I talked yesterday about about the tremedous growth of Teams (partly due to the impact covid-19 is having with increased working from home) but today as Teams Turns 3 a wealth of new features have been announced to the public which focus on two key themes.
- Building the very best online meeting experience; and
- Bringing technological solutions to traditionally underserved professionals, including firstline and healthcare workers
Here are all the new features coming soon to Microsoft Teams that have been announced today:
- Real-time noise suppression during calls, which should help you better understand what your others are saying especially when people are out and about or have poor signal
- Raising your hand… When you are in large meetings, a new raise hand feature will let others know you have something to say.
- Pop out chats: a features missed by many from Skype for Business, the ability to pop out chats into a separate window is also coming soon after being in private preview for a few months
- Offline use :Microsoft Teams is finally getting offline and low-bandwidth support, making the app still useful without an Internet connection
- First-line workers using RealWear head-mounted devices will soon be able to get information and communicate hands-free due to new Teams integration.
- New collaboration bar devices certified with Teams, such as the Yealink VC210 collaboration bar for meetings.