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New Microsoft Teams Capabilities

Published February 24, 2022

New Microsoft Teams Capabilities

In January Microsoft announced many new Microsoft Teams capabilities. These new features enable speakers and attendees to be more engaged with their audiences, allow for fewer distractions and more inclusive behaviors. In our Tech Tip this month, we are going to look at some of these new features. Let’s get started by taking a look at a few key enhancements that were made to Meetings.

Custom background on web

Custom backgrounds are now available to web users. You can blur your background or select from Microsoft-provided backgrounds during your video meeting or call, making your meetings more fun and personal. Note that blurring or replacing your background may not prevent sensitive information from being visible to other people in the meeting.

Music mode for Teams

High-fidelity music mode enables Microsoft Teams users to experience richer sound experiences when sharing non-speech content such as live music, songs through other applications, or medical signals during a virtual appointment with a physician. High-fidelity music mode enables significantly improved audio quality in Teams calls and meetings. The optimized experience in Teams applies to signals captured by microphones as well as audio played while sharing an application or desktop. Learn how to experience high-fidelity audio in Teams.

Mirror my video

You no longer have to see the text in your video flipped. Imagine a primary school teacher with a small whiteboard in hand, or you have a virtual background with text in it. While the meeting audience sees the text correctly, you see the text flipped. By providing you with the option to un-mirror, you will be able to see the text correctly. Simply go to your Device Settings and toggle off Mirror my video.

Do you want to get more from your investment in Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Teams? Concerned about the upcoming price increases and agreement changes coming with NCE that we covered in our Tech Tips last month? Contact us for help today. 

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Christine Smith
csmith@pegtec.com

Christine is the Central Dispatch Manager at Pegasus Technologies. Christine is responsible for our dispatch personnel, who answer calls and respond to emails as they triage and document issues, and assign issues to appropriate personnel within Pegasus for speediest resolution.