Let's discover several new features of Microsoft Teams in 2021 - Part 6 in Meetings to help you improve productivity in hybrid work.
Present from PowerPoint to Teams
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.
Teams meetings now available on Apple CarPlay
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.
New assignment experience in a separate window for Breakout Rooms
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.
2x2 video in Gallery view for web meetings in Safari
Restart Live Event
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.
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.
Peer5 eCDN support for Teams Live Events
Scale Teams Live Events to 100k attendees
You can now work with Peer5, a certified eCDN partner, to optimize your network for live events held within your organization.
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.
All-New Whiteboard in Microsoft Teams
The Microsoft Whiteboard in Teams has been completely rebuilt to provide a rich visual collaboration workspace. With 40+ new customizable templates, ability to insert images and shapes, and 8 new reactions, you can bring people together in a rich visual collaboration workspace. Insert documents such as PowerPoint presentations and annotate with 15 new pen and highlighter colors to iterate together and bring your ideas to life. Available now in Teams desktop, web, and mobile.
Live Transcript in unscheduled meetings using Meet Now and Channel meetings
Live Transcript is now available for unscheduled (ad hoc) and Channel Teams meetings. For ad hoc meetings, you will be able to download the transcript from the chat screen after the meeting.
For Channel meetings, you can view the transcript under the Recordings & Transcripts tab.
To enable this feature, make sure the Allow Transcription policy is turned on.
Breakout Room managers support
We have added the ability for a meeting organizer to extend the management of breakout rooms to presenters. By taking control from breakout rooms management panel, appointed presenters will be able to perform breakout room operations as managers or meeting organizers, and join rooms as a breakout room manager. Only participants who are named as presenters can be appointed as breakout room managers.
Breakout room pre-meeting room creation and participant assignment
Organizers can now perform breakout room configurations and participant assignment tasks before the meeting starts via Teams desktop app. You can create rooms in bulk, add or delete individual rooms, configure meeting options, adjust session settings like timer, and pre-assign participants via both manual and automatic assignment options. At this time, only invited attendees - up to 300 participants, will be available for pre-assignment.
Presenter mode ‘Standout’ in PowerPoint Live
Presenter mode “Standout” allows you to overlay your video feed on the PowerPoint presentation slide during a Microsoft Teams meeting. The experience works for both PowerPoint Presenter View and PowerPoint SlideShow view. Now you can easily direct your audiences' attention with hand gestures and facial cues, while leveraging features such as notes, slide view, and inking. Stay tuned for the next two layouts coming soon on
PowerPoint Live: Reporter and Side-by-side.
Softline would like to introduce the new features of Microsoft Teams in Meetings and Chat & Collaboration, which were updated from April, 2022, including: Notifications for iOS; Share audio on web; Presenter mode; Firefox browser; Detect Music Automatically; Text prediction; Power Automate templates; Fluent Emoji; Chat filter!
In this part, Softline is bringing more exciting new features of Microsoft Teams in Meetings and Chat & Collaboration, which helps your meetings run a little more smoothly and makes your chat more efficient, including: Updated companion mode for iOS users in Meetings; Chat density in Chat & Collaboration and other new features!
In this part, we are sharing the amazing new features of Microsoft Teams in Meeting that improve customer experience for end users, including: Press to Unmute, Custom background on web, Music mode for Teams, Mirror my video and other new features!