Turbocharging Teams - Episode 2: New Teams Features
By Kevin Kieller and Dino Caputo
Turbocharging Teams focuses on tips and tricks to help you get the most out of using Microsoft Teams. In this episode, we look at a number of new Teams features that can help make your meetings more engaging. Scroll down the page to view the slides used in this presentation.
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Hello everyone and welcome to another episode of turbocharging
teams. My name is Dino Caputo and I'm here with Kevin Kieller.
And today we're going to be talking about some new features
that have just been released in.
Microsoft Teams. So traditionally when you were in a
meeting you had up to three by three or nine people in in the
view. If you had video enabled.
So what's been released is something called large Gallery,
which brings it up to 49 users
so. 7 by 7 view. As you can see here.
So that's really cool.
This has been something that users have been asking for for a
long time now, so this is great to see. The large large Gallery
view here and another new view is the auditorium view and this
is sort of born out of the notion that people were getting
into this video fatigue and
meeting fatigue. And not having, you know, just not feeling
together during this time of covid. Whenever ones working
from home. So the team went out and came up with this notion of
take everyone's video and superimpose it into an
auditorium. For example, why you're looking at here. So it
looks like you're all in the same room together. It's kind of
cool. I've participated in a few meetings now in this together
mode, and it's kind of neat and it just puts a new twist on to
the meeting and allows you to feel like you're in the same
room with the person. So those are two of the views that are
now available in teams they.
As you can see, are in still in previous you may not see these
options yet, but look for them in the ellipsis menu. You'll see
when you click on it you'll have. Gallery large Gallery and
together mode and I'll pass it over to Kevin and he's going to
talk about some of the other different views that you have.
Yeah well, thanks Dino and just before we get off together mode,
just what I thought was cool was you know you mentioned that
video fatigue and Microsoft actually you know they did brain
scans and then they actually were able to show that when you
present it all the people on a common background like in
together mode that uh on the brain scan. I guess if you're in
a neurologist you understand how to read those, but basically
there was, there was less fatiguing, and the other cool
thing is, is they subtly altered the gaze of the people in the
room? To kind of move towards whoever the person speaking is
so you can come, you can kind of see who's speaking because
everybody else like they tilt the gaze of the other people. So
as you know some some subtle things, but uh, it it really
really is cool.
Yeah, there's there's other, um, those two are in preview, but
may be available in your tenant.. Um, the two things that I'm
going to talk about are coming soon. So, um, there certainly
not in any of the tenants that. I've had the opportunity to
participate in. I don't know what about you. Do you know I
have seen the dynamic OK view for sure? I've seen other
meetings with library actions, but dynamic view is available in
one of my tenants and.
It's kind of nice that you can switch the different to the
different views for sure, right?. So so if we look at the dynamic
view and this is like an animated Jeff, that's put it
there. So it's kind of going through a fast, but the you'll
see that you know depending on the number of people and whether
contents being presented and also you know depending on who's
turned on video. This is. Microsoft Teams doing a better
job of trying to figure out what you want to concentrate on so.
Uhm, you know if you look at it carefully, like people who
haven't turned on video, it keeps them kind of small and all
clustered together. Uh, you know giving more screen real estate
to the people that have turned on the video and certainly then
when content is being presented it, you know figures out and
shows the content big enough so that people can see it. So
that's kind of some. I don't know how artificial intelligence
in the background to try to give you the best view at that at
anytime. Depending on number of
participants. See the other piece, uh, that showing on
number 2 is library actions. You can see you know little heart
emojis and different emojis. You know, uh, flying up so this just
gives you, uh, you know, if you're presenting, it just
allows in a non non obtrusive way for other participants to
kind of give you some feedback.
Another thing that I don't think it's exactly shown here, but I I
really think that this is an important thing is, you know,
once again a subtle thing. So the person speaking there's a
big purple box, uh, a purple frame around it, so it's it's
quite good when you have these bigger meetings and you're not
familiar with everybody or their voices, it's easier to figure
out who's speaking. Uhm, and then as well, one of the things
is not shown here, but they've also announced his.
Chat bubbles and the idea being that, UM, chat as opposed to
being on the meeting chat which is you know, kind of. Another
thing that you can open typically on the right hand side
that chat bubbles will appear on the actual person.
Video tile, so all of those things are coming soon, but I
think, uhm, you know the things that Dino showed and the things
that you know I talked about it really just goes to show how
Microsoft, you know, continues you know, week over week, month,
over month to just keep releasing, um, new features and
I, you know, I think that that's, uh, you know, that's
exciting because it's kind of like if there's a feature that
you don't find. You might wait a couple of months and.
You know, low and behold, you check the ellipsis menu and
there it is, so any any, uh,
concluding thoughts, Dino. Yeah, and I think these are really
welcome, especially during this time I mean especially the idea
of the you know the.
Versions of the emotions that you can show. So if you really
gives anytime you can give the speaker or presenters some more
feedback in the midst of the meeting. I think that that's
certainly helpful and this is just another step in helping
make this whole meeting
experience better. And with that. I will thank you for joining us.
And as always, there's the information you can send us
feedback, or if there's any topics you want us to drill down
on and that wraps up another episode of turbocharging teams.
Thank you very much.
See you later.