With employees being remote, Teams has become an integral tool in facilitating company all-hands gatherings, town halls, webinars, and product launches. Let’s take a look at some large meeting options currently available in Teams and best practices that can help deliver a positive experience for all who are in attendance.
Mesh for Teams will make it easy to access Microsoft Metaverse by switching to an immersive meeting experience directly from within a Teams meeting.
Microsoft Teams Shared Channels will allow people to create channels in Teams that can be agilely shared with internal and external users
Microsoft Teams provides the ability to create custom status message to provide additional information that goes beyond the standard presence indicator.
Microsoft released the ability for users to choose between “Comfy” (the default) and “Compact” (the new option) spacing for Teams chat messages.
REI is the largest consumer cooperative in the United States specializes in camping gear, outdoor apparel, and equipment. The popular Northwest company uses Microsoft Teams Connect capabilities to simplify how employees collaborate with external parties outside the company—with Microsoft Endpoint Manager and Intune key to its strategy for protecting mobile devices. During the pandemic, REI sold their campus and were fully committed to a hybrid work strategy. The fact that they had implemented products within the Microsoft 365 platform helped ensure their success in their new workplace environment.
Microsoft has announced in its recent earnings call that it now has 270 million monthly active users, but Microsoft is looking to expand the reach of its collaboration software even more. To that end, Microsoft has partnered with Network Value to create the new Device Trade-in for Microsoft Teams program.
Microsoft has made it easier for Teams users to communicate beyond their organization by allowing them to start a chat with any Teams users, including free personal Teams accounts.
Microsoft is rolling out the ability for Teams Consumer users to communicate with Teams for business ones. This week, Microsoft updated its message center notifications to note that its external federation for chats between Teams consumer and Teams enterprise will be rolling out through mid-January.
Bookings app in Teams enables various organizations to schedule virtual appointments with external attendees and manages staff availabilities in a shared calendar experience.