teams</LI> <LI><STRONG>Operator-managed infrastructure:</STRONG> PSTN calling services and Session Border Controllers (SBCs) are managed by operators, saving on hardware purchase and management</LI> <LI><STRONG>Enhanced support and reliability:</STRONG> Operators provide tech support and shared service level agreements to improve support service, while direct peering powered by Azure creates a 1:1 network connection for enhanced reliability</LI> </UL> <P>When Operator Connect launches, Admins will be able to open the “Operators” tab in the Teams Admin Center, where qualified operators will be listed. Admins can then select their preferred operator and connect calling services, at which point they can acquire phone numbers from these operators and assign them to their users.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Operator Connect will enter public preview next quarter with the initial wave of partners which includes <STRONG>BT, Deutsche Telekom, Intrado, NTT, Nuwave, Orange Business Services, Pure IP, Rogers, Swisscom, TATA, Telenor,</STRONG> and <STRONG>Verizon</STRONG>. We have been working in close partnership with these operators to create a seamlessly integrated experience, and we will add additional partners to the Operator Connect program. We will continue to share more details as Operator Connect approaches general availability, so please check back regularly!</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Microsoft Teams Calling Plans market expansion</STRONG></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Calling Plans with glow.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/259541iD318B226E219E098/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Calling Plans with glow.png" alt="Calling Plans with glow.png" /></span></P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Teams Calling Plans</A> provide a quick and simple way to deploy calling in Microsoft Teams with no on-premises equipment. With Microsoft Teams Calling Plans, you can procure and assign phone numbers to users right from the Teams Admin Center in a matter of minutes.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>To enable more Teams users to take advantage of Microsoft Teams Calling Plans, we are expanding availability to <STRONG>8 new markets</STRONG> beginning in April and completing by the end of June. The new markets are New Zealand, Singapore, Romania, Czech Republic, Hungary, Finland, Norway, and Slovakia, bringing Microsoft Teams Calling Plans to 26 markets across the globe.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Direct Routing updates</STRONG><BR />As more and more of our customers are turning to Teams for their calling solution, their use of Direct Routing has expanded significantly – over just the past year, <STRONG>Direct Routing call minutes have grown 8-fold</STRONG>, and <STRONG>more than four times as many organizations are using Direct Routing</STRONG> to enable PSTN calling in Teams.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>To provide organizations with choice and flexibility for their Direct Routing deployments, we are continuing to add to the list of <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Session Border Controllers (SBC) certified for Direct Routing</A>, with 6 new SBCs completing certification in just the past 3 months. Additionally, to add resiliency to the most critical locations, Survivable Branch Appliance is now generally available, enabling PSTN calling in the event an outage does not allow the Teams client to directly connect to our services.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Operator Connect Conferencing</STRONG></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Operator Connect Conferencing.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/259542i736CACD970513910/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Operator Connect Conferencing.png" alt="Operator Connect Conferencing.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Furthermore, to enable more options for conferencing, we are announcing Operator Connect Conferencing, a new service that uses the same administrator interface as Operator Connect and allows you to add operator dial-in numbers to a Microsoft Audio Conferencing bridge.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Operator Connect Conferencing is an operator-managed service that provides the following benefits:</P> <UL> <LI><STRONG>Bring your own operator for conferencing, for operators participating in the program:</STRONG> Maintain your preferred operator contracts as you migrate existing PSTN infrastructure to the cloud.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Variety of operators available at your fingertips:</STRONG> Diversify your PSTN infrastructure to include additional qualified operators.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Expanded geographic dial-in coverage:</STRONG> Additional dial-in locations available to support your multi-national needs.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Enhanced support and reliability:</STRONG> The tight partnership with operators provides enhanced technical support and service level agreements to address reliability.</LI> </UL> <P>Operator Connect Conferencing will enter private preview next quarter with the initial wave of qualified partners, which includes <STRONG>BT, Deutsche Telekom, Intrado, NTT, Orange Business Services,</STRONG> and <STRONG>Telenor</STRONG>. We have been working in close partnership with these telecom operators to create a seamlessly integrated experience and we will add more qualified operators over time. We will continue to share more details as Operator Connect Conferencing approaches general availability, so please check back regularly!</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Innovative value for broad &amp; sophisticated calling scenarios</STRONG></FONT></P> <P><STRONG>Voice-enabled channels</STRONG></P> <P><STRONG><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Voice-enabled channels.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/259489iA8C85B8A7A62EB5D/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Voice-enabled channels.png" alt="Voice-enabled channels.png" /></span></STRONG></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Many teams tackle calling as part of their workflows, and often collaboration can yield better and faster results. Voice-enabled channels allow you to turn any Teams channel into a team-based call queue, allowing for collaboration and information sharing before, during, and after the call. This can help departments like Human Resources or IT solve important issues as a team – for example addressing new hire questions as they come in or responding to tech support requests even more quickly. By the end of March, Teams Admins will have the option to create new voice-enabled channels.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Enhanced Calls app experience</STRONG><BR />Teams is the hub for chat, collaboration, meetings, apps, and workflows, and the enhanced Calls app brings the most important calling elements – the dial pad, call history, voicemail, contacts, and settings – into a single location, making it easier to stay connected in the flow of your work. Teams users will see this new experience in their Calls app starting in March.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Certified Contact Center and Compliance Recording solutions</STRONG><BR />Teams is an extensible platform, and that applies to Teams Calling as well. The Teams <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Contact Center certification program</A> and <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Compliance Recording certification program</A> can help customers feel confident that their preferred contact center and compliance recording solutions integrate seamlessly and reliably with Teams. We are pleased to share that <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Anywhere365</A>, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ComputerTalk</A> , <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">8x8</A>, and <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Enghouse Interactive</A> have achieved contact center certification for their solutions. Additionally, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">NICE</A>, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">AudioCodes</A>, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Dubber</A>, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ASC</A>, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Numonix</A> and <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Verint</A> have achieved compliance recording certification for their solutions.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Endpoint transfer</STRONG><BR />Teams makes it easy to place and receive calls from several different endpoints, including desktop and mobile devices, but sometimes you need to move locations or devices to finish your call. The new endpoint transfer capability will allow you to seamlessly move your calls between different devices, such as from your laptop to mobile phone, without any interruption in call service or quality. Endpoint transfer will be available early next quarter.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Low-data mode</STRONG><BR />Whether you want to preserve data or are just in a location with a poor or limited network connection, sometimes it’s helpful to limit the amount of data you’re using during a meeting or call that uses video. A new low data mode is now available, allowing users to cap the amount of data that will be used during Teams meeting or video calls, as well as establish different settings based on network availability so that the setting can be turned on always, or only while on cellular networks.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Bandwidth control</STRONG><BR />Many organizations have limited bandwidth capacity at locations on their network and require the ability to restrict Teams bandwidth consumption at those locations. The new bandwidth control feature will permit Teams Admins to proactively establish network bandwidth consumption for Teams clients at specific network locations – for example, a low bandwidth control limit for remote locations and higher limits for other sites. Bandwidth control capabilities will be available early next quarter.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Flexible and powerful calling endpoints</STRONG></FONT></P> <P><STRONG>SIP Gateway</STRONG><BR />For supported SIP phone models, we are excited to introduce the preview of our SIP Gateway solution, which will enable core Teams calling functionality on legacy phones from Cisco, Poly, Yealink and AudioCodes. Capabilities may include inbound &amp; outbound calls, call transfer, dial in/out to meetings, device-based do not disturb and voicemail indicators on devices similar to those below.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Compatible SIP Phones.png" style="width: 581px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/259492iA6C774FBB777A21C/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Compatible SIP Phones.png" alt="Compatible SIP Phones.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>New calling form factors</STRONG></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Teams Phones.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/260563i05A2A2DBC00BD36E/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Teams Phones.png" alt="Teams Phones.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Two new phones, the Yealink MP52 and AudioCodes C435, will be generally available by early April. These new form factors provide a simplified Teams phone experience with core calling functionality, at a more affordable price point. These offerings make for excellent desk phones or common area phones.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Remote deployment for common area phones</STRONG><BR />Remote deployment is now available for common area phones. Within the Teams Admin Center, IT Admins can add a phone into the device inventory using a device tag-MAC Address, which will generate a verification code that an in-room technician can input on the device. Then the phone will show the tenant ID and bring up a sign-in screen, which the same remote admin can unlock by selecting the device, applying a device code, and completing sign-in.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Teams display enhancements</STRONG><BR />There are exciting new enhancements to the Teams display experience on the Lenovo ThinkSmart View. Teams display allows users to stay in the flow of work with convenient access to collaboration updates and short cuts to their meetings and calls. We have added background replacement and live reactions to meetings as well as the ability to send quick responses and reactions to chats from the ambient screen.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Most exciting are our new Bing and Cortana integrations which allow users to fetch useful information from the internet that can help them stay prepared for their meetings and calls. Use Bing to ask questions like:</P> <UL> <LI>“What time is it in New York?”</LI> <LI>“What is the weather in Seattle?”</LI> <LI>“How many pesos are in a dollar?”</LI> </UL> <P>To learn more about our devices, visit <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">aka.ms/TeamsDevices</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Device-as-a-Service expansion</STRONG><BR />We are excited to announce an expansion of our monthly financing plans offered through our 3rd party fulfillment partners into new geographies - specifically Ireland, UK, Canada, and Australia by the end of March for qualifying shopping cart orders.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Try Teams Calling for free and get support with your deployment</STRONG></FONT><BR />With all these capabilities launching, it’s important to keep in mind that Teams Calling can be rolled out in weeks – not months or years – as <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Lumen (formerly CenturyLink)</A> showed by rolling out Calling globally to over 40,000 users in <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">4 weeks</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>To learn more and get started, check out the links below for additional information and guidance:</P> <UL> <LI>Start with a free trial (<A href="#" target="_self">aka.ms/e5trial</A> for organizations ≥300 users, or <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">aka.ms/BusinessVoiceTrial</A> for &lt;300 users)</LI> <LI>Get guidance and resources from <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">FastTrack</A> as you roll out Teams Calling</LI> <LI>Check out additional <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Teams Calling customer stories</A> to hear how organizations from across industries are addressing critical business needs with Teams Calling</LI> </UL> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Calling Customers.png" style="width: 936px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/259513i7FAE6D96804946D5/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Calling Customers.png" alt="Calling Customers.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Fri, 28 May 2021 15:13:55 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/introducing-operator-connect-and-more-teams-calling-updates/ba-p/2176398 Microsoft_Teams_team 2021-05-28T15:13:55Z Secure and compliant collaboration with Microsoft Teams https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/secure-and-compliant-collaboration-with-microsoft-teams/ba-p/2169463 <P>We hope you have the chance to join us virtually at <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Ignite</A> to catch all of the latest announcements. Be sure to check out our featured session, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>Secure and compliant collaboration with Microsoft Teams</STRONG></A>, to hear from some of our product engineering and community experts! Below is a summary of the latest Microsoft Teams announcements around security and compliance capabilities that enable safe and trustworthy online collaboration.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG><FONT size="5">Microsoft Teams Multi-Geo Support</FONT></STRONG><BR />Microsoft Teams will now support Multi-Geo capabilities, similar to those already being leveraged by customers with Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, and OneDrive Multi-Geo. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft 365 Multi-Geo</A> provides greater control to organizations over the location of specific data centers their data is stored, especially helpful for multi-national organizations. Teams Multi-Geo enables customers to store Teams core customer data at rest for end users and teams in the geo locations of their choice to help meet data residency requirements. IT administrators will utilize an end user or Microsoft 365 Group’s Preferred Data Location (PDL) AAD attribute, already leveraged by existing Microsoft 365 Multi-Geo services, to specify what geo location the data should be stored in.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Geos.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/259322i1AAB23CFEA886697/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Geos.png" alt="Geos.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>All existing information protection and compliance capabilities will continue working as is with Microsoft 365 Multi-Geo. For customers who are already using <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft 365 Multi-Geo licensing</A> and capabilities, Teams will be included and respect PDLs that have been set by IT automating the migration. If an end user or tenant’s multi-geo license is removed, Teams data will migrate to the tenant default geo location. For customers who have not setup and enabled Microsoft 365 Multi-Geo, there will be no impact. As a reminder, Microsoft 365 Multi-Geo is designed to support data residency requirements and is not designed for performance optimization. Teams Multi-Geo will be available in Q2 2021.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG><FONT size="5">End-to-end encryption option for Microsoft Teams 1:1 Calls</FONT></STRONG><BR />Today, we shared that an end-to-end encryption option for Teams 1:1 ad hoc VoIP calls will be available in preview to commercial customers planned for the first half of this year. Over the last year, we have gathered feedback from global customers, analysts, and the security community around particular industries and specific cases where end-to-end encryption (E2EE) for online collaboration might be important. To help support customer security and compliance obligations, Microsoft is planning to support E2EE for Teams 1:1 calls to provide additional option for conducting sensitive online conversations.</P> <P><BR />Organizations will have the ability to enable E2EE capabilities for 1:1 ad hoc Teams VoIP calls. In order to maintain compliance and have full discretion of how E2EE is used within the company, customers will have control of who in their organization can use this capability. E2EE for 1:1 Teams ad hoc calls can only be utilized if both the caller and callee are enabled by IT and have both opted in. As we release E2EE for Teams 1:1 calls, we will continue to learn from customers how the scenarios address their needs. We will then work to bring E2EE capabilities to online meetings later. Microsoft remains committed to helping customers address security, compliance, and privacy needs with a broad portfolio of tooling.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><FONT size="5">Meeting safety controls:</FONT></STRONG> <BR /><STRONG>Meeting option: invite-only lobby setting</STRONG><BR />To help prevent uninvited participants from gaining access to meetings, Microsoft Teams has introduced a new lobby setting available in Teams Meeting Options where only meeting participants who were explicitly invited to the meeting can join it directly. Once this invite-only meeting option is applied by the meeting organizer, any participants who were not invited and are attempting to join the meeting will be directed to the meeting lobby. Meeting organizers can leverage this invite-only meeting option, along with applying a do-not-forward setting to the Teams meeting, to help prevent unauthorized participants from attempting to join their meeting. The Invite-only meeting option will be generally available this month.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Meeting Options (2).png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/259323i3817E3DB01BFC164/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Meeting Options (2).png" alt="Meeting Options (2).png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Disable attendee video during meetings</STRONG><BR />We are excited to share that soon meeting organizers will be able to disable the video of an individual or all attendees within a meeting. This meeting safety capability, similar to hard mute, will help those running a meeting or class to have more control and better manage undesired disruptions. Disable video will be rolling out later this spring.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Disable Camera (K-12).png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/259329i112DD7B30FF715D8/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Disable Camera (K-12).png" alt="Disable Camera (K-12).png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Meeting option: chat moderation controls</STRONG><BR />Another recent meetings option feature to help meeting organizers maintain control is the ability to moderate the meeting chat. Organizers will have the ability to determine whether meeting chat is enabled, disabled, or only enabled during the meeting. Chat moderation can be especially useful for large lectures and classroom settings where the conversation may need to be limited to during the event only. Chat moderation controls are another meeting safety tool that organizers can leverage to keep the meeting focus where they need it.</P> <P><BR /><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Co-authoring enabled in encrypted documents using Office Apps</STRONG></FONT><BR />Co-authoring allows multiple authors to simultaneously edit a document using different OS platforms, as well as the Office desktop apps, Office web apps, and Teams. Today we announced a new ability for multiple users to simultaneously edit an Office document that has been encrypted using Microsoft Information Protection, including auto-save. Sensitive documents will remain protected with the same sensitivity label and protection applied.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="sensitivity labels.png" style="width: 624px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/258460i00BA1F7D4421119A/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="sensitivity labels.png" alt="Figure 5: Apply encryption protection settings for files and emails with sensitivity labels" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Figure 5: Apply encryption protection settings for files and emails with sensitivity labels</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>By leveraging <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">sensitivity labels</A> integration with Azure Rights Management service, we can protect and encrypt a document to restrict access to that content to only authorized viewers. This helps ensure that the content can only be decrypted by users authorized by the label’s encryption settings and it remains encrypted wherever it travels – inside or outside of the organization. Once a document is protected by a sensitivity label with encryption, the document can be shared as an attachment or by sharing the document link all while remaining encrypted. Note that IT must ensure it has <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">enabled sensitivity labels for Office files</A> to take advantage.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Safe Links for Microsoft Teams</STRONG></FONT><BR /><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Safe Links</A> is a feature in Microsoft Defender for Office 365 that helps provide URL scanning and time-of-click verification of URLs in links shared through email messages and other locations across Office 365. We are happy to announce that Teams will now leverage the power of Safe Links to help protect end users against potential malicious sites shared through Teams conversations, group chats, and channels. IT administrators will need to create a Safe Links policy in Microsoft Defender for Office 365, and enable Safe Links for Teams to begin taking advantage of these new capabilities. Safe Links for Teams will begin rolling out later this month.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Safe Links.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/259328i88EBEF06E6319C9F/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Safe Links.png" alt="Safe Links.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><FONT size="5">Reinforcing our commitment to secure collaboration</FONT></STRONG><BR />Microsoft remains committed to helping customers protect content and meet compliance obligations by offering a broad portfolio of tooling. We are building on top of our industry standard secure platform, expanding our advanced security capabilities as highlighted by these latest announcements around helping customers meet data residency requirements, adding more meeting safety and moderation controls, and providing an additional option for conducting sensitive online conversations.</P> <P><BR />Microsoft 365 <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">supports encryption in transit and at rest</A> which provides multiple layers of encryption to work together to secure data. For organizations who may need more control over key arrangement requirements due to compliance obligations, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Customer Key</A> allows an organization to provide and control encryption keys – now in <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/customer-key-support-for-microsoft-teams-now-in-public-preview/ba-p/1999893" target="_blank" rel="noopener">public preview for Teams</A>!</P> <P><BR /><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Microsoft 365 compliance capabilities for Adaptive Card content</STRONG></FONT><BR />With Teams being the hub for collaboration, it brings together apps and services that we also need to help ensure are protected and handled appropriately. More than 70% of the apps today generate card content in Teams conversations, much of which is business communication that falls under the purview of regulations as is with Teams chat and file content. To help organizations maintain compliance, we happily announced that <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/microsoft-365-compliance-capabilities-for-adaptive-card-content/ba-p/2095869" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft 365 compliance capabilities are available</A> for Adaptive Card content generated through apps in Teams messages! Legal hold, eDiscovery, audit, and retention capabilities are built into the platform and will be available for all apps including first party, third party, and line-of-business apps with no additional work from developers required to enable.</P> <P><BR /><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Security monitoring integration with Azure Sentinel and Secure Score</STRONG></FONT><BR />To help IT and secops teams proactively detect intrusions and respond appropriately, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Teams integrates with Azure Sentinel</A> to deliver intelligent security analytics and intelligence across the enterprise. Azure Sentinel collects event data across users, devices, apps, and infrastructure for your tenant applying AI to detect threats, investigate what’s going on, and can even automate your response using some simple yet powerful <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Playbooks</A>. For instance, if Sentinel identifies a user account completing a large amount of suspicious activity - like deleting a lot of channels or adding a new external account to exfiltrate a bunch of data and then quickly removing that user to try to hide what happened - Sentinel can detect these items, automatically open a ticket, post an alert to your Teams security operations channel, and give your secops team ability to take action right away or investigate further. Additionally, we’ve recently included Teams integration with <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Secure Score</A> to provide recommendations on how to strengthen your organization’s security posture. You’ll see us adding more Teams configuration best practices to Microsoft Secure Score over time.</P> Tue, 02 Mar 2021 20:29:27 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/secure-and-compliant-collaboration-with-microsoft-teams/ba-p/2169463 Microsoft_Teams_team 2021-03-02T20:29:27Z What's New in Microsoft Teams | Microsoft Ignite 2021 https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/what-s-new-in-microsoft-teams-microsoft-ignite-2021/ba-p/2118226 <P>Today at Ignite, we are announcing innovation coming to Microsoft Teams to help people connect, collaborate, and accomplish more together!</P> <P><BR />This blog post provides details for all the Microsoft Teams announcements from Ignite. If you are looking for a quick high-level summary, please read this <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">blog post on our Microsoft 365 blog</A>.</P> <P><BR />Here’s what’s new in:</P> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-30px"><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=#meetings" target="_self">Meetings</A></P> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-30px"><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=#webinars" target="_self">Webinars</A></P> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-30px"><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=#collab" target="_self">Chat and collaboration</A></P> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-30px"><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=#security" target="_self">Security, compliance, and privacy</A></P> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-30px"><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=#calling" target="_self">Calling</A></P> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-30px"><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=#devices" target="_self">Devices</A></P> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-30px"><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=#power" target="_self">Power Platforms and custom development</A></P> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-30px"><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=#manage" target="_self">Management</A></P> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-30px"><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=#ignite" target="_self">Check out more announcements from Ignite</A></P> <DIV id="meetings">&nbsp;</DIV> <P><BR /><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Meetings</STRONG></FONT></P> <P><STRONG>Dynamic view</STRONG><BR />Dynamic view intelligently arranges the elements of your meeting for an optimal viewing experience. As people join, turn on video, start to speak, or begin to present in a meeting, Teams auto-adjusts and personalizes your layout. Dynamic view is rolling out soon.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Dynamic View.gif" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/258838i075EA5561F64EE9B/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Dynamic View.gif" alt="Dynamic View.gif" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>View switcher</STRONG><BR />The new view switcher in the top bar of your Teams meeting allows you to control how you see the meeting content. You may prefer to interact naturally with your colleagues and without visual distractions using <STRONG>Together mode</STRONG>. With <STRONG>Gallery at top</STRONG>, all video feeds display at to the top of your meeting window, making it easier to have a more natural eye gaze with others. <STRONG>Focus</STRONG> hides all video feeds and puts the attention fully on the shared content and <STRONG>Full screen</STRONG> can help remove other desktop distractions. View switcher will be available soon.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="View Switcher.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/259411i5ABECAEAE56A51C7/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="View Switcher.png" alt="View Switcher.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Presenter mode</STRONG><BR />Use Presenter mode to step up the production level of your presentations and customize how your video feed and content appear to your audience. Our first mode, <STRONG>Standout</STRONG>, shows your video feed as a silhouette in front of the shared content. <STRONG>Reporter</STRONG> places content as a visual aid above your shoulder just like a news story. <STRONG>Side-by-side</STRONG> displays your video feed next to your content. Presenter mode will be available soon.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Presenter Mode.gif" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/258840i8ECF0C2050D46569/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Presenter Mode.gif" alt="Presenter Mode.gif" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>PowerPoint Live in Microsoft Teams</STRONG><BR />PowerPoint Live in Teams gives presenters control and confidence, while providing a more interactive and inclusive experience to your audience. As a presenter, you can now lead meetings with a single view of your notes, slides, meeting chat, and participants. Attendees can also personalize their experience by navigating the content at their own pace or using the screen reader to consume content, allowing people with vision disabilities to follow along with the presentation more easily. PowerPoint Live in Teams is available now. <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-365-blog/powerpoint-live-in-teams/ba-p/2140980" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="PowerPoint Live.gif" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/258841iC977CF7E1CA5F62E/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="PowerPoint Live.gif" alt="PowerPoint Live.gif" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Live Reactions in Microsoft Teams meetings</STRONG><BR />All attendees can now use emojis to react during a meeting. These reactions help promote inclusivity in meetings and keep things upbeat and interactive. Live Reactions in Microsoft Teams meetings is now available. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P><IMG src="https://cdn.techcommunity.microsoft.com/assets/MicrosoftTeams/Live%20Reactions.gif" border="0" width="990" /></P> <DIV id="webinars">&nbsp;</DIV> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Webinars</STRONG></FONT> <BR /><STRONG>Attendee registration and email confirmations</STRONG><BR />Soon, setting up and running webinars will be just as easy as meetings in Teams. Easily add a custom attendee registration page to your meeting or webinar to manage attendance before and after any engagement. Following registration, attendees automatically receive an email confirmation for a simple join experience.