New Microsoft Teams Features for Meetings

Microsoft Ignite 2018 is underway! There are loads of announcements coming out each day about new capabilities and features in Office 365, SharePoint, Microsoft Teams, Azure, and more. Our team is currently gathering top takeaways – stay tuned for upcoming blog posts!

In the meantime, here are two of my favorite features now available in Microsoft Teams.

Background Blur:

Microsoft Teams now allows video conference participants to blur their background.  The ‘background blur’ feature is possible due to artificial intelligence, which is able to distinguish between a person’s face and their background.  Now, employees can remotely tune into video conferences from almost anywhere – whether at the beach, a coffee shop, or home office – and it’ll go almost entirely undetected.

Meeting Recordings & Transcripts:

Microsoft is putting its machine learning technology to work with a new tool that will automatically generate real-time transcripts of your meetings, as well as captions on recordings. With meeting recording in Teams, you or other invitees who missed the meeting can playback recorded audio, video and content at any time. Pull up a transcript, powered by Microsoft Stream, and search for keywords so you can optimize your time while getting caught up.

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