Following U.S. President Joe Biden's guidance for organizations to have employees fully vaccinated against COVID-19, Microsoft has developed an open-source Teams app for vaccine attestation.
Microsoft is going to allow users to join meetings via the cloud anonymously according to the Microsoft 365 listing. Unlike the web app, the desktop client doesn't allow anonymous meetings yet.
Microsoft has revealed that it is developing Customer Lockbox for Teams, which ensures that the company cannot access your information during service operations without your explicit approval.
Microsoft is working on a new capability for Teams that will allow supervisors to delete messages in the chat. The idea is to remove content that is deemed inappropriate or is off-topic.
Microsoft has updated some of its Android apps so that they're optimised for Samsung's Galaxy Z Fold3 and Galaxy Z Flip3 which were unveiled at the Korean firm's Galaxy Unpacked event today.
Microsoft has purchased Peer5, a company which offers an Enterprise Content Delivery Network. Its self-scaling and self-balancing mesh networks will help Microsoft optimize video-calling on Teams.
Teams for web will soon allow users to add background blur and images as well as share system audio with participants during a call. Both the features will be arriving to web users later this year.
Skype for Business Online is being retired today in favor of Microsoft Teams. The Redmond firm announced the change two years ago and is offering organizations assisted upgrades to Teams Only mode.
As part of Microsoft's earnings webcast, CEO Satya Nadella said that there are over 250 million monthly active users of Teams. This is fuelled by strong growth across Microsoft 365 services.
The ability to configure Safe Links policies for Microsoft Teams is now available for organizations which use Microsoft Defender for Office 365. It is utilized to protect against phishing attacks.
At the Windows 11 launch, Microsoft introduced Teams integration. The company finally added Teams to Windows 11 with the new Insider build, and we took it out for a spin to see if it is any good.
Microsoft has announced that it has started testing Team's native integration with Windows 11 for some Insiders today. Given that it is still being tested, there are a few limitations to note.
Microsoft Teams users have been able to utilize meetings apps in pre-, in-, and post-meeting experiences on desktop since November. The capability is now being made available on mobile devices too.
Microsoft announced that it is redesigning over 1,800 emojis in Windows, Teams, and other Microsoft 365 services. The new emoji feature a 3D design and will roll out to Windows this holiday.
Microsoft has announced some major changes to its commercial marketplaces including the reduction of transaction fees to 3%, separate pricing and the ability to sell software directly in Teams.
Teams customers can now view and edit data in Dynamics 365 without any additional cost being incurred. On the topic of Business Applications, the ISV Connect program has received enhancements as well.
Microsoft Teams will add an option later this year for admins to set an expiration date for meeting recordings stored in the cloud. This will allow them to auto-delete recordings after a set period.
The activity feed in Microsoft's Teams service now supports Power BI report sharing and other capabilities directly from within the application, bypassing the need to open emails outside the service.
Microsoft Teams now supports chat message translation on Android after rolling out that capability to its iOS app last year. It lets you translate chat messages into your desired language.
Microsoft is bringing new mindfulness guides to the Viva Insights app in Teams with the Headspace integration later this month. The app is also gaining a new focus mode and a quiet time setting.
Microsoft today announced a bunch of Teams Rooms improvements aimed at "hybrid" meetings, such as new video layouts, features from the desktop, and Surface Hub-specific improvements.
Microsoft's next virtual event happens on June 17 and it focuses on "hybrid work". There isn't much in the way of information but announcements for new Teams features are expected.
Microsoft is rolling out support for paging in Large Gallery view, allowing users to have up to 98 users split into two 7x7 grids. The feature is now out to Public Preview users on Windows and Mac.
Microsoft Teams seems to be experiencing a blocking bug. A recent update seems to have caused a "Select a certificate" prompt to be displayed to Teams users before they can use the software.
Microsoft Search will soon index Teams meeting transcriptions to improve search results for meetings saved on SharePoint and OneDrive. It does include caveats to ensure confidentiality.
Microsoft is working on new features for Teams users. These include end-to-end encryption for 1:1 Teams call, Windows 10 native notification and the ability to permanently delete a private chat.
In the last seven days we had the Build conference, a reveal of the Xbox and Bethesda E3 event date, and some needed improvements to shared calendars on Windows. Be sure to catch up via our overview.
Microsoft has once again shared a list of all the updates made to Teams during the month of May. These include new viewing modes for meetings, new sharing options, chat with external users, and more.
At this year's Build, Microsoft announced a ton of new features for Teams, including together mode extensibility, shared stage integration, and fluid components in chats in private preview.
Microsoft has shared its vision for what the future of meetings might look like, as some workers start to go back into physical meeting rooms while others work remotely thanks to Teams Rooms.
Microsoft is working to add support for a mobile-optimized large gallery view, bringing a way for more user feeds to be viewed during a meeting. Users will be able to swipe between feeds.
Microsoft has announced the general availability of personal features in its Teams communication service. Users can chat, make calls, and manage their daily life, both professionally and personally.
Microsoft Teams is working on a new feature that will make it easier to restart a live event that has been interrupted or ended due to a technical issue. The feature is set to go live in July.
Organizations can now use Microsoft 365 Customer Key with Teams, allowing them to encrypt certain data on the tool. Unfortunately, encryption of historical data is not supported as of yet.
Microsoft announced that it is making Webinars in Teams generally available for Microsoft 365 subscribers at no additional cost. It is also adding Presenter mode to improve presentations in Teams.
As part of the education-focused features being added to Microsoft's offerings, the firm announced new Whiteboard features such as support for rich content, better Teams integration, and more.
Microsoft has announced a new education feature for Microsoft Teams called Reading Progress. The goal is to help children with their learning process by recording and grading their assignments.
Microsoft has updated its roadmap for Microsoft 365, adding support for live transcription in unscheduled Teams meetings in July. It's also bringing Together Mode to VDI users in May.
Microsoft detailed new features added to Teams in April. These include Breakout room improvements, new mobile-specific design refreshes, polling features, new Teams-certified devices, and more.
Microsoft has listed the updates to its Microsoft 365 offerings as part of its monthly roundup. Teams gets polling improvements, Outlook on the web has an updated apps pane, and much more.