Stepping into spring with awesome new Teams rollouts and features!

 

A month heavily focussed on improving the meeting experience for both attendees and organisers, take a peek at the new updates below.

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Companion mode for iOS

 

Now with a single tap, you can join a meeting on both your iOS device and Microsoft Teams Rooms. Audio on your device will be automatically turned off to ensure echo does not happen.

 

A new landing experience on the iPhone will be optimised for engagement activities to make it easier to raise a hand or react, chat, see all participants, and access Microsoft Whiteboard. In addition to joining a meeting, it is easier to access meeting and device controls, like the ability to cast a PowerPoint, turn room cameras on and off, and more. 

 

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Pin or hide video

 

Microsoft has now expanded the ability to pin your own video on the meeting stage. This way, you can see your own video in the increased size on your screen. Inversely, you also can hide your own video during a meeting on others' screens. This will reduce distractions during calls while still having your video available for other participants.

 

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New poll options


For Microsoft Forms polls in Teams meetings, there is a new option for engaging with your attendees – Word Cloud Poll. You can use this type of poll to collect attendees' open-ended responses before, during, or after a meeting, and the results will be automatically aggregated and displayed as a word cloud.

 

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Walkie Talkie

 

With Walkie Talkie on Teams phone devices, you can use an instant push-to-talk communication that allows you to press and hold a button to speak to colleagues and release the button to listen. Walkie Talkie on Teams phone devices can only be used to communicate with colleagues that are part of the same Teams channel. 

 

 

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Teams panel check-in

 

To help ensure meeting spaces get maximum use, IT admins can now configure Teams panels to release reserved conference rooms that are not being used. Meeting attendees can claim their reserved meeting room by tapping the “Check-in” button on the panel. If no one checks into the room, it will be released—allowing for others to reserve and use the room.

 

 

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"Knock-knock" notification

 

When a Teams panel is paired with Microsoft Teams Rooms, the new “Check in” button on the panel can be used to send a notification to the front-of-room display—informing people in the room that their reservation has ended, and others are waiting for the space.

 

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Improved meeting experiences

 

Enjoy better meeting experiences in Teams Rooms on Android—with more videos on the screen, multiple spotlighted participants, new reactions, and many others. Most notably, with the new and improved meeting experience, videos of remote participants span both screens (in meeting rooms with dual screens) when content is not being shared.

 

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Wallpapers

 

You can now customise the home screen for Teams Rooms on Android devices with five built-in wallpapers. These wallpapers will apply to the front-of-room displays in single and dual-screen configurations. IT admins can set them from device settings, with Teams Admin Center support coming soon.

 

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HDMI ingest and sharing

 

HDMI ingest sharing during and outside of a meeting is now available to all capable certified Teams Rooms on Android. You can now plug in an external device via HDMI into your Teams Room on Android and content will start sharing automatically. If you would like to stop sharing, just press on the “Share” icon on the call controls or home screen.

 

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Far end camera control

 

Remote meeting participants can control the zoom and orientation of a camera in Teams Rooms on Windows, using PTZ Camera Controls (pan-tilt-zoom) during a meeting. Attendees can control a variety of mechanical pan-tilt-zoom cameras by sending control signals to the camera, as well as, offering 2.5X zoom for most other cameras via digital pan-tilt-zoom in Teams.

 

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Immersive meeting solutions

 

 

 

 “Front row is a new layout for Teams Rooms, designed to enhance hybrid meetings and provide in-room participants with greater context of what is happening across various aspects of the meeting.

Our solutions have been evolved over the last two decades to allow us to innovate and provide our customers with the future-proof technology they need to stay ahead of their competition. Broken into four simple groups, our solutions cover all aspects of business communications and technology.
 
  • Unified Communications & Voice
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  • IT & Technology Services

 

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