What's New In Microsoft Teams

At Ignite, Microsoft announced a ton of new capabilities coming in Teams.

Recently at Ignite Conference 2020, Microsoft announced a number of new capabilities to help people stay connected, collaborate, and build solutions in Teams.
 
Teams features a new 'Together mode scenes' for Meetings now which allows you to transport your team to a variety of settings that can help set the tone and create the experience for your meeting, whether it be an auditorium, a conference room, or a coffee shop.
 
Custom layouts which is coming later this year will allow users for a more dynamic content viewing experience and enable presenters to customize how content shows up for participants during a meeting.
 
Breakout rooms, which you will be able to avail from October, enables meeting organizers to split up meeting participants into smaller groups in order to facilitate brainstorming sessions or workgroup discussions.
 
 
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Other new features in Meetings include Meeting recap and Webinar registration and reporting.
 
 
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Earlier this year Microsft had launched collaboration bars for Microsoft Teams, which is a video-first conferencing solution built on Android. The company is now bringing collaboration bars into the Teams Rooms product family. Microsoft said that "by aligning both Windows and Android platforms within the Teams Rooms, we can deliver a robust feature set across both operating systems."
 
The company also announced touchless meetings experiences, coming later this year, including Room remote for Microsoft Teams Rooms, Support for Teams casting for Microsoft Teams Rooms, Proximity Join on Surface Hub, and Cortana voice assistance for Microsoft Teams Rooms on Windows.
 
Other new Meeting room experiences include Meeting room capacity notifications and Microsoft Teams Panels.
 
Microsft said that it is simplifying the calling experience with a streamlined view that shows contacts, voicemail and calling history at once. The new interface will make it easier to initiate or return a call with a single click.
 
 
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A new feature "Collaborative calling" enables users to connect a call queue to a channel in Teams. Users can collaborate and share information in the channel while taking calls in the queue.
 
Teams templates, which is now generally available, can help your team get started faster and be more effective. These template allow you to choose from common business scenarios, such as event management or crisis response, and industry-specific templates, like a hospital ward or bank branch.
 
Wellbeing features and productivity insights are coming to Microsoft Teams starting in October.
 
 
To see a complete list of new features you can visit the official announcement here.