</P> <P><IMG src="https://cdn.techcommunity.microsoft.com/assets/MicrosoftTeams/Attendee%20Registration%20%26%20Email%20Confirmations.gif" border="0" width="990" /></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>1,000-person interactive webinars with moderation control</STRONG><BR />Beginning this month, Microsoft Teams supports interactive meetings and webinars for up to 1,000 attendees, including rich presentation options, live reactions, and moderation controls to disable chat, audio, and video for the attendees of the event.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="1000 Attendee Webinar.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/258844i8860E4334E56B7EA/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="1000 Attendee Webinar.png" alt="1000 Attendee Webinar.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>20,000-person view-only broadcasts</STRONG> <BR />Once your webinar grows to over 1,000 attendees, Teams will seamlessly scale to accommodate a 10,000-person view-only broadcast experience, including host moderation control that automatically disables attendees’ audio and video to prevent accidental presentation interruptions. And during this time of increased remote work, take advantage of even larger 20,000-person broadcasts through the end of this year. This feature is available this month.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Attendee reporting</STRONG><BR />Following your webinar, you can use reporting to understand attendee participation such as who attended and how long they participated. Download an attendee report to review, or use data to produce your own custom reports. Attending reporting will available to download this month, and additional reporting capabilities within Teams will be available next quarter.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Attendee Reporting.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/258845iBD0076F7865286E5/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Attendee Reporting.png" alt="Attendee Reporting.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Teams and Microsoft Dynamics 365 event experience</STRONG><BR />Today, Dynamics 365 Marketing customers can deliver integrated marketing campaigns using the robust event capabilities in Teams and the attendee management experiences from Dynamics 365 Marketing. And coming soon, following a Teams webinar, customers can connect to Dynamics 365 Marketing to deliver a range of marketing activities, from basic follow-up communications to more sophisticated relationship marketing campaigns. And if you use another marketing platform, Teams makes it easy to bring your event contacts with you. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn More about generally available features.</A>.</P> <P><IMG src="https://cdn.techcommunity.microsoft.com/assets/MicrosoftTeams/Teams%20and%20Microsoft%20Dynamics%20365%20event%20experience.gif" border="0" width="990" /></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H5>These new capabilities will be available in Microsoft 365 E3/E5, Microsoft 365 A3/A5 and Microsoft 365 Government G3/G5 plans. Additionally, Microsoft 365 Business Standard and Microsoft 365 Business Premium plans will include all the features above for 300 attendees.</H5> <DIV id="collab">&nbsp;</DIV> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Chat and Collaboration</STRONG></FONT> <BR /><STRONG>Microsoft Teams Connect</STRONG><BR />Teams Connect makes it easy to share channels with anyone, internal or external to your organization. The shared channel will appear within an individual’s primary Teams tenant alongside other teams and channels, making it easy for everyone to access it in their workflow. In the shared workspace, you can leverage Teams rich collaboration capabilities: chat, meet, call, share and co-author documents in real-time. Admins have access to granular controls, allowing their organization to stay in control of how external users access data and information. Teams Connect is available today in private preview and will roll out broadly later this calendar year.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Shared Channel in Teams.gif" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/259377i81ED17815FB573E6/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Shared Channel in Teams.gif" alt="Shared Channel in Teams.gif" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Teams and Dynamics 365 business process experience</STRONG> <BR />Stay in the flow of work with new Dynamics 365 Sales, Marketing, Customer Service, Field Service, and Teams connected experiences. Take advantage of Teams capabilities like chatting, sharing documents, and managing meeting and webinar invites without leaving the Dynamics 365 workspace. You can also securely access, update, and share Dynamics 365 records from within Microsoft Teams. These features will be rolling out in April.</P> <P><BR />Learn more in the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Dynamics 365 announcement blog</A>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Teams and Dynamics 365 business process experience.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/259054iE7F624B6C6FD9AE7/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Teams and Dynamics 365 business process experience.png" alt="Teams and Dynamics 365 business process experience.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Task publishing checklist and editing capabilities</STRONG><BR />Task publishing enables corporate teams to create and publish tasks, for example to all frontline locations and other configurable attributes of a distributed workforce. Now, corporate teams can add a checklist to the tasks they publish, enabling them to include rich details on what needs to get done within each task and drive deeper clarity from top down. Corporate teams can also edit published tasks without having to recall the entire task list. These features will be available later this month. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <DIV id="approvals"> <P><BR /><STRONG>Approvals app updated with templates, attachment capabilities, and markdown support</STRONG><BR />Approvals in Microsoft Teams enables you to easily create, manage, and share approvals directly from your workflow. Starting in April, new out-of-the-box and customizable <STRONG>templates</STRONG> will provide a repeatable structure for common approvals—like requesting time off or paid leave. Coming later this month, you’ll be able to <STRONG>attach files</STRONG> directly from Microsoft OneDrive and SharePoint, as well as attach a generic link for content that is hosted outside of Microsoft 365, so your request will always have the latest content. Finally, this month we are also adding full <STRONG>Markdown support</STRONG> in both adaptive cards and the details view, so you can ensure all your approvals are formatted correctly for all your approval processes.</P> <P><IMG src="https://cdn.techcommunity.microsoft.com/assets/MicrosoftTeams/Approvals%20in%20Teams.gif" border="0" width="990" /></P> <DIV id="offline"> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Teams mobile experience enhancements </STRONG><BR />This month, we’re announcing several new capabilities to enhance the mobile experience. First, the mobile app will have an updated visual look and feel that includes new headers, icons, and styling along with the ability to automatically switch to dark theme when you set your device appearance setting to dark. Other updates include the ability to access files stored in Teams while offline, a new search experience with suggestions, the ability to pin chats, and an expanded library of emojis and the ability to trim GIFs directly in the Teams app. These features are coming to iOS first, followed by Android.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Teams mobile experience enhancements.png" style="width: 927px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/258850iD7C2F269B1E6D55F/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Teams mobile experience enhancements.png" alt="Teams mobile experience enhancements.png" /></span></P> <DIV id="security">&nbsp;</DIV> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Security, compliance, and privacy</STRONG></FONT><BR /><STRONG>End-to-end encryption option for Teams 1:1 VoIP calls</STRONG> <BR />Microsoft Teams will support an option to use <STRONG>end-to-end encryption</STRONG> (E2EE) for ad hoc 1:1 Teams VoIP calls, providing an additional option for conducting sensitive online conversations. To support customer security and compliance requirements, IT will have full control of who can use E2EE in the organization. E2EE for Teams 1:1 VoIP calls will be available to commercial customers in preview in the first half of this calendar year, expanding support for online meetings later. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Teams Multi-Geo support</STRONG> <BR />To help customers meet data residency requirements, Microsoft 365 Multi-Geo has been extended to include Microsoft Teams, allowing organizations to specify where their Teams customer data sits, down to the team and end user. Teams Multi-Geo will be available in Q2 2021.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Disable attendee video during meetings</STRONG><BR />Disable video will allow a meeting organizer to disable the video of an individual or all attendees. As a meeting safety capability, disable video can help organizers and educators running meetings or classes have more control to better manage undesired disruptions. Similar to hard mute, once an attendee has had their video disabled, they cannot override the organizer. Disable video will be rolling out later this year.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Invite only meeting options</STRONG><BR />A new lobby setting will be available in Teams meeting options where only meeting participants who were explicitly invited to the meeting are able to join directly. Once applied, any participants who were not invited directly will be directed to the lobby where they will wait to be admitted. Invite only will be rolling out later this month.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Safe Links for Teams </STRONG><BR />Safe Links helps protect your business against malicious sites when people click links in Office apps. Safe Links for Teams will be rolling out later this month.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Co-author in encrypted docs using Office Apps</STRONG> <BR />Multiple users can now simultaneously edit an Office document that has been encrypted using Microsoft Information Protection, including using auto-save. Co-authoring in encrypted docs is supported through the Office apps, Office Web Apps, and Teams and is available now!</P> <DIV id="calling">&nbsp;</DIV> <P><BR /><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Calling</STRONG></FONT><BR /><STRONG>Operator Connect</STRONG><BR />Operator Connect is a new way for customers to simply and quickly enable PSTN calling for Teams, using services from non-Microsoft telephony operators. Administrators can select their desired operator in the Teams Admin Center, and provision phone numbers to their users in just hours, with no required hardware. Operator-managed technical support and service level agreements are available to help with deployment and meet operational requirements. Operator Connect will enter public preview later this year. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Operator Connect Conferencing</STRONG><BR />Operator Connect Conferencing allows you to add non-Microsoft telephony operator dial-in numbers to a Microsoft Audio Conferencing bridge. You can maintain your preferred non-Microsoft telephony operator relationships, diversify your PSTN infrastructure to include additional non-Microsoft telephony operators, and take advantage of expanded geographic dial-in coverage. Operator-managed technical support and service level agreements are available to help with deployment and meet operational requirements. Operator Connect Conferencing will enter private preview next quarter. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Microsoft Calling Plan expansion</STRONG> <BR />Microsoft Teams Calling plans provide a fast and simple way to deploy calling in Microsoft Teams with no on-premises equipment. We are expanding our geographic coverage to eight new markets beginning next month and completing by end of June 2021. New markets include New Zealand, Singapore, Romania, Czech Republic, Hungary, Finland, Norway, and Slovakia, meaning that customers in 26 markets can now use Microsoft-provided calling plans to place and receive PSTN calls in Teams. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Contact Center and Compliance Recording certified solutions</STRONG> <BR />Contact Center and Compliance Recording certification programs help ensure the reliable and seamless integration of contact center and compliance recording solutions with Microsoft Teams. This month, we are announcing that <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Anywhere365</A>, ComputerTalk, Enghouse, and 8x8 have achieved contact center certification for their solutions. Additionally, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">NICE</A>, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">AudioCodes</A>, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Dubber</A>, ASC, Numonix, and Verint have achieved compliance recording certification for their solutions. Learn more about these <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">certified contact center</A> and <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">certified compliance recording</A> solutions.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Endpoint transfer</STRONG><BR />Teams makes it easy to place and receive calls from several different endpoints, including desktop and mobile devices, but sometimes you need to move locations or devices to finish your call. The new endpoint transfer capability will allow you to seamlessly move your calls between different devices, such as from your laptop to mobile phone, without any interruption in call service or quality. Endpoint transfer will be available early next quarter.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Low data mode</STRONG><BR />Whether you want to preserve data or are just in a location with a poor or limited network connection, sometimes it’s helpful to limit the amount of data you’re using during a video call. A new <STRONG>low data mode</STRONG> is now available, allowing users to cap the amount of data that will be used during Teams video calls as well as establish different settings based on network availability so that the setting can be turned on always, or only while on cellular networks.</P> <DIV id="devices">&nbsp;</DIV> <P><BR /><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Devices</STRONG></FONT><BR /><STRONG>New gallery views now available in Microsoft Teams Rooms</STRONG><BR />In a Teams Room, we want everyone to feel included, and that starts with being able to see people clearly, especially those joining the meeting from home. We’ve brought new video gallery views to the room, including Together Mode and large gallery. And whether the room has one screen or two, you’ll be able to see meeting content and people joining remotely at the same time. New gallery views on Teams Rooms are available today.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Gallery Views in Microsoft Teams Rooms.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/259278i7954D8173D76C459/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Gallery Views in Microsoft Teams Rooms.png" alt="Gallery Views in Microsoft Teams Rooms.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Intelligent speakers for Microsoft Teams Rooms</STRONG></P> <P>We’re also announcing new Microsoft Teams Intelligent speaker that can identify and differentiate the voices of up to 10 people talking in a Microsoft Teams Room. These speakers were created in partnership with EPOS and Yealink, and allow attendees to use the transcript to follow along or capture actions, by knowing who in the room said what. Whether you are working remotely or following the meeting in the conference room, you can effectively see who said what during the meeting. To enable privacy and security, users are in full control and can turn attribution on or off at any time.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Intelligent Speakers.png" style="width: 960px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/259413i172C61C7D8C6C78D/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Intelligent Speakers.png" alt="Intelligent Speakers.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Teams panels</STRONG><BR />Microsoft Teams panels is a <STRONG>space and time management solution</STRONG> powered by a native Teams experience running on a compact digital display, built in partnership with Crestron and Yealink. It comes with vibrant color-coded LED indicators, you can determine space availability from a distance, while the intuitive and easy to read UI presents space and meeting information so you can confirm you’re in the right place at the right time. If you have an ad hoc meeting, you can book it directly from the panel and instantly reserve a room when you need it. Teams panels are now available.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Teams Panels.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/262309i24B1578E7DB944E1/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Teams Panels.png" alt="Microsoft Teams panels by Yealink and Crestron." /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Microsoft Teams panels by Yealink and Crestron.</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>New functionality for Teams display</STRONG></P> <P>This month, we’re announcing several new features for Teams display. Now, when joining a Teams meeting from the Teams display, you will now be able to change your background to any of the existing Teams supplied images. You can also now express live reactions in a meeting to show applause, humor, appreciation, and other sentiments from the Teams display. We’ve also added quick responses and reactions for incoming messages on the ambient screen. Finally, you can now ask Cortana questions like “What’s the time and weather in New York?” using voice on the Lenovo Thinksmart View.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>New peripherals certified for Teams</STRONG><BR />Our portfolio of devices certified for Teams meetings &amp; calling is growing. The Video Conferencing Monitor &amp; Studio P21 from Dell and Poly are the first monitors to integrate web cameras, speakerphones and microphones certified for Teams. The Studio P21 even includes lighting, perfect for helping users present with confidence. Our first video bar certified for Teams is also available, the Studio P15 from Poly, which can be mounted over an existing screen to create a high-definition collaboration endpoint. Finally, new web cameras from Yealink (UVC20) and Aver (Cam 130) help to broaden our portfolio. The Cam 130 also integrates adjustable lighting, so users can be seen well no matter what their environment looks like.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Device-as-a-service (DaaS) expansion</STRONG><BR />The device-as-a-service (DaaS) monthly financing plans will be extended to additional markets later this month by our Teams marketplace reseller partners. New markets include UK, Australia, Ireland, and Canada. All the products in our portfolio today, pending regional availability, will be available for the offer with qualifying shopping carts. These will be available by the end of March 2021.</P> <DIV id="power">&nbsp;</DIV> <P><BR /><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Custom development and Power Platform</STRONG></FONT><BR /><STRONG>Teams interoperability with Azure Communication Services </STRONG><BR />Now in public preview, we’re excited to announce Teams interoperability with Azure Communications Services. Use Azure Communications Services to deliver a better customer experience by easily connecting your employees who use Microsoft Teams with users of a custom-built app via voice, video, or chat. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Teams Azure Comms.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/259281i5B519FE6F8B03FC5/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Teams Azure Comms.png" alt="Teams Azure Comms.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>App customization and branding</STRONG> <BR />Now you can customize app properties like app name, description, icons, and more to deliver a branded app experience right within Teams. This feature is now available in the Teams Admin Center.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Teams automation capabilities</STRONG> <BR />Later this month, you will be able to <STRONG>create an action from a message</STRONG>, enabling you to make a Power Automate workflow directly from the message on the spot. We’re also adding a new automation category in the Teams app store full of new <STRONG>Power Automate templates</STRONG>, providing an easy starting point for your automation workflows.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Teams Automation Capabilities.jpg" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/258871i4B5210656225274D/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Teams Automation Capabilities.jpg" alt="Teams Automation Capabilities.jpg" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Updates to Dataverse for Teams limits and upgrades</STRONG><BR />We are increasing the Dataverse for Teams environment limit for larger tenants from the current 500 to 10,000. Also, you will now be able to seamlessly upgrade your Dataverse for Teams environments to take advantage of the full premium license capabilities—your existing apps and data are automatically ready to go. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <DIV id="manage">&nbsp;</DIV> <P><BR /><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Management</STRONG></FONT></P> <P><STRONG>Secure and scale your meeting rooms with ease using Teams Rooms Managed Services<BR /></STRONG>We are announcing a new AI-driven service that delivers proactive Teams Rooms management. The new service uses Microsoft Defender for Endpoint to provide <STRONG>advanced threat protection</STRONG> capabilities that can detect incidents, vulnerabilities, and missing security KBs. The service will take action based on these detections to apply necessary updates, keeping your rooms secure and ready to go. We have also added the ability to <STRONG>detect developing incidents</STRONG> based on complex patterns seen across multiple signals over time. The service will then take proactive steps to remediate on your behalf, to remove disruptions. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Remote device provisioning</STRONG><BR />We are simplifying the experience of setting up Teams Android devices remotely from the Teams Admin Center. <STRONG>Remote provisioning</STRONG> eliminates the need to physically handle devices to sign in. Instead, once the MAC address is added in the Teams Admin Center, technicians just need to install the device, connect to the network, and enter a verification code. After that, IT admins can successfully completely the provisioning remotely.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Remote Device Provisioning.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/258873i953A039B9620E84A/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Remote Device Provisioning.png" alt="Remote Device Provisioning.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Real-time telemetry</STRONG> <BR />The new <STRONG>real-time telemetry</STRONG> for meetings enables IT admins and helpdesk to troubleshoot problems during meetings or the events for quick resolution. The data is generated in the Teams Admin Center reports and meetings reports, and provides detailed information around different network parameters like jitter, packet loss, latency, and frames per second—all while using audio, video, and screensharing session. This functionality will ship in the first half of the calendar year.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Real-time Telemetry.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/258874i0F3159EBF3FD7DD1/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Real-time Telemetry.png" alt="Real-time Telemetry.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Anonymous user usage reports</STRONG> <BR />While all Teams reporting can only be viewed by approved roles, we are adding an extra layer of data privacy to protect user data even more. Now, you have the option to <STRONG>anonymize user data</STRONG>, protecting user privacy while viewing, downloading, sharing, and accessing the Teams usage report data. Once enabled, personally identifiable information like username, email addresses, and Active Directory IDs will be anonymized. This capability will be available by the end of March.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Teams user usage report in Teams client</STRONG> <BR /><STRONG>Teams user usage report</STRONG> in the Power BI analytic hub provides users with a view into their Teams activities and usage. You can generate insights and metrics on a per-team and cross-team basis to understand a user’s interaction with peers and across the organization. The reports are generated with privacy in mind; individual users can view their own data. This reporting capability will be available by end of March.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>App risk evaluation</STRONG><BR />Coming soon, Teams admins will be able to view the <STRONG>security, compliance, and data privacy details for apps</STRONG> coming from Microsoft Cloud App Security. This will help Teams admins save time on security reviews and enable more focused selection-based security specifications, resulting in increased app quality. This capability will be rolling out this year.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="S&amp;C expanded 4 - cropped.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/258878i358CBCB131E33DF6/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="S&amp;C expanded 4 - cropped.png" alt="S&amp;C expanded 4 - cropped.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Streamline the experience of managing guest users</STRONG> <BR />Last month, we turned on <STRONG>guest access</STRONG> by default to simplify an inclusive meeting experience. This month, we are adding <STRONG>scheduled access reviews</STRONG> for guests across all Teams and Groups by default. The system will automatically schedule periodic guest access reviews across Teams, delivering better identity security hygiene.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Policy enhancements in Teams Admin Center</STRONG><BR />New <STRONG>custom policy packages</STRONG> will empower Teams admins to configure their own set of policy packages tailored to users with similar roles in their organization. We are also adding the capability to <STRONG>assign policy package to a group</STRONG> so you can assign multiple policies to a group of users. These policies enhancements will be available during March. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <DIV id="ignite">&nbsp;</DIV> <P><BR /><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Check out more announcements from Ignite</STRONG></FONT><BR /><STRONG>Microsoft Viva</STRONG> <BR />Last month we introduced <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Viva</A>, the new employee experience platform that brings together communications, knowledge, learning, resources, and insights seamlessly into the Microsoft 365 apps that you use every day, empowering people and teams to be their best from wherever they work. Today we’re excited to announce that the desktop experience for <STRONG>Viva Connections</STRONG> will begin rolling out to all customers as part of their existing SharePoint license. Starting in April, the <STRONG>Viva Learning</STRONG> module will begin rolling out in public preview. Finally, the <STRONG>Viva Insights</STRONG> <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">virtual commute experience</A> and the new Home tab will be available starting in April. To learn more about these updates, please visit the <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-viva-blog/bg-p/MicrosoftVivaBlog" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Viva Blog</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><BR />Before you leave, be sure to check out all the great Teams sessions and content from Ignite and read more about what’s new in these other Teams blogs:</P> <UL> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Your guide to Microsoft Teams @ Microsoft Ignite Spring 2021</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Secure and compliant collaboration with Microsoft Teams</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">New ways to reconnect with Teams Calling</A></LI> <LI><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-365-blog/introducing-powerpoint-live-in-microsoft-teams/ba-p/2140980" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Introducing PowerPoint Live in Microsoft Teams</A></LI> <LI><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/education-blog/what-s-new-in-microsoft-teams-for-education-february-2021/ba-p/2150231" target="_blank" rel="noopener">What’s new in Teams for Education | Ignite 2021</A></LI> <LI><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/new-inclusive-features-in-microsoft-teams-and-more-ignite-2021/ba-p/2179799" target="_blank" rel="noopener">New inclusive features in Microsoft Teams and more | Ignite 2021 Edition</A></LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Thank you all for reading and being a part of our Microsoft Teams Community. Your feedback has been critical in the development of Microsoft Teams and we wouldn’t have reached this point without it. What was your favorite announcement from today?</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> </DIV> </DIV> Fri, 30 Apr 2021 22:07:52 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/what-s-new-in-microsoft-teams-microsoft-ignite-2021/ba-p/2118226 Microsoft_Teams_team 2021-04-30T22:07:52Z Manage meeting space availability with Microsoft Teams Panels https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/manage-meeting-space-availability-with-microsoft-teams-panels/ba-p/2167734 <P>In the new Hybrid Workplace, providing the right digital tools to connect and support employees wherever they are is essential. It supports productivity, engagement, safety, and collaboration. As companies begin to reopen their offices, and conference rooms and meeting spaces become busy again, optimizing how they are utilized will be key to everyone’s success.</P> <P><BR />Microsoft Teams Panels were announced last October at Ignite 2020 as a new category of devices. They provide a space and time management solution powered by a native Teams experience, running on a compact digital display that can be mounted virtually anywhere. Today, we’re pleased to announce that they’re now generally available.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Supporting the Hybrid Workplace with the right devices in the right places</STRONG></FONT><BR />With Teams Panels, employees can book an available room on the spot or find another time slot and reserve it right from the panel. With vibrant, color-coded LED indicators, it's easy to determine space availability from a distance. And, the intuitive and easy-to-read UI presents space and meeting information, so you can confirm you’re in the right place at the right time.</P> <P><BR />A popular feature available now is the ad hoc meeting scheduler. Let’s say you and a colleague need to jump on a quick client call. Simply go to the Teams Panel outside a meeting space. If the time slot is not booked, it will appear green. Just tap the screen to instantly book it and the room is yours for the time selected. Teams Panels use the Exchange calendar for the booking of the room, so users can have insight in the meeting space free or busy status at any time.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Teams Panels work with a range of devices</STRONG></FONT><BR />When paired with Microsoft Teams Rooms or Surface Hub devices, users can take advantage of connected device experiences, like booking an ad-hoc Teams meeting on the Panel and joining the same ad-hoc meeting on a Teams Rooms or Surface Hub device.</P> <P><BR />And while the best end-to-end experience is pairing a Teams panel with another Teams device or Teams Room configuration, you can add a panel outside of any meeting space, allowing users to schedule any room through Outlook or right from the panel itself. All Teams Panels can be centrally provisioned, updated, and monitored from Microsoft Teams Admin Center.</P> <P><IFRAME src="https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/videoplayer/embed/RWyCQA" width="950" height="475" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture"></IFRAME></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>In the coming months, four powerful new features will roll out:</P> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-30px"><STRONG>Room Capacity Warning</STRONG> leverages select in-room cameras to detect when the maximum people allowed per room is reached.</P> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-30px"><BR /><STRONG>Nearby Rooms</STRONG> lets employees view the building floor plan and book another room when a space is unavailable.</P> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-30px"><BR /><STRONG>Room Check-in Notification</STRONG> sends a message to the in-room display that people in the next meeting are waiting outside.</P> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-30px"><BR /><STRONG>Remove Unused Scheduled Room</STRONG> identifies and allows for the removal of ‘ghost’ meetings to free up unused meeting space time slots.</P> <P><BR />Teams Panels are currently available from our partner <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Crestron</A> and Yealink will release theirs in April, with additional partners to be announced later in the year. Our certified hardware partners deliver optimized touch screen experiences with LED indicators and multiple mounting options, as well as additional sensors that integrate seamlessly with Microsoft Teams.</P> <P><BR />There are two ways to license Teams Panels:</P> <UL> <LI>Pair each panel with an existing <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Teams Room</A> (the Standard and Premium licenses includes peripherals)</LI> <LI>Purchase a <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Teams Meeting Room license</A> for each panel installation configured with standalone hardware.