A few days ago, we learned that Microsoft is soon adding insights like birthdays, career changes, and pending meeting invitations to Teams profile cards. However, that’s not the only feature planned for the online communication and collaboration software as the Redmond tech company recently rolled out its update. Microsoft 365 Roadmap With a bunch of new capabilities coming soon.
For starters, the teams are getting “ultrasound howling detection” on Windows and Mac. Basically, when multiple people join a team meeting in the same room with their respective mics and speakers, it results in echoes and “whining” sounds due to the audio feedback loop. Microsoft is solving this problem by automatically detecting when multiple laptops are around for the same meeting and if at least one has its mic on. When these conditions are met, participants after the first one will be notified and their microphones and speakers will be automatically muted when they join.
Additionally, Teams on Windows and Mac will also have support for an “explicit recording consent” policy, which is exactly what the name suggests. Without your consent, your audio, video and content shared on your screen will not be recorded.
Meanwhile, Thames admins will also be able to take advantage of a cleaner UI in the Thames Admin Center on the web. Left navigation items that are not used frequently will be hidden by default, but administrators will have the option to pin them if they wish.
There are some other nifty additions here and there. Emergency locations will be automatically suggested for routing emergency calls, meetings can be joined from the calendar view on Apple CarPlay on iPhone, and more customization options for live captions, including scrolling to previous captions. Ability to, up to a minute ago. . Finally, Teams users on Government Cloud will be able to send, view, record, and review short form Teams video clips.
All of the above features are planned for general availability in March 2023, but it’s important to understand that the timelines outlined on the Microsoft 365 roadmap are tentative and may slip.