Microsoft Teams is one of the most popular communication clients in use by businesses. The platform supports messaging, calls, video meetings, and other types of virtual collaboration. What it doesn't support, at least for the moment, is selecting a specific folder for downloaded files. That is set to change in the near future.
Microsoft has now brought the Microsoft Teams app download to the Microsoft Store, providing a new installation method for Windows 10 and Windows 11 users other than a manual download.
For Team Owners, a new dynamic tag to use in Teams channel posts will soon allow you to notify all team owners of the post.
Microsoft is adding support for joining meetings in another cloud anonymously in Teams on the desktop. This new functionality will only affect the Teams desktop client. Teams web client meeting join experiences will remain unchanged as they already support cross cloud meeting join.
Microsoft Teams users in a meeting will soon have the option to turn on Together Mode for all participants in a meeting. Together mode is a great way to have fun with Teams meetings and have a slightly nicer meeting experience. This feature with a great way to ensure everyone has the same experience without relying on people to know how to turn it on.
Microsoft Teams includes a powerful automatic noise suppression feature which is enabled by default for most users. This means any background noise, including music playing in your environment, will be automatically removed from your speech or presentation.
Microsoft Teams users will soon be able to choose a Show As status for meetings they organize. Currently the default Show As value for all the meetings an organizer creates is Busy.
Microsoft is going to make its Teams app available in the Microsoft Store starting in May 2022.
Microsoft is releasing an update to their Windows store app, Teams Rooms version 4.12, that is used for managing conference rooms using Teams software and hardware.
Microsoft is launching the meeting recording auto-expiration functionality as part of the evolution of the new Stream (based on SharePoint), which will automatically destroy Teams recording files saved in OneDrive or SharePoint after a specified period of time.