</LI> </UL> Tue, 09 Mar 2021 22:55:08 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/manage-meeting-space-availability-with-microsoft-teams-panels/ba-p/2167734 Microsoft_Teams_team 2021-03-09T22:55:08Z Your Guide to Microsoft Teams @ Microsoft Ignite Spring 2021 https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/your-guide-to-microsoft-teams-microsoft-ignite-spring-2021/ba-p/2157196 <P>Microsoft Spring Ignite is just around the corner and we’d like to share a preview of what you’ll see from Microsoft Teams at this event. This spring we will be focused on external collaboration, meetings, and digital events and webinars. We’ve created sessions that span the breadth of Teams to give you a view into our product capabilities, answer your questions, and provide insights into how your organization can create an even better hybrid workplace with Microsoft Teams. <BR /><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Teams Microsoft Ignite.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/256829i1570C90995C30FAC/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Teams Microsoft Ignite.png" alt="Teams Microsoft Ignite.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><FONT size="5">Featured Sessions</FONT></STRONG><BR />To kick off the event, we will be presenting our Modern Work and Teams featured sessions. Learn from leaders across the Teams business, and get an in-depth view of our product vision, the latest capabilities, and upcoming releases.</P> <UL> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The Hybrid Workplace</A> - Jared Spataro, Corporate Vice President, Modern Work</LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The Latest Innovations with Microsoft Teams</A> - Nicole Herskowitz, General Manager, Microsoft Teams Marketing</LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Secure and Compliant Collaboration with Microsoft Teams</A> – John Gruszczyk, Product Marketing Manager; and Mansoor Malik, Principal General Product Manager</LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Easy, Intuitive Webinars with Microsoft Teams: Virtual Engagement in the Age of Remote Work</A> – Lars Johnson, Sr. Director, Microsoft Teams Marketing; and Christina Torok, Sr. Product Marketing Manager</LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Ask the Expert sessions</STRONG></FONT> <BR />If you’re looking to engage with Teams product and engineering experts, join an “Ask the Expert” session following our featured sessions. “Ask the Expert” is a place to get your questions answered and hear directly from subject matter experts. Space is limited so make sure to add these to your calendar ASAP.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Additionally, explore our <STRONG>on-demand sessions</STRONG> offering you a deeper dive into a variety of key topics. See our digital brochure below for the full list where you can take advantage of all of our sessions at any time. <BR /><BR /><STRONG><FONT size="5">Resources</FONT></STRONG><BR />Below is a list of resources so you can learn more now or bookmark to reference later:</P> <UL> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Register for Microsoft Ignite</A> and start building your event schedule with Teams sessions.</LI> <LI>Check out all our Teams sessions at:&nbsp; <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://aka.ms/TeamsSessions</A> to view videos and join the conversation.</LI> <LI>Follow <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Teams on Twitter</A> to stay up to date with the latest Teams @ Ignite news.</LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><FONT size="5">Teams Sessions Digital Brochure</FONT></STRONG><BR />Click the session titles to access sessions:</P> <P><IFRAME src="https://cdn.techcommunity.microsoft.com/assets/MicrosoftTeams/Microsoft%20Ignite%202021%20Teams%20Flyer.pdf" width="990" height="600" border="0"></IFRAME></P> Mon, 01 Mar 2021 17:49:21 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/your-guide-to-microsoft-teams-microsoft-ignite-spring-2021/ba-p/2157196 Microsoft_Teams_team 2021-03-01T17:49:21Z Satin: Microsoft’s latest AI-powered audio codec for real-time communications https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/satin-microsoft-s-latest-ai-powered-audio-codec-for-real-time/ba-p/2141382 <P><STRONG><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/875820" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Jigar Dani</A></STRONG>, Principal PM Manager, Microsoft <BR /><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/825258" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>Sriram Srinivasan</STRONG></A>, Principal Software Engineering Manager, Microsoft</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Over a decade ago, Skype invented the Silk audio codec to transmit speech over the internet and it catalyzed the voice over internet protocol (VoIP) industry. The primary codec used in VoIP then was G.722 that required 64 kbps to transmit wide band (16 kHz) speech, Silk on the other hand offered wideband quality starting at just 14 kbps. Additionally, Silk was an adaptive variable bitrate codec that seamlessly switched from delivering narrow band (8 kHz) speech at ultra-low bandwidth of 6 kbps to offer a near transparent quality of speech at higher bit rates. This was critical for dial-up and limited broadband internet available at that time and served us well as the default codec for Skype and Microsoft Teams. Silk is also the basis of voice mode in the Opus codec, one of the default WebRTC codecs.</P> <P><BR />As we enter a new decade, users can now choose from several high-end connectivity alternatives such as high-speed broadband, optical fiber, and 5G. Yet, large segments of Microsoft’s user base are still limited to low cable internet speeds or slower 3G and 4G cellular networks. They often experience situations with over 50% packet loss and sporadic loss of coverage when moving between cell towers, commuting, or switching between network types. Network availability can even be unpredictable in their homes where many share bandwidth with others who are working and learning remotely. After all these years, it turns out that utilization of available bitrate is every bit as important today as it was in the dial-up world. Any bitrate savings can be used to provide additional resiliency and improve experiences on other workloads like modern video or content sharing.</P> <P><BR />Our challenge is to deliver a virtual voice experience that’s as good as talking in person even over ultra-low bandwidth and in highly constrained network conditions. To truly serve our customers, we know they need to be able to communicate and collaborate on the go, on all device types, over any network, in every environment.</P> <P><BR />That’s why we’re excited to share the details of our new AI-powered audio codec named Satin. Satin can deliver super wide band speech starting at a bitrate of 6 kbps, and full-band stereo music starting at a bitrate of 17 kbps, with progressively higher quality at higher bitrates. Satin has been designed to provide great audio quality even under high packet loss. In addition, its great quality at low bitrates allows us to use more of the available bandwidth for providing better resiliency to packet loss. We have recently improved our redundancy algorithms to provide better protection under burst loss. Here is the net effect of our improved resiliency algorithms and new Satin codec (please use your favorite headset to hear the two audio files).</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <DIV> <DIV><STRONG>Silk at 6 kbps, burst packet loss (additional 6 kbps for redundancy):</STRONG></DIV> </DIV> <P><AUDIO src="https://cdn.techcommunity.microsoft.com/assets/MicrosoftTeams/silk_sr_burstloss.wav" controls="controls"> Your browser does not support the <CODE>audio</CODE> element. </AUDIO></P> <DIV><STRONG>Satin at 6 kbps, burst packet loss, improved redundancy algorithm (additional 6 kbps for redundancy):</STRONG></DIV> <P><AUDIO src="https://cdn.techcommunity.microsoft.com/assets/MicrosoftTeams/satin_mr_burstloss.wav" controls="controls"> Your browser does not support the <CODE>audio</CODE> element. </AUDIO></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Our team built this new codec by combining decades of algorithmic experience and advanced machine learning techniques. Let’s take a deeper dive into how Satin works.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>What’s narrowband, wideband, and super wideband voice?</STRONG><BR />Our ear can generally perceive sounds that range in frequency from 20 Hz to 20 kHz. When dealing with discrete time signals, we need to sample the audio waveform at a minimum of twice the highest frequency we wish to reproduce. This is generally why CD-quality music is sampled at 44.1 kHz (44100 samples per second) or 48 kHz. Early telephony systems used a sampling rate of 8 kHz and could reproduce frequencies up to 4 kHz (in practice up to 3.4 kHz), which was considered sufficient at the time for speech communication. While a lower sampling rate implies fewer bits per second to transmit over the wire, it resulted in the all too familiar tinny voice quality over the phone as the higher vocal frequencies present in natural speech could not be reproduced. VoIP solutions, which were no longer limited by the narrowband telephony infrastructure, introduced us to the magic of wideband speech (reproduce up to 8 kHz, sampled at 16 kHz) and users were immediately able to appreciate the crisper, more natural and intelligible sound.</P> <P><BR />Silk took this a step further with the introduction of super wideband voice, capturing frequencies up to 12 kHz, sampled at 24 kHz (energy drops off rapidly at frequencies above 12 kHz for human voice). As mentioned earlier, higher sampling rates imply a higher bitrate. Satin re-defines super wideband to cover frequencies up to 16 kHz (sampled at 32 kHz) for greater clarity and sibilance, and its efficient compression enables super wideband voice at 6 kbps.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Frequency.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/255419i5A71B1DF79D2DC56/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Frequency.png" alt="Frequency components of the sound /t/ in the word “suit.” There is a significant amount of energy well beyond the narrowband cutoff of 4 kHz and even the wideband cutoff of 8 kHz. Preserving energy in the higher spectral components results in more natural sounding speech." /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Frequency components of the sound /t/ in the word “suit.” There is a significant amount of energy well beyond the narrowband cutoff of 4 kHz and even the wideband cutoff of 8 kHz. Preserving energy in the higher spectral components results in more natural sounding speech.</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Listen to these two samples below on your headphones. The Satin super wideband speech sample sounds a lot more natural and intelligible, much like what you hear when you are talking to someone in person.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Silk narrowband at 6 kbps:</STRONG></P> <P><AUDIO src="https://cdn.techcommunity.microsoft.com/assets/MicrosoftTeams/Media1%20-SILK.wav" controls="controls"> Your browser does not support the <CODE>audio</CODE> element. </AUDIO></P> <P><STRONG>Satin super wideband at 6 kbps:</STRONG></P> <P><AUDIO src="https://cdn.techcommunity.microsoft.com/assets/MicrosoftTeams/Media1%20-%20Satin.wav" controls="controls"> Your browser does not support the <CODE>audio</CODE> element. </AUDIO></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>How do you achieve super wideband at 6 kbps?</STRONG> <BR />To achieve super wideband quality at 6 kbps, Satin uses a deep understanding of speech production, modelling and psychoacoustics to extract and encode a sparse representation of the signal. To further reduce the required bitrate, Satin only encodes and transmits certain parameters in the lower frequency bands. At the decoder, Satin uses deep neural networks to estimate the high band parameters from the received low band parameters, and a minimal amount of side information sent over the wire.</P> <P><BR />While this approach solved the primary challenge of reproducing super wideband voice at ultra-low bitrates, it introduced a new challenge of computational complexity. The analysis of the input speech signal to extract a low dimensional representation is computationally intensive. Real-time inference on deep neural networks adds even more complexity. To solve this, the team then focused on both algorithmic optimizations as well as techniques like loop vectorization beyond what the compiler could achieve. This achieved nearly 40% reduction in computational complexity and allowed us to run on all our users’ devices.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Satin Quality.png" style="width: 975px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/255421iCF21EB3EB85847D5/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Satin Quality.png" alt="Satin Quality.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>As with all new features, we A/B tested Satin before widely rolling it out—both to ensure there were no regressions, as well as to quantify the positive impact for our users. The A/B tests showed a statistically significant increase in call duration for Satin compared to Silk at these low bitrates. Offline, crowdsourced subjective tests to evaluate codec quality at 6 kbps showed the mean opinion score (MOS) rating of Satin to be 1.7 MOS higher than Silk.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>How resilient is Satin to packet loss?</STRONG> <BR />The majority of calls are on Wi-Fi and mobile networks, where packet loss is common and can adversely affect call quality. Satin is uniquely positioned to compensate for this. Unlike most other voice codecs, Satin encodes each packet independently, so the effect of losing one packet does not affect the quality of subsequent packets. The codec is also designed to facilitate high quality packet loss concealment in an internal parametric domain. These features help Satin seamlessly handle random losses where one or two packets are lost at a time.</P> <P><BR />Another type of packet loss, which is even more detrimental to perceived quality, is when several packets are lost in a burst. Here, Satin’s ability to deliver great audio at a low rate of 6 kbps provides the flexibility to use some of the available bitrate to add redundancy and forward error correction to quickly recover from these situations. Satin does this without compromising overall audio quality.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Satin is already being used for all Teams and Skype two-party calls and will roll out for Teams meetings soon. It currently operates in wideband voice mode within a bitrate range of 6 – 36 kbps and will be extended to support full-band stereo music at a maximum sampling rate of 48 kHz in the near future. We are very excited for you to try this new codec and let us know what you think.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Subscribe to <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=plugins/custom/microsoft/o365/custom-blog-rss?tid=3019901046099449702&amp;board=MicrosoftTeamsBlog&amp;label=Teams%20Engineering&amp;messages=&amp;size=10" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Teams Engineering Blog RSS feed</A> to stay in touch with the latest innovations from Teams.</P> <P><BR />Want to work on the team that builds bleeding edge AI technology: <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">AI Jobs in M365 Intelligent Conversations and Communications Cloud Team</A></P> Sat, 20 Feb 2021 00:40:37 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/satin-microsoft-s-latest-ai-powered-audio-codec-for-real-time/ba-p/2141382 jigardani 2021-02-20T00:40:37Z Enhance productivity in Microsoft Teams with pop out apps and tabs https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/enhance-productivity-in-microsoft-teams-with-pop-out-apps-and/ba-p/2130064 <P>For millions of users, Microsoft Teams is the digital workspace where work gets done. It’s where we come together to collaborate with teammates and where we integrate apps and processes to work on projects. And in this digital workspace, we rely on multiple apps and windows to work through tasks whether independently or with others – so having access to the tools we need without context switching is essential. That’s why we’ve expanded the capability to pop out multiple windows over the past several months – starting with chats and meetings to now personal apps and tabs! We’ll show you how you can use these capabilities and stay focused to keep your workflows ongoing.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Pop out.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/254607i469F3B9EDDADD168/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Pop out.png" alt="The ‘pop out’ symbol in the app tab bar is in the top right." /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">The ‘pop out’ symbol in the app tab bar is in the top right.</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Pop out your apps and tabs in multi-windows to stay focused</STRONG></FONT><BR />There are many situations where we need to juggle multiple tools and resources to work through tasks. For example, maybe you need to reference some notes from your team’s shared OneNote pinned in your team channel while working through action items comings out of a recent meeting or perhaps you need talk through some open tasks from your Tasks personal app along with your daily standup chat following a sync with your team. These are just a couple common scenarios which popping out apps and tabs in multiple windows come in handy.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>So now how do you do it? Let’s go through a couple ways to easily pop out apps and tabs</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>1. Pop out your personal apps pinned in your app bar</STRONG> <BR />You can easily pop out your personal apps from your app bar on the left rail. Simply ‘right click’ on the desired app and select the “Pop out app” field in the window or open the app and locate the ‘pop out’ symbol in the top right of the tab bar. Your personal app will then pop out in a separate window, enabling you with the ability to continue utilizing the app while using the main screen for chat or other apps.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Pop out apps.gif" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/254603i4D33F094DBA77408/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Pop out apps.gif" alt="User right clicking on a personal app to pop out in a separate window." /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">User right clicking on a personal app to pop out in a separate window.</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>2. Pop out tabs pinned in your chats and channels</STRONG><BR />You can also pop out tabs pinned in your chats and channels by simply selecting the desired tab and then the “pop out tab” symbol to the right of the header. The tab will pop out in a separate window, enabling you to continue to have access to the tab while navigating elsewhere.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="pop out tabs.gif" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/254605i24EF4E3EF642F9DA/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="pop out tabs.gif" alt="The ‘pop out’ symbol in the channel tab is in the top right." /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">The ‘pop out’ symbol in the channel tab is in the top right.</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>We’re excited to see how these new capabilities will help users stay productive and increase focus on their tasks. These new capabilities work today for many different apps and tabs and we will continue to expand across more as we continue to progress! Start popping out apps and tabs today!</P> Tue, 16 Feb 2021 16:00:00 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/enhance-productivity-in-microsoft-teams-with-pop-out-apps-and/ba-p/2130064 Microsoft_Teams_team 2021-02-16T16:00:00Z Track projects and share news in Teams with two new Power Apps https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/track-projects-and-share-news-in-teams-with-two-new-power-apps/ba-p/2118479 <P>Within the Teams app store, you’ll now find two brand new applications published by Microsoft: <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Milestones and Bulletins</A>. With the Milestones app, you can seamlessly track projects across your company, and with Bulletins, you can quickly publish news articles to the rest of your company.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <TABLE border="1" width="100%"> <TBODY> <TR> <TD width="50%"> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="MilestonesCover.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/253469i9557D717BD47D43C/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="MilestonesCover.png" alt="MilestonesCover.png" /></span></P> </TD> <TD width="50%"> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="BulletinsCover.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/253470i411EB08EC82A9966/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="BulletinsCover.png" alt="BulletinsCover.png" /></span></P> </TD> </TR> </TBODY> </TABLE> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Both are deeply integrated within Teams, but what makes them unique is that they are built with Power Apps on top of the recently released <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Dataverse for Teams</A>. By shipping them on top of Dataverse for Teams, we’re making it possible for you to fully customize these apps from top to bottom and to leverage them as inspiration to build your own apps!</P> <P><BR /><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Further customizing the apps to fit your needs</STRONG></FONT><BR />Like the existing <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Employee ideas</A>, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Inspection</A>, and <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Issue reporting</A> Teams apps, these brand new apps are built on top of Power Apps so that you can <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">easily customize them to address your company’s specific needs</A>.</P> <P><IMG src="https://cdn.techcommunity.microsoft.com/assets/MicrosoftTeams/Template%20modification.gif" border="0" width="990" /></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>With Power Apps and Dataverse for Teams, you can change things as simple as the branding of your app, all the way to what type of data you want to collect and the business rules you want to enforce.</P> <P><BR /><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Using Milestones and Bulletins as inspiration for your next app</STRONG></FONT><BR />If the new Milestones and Bulletins apps have inspired you to build your own apps on top of Dataverse for Teams, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">check out our documentation on how to get started</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>In particular, these new apps take advantage of the recently released <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">share with colleagues</A> functionality. With the new share with colleagues feature, you can take apps like Bulletins and broadly distribute them to the rest of the company. The same feature can allow you to build organization-wide apps like time reporting, invoicing, expense reporting, and more, all on top of Dataverse for Teams.</P> <P><BR /><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Governing apps on top of Dataverse for Teams</STRONG></FONT><BR />Lastly, I would be remiss if I didn’t call out the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">powerful tools we ship to allow admins to govern apps</A> like Milestones and Bulletins. In particular, we’ve shipped a powerful template as part of the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Center of Excellence Starter Kit</A> to <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">manage Dataverse for Teams environments</A>. With it, users within your company can provide business justifications for Dataverse for Teams so that admins can approve the usage.</P> <TABLE border="1" width="100%"> <TBODY> <TR> <TD width="50%"> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Provide justification for environment.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/253471i2AC721143B910DA0/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Provide justification for environment.png" alt="Provide justification for environment.png" /></span></P> <P><STRONG>Team owners can provide a business justification</STRONG> for their new environment within X days of creating the environment</P> </TD> <TD width="50%"> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Admin action on justification.png" style="width: 800px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/253478i797A4240F09CD033/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Admin action on justification.png" alt="Admin action on justification.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Admins approve or reject</STRONG> the submitted business justifications, and optionally mark them for a later review.</P> </TD> </TR> </TBODY> </TABLE> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>We can’t wait to see what you’re able to build with Power Apps and Teams</STRONG></FONT><BR />We’re always excited to see what the community is able to build. To learn more about the Milestones and Bulletins, and to get further inspiration for what’s possible, check out the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">deep dive into these two apps by the Power Apps team</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Tue, 09 Feb 2021 20:08:35 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/track-projects-and-share-news-in-teams-with-two-new-power-apps/ba-p/2118479 Microsoft_Teams_team 2021-02-09T20:08:35Z Introducing Microsoft Viva, the Employee Experience Platform in Microsoft Teams https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/introducing-microsoft-viva-the-employee-experience-platform-in/ba-p/2111481 <H5>By Seth Patton, General Manager, Microsoft 365 Next Gen Productivity &amp; Employee Experience</H5> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Today we are announcing Microsoft Viva, the first Employee Experience Platform (EXP) built for the digital era. Viva brings together communications, knowledge, learning, resources, and insights into an integrated employee experience that builds on Microsoft Teams to empower people to be their best, from anywhere.</P> <P data-unlink="true"><BR />For all the details on Microsoft Viva, read our official announcement blog&nbsp;at <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">aka.ms/Viva/Blog</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Viva.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/251468i489B859046616D3D/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Viva.png" alt="Viva.png" /></span></P> <P><BR /><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Microsoft Viva Connections</STRONG></FONT></P> <P><STRONG>Viva Connections</STRONG> offers a new way for leaders to shape culture and invite employees to participate in building an inclusive workplace that helps everyone succeed by giving people a curated, company-branded experience that brings together relevant news, conversations, and other resources.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Viva Connections is personalized and appears in the apps and devices employees already use every day, such as Microsoft Teams.</P> <P><BR />For all the details on Viva Connections, read our official announcement blog at <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">aka.ms/VivaConnectionsBlog</A>.</P> <P><BR /><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Microsoft Viva Insights</STRONG></FONT><BR />To help people achieve balance, build better work habits, and find focus wherever and whenever they need it, we’re excited to introduce <STRONG>Viva Insights</STRONG> – available in Microsoft Teams starting today in public preview. Viva Insights gives individuals, managers, and leaders personalized and actionable insights that help everyone in an organization thrive. In addition to new productivity and wellbeing experiences and insights in Microsoft Teams, Viva Insights will, over time, bring the power of Microsoft Workplace Analytics and Microsoft MyAnalytics together under the Microsoft Viva brand.</P> <P><BR />Viva Insights is designed to protect privacy. Personal insights are visible only to the individual, and for manager and leader insights, customers can rely on safeguards like de-identification, aggregation, and differential privacy by default.</P> <P><BR />For all the details on Viva Insights, read our official announcement blog at <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">aka.ms/VivaInsightsBlog</A>.</P> <P><BR /><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Microsoft Viva Learning</STRONG></FONT><BR /><STRONG>Viva Learning</STRONG> empowers everyone to gain targeted skills in the flow of their work by creating a central hub for learning in Microsoft Teams where people can discover, share, assign, and learn from content libraries available across the organization. Viva Learning makes learning a natural part of your day - seamlessly connecting into the day to day for our 115 million daily active users in Teams. You can chat about learnings and training, share content via chat, and pin curated resources collections to Teams channels and dedicated tabs – and much more.</P> <P><BR />For all the details on Viva Learning, read our official announcement blog at <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">aka.ms/VivaLearningBlog</A>.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG><FONT size="5">Microsoft Viva Topics</FONT></STRONG><BR /><STRONG>Viva Topics</STRONG> uses artificial intelligence (AI) to empower people with knowledge and expertise in Microsoft Teams and the Microsoft 365 apps they use every day and to connect, manage, and protect content across systems and teams.</P> <P><BR />Viva Topics is built on the content and platform services of Microsoft Teams and the Microsoft Graph, and will deliver knowledge directly through the Teams user experience later this year. We’re pleased to announce that today, Viva Topics has reached general availability for our commercial customers.</P> <P><BR />For all the details on Viva Topics, read our official announcement blog at <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">aka.ms/viva/topics/announce</A>.&nbsp;</P> Thu, 04 Feb 2021 20:17:55 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/introducing-microsoft-viva-the-employee-experience-platform-in/ba-p/2111481 Seth Patton 2021-02-04T20:17:55Z Simplify an inclusive meeting experience by enabling Guest access as the default https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/simplify-an-inclusive-meeting-experience-by-enabling-guest/ba-p/2111797 <P>We want to make everyone aware of an upcoming change to the default setting for Guests in Microsoft Teams. With the large increase in organizations looking to use Teams to expand collaboration beyond the boundaries of their tenant, we want to make it easier for customers to get started. This has also been announced in Message Center post MC234252.</P> <P><BR />As a result, starting on February 8th we are turning on Guest access in Microsoft Teams by default for any customers who have not already configured this setting. This will bring the control for Teams Guest capability into alignment with the rest of the suite, where the setting is already on by default.<BR />When this change is implemented, if you have not already configured Guest access capability in Microsoft Teams, that capability will be enabled in your tenant. With guest access enabled, you can provide access to teams and other resources to people outside your organization while maintaining control over your corporate data.</P> <P><BR />Prior to this change taking effect beginning on February 8th, if you want Guest access to remain disabled for your organization, you will need to confirm that the Guest access setting is set to "Off" instead of "Service default". Instructions for how to configure the Teams guest access settings can be found here: <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Teams guest access settings</A></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Guest Access.png" style="width: 624px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/251540i8035555DB3800814/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Guest Access.png" alt="A view of Teams admin center Guest access page, showing the choices for Guest access being “Off”, “On”, and “Service default”. Currently the service default is off but beginning February 8th the service default will be “On”." /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">A view of Teams admin center Guest access page, showing the choices for Guest access being “Off”, “On”, and “Service default”. Currently the service default is off but beginning February 8th the service default will be “On”.</span></span></P> Wed, 03 Feb 2021 16:43:27 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/simplify-an-inclusive-meeting-experience-by-enabling-guest/ba-p/2111797 Jamie Stark 2021-02-03T16:43:27Z Microsoft Teams Release Processes - Why do I not see a feature but my colleague does? https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/microsoft-teams-release-processes-why-do-i-not-see-a-feature-but/ba-p/2110426 <P>At Microsoft Teams, we frequently hear the question, “I am running the same version as my coworker, but they have a feature I don’t. Why don’t I have that feature now? And how can I get it now?” Before we answer that question, we want to shed some light on our overall release processes so that the answer makes sense.</P> <P><BR />As a productivity tool connecting hundreds of millions of people around the world and enabling remote work, remote learning, and connections with family and friends, we take a very orchestrated approach to how we roll out and enable new features. We have multiple updates that get rolled out: web, desktop (Windows, Mac, Linux), mobile (iOS, Android), packages for conference room devices, and our backend services. Each of these packages are backed by feature flag configurations that let us ship a new Teams version and enable features separately.</P> <P><BR />When we roll out features, it consists of two activities:</P> <OL> <LI>Shipping the version (Teams application version with code for new features included)</LI> <LI>Enabling the feature through the feature flag</LI> </OL> <P>Both activities happen progressively, but at different times. We first ship the build with the feature flags turned off. We progressively roll out the build to users, wait for the build to be picked up and used by users, and reach certain penetration rates. We’ll run scorecards for key performance and usage metrics between the prior build and the new build to ensure we are not introducing any form of regression with our latest version.</P> <P><BR />Once we have scorecards and confidence in the version, we can then begin to progressively enable our feature flags – making the new features available for users. For our larger, external customer facing rings, this is a multiple step process that usually happens over a few days.