This week, the Microsoft 365 Roadmap added a number of upcoming features that will be added to Outlook and Teams, along with new List templates that will be added to Sharepoint in October.
Windows 11 build 23545 fixes a number of File Explorer bugs and more
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Microsoft says that removal of support for the Cortana voice assistant in Microsoft Teams Rooms and Teams Display devices has already begun and will be completed "over the course of the coming weeks"
The latest updates to the Microsoft 365 Roadmap include plans to help Outlook users schedule meetings across different time zones and a way to view engagement data in Microsoft Teams.
A few weeks ago, Microsoft said it would offer its Teams collaboration service as a stand-alone product in much of Europe, but the European Union reportedly still plans to file a formal complaint.
Microsoft has confirmed that Teams is having connectivity issues as users report failure in sending and receiving messages. All Microsoft 365 services have been very troubled lately.
Microsoft has revealed that a threat actor labeled Storm-0324 is distributing malware by using "phishing lures through Microsoft Teams chats" that could be used to launch ransomware attacks.
During a tech conference this week, Zoom's CEO Eric Yuan thinks that the US Federal Trade Commission should look into Microsoft's bundling of Teams with Microsoft 365, saying, "You've got to be fair."
The new public preview feature in Microsoft Teams Premium will translate what people have said in the transcript for online meetings into another language, with over 30 languages currently supported.
Microsoft has officially confirmed rumors it will be holding an online event that will reveal new information on the future of its OneDrive cloud storage service, which will include AI plans.
A new update to the Microsoft 365 admin center site states that the company plans to roll out the Mac client for the new Teams app sometime later in September, with its improvements in performance.
This week's Microsoft Weekly brings you a fresh recap of new preview builds, a Windows 11 23H2 review, deprecated features and dying apps, surprise upgrades for File Explorer in Windows 10, and more.
Microsoft has announced that on October 1, it will end support for Teams Rooms connections to the Skype for Business servers. It says this change will only affect a small number of users.
Other updates for Microsoft Teams in August 2023 include a new chat hover menu design, Spatial audio support in Teams Rooms, and Task lists sync in Microsoft Loop, among many others.
The new feature for Google Chat users allow messages typed in Chat to be automatically sent to other chat services like Microsoft Teams and Slack. The feature is currently in beta form.
The refreshed version of Google Chat will include access to the company's Duet AI, which will provide answers by using your own messages and files, along with a number of other features.
The new Typeface Ai app will allow enterprise users of Microsoft Teams to collaborate on creating content with the assistance of generative AI via Azure Machine Learning and Azure OpenAI Service,
The new Search Progress added to Microsoft Teams for Education help students search for sources in their research projects, and teachers can check up on how students find and search for information.
The latest issue of Microsoft Weekly is here, delivering you fresh news about app updates, an upcoming Surface hardware event, fresh Windows 11 builds, blasts from Microsoft's past, and more.
Microsoft has expanded the abilities of its Xbox Game Bar today with the new Teams Play Together feature. This new widget adds Teams' feature to Game Bar so gamers can video chat while gaming.
In this episode of Microsoft Weekly: Windows 10 gets a surprising new feature straight from Windows 11; Intel makes questionable changes in its drivers; new preview builds for Windows 11 and more.
The new Slack revamp has a new Home section designed so that users can see all of their Slack channels, DMs, and apps from one view. It also has a special view just for direct messages and more.
The new version of Microsoft Teams, which is already available in a public preview, may be generally available sometime in October, according to the current update on the Microsoft 365 roadmap.
The Shifts app in Microsoft Teams now allows businesses to just select specific team members to get notification alerts for any assigned or open shifts, along with better details and more.
The latest Microsoft Weekly issue is here. Learn about Edge taking screenshots of websites you visit, new features for Windows 11, gaming news, and several look-back articles remembering old products.
Microsoft discovers a phishing attack by a Russian-backed hacker group. They are using compromised Microsoft 365 accounts to pose as tech support in Teams. The group targets govts, NGOs, and more.
The new spatial audio support for Microsoft Teams, which was first revealed in March, is currently available for stereo-supported laptops and desktops and also for wired headphones.
Launched in 2007, the Microsoft RoundTable was a very unique product, with a 360-degree camera system that allowed anyone to see everyone who was attending a meeting from a panoramic viewpoint.
In the US, Canada, and the UK, Microsoft will bundle the standalone Teams Essentials with Teams Phone for a special lower promotional price. The offer will last until January 17, 2024.
The EU's regulatory group, the European Commission, is looking into if Microsoft's bundling of Teams into Microsoft 365 may have prevented other similar products from competing.
The upcoming Meet app for Microsoft Teams 2.0 will allow users to access info about any meetings content, including chats, notes, recaps, and more, from a central location in Teams.
This time on Microsoft Weekly: Microsoft finally kills Xbox Live Gold; the first mobile phone from the software giant, 23H2 features arrive in the Beta Channel; apps get updates and more.
According to a report, a German video conferencing software company has lodged an official complaint with the European Union over Microsoft using its position to bundle Teams with Office apps.
The well-known cosmetics company Maybelline New York is allowing Microsoft Teams enterprise users access to 12 makeup looks that can be applied virtually on a person's face during a video call.
The new Copilot feature in Microsoft Teams will allow users to get summaries of Teams phone calls, along with analysting the main points of Team chat discussions, and more. It's in early access now.
The new Teams feature will now allow users to connect a second video camera to their PC and stream content from that camera in addition to their primary personal camera video stream.
The Microsoft Classwork app is designed to help teachers create class assignments for students, with features like links to OneNote pages, websites, and Teams channels. Even more features are planned.
The unconfirmed report claims Microsoft was unable to offer the type of concessions to the EU's executive body, The European Commission, that would keep it from launching an antitrust investigation.
In this episode of Microsoft Weekly: FTC takes the L as judge gives the Microsoft-ABK merger the green light; Microsoft confirms Windows 11 version 23H2; Cortana dies even more; and Patch Tuesday.
Microsoft 365 Insiders can try out new Teams Phone features that will allow users named as delegates to switch between different phone lines, view histories for calls made or received, and more.
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