Microsoft annoaunces new features for its “Teams”

Microsoft Teams is a chat-based collaboration tool which can be used by a group of people to work on a project or anything similar.  It uses Office 365 strength offering meetings, calling, graphics and AI capabilities. On its first year completion, Microsoft has announced the list of features that will come later this year.

To advance our vision for Intelligent Communications, we are announcing new Teams features coming later this year, including:

  • Cloud recording—Will provide one-click meeting recordings with automatic transcription and time coding, enabling all team members the ability to read captions, search within the conversation, and playback alll or part of the meeting. In the future, it will also include facial recognition, so remarks can be attributed to specific meeting attendees.
  • Inline message translation—People who speak different languages will be able to fluidly communicate with one another by translating posts in channels and chat.
  • Cortana voice interactions for Teams-enabled devices—Will enable you to easily make a call, join a meeting, or add other people to a meeting in Teams using spoken natural language. This functionality will extend to IP phones and conference room devices.
  • Background blur on video—The ability to blur your background during video calls will allow other meeting attendees to focus on you, not what’s behind you.
  • Proximity detection for Teams Meetings—This feature will make it easy for you to discover and add a nearby and available Skype Room System to any meeting.
  • Mobile sharing in meetings—Meeting attendees will be able to share a live video stream, photos, or the screen from their mobile device.

While it sounds good, most of the tools on similar lines are still stuck with similar features and fail to differentiate. While Micorosft Teams offer an extension to all task management tool, it doesn’t have something blends seamlessly, and still, need a bit of geekiness to use. The same problem exists with Aasana as well.

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