</P> <P><BR />Below is a high-level view of our audience segmentation. Each ring represents an audience with specific gating criteria to allow us to exit the build and the feature flag, and to progress them to the next ring.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Jessie_Hwang_0-1612282675618.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/251423i761A8C39CE6A401C/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Jessie_Hwang_0-1612282675618.png" alt="Jessie_Hwang_0-1612282675618.png" /></span></P> <P>When we begin rolling out feature flags within a ring is where you will usually see differences in features within the same version. We roll features and versions out on in increasing % tranches at user level (considering the worldwide user pool and not at an organization/tenant level) as it gives us the best cross section of use cases, hardware configurations, software configurations, network topology, bandwidth availability, etc., to validate our changes and the user experience they provide – but this does mean that co-workers on the same build can see differences in their features. Rolling out feature flags by organization introduces the potential to bias our results with similar hardware, bandwidth, and usage patterns, so we focus on getting a cross section of users and usage patterns with our rollouts.</P> <P><BR />In December 2020 we announced the availability of Teams Public Preview. Public Preview is a great mechanism to expose a subset of your user base to features a little ahead of everyone else. This allows you to get familiar with new features before they are available to all users.</P> <P><BR /><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/launch-of-microsoft-teams-preview-experience-and-alignment-with/ba-p/1964899" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Launch of Microsoft Teams preview experience and alignment with Microsoft 365 deployment channels | Microsoft Tech Community</A></P> <P><BR /><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Public preview in Microsoft Teams - Microsoft Teams | Microsoft Docs</A></P> <P><BR /><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Teams-Updates - Microsoft Teams | Microsoft Docs</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Tue, 02 Feb 2021 16:19:05 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/microsoft-teams-release-processes-why-do-i-not-see-a-feature-but/ba-p/2110426 Martin Rinas 2021-02-02T16:19:05Z Skype for Business Online retires in six months – what you need to know https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/skype-for-business-online-retires-in-six-months-what-you-need-to/ba-p/2108481 <P>Eighteen months ago, we announced the July 31, 2021 retirement of Skype for Business Online. With six months until the service ends, we’re focused on helping each of our customers upgrade to Microsoft Teams and enabling more ways to come together and get things done.</P> <P><BR />Skype for Business Online has been a critical communications tool for millions of organizations across the globe. Once customers experience the way Teams brings together chat, calling, meetings and more, they realize the amazing potential to collaborate seamlessly and simplify work in a secure and compliant way.</P> <P><BR />Regardless of where you are on the journey from Skype for Business to Teams, this is an important checkpoint to make sure your organization is on track to upgrade to Teams before Skype for Business Online retires and access to the service ends.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>“We’ve got a plan, and we’re working the plan.”</STRONG></P> <P><BR />Most Skype for Business Online customers have deployed Teams, either with <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Overlapping Capabilities</A> (aka “Islands Mode”) or <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Select Capabilities</A>, and are gradually moving users and workloads as their organization is ready. Chances are if you’re in this camp, your finish line is in sight. You still have time to double-check your technical and organizational readiness before <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">changing the coexistence and upgrade settings</A> as you move users or your tenant to Teams Only.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>“Uh oh, we’re not ready.”</STRONG></P> <P><BR />Some organizations may not be far along in the Teams upgrade planning process. It’s understandable as the events of the past year have impacted strategies, priorities, and resources for so many. Don’t worry, you still have time. In fact, there are numerous examples of organizations that have made the upgrade from <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Skype for Business Online</A>, or <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">hybrid deployments</A> or <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Skype for Business Server</A> to Teams in a matter of months. With six months until retirement, we encourage you to begin planning today to accommodate the technical, process, and user scenarios that may be unique to your organization. But rest assured, there are resources to guide you step-by-step.</P> <P><BR />If you’re not sure where to start, we recommend the following:</P> <UL> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Teams admin documentation</A> provides guidance for rolling out, managing, and preparing users for Teams.</LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Teams upgrade planning workshops</A> take you through a proven framework for planning and implementing your upgrade from Skype for Business to Teams.</LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Chalk Talks workshops</A> teach best practices and practical guidance around some of the most popular and compelling scenarios in Teams.</LI> </UL> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">FastTrack</A> assistance is available for eligible subscriptions, or you may choose to engage a <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Partner</A> to help plan or execute your upgrade from Skype for Business to Teams.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Automated upgrades to Teams</STRONG><BR />Some Skype for Business Online customers will be eligible for automated upgrades to Microsoft Teams. This program was designed to assist customers with the technical elements of upgrading a Skype for Business Online tenant to Teams Only. Customers scheduled for automated upgrades will receive notifications in both the Teams admin center, as well as the Microsoft 365 Message Center, at least three months before their upgrade date to allow time for technical and user readiness. To learn more about eligibility and more details about the experience, read <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Automated Upgrades from Skype for Business Online to Microsoft Teams</A>.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>More engaging and efficient meetings. Improved collaboration. Easy app and workflow integration. There’s so much to love about Teams.</STRONG><BR />In six months, access to Skype for Business Online will end. Though we’re getting a bit nostalgic about what’s going away, it’s easy to see how much more organizations can do with Teams – staying connected and accomplishing more together across work, school, and life. And that has us excited about what’s ahead.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Please note the retirement of Skype for Business Online does not affect the Skype consumer service, Skype for Business Server products and Skype for Business Online operated by 21Vianet (China Sovereign Clouds Instance)</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>See you on Teams!</P> Thu, 04 Feb 2021 17:30:52 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/skype-for-business-online-retires-in-six-months-what-you-need-to/ba-p/2108481 Microsoft_Teams_team 2021-02-04T17:30:52Z What’s New in Microsoft Teams | January 2021 https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/what-s-new-in-microsoft-teams-january-2021/ba-p/2107163 <P>Welcome to another installment of What’s new in Microsoft Teams! In this post we are sharing everything we have made available in January! Enjoy the read!</P> <P><BR /><FONT size="5"><STRONG>What’s New: Chat &amp; Collaboration</STRONG></FONT><BR /><STRONG>Approvals in Teams</STRONG><BR />Approvals in Microsoft Teams enables everyone, from frontline workers to corporate headquarters employees, to easily create, manage, and share approvals directly from your hub for teamwork. You can quickly start an approval flow from the same place you send a chat, in a channel conversation, or from the Approvals app itself. Just select an approval type, add details, attach files, and choose approvers. Once submitted, approvers are notified and can review and act on the request. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P><LI-VIDEO vid="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9fdqSxKuJw" align="center" size="large" width="600" height="338" uploading="false" thumbnail="https://i.ytimg.com/vi/Z9fdqSxKuJw/hqdefault.jpg" external="url"></LI-VIDEO></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Offline autosend</STRONG><BR />The offline experience for Microsoft Teams chat and channels helps you to continue be productive even without a network connection. Offline autosend identifies when Teams messages are sent or edited while the user is offline. These messages are automatically sent once the device is back online.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Include up to 10,000 users in an org-wide team</STRONG><BR />Create an org-wide team to promote collaboration and communications across the entire organization. Administrators who manage tenants that have less than or equal to 10,000 members can now create an org-wide team, which automatically syncs all the tenant’s members with the team. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P><BR /><FONT size="5"><STRONG>What’s New: Meetings</STRONG></FONT></P> <P><STRONG>Meeting chat moderation settings&nbsp;&nbsp;</STRONG></P> <P>Meeting organizers and teachers can now choose from three chat settings to help create a safe and inclusive meeting environment. Chats can be “Disabled”,&nbsp;preventing the organizer and participants from using the meeting chat. Alternatively, they can be set to “Only during the meeting”,&nbsp;allowing participants to send messages only during the meeting and the organizer to send messages at any time. Lastly, the default will be set to “Enabled”,&nbsp;allowing chats for all meeting attendees at any time.&nbsp;&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Meeting chat moderation settings.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/250445i1711DD73FB5AF020/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Meeting chat moderation settings.png" alt="Meeting chat moderation settings.png" /></span></P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Add a shared calendar to a Teams channel</STRONG> <BR />Create and share a calendar with members of a specific channel. When a channel meeting is created, Teams automatically creates a new post in the channel’s activity feed. Users, who have notifications turned off, will see the event only when they open the channel’s calendar. Once a channel event is posted, you can add it to your personal calendar. This feature provides all members within the channel, except guest users, visibility to upcoming events. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Add a shared calendar to a Teams channel.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/250446i368EE9D339C3B915/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Add a shared calendar to a Teams channel.png" alt="Add a shared calendar to a Teams channel.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Offer: Get Audio Conferencing for free</STRONG><BR />Join Microsoft Teams meetings with a global dial-in number from virtually any mobile device or dial out to help others join a meeting with Audio Conferencing. Enterprise Agreement customers<SUP>1</SUP>&nbsp;and customers purchasing via partners and web<SUP>2</SUP> can take advantage of our free Audio Conferencing offer now extended through June 30th, 2021. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Get started</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><BR /><FONT size="5"><STRONG>What’s New: Calling</STRONG></FONT><BR /><STRONG>Session Border Controller certifications</STRONG><BR />Cataleya, ULTATEL, Atos, and Patton have successfully completed the Session Border Controller (SBC) certification process, which ensures that their SBCs support Direct Routing for Microsoft Teams, joining the list of certified SBCs. This rigorous certification process includes 3rd party testing and validation in production and pre-production Direct Routing environments. Direct Routing permits customers to bring their own operators and infrastructure to enable users to place and receive calls over the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) in Teams when coupled with Microsoft Phone System. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><BR /><FONT size="5"><STRONG>What’s New: Devices</STRONG></FONT><BR /><STRONG>Logitech Rally Bar</STRONG><BR />The Logitech Rally Bar is the newest addition to Logitech’s Teams Rooms portfolio. Intended for midsize rooms, the integrated form factor makes it easy to set up and maintain. The Logitech Rally Bar features motorized pan and tilt lenses and AI-powered RightSense™ technologies for expansive room coverage with automatic framing, lifelike video quality, people count, and exquisite voice clarity. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Logitech Rally Bar.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/250395i23C67B41867EB862/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Logitech Rally Bar.png" alt="Logitech Rally Bar.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Crestron Flex Mercury Mini</STRONG><BR />The Crestron Flex MM Teams Audio device fits several scenarios from the conference room to the home office. Exceptional microphone and speaker quality with 10’ mic pickup range. Stunning all-new 7” touch screen delivers easy to see and use controls. In a home office environment, it enables you to view your calendar, join calls with one touch, place phone calls, or browse the directory. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Crestron Flex Mercury Mini.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/250396i6F5E3DBF1F45A63F/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Crestron Flex Mercury Mini.png" alt="Crestron Flex Mercury Mini.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Yealink A30</STRONG><BR />Yealink MeetingBar A30, the integrated Microsoft Teams Rooms on Android, designs a dual-camera system that fits perfectly for small meeting spaces. Audio features and AI-powered camera with Speaker Tracking and Auto Framing, the MeetingBar A30 brings a powerful video and voice experience. With the all-in-one design and plug-and-play features, the MeetingBar A30 ensures an easy deployment. Supporting the dual-screen share and whiteboarding, the MeetingBar A30 brings a seamless Teams experience to every user.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Yealink A30.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/250447iAD983E7397FC15DC/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Yealink A30.png" alt="Yealink A30.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>AudioCodes RXV80</STRONG></P> <P>The AudioCodes RXV80 video collaboration bar delivers an intuitive meeting room experience that supports collaboration in video-enabled meeting rooms and is especially designed for huddle rooms. Integrating unified communication and video collaboration capabilities, one standalone device enables remote participants to see and hear everyone in the room with outstanding image clarity and enhanced voice quality.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Audiocodes RXV80.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/250448i0B9AFDBC304AE545/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Audiocodes RXV80.png" alt="Audiocodes RXV80.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>EPOS Expand 80T </STRONG></P> <P>A new premium, scalable speakerphone supports rooms with up to 7 meeting participants. This speaker is built with six adaptable, beamforming microphones that isolate voices from room reverberations and ambient noise. A great speaker phone to add to meeting rooms to enhance audio quality in meetings.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="EPOS Expand 80T.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/250449i77BE9EC43F2EE547/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="EPOS Expand 80T.png" alt="EPOS Expand 80T.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Nureva HDL300</STRONG> <BR />The Nureva HDL300 system brings full-room audio coverage to large Teams spaces –making it ideal for the new reality. No matter where people sit, they’ll be heard easier by remote participants. Because it’s not a multicomponent system, the HDL300 takes just 30 minutes to install, with no need for specialized technicians or complicated setups. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Nureva HDL300.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/251114i272DA2474A93AD7B/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Nureva HDL300.png" alt="Nureva HDL300.png" /></span></P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Poly Sync 40</STRONG></P> <P>Poly Sync 40 USB/Bluetooth® smart speakerphone is designed for flexible and huddle workspaces. Everyone can hear and be heard without missing a word with multi-microphone array and full-duplex audio. The Poly Sync 40 is battery-powered for hours so teams can use it anywhere in the room. You can also pair two units together for larger meetings with bigger volume, more microphones and wider voice pickup.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Poly Sync 40.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/250450i59210A76FB9A9EA1/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Poly Sync 40.png" alt="Poly Sync 40.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Video Conferencing Monitors by Dell </STRONG></P> <P>Three monitors from Dell are now certified for Microsoft Teams. Integrated into 24, 27 and 34 inch displays are cameras, speakers and noise cancelling microphones-meaning that users can be seen and heard on their teams calls and meetings with one device. The monitors also include a dedicated Teams button-simply press the icon in the lower right-hand corner to instantly join a Teams meeting.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Video Conferencing Monitors by Dell.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/250452i81E423EFC233557B/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Video Conferencing Monitors by Dell.png" alt="Video Conferencing Monitors by Dell.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Phones from Yealink MP 54 &amp; Audiocodes C470HD</STRONG></P> <P>The Yealink MP54 is an entry-level desk phone with a 4-inch capacitive touch screen, offering an easy-to-use Microsoft Teams communication experience for common areas, front desks, and office workers. Thanks to Yealink Optima HD voice, magnet handset, dedicated Teams button and optional Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity (via USB dongles), the MP54 is a practical and cost-effective option to enable efficient collaborations.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>The AudioCodes Microsoft Teams-native C470HD IP phone is a feature-rich, executive high-end business phone for Microsoft Teams. The C470HD is equipped with a large, single surface, full touch interface, incorporating an exceptionally sharp 5.5” color touch screen, with optional support for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Phones from Yealink MP 54 &amp; Audiocodes C470HD.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/250453iE7AF60E8C9180F6D/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Phones from Yealink MP 54 &amp; Audiocodes C470HD.png" alt="Phones from Yealink MP 54 &amp; Audiocodes C470HD.png" /></span><BR /><BR /></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Sidecars from Audiocodes and Yealink EXP50</STRONG></P> <P>We recently announced sidecar support from Teams phones, and two of our OEMs Audiocodes and Yealink have introduced two newly certified devices to allow for easy contact access and information. The sidecar from Audiocodes and the Yealink EXP50 are two great ways to quickly connect to numbers and understand their availability.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Sidecars from Audiocodes and Yealink EXP50.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/250454iF2520B4CA5E5C557/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Sidecars from Audiocodes and Yealink EXP50.png" alt="Sidecars from Audiocodes and Yealink EXP50.png" /></span></P> <P><BR />Check out all these devices and more at <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://aka.ms/teamsdevices!</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><BR /><FONT size="5"><STRONG>What’s New: Power Platform and custom development</STRONG></FONT><BR /><STRONG>New Teams UI Design Kit and UI Library</STRONG> <BR />The new <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Teams UI Kit</A> and <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Teams UI Library</A> helps you as a designer, product manager, or developer quickly understand the key design considerations for making quality Teams apps and also simplify the process by providing templates and tools to use. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.<STRONG><BR /></STRONG></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Teams Design.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/250455iBC1673820AB176DC/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Teams Design.png" alt="Teams Design.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>App Spotlight</STRONG></P> <P><STRONG><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Soapbox.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/250465i847B48A79D45472C/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Soapbox.png" alt="Soapbox.png" /></span></STRONG></P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Soapbox</A> empowers teams to be high performing by simplifying the agenda preparation and management process by allowing teams to build, collaborate, and action team meeting agendas all without leaving their workspace in Teams. With the new Teams app in meeting functionality, teams now stay on track during meetings by collaborating on their agenda without switching context, can document decisions made, and assign next steps all without having to navigate out of their meeting. When the meeting is finished, meeting notes can be sent out along with pulse surveys to stay on top of how team members are feeling. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A> and <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">check out their Teams app available on AppSource</A>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Picture15.png" style="width: 541px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/250467i7B20A709BB2847FD/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Picture15.png" alt="Picture15.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>What’s New: Security, compliance &amp; privacy</STRONG></FONT><BR />Microsoft 365 Compliance capabilities for card content generated through apps in Teams messages<BR />We are excited to announce that the following Microsoft 365 compliance capabilities are now generally available for Adaptive Card content generated through apps in Teams messages: Legal hold, eDiscovery, Audit, and Retention. <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/microsoft-365-compliance-capabilities-for-adaptive-card-content/ba-p/2095869" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Microsoft Teams Secure Score recommendation</STRONG> <BR />We are happy to announce our first security recommendation for Microsoft Teams on Secure Score is now available! <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><BR /><FONT size="5"><STRONG>What’s New: Teams for Education</STRONG></FONT><BR /><STRONG>Education Policy Wizard</STRONG><BR />With remote and hybrid learning on online platforms, it’s more important than ever to help keep your school community safe. With the new Microsoft Teams for Education policy wizard, you can easily apply education tailored policies for a safe learning environment. The policy wizard allows you as an IT admin to quickly and easily apply the most relevant set of policies for students at a global (Org-wide default) level and apply a custom policy set to a group of educators and staff tailored to their needs. <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/education-blog/introducing-new-policy-wizard-to-easily-apply-admin-policies-in/ba-p/2038640" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="EDU Policy Wizard.png" style="width: 624px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/250468i5C71E548D115D31B/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="EDU Policy Wizard.png" alt="EDU Policy Wizard.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>What’s New: Frontline Workers</STRONG></FONT><BR /><STRONG>Task publishing feature in Tasks in Teams</STRONG><BR />As the need for corporate offices to better communicate and work with their frontline workforce becomes top of mind, <STRONG>task publishing</STRONG> lets companies create tasks centrally at the corporate level and publish those tasks to different locations, specific store layouts or other customizable attributes of their frontline teams. For example, leadership for a nationwide retailer can create tasks for the reopening of their stores, attach relevant documents like a planogram, send that list to only the affected store locations, and then track progress against the assigned tasks. Managers can easily assign tasks to individual employees, while frontline workers can see a simple prioritized list of those tasks on their personal or company-issued mobile device. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P><IMG src="https://cdn.techcommunity.microsoft.com/assets/MicrosoftTeams/Teams%20Task%20Publishing.gif" border="0" width="990" /></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>@mention by shift group</STRONG><BR />Tagging by shift connects you to the right people faster. Tagging by shift helps you to take the guesswork out of knowing the names of on-shift employees and automatically assigns users with tags matching their schedule in the Shifts app in Teams, backed by major workforce management systems like AMiON, BlueYonder, and Kronos. Use this @mention tag to start a chat or call, or to just notify everyone on a channel. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="At Mention By Shift.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/250472iCA7A10624C015273/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="At Mention By Shift.png" alt="At Mention By Shift.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>What’s New: Government</STRONG></FONT><BR />These features currently available to Microsoft’s commercial customers in multi-tenant cloud environments are now rolling out to our customers in US Government Community Cloud (GCC), US Government Community Cloud High (GCC-High), and/or United States Department of Defense (DoD).</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Together Mode</STRONG><BR />Together mode reimagines meeting experiences to help participants feel closer together even when you are apart. We are excited to introduce Together mode scene selections to transport your team to a variety of settings. Choose a scene to set the tone and create a unique experience for your meeting, whether it be a smaller conference room meeting, or an all-hands meeting held in an outdoor amphitheater. Available in GCC and GCC-High.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="TogetherMode.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/250473iE4A52084D888E549/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="TogetherMode.png" alt="TogetherMode.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Multi-Window Chat</STRONG><BR />You are now able to pop out individual Teams chat conversations into a separate window, to help them streamline their workflow and more easily move between ongoing conversations. Available in GCC and GCC-High.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Multi-Window for Meetings and Calling experiences</STRONG><BR />Multi-window experiences are coming to Teams meetings and calling. Users will have the ability to pop out meetings and calling into separate windows to help them optimize their workflow. These experiences can be turned on directly within Teams for PC and Mac clients. Available in GCC-High as opt-in. <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/new-meeting-and-calling-experience-in-microsoft-teams/ba-p/1537581" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Multi-window.png" style="width: 985px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/250475i753259D51CAF0872/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Multi-window.png" alt="Multi-window.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Meeting recordings saved to OneDrive and SharePoint</STRONG></P> <P>You can now save Microsoft Teams meeting recordings to OneDrive and SharePoint. This provides improved sharing capabilities, basic governance, automatic retention labels, and more. Available in GCC.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Simplified way to manage your channel notification settings</STRONG></P> <P>Through the teams and channels list or from the channel header, the users can quickly manage their channel notification settings by the means of a new fly-out design. Users can turn on all activity on or off with a single click or diving deep into custom to set their preferred permutations. Available in GCC<STRONG>.</STRONG></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Targeted communications in GCC</STRONG></P> <P>Targeted communication allows team members to message everyone in a specific role at the same time by @mentioning the role name in a post by using tags. For example, you could send a message to all cashiers in a store or to all nurses in a hospital. With this feature, you can quickly reach a group of people all at once. Available in GCC. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Footnotes</STRONG></P> <P><EM><SUP>1&nbsp;<FONT size="3">Updated 3/23/2021: Get Audio Conferencing for free until the end of your enrollment, up to three years. Available only for net new Audio Conferencing seats (defined as seats incremental to any existing seats as of August 1, 2020) for EA, EAS, or EES (A3 Only) customers with paid subscriptions that include Teams. Available now through June 30th, 2021. Available worldwide with exceptions in China and India. Talk to your Microsoft sales representative to learn more. The offer is subject to additional terms and conditions.</FONT></SUP></EM></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><EM><SUP>2 <FONT size="3">Updated 3/23/2021: Get Audio Conferencing for free for 12 months. Available only for net new Audio Conferencing seats (defined as seats incremental to any existing seats as of August 1, 2020) for CSP or Web Direct customers with paid subscriptions that include Teams. Available Starting October 1st, 2020 through June 30th, 2021. Available worldwide with exceptions in China and India. The offer is subject to additional terms and conditions. If you do not have a Microsoft Account representative, please work with your Enterprise Agreement reseller to request the offer.</FONT></SUP></EM></P> Tue, 23 Mar 2021 22:11:13 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/what-s-new-in-microsoft-teams-january-2021/ba-p/2107163 Microsoft_Teams_team 2021-03-23T22:11:13Z Microsoft 365 compliance capabilities for Adaptive Card content through apps in Teams now available https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/microsoft-365-compliance-capabilities-for-adaptive-card-content/ba-p/2095869 <P>Teams is built on the Microsoft 365 hyper-scale, enterprise-grade cloud, delivering advanced security and compliance capabilities. These capabilities can be managed across Microsoft services including Teams through a single pane of glass experience in Microsoft 365 Security and Compliance centers.</P> <P><BR />Currently these capabilities are available in Teams for chat and file content. As a collaboration hub, Microsoft Teams brings together apps &amp; services you love into Teams. Adaptive Cards, being platform-agnostic, are preferred vehicles for sharing information between Teams and other apps and services whether you are using apps for project management, productivity, sales, support and more.</P> <P><BR />More than 70% of the apps today generate card content in Teams conversations. Much of this is business communication and would fall under the purview of regulations as it is with Teams chat and file content.</P> <P><BR />We are excited to announce that Microsoft 365 compliance capabilities are now available for Adaptive Card content generated through apps in Teams messages. The following capabilities are now generally available:</P> <UL> <LI><STRONG>Legal hold</STRONG>: Preserve Adaptive Card content</LI> <LI><STRONG>eDiscovery</STRONG>: Identify, collect and produce card content in response to an investigation</LI> <LI><STRONG>Audit</STRONG>: Audit user activity on Adaptive Cards for forensics</LI> <LI><STRONG>Retention</STRONG>: Manage card content lifecycle in Teams</LI> </UL> <P>The above capabilities are built in platform and will be available for all apps including 1P, 3P and LOB apps. There is no additional work required from app developers to enable them. For the tenant admins, selecting Teams as a location in the above compliance workflows will now automatically include card content generated through apps in the corresponding Teams conversations.</P> <P><BR /><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Legal hold</STRONG></FONT><BR />When a reasonable expectation of litigation exists, organizations are required to preserve electronically stored information (ESI), including Teams chat messages that are relevant to the case. Selecting Teams as a location in a Litigation hold workflow will now automatically include Adaptive Card content generated through apps in the corresponding Teams conversations including 1:1 chat, 1:many or group chat, or a channel conversation.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>For more information on Teams and eDiscovery holds, please see <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Create an eDiscovery hold</A>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Create Legal Hold.png" style="width: 624px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/249315iA396C8A61029526E/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Create Legal Hold.png" alt="Figure 1 – Creating a new Legal hold" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Figure 1 – Creating a new Legal hold</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>eDiscovery</STRONG></FONT><BR />Large Enterprises are often exposed to high penalty legal proceedings that demand submission of all Electronically Stored Information (ESI). Microsoft Teams content can be searched and used during eDiscovery investigations. Now in addition to chat and file content, Adaptive Card content generated through apps in Teams can be searched and exported.