Microsoft Intensify is a Microsoft product that you might be familiar with. It is held annually and brings you exciting announcements and updates from the Microsoft world.
Microsoft's most recent conference was held last October. You may have missed some highlights due to the holiday rush. We're now bringing them to your attention.
Microsoft Teams was a big hit at the event. Microsoft now refers to Teams as "the app at Microsoft 365's center." It is easy to see why Microsoft keeps improving this virtual workspace. Over 280 million people use Teams. This is not surprising considering that Microsoft has released over 450 new features to Teams. This is just the last year.
Below, we'll be discussing some Teams features and other Microsoft App announcements by Ignite. These might give you some ideas to improve your digital workflow.
Microsoft has launched Team Premium, which adds an entirely new AI component to their platform. This service offers several AI-powered features. These features make it appear that you are your own personal meeting assistant.
The app automatically generates chapters from a Teams meeting. You can also create personalized highlights. This will save you the trouble of having to watch the same meeting again later.
You can get real-time translations of captions if you are meeting international. Another feature is the new meeting guides. This feature allows you to set up meeting options that suit your needs.
360-Degree Intelligent Camera for Teams Meetings
SmartVision 60 is the world's first intelligent 360-degree camera. It can track speakers as they move. A people recognition feature is coming to the camera soon.
SmartVision 60 can make virtual meetings feel more real than they are. Instead of seeing just one person's video, you can see the entire team moving around the camera.
Cisco is now a certified partner for Teams Rooms
Cisco products fans will be happy to learn that there are more options. Microsoft has announced that Cisco is now a certified partner for Teams Room. All certified Cisco meeting devices are now available for you to start Teams meetings.
Microsoft places is one of the virtual workspace apps that will support the new hybrid movement. This app integrates with other parts of the Microsoft 365 ecosystem.
Although the office is still in existence, how long will it last? During the pandemic, a lot of people around the globe had to work virtually. It was a way that employees and companies found more enjoyable. Seventy four percent of US businesses have or plan to implement a permanent hybrid model of work.
Microsoft Places is another way Microsoft is leading hybrid office revolution. The app features include:
Track and manage where employees are working at home or at the office.
Keep track of whether coworkers are absent or available
To make strategic decisions, track the use of physical rooms
Outlook & Teams - Hours & Location Feature
Hours and location are another feature related to hybrid working. This new feature was added to Outlook and Teams to make it easier for people to schedule meetings in person.
When you don't know the people at work and those who are remote, it can be difficult to plan meetings in person. You're likely to lose someone if you don't check. If they are planning to work remotely that day, they won't be satisfied.
People can now specify their work location with the new hours and locations feature. This can be adjusted from hour to hour. This eliminates the guesswork from scheduling.
Loop App Private Preview
Microsoft also announced the Loop app, an exciting new app. Microsoft announced that Loop has entered private preview. It gives organizations the chance to test it.
Loop is a collaboration workspace app that allows teams to brainstorm in a virtual environment. To stay current, all data from Microsoft 365 apps is automatically synchronized.
Microsoft Clipchamp Video Editor
Windows may have shown you an unfamiliar app. Microsoft Clipchamp officially announced it at the Ignite conference. This is a simple and quick video editor for Windows computers.
Did you ever feel frustrated when trying to fix a broken video? Clipchamp may be the right tool for you. The learning curve seems to be quite low.
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