</P> <P><BR />Like Teams chat content, card content generated via Teams apps in 1:1 or group chats is journaled through to the respective user mailboxes and card content generated in channels is journaled through to the group mailbox representing the team. Adaptive Card content is converted to a html file and journaled as a message with the html file as attachment.</P> <P><BR />Selecting Teams as a location in Core eDiscovery or Advanced eDiscovery workflows will now automatically include card content generated through apps in the corresponding Teams conversations including 1:1 chat, 1:many or group chat, or a channel conversation.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>For more information on Teams and eDiscovery, please see <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Conduct an eDiscovery investigation of content - Microsoft Teams | Microsoft Docs.</A></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="eDiscovery.png" style="width: 624px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/249326i449E36721921BA79/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="eDiscovery.png" alt="Figure 2 – Selecting Teams location for a custodian in eDiscovery (will automatically include card content from Apps)" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Figure 2 – Selecting Teams location for a custodian in eDiscovery (will automatically include card content from Apps)</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Card Content in eDiscovery.png" style="width: 624px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/249327i484D87C8E69A564D/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Card Content in eDiscovery.png" alt="Figure 3 – Card content in eDiscovery review set" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Figure 3 – Card content in eDiscovery review set</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Audit</STRONG></FONT><BR />Audit log can help you investigate specific activities across Microsoft 365 services including Teams. Now inline input actions on Adaptive Cards will be available in the audit log. You can filter audit logs corresponding to actions on cards by selecting “Performed action on card” as the Teams activity.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Audit Log.png" style="width: 624px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/249330i84190943A794E0DB/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Audit Log.png" alt="Figure 4 – Audit log for actions on card" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Figure 4 – Audit log for actions on card</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Retention</STRONG></FONT><BR />Retention policies help you to effectively manage the information in your organization. Use retention policies to keep data that's needed to comply with your organization's internal policies, industry regulations, or legal needs, and to delete data that's considered a liability, that you're no longer required to keep, or has no legal or business value.</P> <P><BR />Now, in addition to Teams chat and file content, you can include card content in your retention policies. Selecting Teams as a location while setting up retention policy will now automatically include Adaptive Card content generated through apps in the corresponding Teams conversations including 1:1 chat, 1:many or group chat, or a channel conversation.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Retention Policy.png" style="width: 780px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/249331i204004462D4EFD8A/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Retention Policy.png" alt="Figure 5 – Selecting Teams location while setting up a retention policy (will automatically include card content from apps)" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Figure 5 – Selecting Teams location while setting up a retention policy (will automatically include card content from apps)</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>What app developers are saying about these new capabilities</STRONG></FONT><BR />We are thrilled to extend these Microsoft 365 compliance capabilities to card content generated from Teams apps. To help highlight how great these capabilities are, take a look at a few testimonials from the app developers that we worked closely to enable this feature!</P> <H4 class="lia-indent-padding-left-30px"><BR /><STRONG>SurveyMonkey</STRONG><BR />“SurveyMonkey allows organizations to collaborate on rich insights uncovered using our integrations, while ensuring data remains secure. The latest platform capabilities from Microsoft Teams allowed us to bring our mutual customers the improved data governance and compliance features with no additional implementation effort.”</H4> <H4 class="lia-indent-padding-left-30px"><BR /><STRONG>Fuze</STRONG><BR />"For organizations with specific compliance, risk, and legal concerns––from manufacturing to financial services––Fuze provides safe and secure collaboration across the distributed workforce," said Jed Brown, SVP of Product &amp; Design at Fuze. "This extends to organizations utilizing the Fuze for Teams integration for click to call and click to meet. With Fuze for Teams, all interactions with the integration are compatible with Microsoft's auditing and eDiscovery tools. By adhering to Microsoft's development guidelines from the start, Fuze was able to easily comply with Teams controls for security and compliance and requires zero effort from customers to enable."</H4> <H4 class="lia-indent-padding-left-30px"><BR /><STRONG>Medxnote</STRONG><BR />“We are excited for the roll out of compliance capabilities in 3rd party apps. Being able to integrate into a customer's existing compliance framework is a real and tangible benefit for Medxnote and our customers!”</H4> <P><BR />We’d like to hear your feedback on the product to keep improving functionality, adding new features, and enhancing existing ones. Sign in today using your Microsoft 365 account, and give us feedback via the Feedback button at the bottom right corner of Microsoft 365 compliance center.</P> Tue, 26 Jan 2021 19:03:47 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/microsoft-365-compliance-capabilities-for-adaptive-card-content/ba-p/2095869 Microsoft_Teams_team 2021-01-26T19:03:47Z Welcome to WorkLab -- a site devoted to the future of work https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/welcome-to-worklab-a-site-devoted-to-the-future-of-work/ba-p/2088883 <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="WorklabPNG.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/249129i500D66C6EA5FF102/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="WorklabPNG.png" alt="WorklabPNG.png" /></span></P> <P>Microsoft Teams is dedicated to helping our customers achieve more and we spend a great deal of time listening to our customers describe their goals and challenges. This feedback is an essential guide to what we focus on next in the product.</P> <P><BR />Our engineering teams also partner with industry-leading researchers to help shape new experiences and improve existing ones. This has been especially true over the past 10 months, as the pandemic moved so many of us to remote and hybrid work. We worked together to inform and inspire Teams features like Together mode, Virtual commute, and the new integration with the Headspace meditation app.</P> <P><BR />It’s exhilarating to share these new experiences with our customers but we don’t often get to share the thinking behind them – or the people who helped bring them to life. People like Jaron Lanier, who coined the term “virtual reality” and is one of Together mode’s leading creators; or Mary Czerwinski, a Microsoft research leader, who’s leading ground-breaking work to bring emotional intelligence to technology. As product leaders and thinkers, we realize the power of listening to customers directly and to what the data and research tells us about their needs. We are committed to understanding how work is evolving, and how we can shape our tools and products to benefit the greatest number of people.</P> <P><BR />Today, I am excited to help introduce <STRONG><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">WorkLab</A></STRONG>, a site focused on the future of work. WorkLab leverages Microsoft expertise and research, as well as customer voices, to spark conversation on the changing world of work. Stories range from <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Together mode’s origin story</A> (who knew Stephen Colbert was involved?) to tips on how to <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">improve your meeting culture</A>. You’ll hear from an expert on workplace friendships; learn about the technology opportunity for <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">frontline workers</A>; and discover new ways to <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">find balance</A> in the ever-evolving workday.</P> <P><BR />With WorkLab, we are starting a conversation and we’re counting on this community to jump right in. I hope you’ll take a moment to check out the site, let us know what you think on LinkedIn and Twitter, and keep engaging as this experiment evolves.</P> <P><BR />Work is changing fast, and we’re dedicated to innovating and bringing value in this rapidly changing landscape. There’s so much we can discover and learn together.</P> Tue, 26 Jan 2021 19:04:34 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/welcome-to-worklab-a-site-devoted-to-the-future-of-work/ba-p/2088883 Jeff Teper 2021-01-26T19:04:34Z Notifications from Yammer communities are now available in Microsoft Teams https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/notifications-from-yammer-communities-are-now-available-in/ba-p/2080589 <P>Today we’re announcing the rollout of notifications from Yammer communities in Microsoft Teams. With millions of employees working remotely or in hybrid environments, it’s more important than ever for employees to feel connected. Teams makes it easier to collaborate with others, create workspaces, chat, meet virtually with others, and integrate your business solutions all from a single platform. But many conversations extend beyond your workgroups and departments, linking employees who may have never met or have never worked together. These types of engagements are happening in communities. Last year, we released the Communities app for Microsoft Teams, brings all of your Yammer communities and conversations into Teams. Today, we are excited to take that integration to the next level.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Get Yammer Communities notifications in Teams</STRONG> </FONT><BR />Stay up to date with notifications coming from your Yammer communities while in Teams. Once installed, you will receive Yammer notifications in the Teams Activity feed on web, desktop, and mobile.</P> <P><IMG src="https://cdn.techcommunity.microsoft.com/assets/MicrosoftTeams/Yammer%20Notifications%20Teams.gif" border="0" width="990" /></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>This means that you can be notified in Teams for <STRONG>high-value scenarios</STRONG>—when announcements are made in communities that you are a member of, and when you are @mentioned in a conversation. You can then like read, respond to the post and react with our new <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/yammer-blog/yammer-reactions-are-now-inclusive/ba-p/2062092" target="_blank" rel="noopener">inclusive reactions</A> without leaving Teams.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Take corporate communications to the next level</STRONG></FONT><BR />The Communities app in Teams brings a platform for your communities and employees to thrive. Communicators and leaders can now use these notifications and other scenarios in Yammer to keep everyone connected and informed of news and updates by sending push notifications that reach all the way to the lock screen on mobile devices, and new insights offer deep insights and feedback into engagement happening on those communications. Perfect for:</P> <UL> <LI>Large scale announcements such as policy updates, safety information, and organizational change</LI> <LI>Frontline workers and mobile employees who need to access important information and conversations with headquarters from mobile devices</LI> <LI>Employee communities that span departments such as new employee onboarding, and diversity &amp; inclusion communities</LI> <LI>Functional communities that connect people to crowdsource solutions, ideate, and share with coworkers (example: hackathons, events, kickoffs)</LI> </UL> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="YammerNotificationsMobile.gif" style="width: 900px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/247878i3ACC44D07018DA31/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="YammerNotificationsMobile.gif" alt="Notifications from Yammer communities are now available in the Teams mobile app" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Notifications from Yammer communities are now available in the Teams mobile app</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>If you’re new to Communities, here’s how you can use Yammer with Microsoft Teams to keep everyone connected.</P> <P><IFRAME src="https://cdn.techcommunity.microsoft.com/assets/MicrosoftTeams/Stay%20in%20touch%20with%20your%20organization.pdf" width="990" height="600" border="0"></IFRAME></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Install the Communities app in Teams</STRONG></FONT><BR />Any user can install the Communities app using the options in the Teams app bar (see below) and pin it in just a few clicks. IT Admins can also choose to deploy and pin the app for all users or particular departments through <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">custom policies</A>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Communities App.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/247876i612A2C602AE9C434/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Communities App.png" alt="Install the Communities app, powered by Yammer, from the app store in Microsoft Teams." /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Install the Communities app, powered by Yammer, from the app store in Microsoft Teams.</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Better together</STRONG></FONT><BR />We’re continuing to deepen the integration of communities and teams to help organizations achieve more. Recently, we’ve added Search to the web, desktop, and mobile apps so you can find and discover community conversations without leaving Teams. We’ve also updated the Yammer channel tab to inherit the styling and functionality of the new Yammer. Users will automatically see this change with no action required from them.</P> <P><BR />Stay tuned as we’ll have more news to share soon!</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Murali Sitaram<BR /><EM>Murali is the Vice President of Yammer and Office 365 Groups.</EM></P> Wed, 24 Feb 2021 14:54:39 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/notifications-from-yammer-communities-are-now-available-in/ba-p/2080589 MuraliSitaram 2021-02-24T14:54:39Z 7 tips for safe online meetings and collaboration with Microsoft Teams https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/7-tips-for-safe-online-meetings-and-collaboration-with-microsoft/ba-p/2072303 <P>Remote and hybrid work has become the new norm for many employees across the globe as day-to-day collaboration continues to be accomplished virtually. With this shift to online communication, how can you ensure that you’re collaborating safely?</P> <P><BR />Queue Microsoft Teams! Whether you’re hosting virtual meetings, carrying out daily group and 1:1 chat, sharing documents, or coauthoring in a document in real-time - Teams enables safe and secure collaboration!</P> <P><BR /><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Tip 1: Control who can join your Microsoft Teams meetings directly and present</STRONG></FONT></P> <P>Meeting organizers can change participant settings for a specific meeting through the <STRONG>Meeting options</STRONG> web page. In Teams, go to your Calendar, select a meeting, and then select <STRONG>Meeting options</STRONG>. From here you can determine settings like who needs to be admitted to the meeting and who can bypass the lobby to join it directly. Additionally, you can decide which participants are able to join with the <STRONG>presenter role</STRONG> to present out content and who should join as standard attendees. Another helpful control for large meetings is the ability to prevent attendees from unmuting themselves – this is particularly useful when the meeting will be led by specific participants while the rest of the audience will be listening in. Note that your organization controls the default participant settings.</P> <DIV style="position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; padding-top: 30px; height: 0; overflow: hidden; min-width: 320px;"><IFRAME src="https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/videoplayer/embed/RE4MfGE?autoplay=false" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%;" class="video-iframe" your="" video="" title="”put" here=""></IFRAME></DIV> <P><BR /><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Tip 2: Minimize Teams meeting disruptions by muting individual or all meeting attendees </STRONG></FONT></P> <P>In order to prevent meeting disruptions, intentional or accidental, as a meeting organizer you have the ability to mute individual attendees or all meeting attendees. If an attendee happens to leave their microphone unmuted while being away, you can easily mute that participant from the participant pane. During large meetings led by designated speakers, such as a town hall or lecture, the ability to <STRONG>mute all attendees</STRONG> ensures your presenters won’t be accidentally interrupted.</P> <DIV style="position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; padding-top: 30px; height: 0; overflow: hidden; min-width: 320px;"><IFRAME src="https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/videoplayer/embed/RE4MfGF?autoplay=false" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%;" class="video-iframe" your="" video="" title="”put" here=""></IFRAME></DIV> <P><BR /><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Tip 3: Determine who can present content or share their screen in your Teams meeting</STRONG></FONT></P> <P>As the meeting organizer, you can determine who has the ability to present out content or share their screen within the meeting. Prior to the meeting start, we discussed above how this can be accomplished via Meeting options. Once your meeting has begun, you can select a participant via the participant pane to determine whether they have the <STRONG>presenter</STRONG> role or are a standard attendee. This can be especially useful when you have outside participants attending your meeting who may only need the presenter role temporarily.</P> <DIV style="position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; padding-top: 30px; height: 0; overflow: hidden; min-width: 320px;"><IFRAME src="https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/videoplayer/embed/RE4MjIm?autoplay=false" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%;" class="video-iframe" your="" video="" title="”put" here=""></IFRAME></DIV> <P><BR /><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Tip 4: End your Teams meeting for everyone in attendance at once</STRONG></FONT></P> <P>As the meeting organizer, sometimes the meeting needs to end at your discretion without allowing participants to remain. Ending a meeting for all attendees is often applicable in large-meeting settings such as a town hall, lecture, or webinar class to ensure attendees don’t remain in the meeting. Once a meeting has wrapped up, instead of clicking <STRONG>Leave</STRONG>, select the dropdown located next to it and click <STRONG>End Meeting</STRONG>. You can also access this by going into your meeting controls, click <STRONG>more options (...)</STRONG> , and select <STRONG>End Meeting</STRONG>. This will end and close the meeting for everyone in attendance.</P> <DIV style="position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; padding-top: 30px; height: 0; overflow: hidden; min-width: 320px;"><IFRAME src="https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/videoplayer/embed/RE4MfGG?autoplay=false" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%;" class="video-iframe" title="”End" teams="" meeting=""></IFRAME></DIV> <P><BR /><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Tip 5: Create a team with increased security</STRONG></FONT></P> <P>If any of the content stored or discussed within the team may be considered business sensitive, such as financial details or classified project information, it’s best practice to apply increased protections to that team to ensure the content security. This can be accomplished by creating a new team and applying an IT-created sensitivity label. When applying a <STRONG>sensitivity label</STRONG> to your team, it automatically applies the configured protections to the team.</P> <P><BR />When creating a new team, on the sensitivity and privacy pane select the dropdown under <STRONG>Sensitivity</STRONG> to select an IT-created sensitivity label to apply to the team. As a reminder, it’s always best to check with your organization or IT department on how sensitive business information should be stored.</P> <DIV style="position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; padding-top: 30px; height: 0; overflow: hidden; min-width: 320px;"><IFRAME src="https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/videoplayer/embed/RE4MfGQ?autoplay=false" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%;" class="video-iframe" title="”Create" a="" secure="" team=""></IFRAME></DIV> <P><BR /><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Tip 6: Create a private channel</STRONG></FONT></P> <P>Sometimes you need to share sensitive information within a team to specified team members only, such as project details or strategic planning, that doesn’t require holistic team protection. Rather than creating a new team, you can create a private channel within an existing team that is only accessible to designated members. This is a great way to provide a security layer to protect sensitive business information without creating a new team.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Create a Private Channel.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/247336iB19650E8F0CC262E/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Create a Private Channel.png" alt="Create a Private Channel.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>To create a private channel, go to the team and choose <STRONG>more options (...)</STRONG> and select <STRONG>Add channel</STRONG>. After providing a name and description, under <STRONG>Privacy</STRONG> select the dropdown arrow to specify the channel is <STRONG>Private – Accessible only to a specific group of people within the team</STRONG>. Once created, you can add additional private channel owners and up to 250 members. As a reminder, it’s always best to check with your organization or IT department on how sensitive business information should be stored.</P> <P><BR /><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Tip 7: Help protect sensitive data in Teams</STRONG></FONT><BR />Microsoft Teams supports data protection policies to help protect sensitive information from being accidentally or inadvertently shared. When collaborating in a Teams 1:1 or channel chat, you may have a message return as blocked if that message contains information that meets your organization’s sensitive information policy.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Message Blocked.png" style="width: 361px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/247337i336FD58CD9335B88/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Message Blocked.png" alt="Message Blocked.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>If your message is blocked, within that blocked message you may see a clickable link that says <STRONG>What can I do</STRONG>? If you click that link, a helpfully policy tip created by your organization will display educating you on why content within that message is considered business sensitive. Policy tips are designed to help the sender understand why certain content is considered business sensitive or is best practice not to share.</P> <DIV style="position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; padding-top: 30px; height: 0; overflow: hidden; min-width: 320px;"><IFRAME src="https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/videoplayer/embed/RE4MfH9?autoplay=false" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%;" class="video-iframe" your="" video="" title="”put" here=""></IFRAME></DIV> <P>&nbsp;</P> <DIV style="position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; padding-top: 30px; height: 0; overflow: hidden; min-width: 320px;"><IFRAME src="https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/videoplayer/embed/RE4McRq?autoplay=false" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%;" class="video-iframe" your="" video="" title="”put" here=""></IFRAME></DIV> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>We hope that these safe online collaboration tips will help you remain productive while having the confidence you’re remaining secure.</P> Tue, 26 Jan 2021 19:05:18 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/7-tips-for-safe-online-meetings-and-collaboration-with-microsoft/ba-p/2072303 Microsoft_Teams_team 2021-01-26T19:05:18Z Getting to Microsoft Teams from Skype for Business Server and hybrid configurations https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/getting-to-microsoft-teams-from-skype-for-business-server-and/ba-p/2058275 <P>With the <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/skype-for-business-online-will-retire-in-12-months-plan-for-a/ba-p/1554531" target="_blank" rel="noopener">retirement of Skype for Business Online</A> in sight, we’re working to ensure customers transition to Microsoft Teams by July 31, 2021, including users homed online in hybrid configurations. But Skype for Business Online customers aren’t the only ones who can benefit from upgrading to Teams. Organizations using Skype for Business on-premises have also experienced the transformational impact Teams can have on communication, collaboration, and culture.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Teams is where innovation happens.</STRONG></P> <P>Though mainstream and extended support continues for versions of <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Skype for Business Server</A> and <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Lync Server</A>, our focus is squarely on Teams and its ecosystem of applications, devices, and services. We’re continually developing new capabilities in Teams to meet our customers’ evolving needs, while enabling Teams experiences to scale across devices and varying connectivity.</P> <P><BR />We recently announced <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Teams reached 115 million daily active users</A>, a clear reflection of the positive impact of Teams, leading to <STRONG>increased efficiency and faster outcomes</STRONG> for organizations across the globe.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Realize the full value of Teams.</STRONG><BR />Customers of all sizes and technical configurations have successfully transitioned from Skype for Business Server to Teams for their communication, collaboration and platform needs. We hear example after example of Teams’ ability to bring people, data, applications, and processes together to get things done. For instance, DSM, a global nutrition, health, and sustainable living company that decommissioned their on-premises deployment of Skype for Business as part of their move to Teams.</P> <P><BR /><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">DSM’s upgrade to Teams</A> was key to a digital transformation strategy to become more agile, connected, and empowered, while eliminating the cost and effort to maintain their Skype for Business Server setup. A successful change management strategy allowed DSM to migrate over 19,000 employees to Teams in just three months.</P> <DIV style="position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; padding-top: 30px; height: 0; overflow: hidden; min-width: 320px;"><IFRAME src="https://play.vidyard.com/cTco5w7rySPnxnLjA2oe8E.html?autoplay=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%;" class="video-iframe" title="”DSM" video=""></IFRAME></DIV> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Not ready for a full transition to Teams? No problem.</STRONG><BR />We recognize some organizations may need to maintain their Skype for Business Server deployment. The great news is you can still benefit from Teams without a full transition. Whether you plan to deploy <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">select capabilities</A> of Teams such as collaboration and meetings while maintaining chat and calling capabilities in Skype for Business, or use the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">overlapping capabilities</A> method in which access to both Teams and Skype for Business enables a broader range of Teams functionality, you can choose the path that works for your organization.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Start with meetings.</STRONG><BR />Though there are many possible paths to Teams, meetings can be a great way to begin. "<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Meetings First</A>" is a coexistence configuration optimized for Skype for Business Server organizations with Enterprise Voice on premises who want to start using Teams meetings as rapidly as possible. In this mode, users create meetings in Teams while continuing to use Skype for Business for chat, calling, and presence. There is no overlap of modalities between Teams and Skype for Business. Chat, calling, and presence are “on” in Skype for Business and “off” in Teams. This enables unique scenarios between Skype for Business and Teams that enhance the meetings experience during coexistence, as well as interoperability scenarios with Teams Only users.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Meeting.png" style="width: 960px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/246220i97B94D8D6703B4D2/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Meeting.png" alt="Meeting.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Offers to help you get to Microsoft Teams.</STRONG><BR />To help our customers experience the best of what Microsoft Teams can offer, we announced new promotions that customers can take advantage of today:</P> <UL> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Free Audio Conferencing</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">FastTrack support</A> along with great pricing offers to help you move to Teams in a cost-effective manner.</LI> </UL> <P>Contact your Microsoft account representative for more details.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Everything you need to plan a successful Teams upgrade today.</STRONG><BR />Join thousands of organizations who have benefitted by upgrading from Skype for Business to Teams, through faster decision making, improved meeting quality, and more efficient communications.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Whether you’re coming from a pure on-premises deployment or a hybrid configuration, technical preparation and user readiness can ensure a successful journey to Teams. Take advantage of the great resources to help <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">plan your upgrade to Teams</A>, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">configure coexistence and interoperability</A>, and <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">get the most from your Teams deployment</A>.</P> <P><BR />See you on Teams!</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Tue, 26 Jan 2021 19:07:23 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/getting-to-microsoft-teams-from-skype-for-business-server-and/ba-p/2058275 Microsoft_Teams_team 2021-01-26T19:07:23Z 8 new productivity hacks for frontline workers, managers, and IT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/8-new-productivity-hacks-for-frontline-workers-managers-and-it/ba-p/2050283 <P>If there’s one thing we learned in 2020, it is that frontline workers are essential in today’s world. As companies realize how important they are, this time, they are bringing them along the digital transformation journey. There is no excuse for these workers to be left on the sidelines anymore.</P> <P><BR />Here are 8 new features that make frontline workers, managers, and IT's jobs a little easier.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="6"><STRONG>One tool to meet frontline worker needs</STRONG></FONT></P> <P>Whether working in back-to-back shifts where hand-offs cannot occur in person, connecting with corporate employees or consulting with remote company experts - Microsoft Teams has your frontline workers covered. In fact, Teams daily active usage more than doubled since March, primarily driven by chats/channels activity, which resembles frontline worker behavior.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>1. Tasks Publishing</STRONG></FONT> - As the need for corporate offices to better communicate and work with their frontline workforce becomes top of mind, <STRONG>task publishing</STRONG> lets companies create tasks centrally at the corporate level and publish those tasks to different locations, specific store layouts or other customizable attributes of their frontline teams. For example, leadership for a nationwide retailer can create tasks for the reopening of their stores, attach relevant documents like a planogram, send that list to only the affected store locations, and then track progress against the assigned tasks. Managers can easily assign tasks to individual employees, while frontline workers can see a simple prioritized list of those tasks on their personal or company-issued mobile device. Task publishing is now generally available. Learn more about task publishing <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</A>.&nbsp;</P> <P><IMG src="https://cdn.techcommunity.microsoft.com/assets/MicrosoftTeams/Tasks%20Publishing.gif" border="0" width="990" /></P> <P><IFRAME src="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam= https://cdn.techcommunity.microsoft.com/assets/MicrosoftTeams/Tasks%20in%20Teams%20and%20Task%20Publishing.pdf" width="950" height="475"></IFRAME></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>2. SMS sign-in</STRONG></FONT> - employees are able to sign in to their Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) account using one-time SMS codes—reducing the need to remember usernames and passwords. Once enrolled, the user is prompted to enter their phone number, which generates an SMS text with a one-time password. SMS sign-in is a single sign-on (SSO) experience, enabling frontline workers to seamlessly access all the apps they are authorized to use. This new sign-in method can be enabled for select groups and configured at the user level in the My Staff portal—helping to reduce the burden on IT. Click <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</A> to learn more.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="SignIn.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/245903iE8B509E95C8663A8/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="SignIn.png" alt="SignIn.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>3. @mention by shift group</STRONG></FONT> – Tagging by shift connects you to the right people faster. This new feature enables teams to take the guesswork out of knowing the names of on-shift employees and automatically assigns users with tags matching their schedule in the Shifts app in Teams, backed by major workforce management systems like AMiON, BlueYonder, and Kronos. Use this @mention tag to start a chat or call, or to just notify everyone on a channel.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Shifts tag.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/246439i2C5C3AD14825F7B3/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Shifts tag.png" alt="Shifts tag.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Tagging by shift is rolling out now and will be fully available by Jan 31. Learn more about how to start using @mention by shift group <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</A>.</P> <P><BR /><FONT size="6"><STRONG>Supporting frontline managers</STRONG></FONT></P> <P><STRONG><FONT size="5">4. Delegated user management through My Staff portal</FONT>&nbsp;</STRONG>- Frontline managers can approve password resets and enable employees to use their phone numbers for SMS sign-in, all via a single customizable portal enabled by IT. With this tool, managers can unblock staff issues—reducing the burden of identity management on IT, and keeping employees connected to the apps they need on the job. Click <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</A> to learn more.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="MyStaff.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/246133iF33D37355DC87A7E/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="MyStaff.png" alt="MyStaff.png" /></span></P> <P><BR /><FONT size="5"><STRONG>5. Digitize manual processes with the Power Platform</STRONG></FONT>&nbsp;- Power Apps allow you to create custom low code apps for your frontline workers. The relative simplicity of building these apps allow you to be responsive to the needs of your business, including many firstline scenarios that don’t have technology solutions today. And when combined with automated workflows built with Power Automate, you can digitize and streamline entire processes. For example, Power Apps and Power Automate can totally transform a customer service recall process by alerting store members on Teams via an automate workflow of an item that needs to be pulled from shelves. The frontline workers can then monitor recall alerts and flag new issues with products using a custom app built with Power Apps. Click <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/low-code-apps-and-bots-in-microsoft-teams-with-power-apps-and/ba-p/1881938" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</A> to learn more!</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="PowerApps.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/246121i0946C7411EB721DC/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="PowerApps.png" alt="PowerApps.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="6"><STRONG>Simplifying IT</STRONG> </FONT><BR />Bring time to value benefits by streamlining the deployment process and tailoring a frontline team’s collaboration experience. See what Teams templates and policy packages can do for you.</P> <P><IFRAME src="https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/videoplayer/embed/RE4Mf1T" width="950" height="475" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture"></IFRAME></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>6. Policy Packages</STRONG></FONT> - With frontline worker and frontline manager policy packages, IT administrators can easily assign pre-defined policies and policy settings tailored for their frontline workforce. Policy packages create a simple, centralized, and consistent way to manage your Frontline workforce, no matter how big. This month, we are launching group assignment for policy packages via PowerShell and coming soon, group assignment via Teams Admin center.</P> <H5>Availability: These new policy packages are available by default in the IT Admin Center and in PowerShell. Learn more about setting up and customizing the policy packages for Firstline Workforce <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</A>.</H5> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>7. Team Templates</STRONG></FONT> - With Teams templates, you can create effective teams faster and more easily than ever. Users can choose from common business scenarios, such as Employee Onboarding and/or industry-specific templates, like Retail – manager collaboration and Organize a store. Each team template comes with pre-defined channels, tabs, and apps. Coming soon are <STRONG>team template policies</STRONG> which allow IT administrators to hide/show specific team templates for users in their organization. This allows admins to tailor the content for business needs. For example the IT administrator could only show retail templates or only show a set of retail + custom team templates, etc.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Teams Templates.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/245956i1242988CEF975566/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Teams Templates.png" alt="Teams Templates.png" /></span></P> <P>Custom team templates empower admins to create the right collaboration space for users in their organization. Learn more about <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">creating a template from scratch</A>, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">from an existing team</A>, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">from an existing template</A>, and <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">team templates using Microsoft Graph</A>. Teams templates policies will be rolling out soon.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>8. Manage shared devices with Endpoint Manager</STRONG></FONT> - Microsoft Intune and Configuration Manager are now part of a unified management platform known as <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Endpoint Manager</A>. You can choose to enroll your Android Enterprise (AE) dedicated devices into Microsoft Intune with Azure AD shared mode automatically configured. For more information: <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-active-directory-identity/customize-and-configure-shared-devices-for-firstline-workers-at/ba-p/1751708" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Customize and configure shared devices for Firstline Workers at scale - Microsoft Tech Community</A></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Customize.PNG" style="width: 684px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/245958i611F10DBD5622F2C/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Customize.PNG" alt="Customize.PNG" /></span></P> <P><BR /><FONT size="6"><STRONG>Looking ahead</STRONG> </FONT><BR />We look forward to sharing the latest innovations as we approach Microsoft Ignite! This is just the beginning in our journey to empower every frontline worker in every organization to achieve more. We look forward to sharing more announcements in future blogs. Don't forget to check out the newest Microsoft Mechanics video covering the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">latest frontline worker features in Teams</A>!</P> <P><LI-VIDEO vid="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yA9obCPOlBI&amp;feature=youtu.be&amp;ab_channel=MicrosoftMechanics" align="center" size="large" width="600" height="338" uploading="false" thumbnail="https://i.ytimg.com/vi/yA9obCPOlBI/hqdefault.jpg" external="url"></LI-VIDEO></P> Tue, 26 Jan 2021 19:08:44 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/8-new-productivity-hacks-for-frontline-workers-managers-and-it/ba-p/2050283 Microsoft_Teams_team 2021-01-26T19:08:44Z Approvals in Microsoft Teams, Now Generally Available https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/approvals-in-microsoft-teams-now-generally-available/ba-p/2053985 <P><LI-VIDEO vid="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9fdqSxKuJw" align="center" size="large" width="600" height="338" uploading="false" thumbnail="https://i.ytimg.com/vi/Z9fdqSxKuJw/hqdefault.jpg" external="url"></LI-VIDEO></P> <P>Approvals in Microsoft Teams enables everyone, from frontline workers to corporate headquarters employees, to easily create, manage, and share approvals directly from your hub for teamwork. Approvals in Teams is currently rolling out and should be generally available by mid-January. Once the Approvals apps is automatically installed, you can seamlessly:</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Create an approval request</STRONG></FONT><BR />You can quickly start an approval flow in Microsoft Teams <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">from a chat or a channel</A> conversation. You can also create an approval from the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Approvals app</A>. Simply fill in the name of the request, who needs to approve it, any additional information, and add an attachment if needed. Additionally, you can create custom responses to tailor your request to the needs of your business.</P> <P><IMG src="https://cdn.techcommunity.microsoft.com/assets/MicrosoftTeams/Create%20an%20approval.gif" border="0" width="990" /></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Approve or reject a request</STRONG></FONT><BR />Once an approval is submitted, approvers are notified. They can quickly review the details of the request and any files included in the approval. If the request was submitted in a chat or a channel, an approvals card will be displayed with all the relevant actions you can take.</P> <P><IMG src="https://cdn.techcommunity.microsoft.com/assets/MicrosoftTeams/Approve%20a%20request.gif" border="0" width="990" /></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Track and manage your approvals</STRONG> </FONT><BR />You can see and manage all your approvals from one place, the Approvals app in Teams. Each request is displayed along with key details such as the status, source, requestor, and approvers. You can also select a specific approval to see some more information and track progress.</P> <P><IMG src="https://cdn.techcommunity.microsoft.com/assets/MicrosoftTeams/Approvals%20App.gif" border="0" width="990" /></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Bring all your approvals in one place</STRONG> </FONT><BR />Approvals in Teams is built on top of Power Platform so you can bring all your approval flows across the company together in one place using the simple workflow and extensibility <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">capabilities of Power Automate</A>.</P> <OL> <LI>From the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Power Automate design studio</A>, you can create a new flow and select a trigger such as a system driven event from one of our 350+ connectors including the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Azure DevOps</A> and <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ServiceNow</A> connectors that were recently updated to easily be plugged into the Approvals App in Teams.</LI> <LI>Add a workflow step to create a <STRONG>Start and Wait Approval</STRONG> by using the Approvals block as an action and fill in the relevant approval details like approvers, attachments, etc.&nbsp;By adding this step, you will automatically start seeing approval status updates and notifications directly in Teams via the Approvals hub.</LI> <LI>Add a condition to monitor whether the request was approved or denied to complete the next step in your workflow.</LI> </OL> <P><IMG src="https://cdn.techcommunity.microsoft.com/assets/MicrosoftTeams/Approvals%20Power%20Automate.gif" border="0" width="990" /></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Capture electronic signatures (Coming soon)</STRONG> </FONT><BR />There may be times when you need something approved and recorded with more formal attestation, and adding signatures to the approval process is necessary. We’re working closely with key partners to allow you to create an electronic signature approval using Adobe Sign, DocuSign, and other 3rd party providers natively within the Approval app. Simply choose your electronic signature provider and add the details. Once submitted, signers are notified with an email and can easily review and sign. Approvals will keep track of the entire workflow right in context within Teams.</P> <P><IMG src="https://cdn.techcommunity.microsoft.com/assets/MicrosoftTeams/esign.gif" border="0" width="990" /></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Resources</STRONG></FONT><BR />Get the most out of approvals in Microsoft Teams using these resources:</P> <UL> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Training videos </A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Teams Approvals app availability</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Extending Approvals</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Installing the Approvals app manually</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Approvals Look Book</A></LI> </UL> <P><IFRAME src="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam= https://cdn.techcommunity.microsoft.com/assets/MicrosoftTeams/ApprovalsLookbook.pdf" width="950" height="475"></IFRAME></P> Tue, 26 Jan 2021 19:09:44 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/approvals-in-microsoft-teams-now-generally-available/ba-p/2053985 Microsoft_Teams_team 2021-01-26T19:09:44Z Connect Guru with Microsoft Teams for a Collaborative Wiki https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/connect-guru-with-microsoft-teams-for-a-collaborative-wiki/ba-p/2051229 <P>When communicating with teammates over chat, nothing can slow you down like having to pause your conversation and open up a new window to find the answer to a question or the right piece of information to share. The context-switching involved in jumping between applications to access the information you need to do your job can cost you and your teammates productive time. Complementing real-time communication with a <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">collaborative knowledge base</A> is key to keeping teams aligned and productive even when distributed.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Guru’s app for Microsoft Teams</A> can make both real-time and asynchronous collaboration easier by bringing your team's collective knowledge right to Microsoft Teams. With the updated integration for Teams, you can now access and share verified knowledge from Guru in the same place that you chat and collaborate with your teammates - within your Teams workflow.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>The Guru app for Teams makes the transition from office to remote (and back again) seamless, and employees won't feel like they're missing information by not being in the office. Complement your real-time collaboration in Teams with expert-verified information so that regardless of where - or when - your teammates work, they are connected and aligned.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Guru cards.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/245552i3670251B0E94037E/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Guru cards.png" alt="Share Guru cards within conversations" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Share Guru cards within conversations</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Here are some of the ways customers can connect Teams with Guru:</P> <P><BR /><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Streamline your internal communications</STRONG></FONT> <BR />Sometimes, amidst conversations and collaboration, critical information can get lost or overlooked. By integrating Guru into Teams, you can capture updates and announcements that are shared in a Teams channel to create visibility and accountability for the entire team and make it easier for them to revisit and act upon them later.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>With notifications integration, a Guru bot will deliver select notifications and allow you to take action on them directly within the Teams workflow:</P> <OL> <LI><STRONG>Card Comments</STRONG>: Receive and reply to mentions on any comments made on Guru Cards</LI> <LI><STRONG>Knowledge Alerts</STRONG>: Receive and read Knowledge Alerts on important knowledge that has been pushed to you and requires attention (<EM>including an in-app "<STRONG>I Read It</STRONG>" action</EM>)</LI> </OL> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Guru notifications and updates.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/245553iC60A815F65276A7B/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Guru notifications and updates.png" alt="Notifications and updates from Guru within Microsoft Teams" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Notifications and updates from Guru within Microsoft Teams</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>With Guru and Teams, you can improve your internal communications with notifications on real-time releases, company updates, and more by bringing information directly to employees where they’re already working, and giving them a way to let you know that they've seen it.</P> <P><BR /><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Enable every team with the product information they need</STRONG></FONT><BR />Because product information can change rapidly, employees need access to up-to-date information as the product changes. Guru’s app for Teams makes product information accessible and shareable in the same place that employees would go to ask questions about it: in Teams chat and channels. You can save time for your frontline employees and your product experts by integrating your product delivery process into your communication workflow. When those frontline employees are empowered to find product information and answers themselves, they’ll spend less time pinging your internal subject matter experts (SMEs) with repeat questions, resulting in more focused time for everyone involved. <BR /><BR /><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Ramp up new hires faster</STRONG></FONT><BR />Effectively onboarding new employees is critical to their long-term success and that of your company. Teams is a great way for new employees to meet their teammates and ask questions as they get acquainted with the culture, team, and product. Guru gives these new employees a single place to find all the company knowledge they need to thrive, while you lower your costs of administrative support.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Help new hires feel autonomous by allowing them to turn to Guru with all of their onboarding questions instead of having to interrupt another employee. With Guru and Teams, you can keep your new teammates productive in Teams, help existing employees stay focused on their own work, and reduce your new hire onboarding costs.</P> <P><BR /><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Improve collaboration with Guru and Teams</STRONG></FONT></P> <P>With Guru’s Teams integration, your teams have access to more of the information they need to stay productive within the Teams console. By bringing knowledge directly to the place where people already work, you can help make sure that important updates don’t go unnoticed and that teams spend less time searching for information and more time delivering value. Help keep your company connected, engaged, and aligned, <STRONG>both in real-time and asynchronously</STRONG>, with Guru in Teams.</P> <P><BR />To get started with Guru’s Teams integration, log in to your Teams account and <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">add Guru</A>.</P> <P><BR />To learn more about the benefits of collaborative knowledge management, visit <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Guru’s site</A>.</P> Tue, 26 Jan 2021 19:09:59 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/connect-guru-with-microsoft-teams-for-a-collaborative-wiki/ba-p/2051229 Microsoft_Teams_team 2021-01-26T19:09:59Z Enabling your organization for safe online meetings and collaboration with Microsoft Teams https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/enabling-your-organization-for-safe-online-meetings-and/ba-p/2038592 <P>In 2020, remote work became the norm for most organizations around the world – a trend that is likely to continue in 2021. In fact, the percentage of workers permanently working from home is expected to <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">double</A> this year. With more than 115 million daily active users on Microsoft Teams, we’ve seen how organizations have truly empowered their employees with remote collaboration tools such as online meetings, chat and calls, and real-time document coauthoring. As remote collaboration continues to be business critical, how can IT and security operations teams enable productivity while safeguarding enterprise assets?</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>The Importance of end user training</STRONG></FONT><BR />In many ways, end users hold the key to protecting corporate assets because their actions or inactions can create inroads for cyber threats. Certainly, a <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/protecting-your-data-creating-a-secure-and-compliant-microsoft/ba-p/1898638" target="_blank" rel="noopener">data governance strategy</A> and security tools like device management or automated information protection capabilities can help, but realistically, security operations can’t be involved in every action an end user makes. This makes end user training a vital element in any cyber security strategy.</P> <P><BR />For example, training end users to use sensitivity labels to classify content appropriately can significantly improve security and compliance. Many of our customers have rolled out sensitivity labels for email and trained their users to flag emails that contain sensitive business information so that they can be appropriately restricted to specific audiences.</P> <P><BR />In Teams, IT can enable easy-to-use security controls such as data encryption, data loss prevention, and secure guest access. But for these controls to work effectively, end users must be educated on when and how to appropriately use these security tools.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Providing accessible and consumable end user training</STRONG></FONT><BR />To promote a security-conscious work environment, many organizations provide end user training through a dedicated internal site, such as a Wiki or Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page, and then amplify this training through communication channels or organizational initiatives to reiterate and reinforce a security mindset. Creating an effective end user security training program can be difficult especially for IT teams that don’t have the capacity or capabilities to do so. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Teams video training</A> is a helpful place to start.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Microsoft Teams training focused on safe online meetings and collaboration</STRONG></FONT><BR />With the influx in online collaboration, these new Microsoft Teams training assets are designed to help any user to take advantage of Teams security features and become Teams power users. Across the security-focused training, you’ll find three asset types:</P> <TABLE border="1" width="100%"> <TBODY> <TR> <TD width="50%"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="End user guides.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/244672i23B5FFF78B18FD38/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="End user guides.png" alt="End user guides.png" /></span></TD> <TD width="50%">End user guides tailored to specific functions, such as how to mute attendees or create a new team</TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="50%"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Infographics.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/244673i2881232B5005AEDC/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="Infographics.png" alt="Infographics.png" /></span></TD> <TD width="50%">Infographics that contain a collection of relevant actions or functions, like safe online meetings and collaboration controls</TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="50%"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Videos.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/244670iED0304A17F6D28C5/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="Videos.png" alt="Videos.png" /></span></TD> <TD width="50%">Bite-sized videos demonstrating how to use Teams features</TD> </TR> </TBODY> </TABLE> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Here are some of the practical topics covered in these training assets:</P> <UL> <LI>Meeting options available to every meeting creator to control who can join the meeting directly or who can present their screen (note that some meeting option defaults are set by IT)</LI> <LI>How to mute individual attendees or mute all attendees</LI> <LI>Understanding presenter vs. attendee meeting role and how to promote/demote attendees</LI> <LI>Creating a new Team using an IT-created sensitivity label to help regulate sensitive information contained in the team</LI> <LI>How to end a Teams meeting for all attendees</LI> <LI>Understanding Teams chat policy violations, such as a message being blocked due to sharing sensitive business information or violating internal organization policies</LI> </UL> <P>You can download and access the end user guides and infographics at the end of the post, while the bite-sized videos will be posted to the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Teams video training site</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Tips on using the Microsoft Teams training assets</STRONG></FONT><BR />The individual end user guides and bite-size training videos are ideal to host on a central training site for educating end users on how to use Teams features and functionality. The collective infographic helps group related security-focused functions together to help promote a security-conscious workforce.</P> <P><BR />In addition to hosting the assets on a centralized site, end user training is often more impactful when the resources available or specific training is communicated through regular intervals. This continues to help promote any centralized training site and assets while also directly sharing a useful tip, trick, or useful feature.</P> <P><BR />If you’ve recently rolled out Teams or are starting to scale adoption, more frequent communications such as a “Feature Friday” mail can help achieve a targeted training plan. This can be especially useful during an initial Teams rollout where general awareness of how to use Teams may be limited. Helping end users understand how to use Teams not only drives business productivity, but creates a frontline security defense of Teams power users!</P> <P><BR />For more depth learning and interactive training make sure to check out the latest <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Teams training on Microsoft Learn</A> including a specific learning path on <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">enforcing security, privacy, and compliance in Microsoft Teams</A>!</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>End User Guides and Infographics</STRONG></FONT></P> <UL> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Attendee Mute</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Meeting Options</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Meeting Roles</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Team Creation Sensitivity</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Safe Message Policy</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Data Loss Prevention</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">End Meeting</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Security Tips and Tricks Infographic</A></LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> Tue, 26 Jan 2021 19:10:30 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/enabling-your-organization-for-safe-online-meetings-and/ba-p/2038592 Microsoft_Teams_team 2021-01-26T19:10:30Z What’s New in Microsoft Teams | December 2020 https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/what-s-new-in-microsoft-teams-december-2020/ba-p/2030942 <P>Happy new year and welcome to 2021. It’s going to be an exciting year for Microsoft Teams, but before we get any further, let’s have a look at all the great capabilities that launched in December.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>What’s New: Meetings</STRONG></FONT><BR /><STRONG>Virtual Breakout Rooms</STRONG><BR />Breakout rooms allows meeting organizers to divide the meeting into smaller groups to facilitate discussions and brainstorming sessions. A breakout room can be created in a Teams meeting or a Teams channel meeting, allowing greater flexibility on how you want to meet. Organizers can easily jump in between breakout rooms, deliver announcements to all breakout rooms at once, and bring everyone back to the main meeting at any time. Any files from the breakout rooms can be shared in the main meeting and is available afterwards in the meeting chat. Learn <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/breakout-rooms-generally-available-today-in-microsoft-teams/ba-p/1968481" target="_blank" rel="noopener">more</A>.</P> <P><IFRAME src="https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/videoplayer/embed/RE4JVgf" width="950" height="475" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture"></IFRAME></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>End-of-meeting notifications</STRONG><BR />Microsoft Teams notifies the participants in a meeting when there are five minutes remaining in the scheduled meeting time. The notification appears on screen for 10 seconds and disappears without any user action. This helps you stay on track and wrap up as necessary without unintentionally running late to your next schedule. Notification is triggered for all scheduled private and channel meetings and does not cause the meeting to end automatically.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="End-of-meeting notifications.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/243998i0724878E6352F8AB/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="End-of-meeting notifications.png" alt="End-of-meeting notifications.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Teams meeting pre-join experience</STRONG><BR />We have now improved the pre-join meeting experience for Teams meetings including easier discovery of audio, video, and device configurations before joining a meeting. Previously, you had to go to settings to change meeting devices, but now these can be easily adjusted prior to the meeting in the pre-join experience.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="New Pre-Join Experience.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/244348i2BDA2372FA2A378A/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="New Pre-Join Experience.png" alt="New Pre-Join Experience.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>New languages supported for real-time translation in live events</STRONG><BR />Translate Japanese, Korean, French, French-Canadian, Spanish, Spanish-Mexican, Traditional Chinese, Swedish, Dutch, Italian, Hindi-Indian, Portuguese-Brazilian, and Russian into up to 50 different languages. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Live events limit increases are extended until June 30, 2021</STRONG> <BR />To continue help support our customers, through June 30, 2021, we extended limit increases for live events, including:</P> <UL> <LI>Event support for up to 20,000 attendees</LI> <LI>50 events can be hosted simultaneously across a tenant</LI> <LI>Event duration of 16 hours per broadcast</LI> </UL> <P>Additionally, events for as many as 100,000 attendees can be planned through the live events assistance program. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><BR /><STRONG><FONT size="5">What’s New: Calling</FONT></STRONG><BR /><STRONG>Multiple Number Dialing</STRONG><BR />You can now see a split button in the chat header for audio/video calling. This displays multiple numbers for a single contact making it easier to view available numbers to initiate a call.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Multiple Number Dialing.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/244313iB3936A822CBCCC1C/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Multiple Number Dialing.png" alt="Multiple Number Dialing.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Live Captions for 1:1 Calls</STRONG><BR />Whether you’re in a noisy environment or just missed what was said, live captions can make it easier to follow along in calls. Admins can disable this capability if desired, and users have control to turn these off. For the most accurate captions possible, it is recommended to speak clearly into the microphone and avoid having multiple people speaking at the same time.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><BR /><FONT size="5"><STRONG>What’s New: Devices</STRONG></FONT><BR /><STRONG>New features rolling out to Microsoft Teams Rooms on Windows</STRONG><BR />The latest app for Microsoft Teams Rooms on Windows, version 4.7.15.0 is now available in the Teams Admin Center. The latest update includes the following new capabilities:</P> <UL> <LI><STRONG>Cortana Voice Assistance (Preview):</STRONG> Launching in Preview, in-room meeting attendees can now use voice assistance powered by Cortana to join and end their meetings without touch. Using natural language, people can simply state “Cortana, join/end my meeting” for a seamless hands-free experience.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Control Spotlight from console:</STRONG> People in the meeting room can now control the Teams meeting Spotlight feature from the Teams Rooms console control. Once enabled, the individual identified as the spotlight will be the main video shown to all participants in the Teams meeting.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Share HDMI audio:</STRONG> A highly requested feature, users connecting to a Teams Room via HDMI can now share their PC audio into the Teams meeting.</LI> </UL> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="devices.gif" style="width: 900px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/244003i3E0420F0120B4B5C/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="devices.gif" alt="devices.gif" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Enhanced meeting experiences on Teams phones</STRONG><BR />Teams phones now support a new video layout including 3x3 gallery view, large gallery view for more participants and Together mode. Using 3x3, users can see the video feeds of up to 9 meetings participants at a time. For even larger meetings, enable large gallery view to show up to 49 participants. Teams phones now also supports Together mode, the meeting experience where participants are transported to a virtual shared space. No matter which style of meeting you select you can always enable background blur to reduce distractions and obscure any imagery found in a video setting.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Proximity Join for Teams conference phones</STRONG><BR />Proximity based meeting join for an available Microsoft Teams conference phone is supported from this update. The Microsoft Teams client on your PC and mobile detect proximity of the conference phone via the BLE beacon transmitted by the phone and allow you to add the phone easily to the meeting from your pre-join screen on your desktop or mobile client. When a user adds the conference phone to the meeting, the phone would auto accept the incoming meeting request. <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/introducing-microsoft-teams-rooms-updated/ba-p/323848" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>New unified communication workstation and phone form factors from Yealink and Audiocodes</STRONG> <BR />Yealink is excited to introduce a new set of peripherals, the WH66 and WH67, an integrated unified communication workstation. The all-in-one format has a built-in speakerphone, wireless mobile phone charger, multi-touch screen and USB hub. Calling is now even more convenient with a dedicated Teams button. All these features reduce the number of tools and wires on a desktop, simplifying a workspace and boosting productivity.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Yealink (1).png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/244070i2FD1CC335B35EB42/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Yealink (1).png" alt="Yealink (1).png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>The newly certified Yealink MP58 desk phone provides a high-quality collaboration experience for executives and professionals alike. With HD Audio features, a 7-inch adjustable touch screen and a dedicated Teams button, this phone was built with Teams calling and meetings in mind. Moreover, the MP58 can support the innovative Bluetooth wireless handset, adding extra mobility and flexibility to the users by allowing them to leave the desk while on the call.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Another newly certified device is the Audiocodes C470, a Teams native high end desk phone. The C470HD is equipped with a large, single surface, full touch interface, incorporating an exceptionally sharp 5.5” color touch screen, with optional support for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="audiocodes.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/244312iC786E63B7D753596/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="audiocodes.png" alt="audiocodes.png" /></span></P> <P>Check out these and more devices at <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://aka.ms/Teamsdevices</A>!</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><BR /><FONT size="5"><STRONG>What’s New: Chat &amp; Collaboration</STRONG></FONT><BR /><STRONG>Improved Search relevance</STRONG><BR />Now when searching for messages in Microsoft Teams, the top 3 messages are generated and ordered by a newly developed relevance model – previously messages were ordered chronologically with the most recent messages at the top of the search results.</P> <P><BR />Teams learns the relevant characteristics of a message that matters most to you based on a vast array of active and passive signals, for example, who you interact with most frequently or on which teams and channels you are most active on.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Access files offline on iOS</STRONG><BR />The Teams mobile app for iOS now allows you to access files even when you are offline or in bad network conditions. Simply select the files you need access to, and Teams will keep a downloaded version to use in your mobile app. You can find all your files that are available offline in the files section of the app.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Improvements to video playback experience</STRONG><BR />Now included in Teams is a faster-loading experience for embedded videos. You will now experience up to 25% reduction in the time it takes a Stream embedded video to load, and up to a 90% reduction in the time it takes for the video to start playing. This means a much faster Stream video playback experience within Teams. <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-stream-blog/now-available-improved-embed-video-experience-amp-webcam-only/ba-p/1991715" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Improvements to Yammer communities and conversations in Teams</STRONG><BR />You can now search for Yammer conversations while in the Communities app within Microsoft Teams as well as add a tab with new Yammer styling in your Teams channels. <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-stream-blog/now-available-improved-embed-video-experience-amp-webcam-only/ba-p/1991715" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Yammer in Teams.png" style="width: 624px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/244012i48F07DFF6E8A0E8E/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Yammer in Teams.png" alt="Yammer in Teams.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Updated ‘Add a Team to a site’ wizard in SharePoint</STRONG><BR />We want to make it easier to use the connected value of Teams and SharePoint. People can use SharePoint team site home pages with dynamic web parts as mini-dashboards for group content: pages, news, links, documents, group activity and more - and it's configurable. Choose the SharePoint content that you want to add as tabs in Teams when you first connect them via the "Add a Team" flow from your site. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Teamify.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/244366iA0CFF8446FD58847/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Teamify.png" alt="Teamify.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Add document libraries, pages or news to a channel in Teams via the updated SharePoint tab</STRONG><BR />Team members can now use the SharePoint tab experience to pin any page, news, list or document library as a separate tab in their Teams channel. Just go to the "+" button from any channel in Teams, select SharePoint and start pinning resources that your team needs to collaborate better. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Document Libraries.png" style="width: 343px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/244017i772790E8EC3005A0/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Document Libraries.png" alt="Document Libraries.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Teams and OneDrive destinations in SharePoint admin center Migration Manager</STRONG><BR />SharePoint Migration Manager now lets you select a Teams channel or a OneDrive username when setting your content migration destination. <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-sharepoint-blog/migrate-your-content-into-microsoft-365/ba-p/1604587" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><BR /><FONT size="5"><STRONG>What’s New: Power Platform and custom development</STRONG></FONT><BR /><STRONG>Power App in Teams – Broad distribution apps</STRONG><BR />The tight Power Apps and Teams integration empowers you to build custom apps for whatever business challenge you are facing, especially with the recently released Power Apps Teams app. With the Power Apps Teams app you can build custom low code apps to use in Teams – and now you can deploy those apps to your entire tenant. You can still deploy apps to a select team, but this added functionality lets you distribute apps backed with Dataverse for Teams to your entire organization.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>App spotlight</STRONG></P> <P><STRONG><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Yasoon.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/244077i7E68F86290540B21/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Yasoon.png" alt="Yasoon.png" /></span></STRONG></P> <P>Many teams today use Jira for project and issues management and Microsoft Teams for collaboration, but not all users may use both – which may lead to some breaks in the communication flow. That’s where Yasoon comes in to bridge the gap and maintain a clear line of communication across both Jira and Teams. With Yasoon’s Smart Connect for Jira app, users can have cross-tool conversations seamlessly – even with members who can’t access Jira – so now everyone can stay engaged and understand the context of every issue being worked through. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P><LI-VIDEO vid="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bv_Z4l9aKuw" align="center" size="large" width="600" height="338" uploading="false" thumbnail="https://i.ytimg.com/vi/Bv_Z4l9aKuw/hqdefault.jpg" external="url"></LI-VIDEO></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>What’s New: Management</STRONG></FONT><BR /><STRONG>Restricting Windows and Mac managed device sign-in to specific tenants</STRONG><BR />You can now restrict Teams sign-in for Windows and Mac managed devices to help ensure that employees cannot sign-in to another organization's tenant using the other tenant's credentials from the device they are authorized to use for work. This policy can also be used to configure access to personal accounts.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Manage Teams displays in Team Admin Center</STRONG><BR />We are adding the Teams Display as one more device category that can now be managed within Teams Admin Center. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><BR /><FONT size="5"><STRONG>What’s New: Security, compliance &amp; privacy</STRONG></FONT><BR /><STRONG>Only Invited Users can join directly with new Lobby Setting</STRONG> <BR />A new lobby setting is coming to Teams meeting. We are adding "People I invite" as an option to the "Who can bypass lobby?" setting. Once enabled, only the participants invited by the organizer in the meeting invite can join the meeting directly. Everyone else is sent to the lobby.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Customer Key for Teams available for public preview</STRONG><BR />Customer Key support for Microsoft Teams is now available for public preview! Customer Key is an added layer of encryption and is already available in Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, and OneDrive. <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/customer-key-support-for-microsoft-teams-now-in-public-preview/ba-p/1999893" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><BR /><FONT size="5"><STRONG>What’s New: Teams for Education</STRONG></FONT><BR /><STRONG>Students and educators get a notification when a new Class Notebook page is distributed</STRONG><BR />We are making a new update that allows any Educator using Page Distribution in the OneNote client to ensure that all students get a notification in Teams after a page is distributed! This notification works for educators using the Class Notebook Toolbar in OneNote Windows 10, iPad, Web and Mac.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Coming soon – Teams for Education policy wizard</STRONG></P> <P>In the next few days, the new Education policy wizard will be available. Using this wizard admins can easily and quickly apply global policy defaults for students and apply a custom policy set to the group of educators and staff tailored to their needs. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><BR /><FONT size="5"><STRONG>What’s New: Healthcare</STRONG> </FONT><BR /><STRONG>EHR connector for virtual visits in healthcare</STRONG><BR />The Microsoft Teams EHR connector let's patients schedule and join the virtual visit from within their electronic health record (EHR) system’s patient portal. Providers can schedule and launch the visits from within the EHR provider portal. Integration with Epic is currently supported by the Microsoft Teams EHR connector, with other EHR systems coming soon. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><BR /><FONT size="5"><STRONG>What’s New: Firstline Workers</STRONG></FONT><BR /><STRONG>Customizable Praise badges</STRONG><BR />Now, organizations can create customized Praise badges to express their culture and values when recognizing successes and fostering comradery. Praise can help improve workplace culture and job satisfaction, from corporate headquarters to Firstline Workers. Learn more.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Praise badges.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/244078i8DE975EE078BB9DD/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Praise badges.png" alt="Praise badges.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>What’s New: Government</STRONG></FONT><BR /><STRONG>Virtual Breakout Rooms</STRONG><BR />Breakout rooms allows meeting organizers to divide the meeting into smaller groups to facilitate discussions and brainstorming sessions. A breakout room can be created in a Teams meeting or a Teams channel meeting, allowing greater flexibility on how you want to meet. Organizers can easily jump in between breakout rooms, deliver announcements to all breakout rooms at once, and bring everyone back to the main meeting at any time. Any files from the breakout rooms can be shared in the main meeting and are available afterwards in the meeting chat. Available in GCC in December. <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/breakout-rooms-generally-available-today-in-microsoft-teams/ba-p/1968481" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P><IFRAME src="https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/videoplayer/embed/RE4JVgf" width="950" height="475" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture"></IFRAME></P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Teams meeting pre-join experience</STRONG><BR />We have now improved the pre-join meeting experience for Teams meetings including easier discovery of audio, video, and device configurations before joining a meeting. Previously, you had to go to settings to change meeting devices, but now these can be easily adjusted prior to the meeting in the pre-join experience. Available in GCC in December.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>PowerPoint file sharing</STRONG><BR />PowerPoint file sharing in Teams allows you to share a PowerPoint file within a Teams Meeting without having to use Desktop or Window sharing. Participants can view the presentation at their own pace, navigate through slides on their own and sync back to the presenter at any time. This gives them time to focus on or revisit relevant slides before resuming back to the current presentation. Available in GCC and GCC-High. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Multiple number dialing</STRONG> <BR />You can now see a split button in the chat header for audio/video calling. This displays multiple numbers for a single contact making it easier to view available numbers to initiate a call.&nbsp;Available in GCC in December.&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Multiple Number Dialing.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/244098i0DF643534A398A38/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Multiple Number Dialing.png" alt="Multiple Number Dialing.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Inline message translation in DoD</STRONG><BR />With a simple click, people who speak different languages can fluidly communicate with one another by translating posts in channels and chat. Inline message translation helps ensure that every worker in the team has a voice and facilitate global collaboration. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Set presence status duration in GCC</STRONG><BR />Let others know when you are available in Teams by managing your presence status. Users can now change their presence status for a specific period. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>New offline presence status in GCC</STRONG><BR />Let others know when you are not available in Microsoft Teams. You can now change your presence to “Offline”. This allows you to have full access to Teams while signaling to colleagues that you are unavailable. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more</A>.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Linux Client available in GCC-High</STRONG><BR />The Microsoft Teams Linux client is now available in GCC-High.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Data loss prevention for Microsoft Teams</STRONG><BR />Data loss prevention (DLP) capabilities in Microsoft 365 government clouds is now extended to include Microsoft Teams chat and channel messages, including private channel messages. If your organization has DLP, you can now define policies that prevent people from sharing sensitive information in a Microsoft Teams channel or chat session.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>GCC support for devices management in Teams Admin Center</STRONG><BR />Device management support in Teams Admin Center is now available in the GCC cloud environment. Admins can now control the entire lifecycle of their Teams devices, which include an increasing variety of supported device types - IP Phones, Collaboration bars, Teams displays, and Teams Meeting Room devices, all from one place.</P> Tue, 26 Jan 2021 19:11:09 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/what-s-new-in-microsoft-teams-december-2020/ba-p/2030942 Microsoft_Teams_team 2021-01-26T19:11:09Z Customer Key support for Microsoft Teams now in Public Preview! https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/customer-key-support-for-microsoft-teams-now-in-public-preview/ba-p/1999893 <P>In September, at Microsoft Ignite, we shared that Customer Key support for Microsoft Teams would become available for public preview at the end of 2020 – we are now happy to share it’s here for public preview!</P> <P><BR />Microsoft Teams helps keep data safe by encrypting it while at rest in Microsoft data centers, starting with <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">volume-level encryption enabled through BitLocker</A> while <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">service encryption</A> ensures that content at rest is encrypted at the application layer. Customer Key is built on service encryption and provides an added layer of encryption at the application level for data-at-rest and allows you as the organization to control the encryption keys.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Customer Key helps you meet compliance obligations because you control the encryption keys that Microsoft 365 uses to encrypt and decrypt data, enhancing your ability to meet the demands of compliance requirements that specify key arrangements with the cloud service provider.</P> <P><BR /><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Already available</A> in Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, and OneDrive, this extension into Teams will be offered as a preview. You can now assign a single data encryption policy at the tenant level to encrypt your data-at-rest in Teams and Exchange. For more details, please see <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Overview of Customer Key for Microsoft 365 at the tenant level.</A></P> Thu, 04 Feb 2021 15:31:00 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/customer-key-support-for-microsoft-teams-now-in-public-preview/ba-p/1999893 Microsoft_Teams_team 2021-02-04T15:31:00Z 4 ways to deliver better meetings with apps in Microsoft Teams https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/4-ways-to-deliver-better-meetings-with-apps-in-microsoft-teams/ba-p/1995700 <P>For so many of us, meetings form an important part of how work is done. With new applications and updates inside of Microsoft Teams, you will be better equipped to handle the ebb and flow of meetings throughout your day.</P> <P><BR />We’ve recently released <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">apps in meetings</A>, and there are nearly 20 apps now available. To get started with apps in meetings, edit the meetings you have scheduled and sent out within Teams, and select the + button at the top to add apps to your meetings:</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="meetings.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/241189i5FC7C018AC51EE6D/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="meetings.png" alt="meetings.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Many apps in meetings have a pre-meeting preparation experience you can engage in before a meeting starts (e.g., setting up an agenda, designing simple poll questions.) Then, during a meeting, you can call up your tools as needed and as it fits the conversations you are having. Just like that – you can transform your meeting experiences with different apps to suit the types of meetings you are in.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG><FONT size="5">1. Structured meetings are productive meetings with Decisions</FONT></STRONG><BR />For all the time that you and your colleagues spend within a meeting, you want to ensure you actionable outcomes and next steps. <STRONG>Decisions</STRONG> has extended their Teams integration with an app for meetings – starting with an easy-to-edit agenda that allows you to tag and organize the expected timelines. This will help you, as a meeting organizer, become instantly better structured and outcome-oriented for the meetings you run. Within a meeting, <STRONG>Decisions</STRONG> takes advantage of the meetings pane so that you can see and interact with the agenda, alongside your colleagues, in real time during a meeting. With the power to keep the agenda always in view – alongside capabilities for adding notes, tasks, and taking votes – you can ensure that every great idea and every action follow up is recorded.</P> <P><BR /><EM>See more about <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Decisions available on Microsoft AppSource</A>.</EM></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="decisions.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/241192i75EA32DA6C461E8A/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="decisions.png" alt="decisions.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>2. Connect with your team via Teamflect</STRONG></FONT><BR />For managers and their team, the 1-on-1 meeting is a critical tool for team members to shape their relationships– including their status review, yearly plans, mentoring relationships, and more. <STRONG>Teamflect</STRONG>, a new app in Microsoft Teams, provides a way to manage and structure the process of those management relationships within an organization. It evaluates your connections with other colleagues and makes it easy to record follow up notes and feedback from your management conversations with your teammates. Because it particularly focuses on 1-on-1 conversations between managers and their team, it has focused tools to help structure plans for growth for everyone on your team. To have better and more structured 1-on-1s, give <STRONG>Teamflect</STRONG> a try within your next management meetings.</P> <P><BR /><EM>Add <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Teamflect</A> from AppSource.</EM></P> <P><EM><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Teamflect.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/241193iF5C79F5C1E53B4FC/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Teamflect.png" alt="Teamflect.png" /></span></EM></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><FONT size="5">3. Poll the meeting audience with Slido</FONT></STRONG><BR />During a meeting – especially a large meeting – you will want to plan for ways to keep the audience engaged. At several points, consider asking the audience questions so you can encourage conversation or tailor your pitch to the mood of the audience. <STRONG>Slido</STRONG> is a simple but flexible polling tool you can integrate into your meeting workflows that help you get a broader sense of the room. Supporting several different question types – including word clouds, multiple choice questions, quizzes and ratings, there are a number of options for pausing during a meeting to ask for more audience participation and engagement.</P> <P><BR /><EM>Add the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Slido ap</A>p to your meetings from Microsoft AppSource.</EM></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Slido.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/241194i11AD4E9D4EE0977C/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Slido.png" alt="Slido.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>4. Take a mini-break from meetings with Breakthru</STRONG></FONT><BR />Finally, with more and more digital meetings it is more important to pay attention to your individual workload and sense of fatigue. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">We have found</A> that ensuring you get time in between meetings to take some time out, relax, and shift your focus can make a big impact to your overall sense of wellbeing, and help you stay refreshed for that final late-afternoon meeting. <STRONG>Breakthru</STRONG> is a new application in Microsoft Teams that helps you do just that – it helps you take 2-minute mini breaks with meditative exercise that can help you and your team re-energize. Whether within a meeting with colleagues, or just by yourself, you can enhance your overall well-being with these helpful restorative pauses that can help clear your mind for what comes next.</P> <P><BR /><EM>Add the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Breakthru app</A> to try it out for yourself, or within a meeting.</EM></P> <P><EM><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Breakthru.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/241196iAACF3E6174537272/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Breakthru.png" alt="Breakthru.png" /></span></EM></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>For all the decisions and actions that take place in meetings, apps within and outside of meetings give you the right tools to get to better outcomes. With these apps in your toolbox, you can run more meaningful and engaged meetings throughout the week – and keep everyone engaged as well.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Tue, 26 Jan 2021 19:11:44 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/4-ways-to-deliver-better-meetings-with-apps-in-microsoft-teams/ba-p/1995700 Microsoft_Teams_team 2021-01-26T19:11:44Z Get the most from your meetings and calls with Microsoft Teams https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/get-the-most-from-your-meetings-and-calls-with-microsoft-teams/ba-p/1911016 <H3>Part 2: Re-setting the bar for meeting and call quality</H3> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><EM>This is the <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/get-the-most-from-your-meetings-with-microsoft-teams/ba-p/907594" target="_blank" rel="noopener">second in a series of blog posts</A> focused on helping you get the most out of your meetings and calls with Microsoft Teams. Millions of people around the world rely on Teams to collaborate via meetings, calls, and chat. In this series, we share best practices and highlight new features in Teams and the Microsoft 365 service designed to help your teams achieve more together.</EM></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>As many of us have experienced, meetings often get derailed by unintentional distractions. An echo or unidentifiable background noise cuts in. Someone’s audio breaks up while they’re making an important point. A person suddenly gets booted off the call. Poor audio and visual quality can hijack a meeting, inhibiting focus, wasting time, and in the long term, causing meeting fatigue. However, in the moments when technology fails us, it seems there’s nothing we can do but keep going and hope the problem resolves quickly.</P> <P><BR />With Microsoft Teams, we want to give people more control over the digital quality of their meetings. Born in the cloud and built with Microsoft AI at its core, Teams uses AI to remove unwanted sounds, monitor quality and adapt as needed, give users more information and proactive actions, and provide insight into issues before they disrupt meetings.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>AI-based noise suppression</STRONG></FONT></P> <P><SPAN style="font-family: inherit;">Whether it be multiple meetings occurring in a small space, children playing loudly nearby, or construction noise outside of your home office, unwanted background noise can be distracting in Teams meetings. We are excited to announce that you will have the ability to remove unwelcome background noise during your calls and meetings with our new AI-based noise suppression option.<BR /></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><SPAN style="font-family: inherit;">READ MORE:&nbsp;<A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/reduce-background-noise-in-microsoft-teams-meetings-with-ai/ba-p/1992318" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Reduce background noise in Microsoft Teams meetings with AI-based noise suppression</A></SPAN></STRONG></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN style="font-family: inherit;">You can enable this helpful new feature by adjusting your device settings before your call or meeting and selecting "High" in the "Noise suppression" drop-down (note this feature is currently only supported in the Teams Windows desktop client). See this support article for details about how to turn it on&nbsp;</SPAN><A style="font-family: inherit; background-color: #ffffff;" href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</A><SPAN style="font-family: inherit;">.</SPAN></P> <P><BR />Our new noise suppression feature works by analyzing an individual’s audio feed and uses AI to filter out noise and only retain speech. While traditional noise suppression can only address simple stationary noise sources such as a consistent fan noise, our AI-based approach learns the difference between speech and unnecessary noise and is able to suppress non-stationary noises such as keyboard typing, crunching of paper or food wrappers, and vacuuming.</P> <P><IFRAME src="https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/videoplayer/embed/RE4Lri4" width="950" height="475" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture"></IFRAME></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Satin: A new audio codec for great quality even in low bandwidth</STRONG></FONT><BR />With more virtual meetings, many users require great call quality even when your network is limited. There are many scenarios that can contribute to low bitrate – parents and children sharing the household’s network for meetings and classes, high cost of large data plans, and many more. To help with these challenges, our latest innovation is a new audio codec, Satin, which offers great audio quality at a bitrate as low as 6kbps, making meetings sound natural and clear even when the network has low bandwidth.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <FIGURE> <FIGCAPTION><STRONG>Before</STRONG></FIGCAPTION> <AUDIO src="https://cdn.techcommunity.microsoft.com/assets/MicrosoftTeams/Silk.wav" controls="controls"> Your browser does not support the <CODE>audio</CODE> element. </AUDIO></FIGURE> <FIGURE> <FIGCAPTION><STRONG>After</STRONG></FIGCAPTION> <AUDIO src="https://cdn.techcommunity.microsoft.com/assets/MicrosoftTeams/Satin.wav" controls="controls"> Your browser does not support the <CODE>audio</CODE> element. </AUDIO></FIGURE> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Packet loss improvement for choppy audio</STRONG> </FONT><BR />Teams also pays attention to the strength of the network and adapts as needed. When bandwidth is poor, some of the audio information gets lost in transmission, which causes the choppy audio that we’ve all become too familiar with. When Teams detects an unable network, it automatically attempts to recover some of the lost data to deliver smooth, clear audio. Teams continually monitors audio quality and adapts accordingly to keep participants engaged in the meeting.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <FIGURE> <FIGCAPTION><STRONG>Before</STRONG></FIGCAPTION> <AUDIO src="https://cdn.techcommunity.microsoft.com/assets/MicrosoftTeams/MRv2Demo_Before.mp3" controls="controls"> Your browser does not support the <CODE>audio</CODE> element. </AUDIO></FIGURE> <FIGURE> <FIGCAPTION><STRONG>After</STRONG></FIGCAPTION> <AUDIO src="https://cdn.techcommunity.microsoft.com/assets/MicrosoftTeams/MRv2Demo_After.mp3" controls="controls"> Your browser does not support the <CODE>audio</CODE> element. </AUDIO></FIGURE> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Proactive user assistance</STRONG></FONT><BR />Teams actively helps people improve the quality of the meeting by offering suggestions to optimize their audio and video experience based on their work environment. For example, the dreaded echo or howling noise is caused when multiple devices are present and connected in the same room. When Teams notices that a participant is joining via their PC in a conference room, Teams will prompt them to “join with audio off” since the conference room device will manage the audio. If they don’t see the prompt, Teams will automatically mute the participant’s microphone and speakers upon joining – circumventing a potential distraction.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Actionable insights for IT</STRONG></FONT><BR />Your IT department also has an important role to play in improving the quality of virtual meeting experiences. Teams has a robust set of capabilities to help IT manage, triage and resolve issues. The <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Call Quality Dashboard</A> gives IT administrators an at-a-glance view of monthly, daily and hourly quality trends for various types of Teams meetings and calls. When issues arise, IT can quickly access data reports to effectively troubleshoot. These reports include rich information that helps IT not only understand the problem, but also data about specific individuals affected or involved in the issue.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Picture1.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/240824iB57FC12FC0126F2F/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="Picture1.png" alt="Picture1.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>When it comes to getting the most out of meetings and calls, quality matters. That is why we continue to invest in intelligent capabilities that improve the quality and reliability of calls and meetings experiences. We’re excited for the new innovations ahead that will bring even better quality to our customers around the world. With our continuous commitment to quality improvement, users can save time and focus on connecting with one another.</P> Tue, 09 Feb 2021 18:55:27 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/get-the-most-from-your-meetings-and-calls-with-microsoft-teams/ba-p/1911016 Microsoft_Teams_team 2021-02-09T18:55:27Z Reduce background noise in Microsoft Teams meetings with AI-based noise suppression https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/reduce-background-noise-in-microsoft-teams-meetings-with-ai/ba-p/1992318 <P>Whether it be multiple meetings occurring in a small space, children playing loudly nearby, or construction noise outside of your home office, unwanted background noise can be really distracting in Teams meetings. We are excited to announce that users will have the ability to remove unwelcome background noise during their calls and meetings with our new AI-based noise suppression option.</P> <P><BR />Users can enable this helpful new feature by adjusting their device settings before their call or meeting and selecting "High" in the "Noise suppression" drop-down (note this feature is currently only supported in the Teams Windows desktop client). See this support article for details about how to turn it on and more here: <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://aka.ms/noisesuppression</A>.</P> <P><BR />Our new noise suppression feature works by analyzing an individual’s audio feed and uses specially trained deep neural networks to filter out noise and only retain speech. While traditional noise suppression algorithms can only address simple stationary noise sources such as a consistent fan noise, our AI-based approach learns the difference between speech and unnecessary noise and is able to suppress various non-stationary noises, such as keyboard typing or food wrapper crunching. With the increased work from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, noises such as vacuuming, your child’s conflicting school lesson or kitchen noises have become more common but are effectively removed by our new AI-based noise suppression, exemplified in the video below.</P> <P><IFRAME src="https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/videoplayer/embed/RE4Lri4" width="950" height="475" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture"></IFRAME></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>The AI-based noise suppression relies on machine learning (ML) to learn the difference between clean speech and noise. The key is to train the ML model on a representative dataset to ensure it works in all situations our Teams customers are experiencing. There needs to be enough diversity in the data set in terms of the clean speech, the noise types, and the environments from which our customers are joining online meetings.</P> <P><BR />To achieve this dataset diversity, we have created a large dataset with approximately 760 hours of clean speech data and 180 hours of noise data. To comply with Microsoft’s strict privacy standards, we ensured that no customer data is being collected for this data set. Instead, we either used publicly available data or crowdsourcing to collect specific scenarios. For clean speech we ensured that we had a balance of female and male speech and we collected data from 10+ languages which also include tonal languages to ensure that our model will not change the meaning of a sentence by distorting the tone of the words. For the noise data we included 150 noise types to ensure we cover diverse scenarios that our customers may run into from keyboard typing to toilet flushing or snoring. Another important aspect was to include emotions in our clean speech so that expressions like laughter or crying are not suppressed. The characteristics of the environment from which our customers are joining their online Teams meetings has a strong impact on the speech signal as well. To capture that diversity, we trained our model with data from more than 3,000 real room environments and more than 115,000 synthetically created rooms.</P> <P><BR />Since we use deep learning it is important to have a powerful model training infrastructure. We use Microsoft Azure to allow our team to develop improved versions of our ML model. Another challenge is that the extraction of original clean speech from the noise needs to be done in a way that the human ear perceives as natural and pleasant. Since there are no objective metrics which are highly correlated to human perception, we developed a framework which allowed us to send the processed audio samples to crowdsourcing vendors where human listeners rated their audio quality on a one to five-star scale to produce mean opinion scores (MOS). With these human ratings we were able to develop a new perceptual metric which together with the subjective human ratings allowed us to make fast progress on improving the quality of our deep learning models.</P> <P><BR />To advance the research in this field we have also open-sourced our dataset and the perceptual quality crowdsourcing framework. This has been the basis of two competitions we hosted as part of the Interspeech 2020 and ICASSP 2021 conferences as outlined here: <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/dns-challenge/home/</A></P> <P><BR />Finally, we ensured that our deep learning model could run efficiently on the Teams client in real-time. By optimizing for human perception, we were able to achieve a good trade-off between quality and complexity which ensures that most Windows devices our customers are using can take advantage of our AI-based noise suppression. Our team is currently working on bringing this feature also to our Mac and mobile platforms.</P> <P><BR />AI based noise suppression is an example of how our deep learning technology has a profound impact on our customer’s quality of experience.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Learn more in the second part of our series about getting the most from your meetings and calls with Microsoft Teams:&nbsp;<A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/get-the-most-from-your-meetings-and-calls-with-microsoft-teams/ba-p/1911016" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Re-setting the bar for meeting and call quality</A></P> Thu, 04 Feb 2021 15:25:08 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/reduce-background-noise-in-microsoft-teams-meetings-with-ai/ba-p/1992318 robertaichner 2021-02-04T15:25:08Z 5 things you may not know about the free version of Microsoft Teams https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/5-things-you-may-not-know-about-the-free-version-of-microsoft/ba-p/1987473 <P>In the months since remote work became the new normal for many of us, we’ve all had our fair share of “virtual everything,” from customer meetings to online events and virtual team gatherings. Businesses of all sizes are using Microsoft Teams to stay connected, whether as part of their Microsoft 365 plan, or the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">free version of Microsoft Teams</A>, which enables you to meet, chat, and collaborate securely, all in one place, at no cost.</P> <P><BR />Here are five things about the free version of Teams that make remote work easier, including new features now available.</P> <P><BR /><FONT size="5"><STRONG>1. Schedule meetings with anyone</STRONG></FONT><BR />Earlier this year we delivered <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">scheduled meetings</A> in the free version of Teams, answering one of the most frequent feature requests. When scheduling a meeting, organizers can either copy the meeting link to send it directly to other participants or send an invite via Outlook or Google calendar. Anyone, including external participants, can join meetings in one click—no setup or account required.</P> <P><BR />Now, we are also adding the ability to view past and upcoming meetings in Teams. Soon you’ll be able to view and edit all the meetings you scheduled in Teams, including their security options, right from the Meetings app on the left rail.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="ScheduleAMeeting.gif" style="width: 900px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/240556iA287D1E6341A7900/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="ScheduleAMeeting.gif" alt="ScheduleAMeeting.gif" /></span><BR /><BR /><STRONG><FONT size="5">2. Reduce meeting fatigue with Together mode</FONT></STRONG><BR />Together mode is a new meeting experience in Teams that digitally places meeting participants in a shared background. It’s great for meetings in which multiple people speak, such as brainstorms or roundtable discussion, because it makes it easier to pick up body language and non-verbal cues. Together mode is now available in the free version of Teams with a variety of scenes including auditoriums, conference rooms, and even a coffee shop.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Together Mode.gif" style="width: 900px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/240552i2F2B9F1FC943C9DE/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Together Mode.gif" alt="Together Mode.gif" /></span><BR /><BR /><FONT size="5"><STRONG>3. Work with external stakeholders using guest access</STRONG></FONT><BR />Often you need to collaborate with people outside your organization, such as clients, suppliers, and partners. You can do so directly in Teams by <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">adding them as a guest</A>. Guest access allows you to provide access to certain teams and chats to people outside the organization, while maintaining control over your company data.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Note:</STRONG> Guest access is not required to join a meeting. <BR /><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="GuestAccess.gif" style="width: 900px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/240553i332D0DAB53C1BB46/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="GuestAccess.gif" alt="GuestAccess.gif" /></span></P> <P><BR /><FONT size="5"><STRONG>4. Share files with built-in cloud storage or integrate your existing storage</STRONG> </FONT><BR />The free version of Teams comes with 10 GB of team cloud storage and 2 GB of personal cloud storage per user. This allows organizations to securely store, access, and share important documents in Teams. You can even co-author Word, Excel and PowerPoint files with colleagues in real time within the Teams app.</P> <P><BR />Want to keep using your existing cloud storage service? No problem. You can easily <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">integrate third party storage providers</A> such as Google Drive, Dropbox and Box, enabling you to view, manage, and share those files in Teams as well.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="ThirdPartyStorage.gif" style="width: 900px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/240554iEE64C5C33B1725B8/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="ThirdPartyStorage.gif" alt="ThirdPartyStorage.gif" /></span></P> <P><BR /><FONT size="5"><STRONG>5. Brainstorm together with Whiteboard in Teams</STRONG></FONT><BR /><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Whiteboard in Teams</A> makes it easy to run brainstorming and creative thinking sessions in a remote or hybrid work environment. Each Teams meeting has a dedicated whiteboard where participants can draw, sketch, and write on a shared digital canvas. You can also quickly add sticky notes to a whiteboard, making it easy to contribute if you’re not using a digital pen. <BR /><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Whiteboard.gif" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/240555iCC9A1206749B04E9/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Whiteboard.gif" alt="Whiteboard.gif" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Tue, 15 Dec 2020 16:00:00 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/5-things-you-may-not-know-about-the-free-version-of-microsoft/ba-p/1987473 Microsoft_Teams_team 2020-12-15T16:00:00Z Powerful ways to connect SharePoint team sites, files, lists and pages as tabs in Microsoft Teams https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/powerful-ways-to-connect-sharepoint-team-sites-files-lists-and/ba-p/1983990 <P>This past year has been one of tremendous integration between Microsoft Teams and SharePoint. SharePoint provides rich content services that power files, lists and pages directly inside of Teams. Team members can easily highlight files, organize lists, and design pages – all as powerful tabs in Teams – due to the ease of benefitting more from the connected SharePoint team site.</P> <P><BR />We’re pleased to announce the following updates within Teams – all powered by SharePoint:</P> <UL> <LI>Updated flow to add Microsoft Teams to your SharePoint team site</LI> <LI>Updated SharePoint tab app</LI> <LI>Updated SharePoint pages tab app</LI> </UL> <P>More screenshots, details, and links to documentation below…</P> <P><BR /><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Unifying Teams and SharePoint content collaboration</STRONG> </FONT><BR /><STRONG>Updated flow to add Microsoft Teams to your SharePoint team site</STRONG></P> <H5>[roadmap ID: <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">46990</A>]</H5> <P>We’re pleased to announce that we are making it even easier to bring SharePoint content into Teams, in the same motion of adding Microsoft Teams to your team site, aka #teamify.</P> <P><BR />We’ll make it easy to choose lists, libraries and pages that you want to bring into Teams as tabs. When you’ve selected what you need, click the Add Team button to make it happen. By default, your team site home page will be selected, you can change it to suit your needs, and you can fully navigate primary document library from the Files tab – just follow the folder breadcrumbs.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Pin as tab in Teams.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/240074i1ED66AC976AADE85/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Pin as tab in Teams.png" alt="When adding Microsoft Teams to your SharePoint team site, you can select resources (pages, lists and document libraries) to be added as tabs in the general channel of the newly created Teams team." /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">When adding Microsoft Teams to your SharePoint team site, you can select resources (pages, lists and document libraries) to be added as tabs in the general channel of the newly created Teams team.</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Once in Teams, it is easy to collaborate with the same group directly around the SharePoint content you just brought in. Pick the same list or page (even the team site home page) you were just working on and engage your colleagues with chat side-by-side the list directly in Teams.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Site in Teams.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/240075iA73190B08EB1BD2D/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Site in Teams.png" alt="Site in Teams.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>With your content available in Teams, we make it even easier to collaborate and get work done.</P> <P><BR />Learn more about <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">adding Microsoft Teams to your SharePoint team site</A>.</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Updated SharePoint tab app</STRONG></P> <H5><SPAN style="font-family: inherit;">[roadmap ID: <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">68860</A>]</SPAN></H5> <P>We have improved the SharePoint tab experience when adding pages, lists or document libraries to a channel in Teams. It's easy to select multiple content types from the connected team site, or by providing a link to any other page, list or library to which the user has access.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Add Content.jpg" style="width: 343px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/240077iD6C0F5094601831C/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Add Content.jpg" alt="The updated SharePoint tab experience when adding pages, lists or document libraries to a channel in Teams." /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">The updated SharePoint tab experience when adding pages, lists or document libraries to a channel in Teams.</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>We have also added a new "Recommended" section in the SharePoint tab to help user easily find the most relevant content from their site to pin in their channels. It's a one-stop shop for adding various types of existing content that began in SharePoint.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Learn more how to <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">add a SharePoint page, list, or document library as a tab in Teams</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Updated SharePoint pages app</STRONG></P> <H5><SPAN style="font-family: inherit;">[roadmap ID: <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">60614</A>]</SPAN></H5> <P>Using SharePoint pages is a great way to consolidate and share content in the right context using images, Excel, Word and PowerPoint documents, videos, links, Twitter feeds and more – all on the same page. And now you can more easily your pages as tabs in Microsoft Teams.</P> <P><BR />The updated experience makes it easier to choose pages from the connected SharePoint team site and you can also add a page from any SharePoint site link and then paste the URL of the page, or news post, that you want to add as a tab.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="SharePoint pages.jpg" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/240089iAB248221D644FF33/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="SharePoint pages.jpg" alt="Choose pages from the connected SharePoint team site or add a page from any SharePoint site (via URL)." /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Choose pages from the connected SharePoint team site or add a page from any SharePoint site (via URL).</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>SharePoint will validate the SharePoint URL and if you have access to the page. Permissions of the page itself will not change, and if users on the team do not have permission to the tabbed page, they will be shown a page to request access.</P> <P><BR />Note: When adding content as tabs in Teams, you may notice a few SharePoint-powered apps – here as an FYI and clarity (in quotes is the text that shows in-app). This is an area of investment to ensure you can easily connect content stored in SharePoint in Teams channels:</P> <UL> <LI>“SharePoint”– add existing content from the connected team site or any SharePoint site – including: Recommended content, Pages, Lists and Document libraries.</LI> <LI>“SharePoint Pages”– add a SharePoint page from the connected team site or from any SharePoint site using a URL. (this is the new app mentioned above)</LI> <LI>Microsoft “Lists”– Create a new list for your team or add an existing list from any existing SharePoint site. (more about <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">working with the Lists app in Microsoft Teams</A>) <UL> <LI>“SharePoint lists”– you may see this app if you don’t yet have the new Lists app. It can be used to bring existing lists as a tab in Teams – but not to create a new list.</LI> </UL> </LI> <LI>SharePoint “Document Library”– add a SharePoint document library from relevant sites or use a SharePoint document library URL to a site or folder.</LI> </UL> <P>Learn more about <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">adding SharePoint pages as tabs in Microsoft Teams</A>, plus further info on how to <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">use built-in and custom tabs in Microsoft Teams</A>.</P> <P><BR /><FONT size="5"><STRONG>In closing …</STRONG></FONT><BR />When people work together and get things done, there is less confusion between team members and the content they create. This is the design goal behind Microsoft Teams – the hub for teamwork – and the reason why SharePoint is deeply integrated to provide great content experiences and services within the same user interface. And, it’s all backed by world-class security and compliance to meet the needs of every team across your organization.</P> <P><BR />At Microsoft, our mission is to empower every person and organization on the planet to achieve more. And when you do this together – as a team – it’s teamwork that moves things forward.</P> <P><BR />Thanks, <LI-USER uid="614645"></LI-USER>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Better Together.png" style="width: 624px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/240080iBD3249856B9FA43C/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Better Together.png" alt="Microsoft Teams plus SharePoint = better together." /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Microsoft Teams plus SharePoint = better together.</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Thu, 04 Feb 2021 17:16:26 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/powerful-ways-to-connect-sharepoint-team-sites-files-lists-and/ba-p/1983990 Microsoft_Teams_team 2021-02-04T17:16:26Z Eloops employee engagement platform now integrates with Microsoft Teams https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/eloops-employee-engagement-platform-now-integrates-with/ba-p/1978044 <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Eloops Microsoft Teams 1.png" style="width: 624px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/239713iD60F74BCC30F62A0/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Eloops Microsoft Teams 1.png" alt="Eloops Microsoft Teams 1.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Today, when more and more organizations are using Microsoft Teams on a daily basis, we are happy to add more apps to our Marketplace that help our users, managers and employees enjoy using Teams more. This week we added Eloops, an employee engagement platform at Microsoft AppSource. With Eloops employees get to earn company virtual currency through engaging with content and activities like quizzes, challenges and a Peer-2-Peer recognition program and then redeem for rewards of their choosing in their virtual and customized company store. Eloops adds value by bringing a fun element to Teams.</P> <P><BR />Eloops helps HR professionals engage and align employees with company culture, values and goals at scale. The secret sauce behind the platform is endless pre-made content and virtual activities available in the Eloops marketplace that HRs can choose and customize based on short or long-term company needs. The content is designed to boost engagement, build company culture and improve overall employee experience.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Onboarding</STRONG></FONT><BR />Once you’ve added Eloops as an app to your Microsoft Teams account, you’re able to log into your Eloops account and you are immediately in the loop! (if If you don’t have an Eloops company account, you can easily create one and sign up using your Microsoft SSO!)</P> <P><BR /><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Engage &amp; Earn Coins</STRONG></FONT><BR />Each company’s ‘Admins’ use the Eloops Dashboard to customize and send activities to their employees in Teams. Employees engage with the different content and earn themselves virtual coins.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Eloops Microsoft Teams 2.png" style="width: 624px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/239714i105B016A4B9EF33F/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Eloops Microsoft Teams 2.png" alt="Eloops Microsoft Teams 2.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Appreciate And Recognize Colleagues</STRONG></FONT><BR />Admins are able to customize the Peer-2-Peer Recognition feature by adding their company values. Employees are then able to reward their colleagues with virtual coins for ‘living’ these values as well as for other reasons.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Eloops Microsoft Teams 3.png" style="width: 624px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/239715i2D045A4A85A2A9D1/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Eloops Microsoft Teams 3.png" alt="Eloops Microsoft Teams 3.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Collect and Redeem Virtual Coins</STRONG></FONT><BR />Admins create their virtual currency by choosing its name, color, and how much employees will earn for participation and engaging with different activities.</P> <P><BR />The company store can also be customized with different gifts, experiences, and perks.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Eloops Microsoft Teams 4.png" style="width: 624px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/239720iFDCDBB2FF1905FB9/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Eloops Microsoft Teams 4.png" alt="Eloops Microsoft Teams 4.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><FONT size="5">Measure and improve</FONT></STRONG><BR />Through the Eloops Dashboard, Admins can instantly find out which content works best, who are the most engaged employees or teams or departments, who are the most recognized employees, what are the most valued company values, and more!</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Eloops Microsoft Teams 5.png" style="width: 624px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/239721i342BAD51FE0CFD93/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Eloops Microsoft Teams 5.png" alt="Eloops Microsoft Teams 5.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Personalized Communications</STRONG></FONT><BR />Eloops allow managers to schedule, automate and send targeted and personalized messages to specific audiences and employees with special announcements, updates, birthdays and work anniversaries, or any kind of message from the Eloops dashboard.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Eloops Microsoft Teams 6.png" style="width: 624px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/239722i1FA0E531347FB0F2/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Eloops Microsoft Teams 6.png" alt="Eloops Microsoft Teams 6.png" /></span></P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>How to get started?</STRONG></FONT><BR />If you haven’t already, you can install Eloops directly from Microsoft AppSource.</P> <P><BR />For more info and to see how Eloops works, go to <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://eloops.com/microsoft-teams-app/</A>.</P> <P><BR />Or if you prefer, watch this video to learn all about how to use Eloops in Microsoft Teams:</P> <P><LI-VIDEO vid="https://youtu.be/Otqy1x-oXIE" align="center" size="large" width="600" height="338" uploading="false" thumbnail="https://i.ytimg.com/vi/Otqy1x-oXIE/hqdefault.jpg" external="url"></LI-VIDEO></P> Tue, 26 Jan 2021 19:15:36 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/eloops-employee-engagement-platform-now-integrates-with/ba-p/1978044 arvindsa 2021-01-26T19:15:36Z Holiday parties & background fun with Microsoft Teams https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/holiday-parties-amp-background-fun-with-microsoft-teams/ba-p/1976880 <P>Now is the time to bring some holiday fun to your Microsoft Teams meetings. There are many new features in teams that are perfect for your holiday gathering. Plus we've launched a Microsoft Teams background page that will give you some fun holiday backgrounds to use to dress up your next virtual meeting.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>It's time to bring people together to do something other than work. Below you’ll find some ideas for making your virtual holiday gathering fun, but remember a party is about the people not the technology! Whatever you do just make sure you remember that and enjoy this holiday season! &nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Set the stage for a great holiday themed meeting</STRONG></FONT></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Festive attire:&nbsp;</STRONG>Part of the fun of a holiday party is dressing up. This doesn’t have to be forgone just because the party is virtual. In your invite, suggest a festive dress code. Maybe your office vibe is to go all out with a more formal look, or if going more casual, ask the team to wear their favorite ugly holiday sweater.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-left" image-alt="festiveattire.jpg" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/239616iB6DB5FAEC5930EE8/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="festiveattire.jpg" alt="festiveattire.jpg" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Dress up your background</STRONG>: You can bring a festive atmosphere to any meeting by using our holiday themed backgrounds every day. We’ve also created a set of new holiday-themed custom backgrounds for standard meetings and video calls. Visit our <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Teams custom background page</A>&nbsp;(<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://aka.ms/TeamsCustomBackgrounds</A>) and pick one, or a few, that are good for you. While you’re setting up your video and audio before joining a meeting, select&nbsp;<STRONG>Background effects,&nbsp;</STRONG>click&nbsp;<STRONG>Add new,&nbsp;</STRONG>and then select a background to upload from your computer. More detailed guidance&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">can be found here</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Submit your background for our library</STRONG></P> <P>Our community is diverse and we’d like to show that by expanding our library of holiday themed backgrounds! Don’t see the background you want? Have one that you think is fantastic?&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Submit your background here</A> to be included in our library of backgrounds from around the world.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-left" image-alt="HolidayPromo.gif" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/239615iE3E491DD6FDB5FD7/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="HolidayPromo.gif" alt="HolidayPromo.gif" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>Plan some fun holiday activities in Microsoft Teams with some unique activities and new features</STRONG></FONT></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Food and drinks</STRONG>: Ahead of your party, send your team the recipe—and the ingredients if you’re feeling extra festive—for a food, cocktail, or mocktail you can enjoy together during the party. You can also turn this into an activity by making a special drink or meal together over Microsoft Teams, led by one of your talented chef or mixologist teammates.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Photobooth</STRONG>: To recreate the classic holiday party photo booth in Microsoft Teams, ask the team to go on a scavenger hunt at their home or office for a few fun items to use as props—a hat, sunglasses, feather boa, their daughter’s princess tiara—the crazier the better. Ask the team to pose, then take a few screenshots to share in your Microsoft Teams team to commemorate the moment. For a cohesive look, you can ask team members to choose the same custom background, or better yet, use our new winter wonderland Together mode scene in Microsoft Teams.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Use our new together mode scenes:</STRONG> Whether you are playing some fun holiday games together like the scavenger hunt or just spending time together our new together mode scenes can bring some holiday cheer to your party. Our new winter wonderland Together mode scenes add a dash of holiday spirit that’s perfect for hosting a virtual holiday party with your team.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>You’d be surprised how it lightens a mood to show up with some festive holiday cheer in your meeting!</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-left" image-alt="holidaytogether.jpg" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/239617i2CF40FDE109DB753/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="holidaytogether.jpg" alt="holidaytogether.jpg" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>In addition to these we are announcing additional Together mode scenes, rolling out now, that you can use any time of the year that transport your team to a variety of settings including a&nbsp;<STRONG>coffee shop</STRONG>,&nbsp;<STRONG>conference room</STRONG>,&nbsp;<STRONG>classroom</STRONG>,<STRONG>&nbsp;and more.&nbsp;</STRONG>Read more about this and other features in our <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft 365 blog post</A>.&nbsp;To&nbsp;<A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams/enabling-together-mode-in-ms-teams/m-p/1698285" target="_blank" rel="noopener">get started</A>, once you are in your Microsoft Teams meeting,&nbsp;<STRONG>select Together mode&nbsp;</STRONG>from the drop-down menu, then&nbsp;<STRONG>click the small pencil&nbsp;</STRONG>in the left-hand corner of the screen to choose a scene (Together mode requires at least five people in your meeting).</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Breakout rooms</STRONG></P> <P>We are excited to share that breakout rooms are generally available in Microsoft Teams today. Breakout rooms make it easy to divide your meetings into sub-groups to facilitate smaller discussions, brainstorming sessions, learning groups, and even holiday mixers.</P> <DIV style="position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; padding-top: 30px; height: 0; overflow: hidden; min-width: 320px;"><IFRAME src="https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/videoplayer/embed/RE4JVgf?autoplay=false" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%;" class="video-iframe" your="" video="" title="”put" here=""></IFRAME></DIV> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Organizers can jump in between meetings on their own, deliver announcements to all breakout rooms at once, and bring everyone back to the main meeting at any time. And unique to Microsoft Teams, breakout rooms can be initiated both in Microsoft Teams channels and in Microsoft Teams meetings to give you flexibility on how you want to meet. Breakout rooms are especially great this time of year for mixing and mingling and playing games during a virtual holiday party.&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn how to get started with breakout rooms here</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Games:&nbsp;</STRONG>There are a variety of great online party games that are easy to play with your team using screen-sharing in Microsoft Teams. Kahoot offers engaging quizzes and challenges. Jackbox Games are the makers of several party games that are great to play together virtually. From speech games like Talking Points to drawing games like Drawful—there are a wide variety of games to suit every taste. Learn more about using&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Kahoot and J