Microsoft Teams Updates January 2023

    What You Need to Know...

    Microsoft Teams has come a long way since its launch in 2016. In the past year, Teams has become an essential tool for global enterprise businesses to facilitate remote work and online collaboration in fast-paced and rapidly changing work environments. But as business needs continue to evolve, Microsoft Teams continues to keep pace offering new features and capabilities.

    Our team reviewed the most recent Microsoft Teams updates and here are our thoughts on what will help your organization be more collaborative.

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    Microsoft Teams Updates - The Latest 7

    Here are 7 of the latest and greatest Microsoft Teams Updates to improve your experience and drive stronger collaboration.


    Microsoft Teams Updates #1
    Breakout Rooms

    For large team gatherings.

    Not ready for large, in-person company meetings or client-facing events yet? Breakout rooms are where it’s at. One of the most requested features in Teams has finally arrived – Breakout Rooms. This new feature allows meeting organizers to split participants into smaller groups for more focused and productive discussions.

    Meeting organizers can also easily create and manage Breakout Rooms, and participants can move between rooms with just a few clicks. This allows your team to connect in a more collaborative experience and move into smaller settings all in one Teams session.

    To make the experience even better, you can now view 49 participants' videos by default, so you’ll no longer have to switch to large gallery view to see more.


    Microsoft Teams Updates #2
    Virtual Reality Meetings

    Level-up your team meetings.

    Teams has introduced a new virtual reality (VR) mode, which allows users to meet and collaborate in immersive, interactive environments. (Think Avatar meets the Matrix!) The VR mode provides a more engaging and dynamic meeting experience, allowing users to feel like they are in the same room, even when they are physically located in different parts of the world.


    Microsoft Teams Updates #3
    Improved Search and Messaging Scheduling

    Stay organized and efficient.

    Never lose a file or conversation again! Teams has made significant improvements to its search functionality, making it easier to find the information you need within your team's conversations and files. The updated search experience includes a new search bar, improved results, and a more intuitive interface.

    Messaging scheduling is another new feature to help you bring your collaboration A-game. A message can now be scheduled to be sent to the recipient at a specific time, ideal for collaborating with multinational teams. You may manually choose a future date and time for your chat messages to be sent to a specific person. To schedule your message, use the send button's right-click menu.


    Microsoft Teams Updates #4
    Increased File Sharing Capacity

    Your data requirements will always grow.

    Teams has increased the maximum file size for sharing and storing files from 2 GB to 20 GB, making it easier to share large files, such as videos and high-resolution images, within your team. Increased file size sharing means increased collaboration within the Teams environment. No need to leverage other sharing tools means a streamlined and efficient process for your team.


    Microsoft Teams Updates #5
    Expanded Platform Integrations

    Because there’s always an app for that!

    Teams has expanded its platform integrations with a range of new and updated apps, allowing users to access even more productivity tools within Teams. The updated integrations include popular apps such as Asana, Trello, and GitHub, making it easier to integrate Teams into your workflow.


    Microsoft Teams Updates #6
    Improved Accessibility

    For inclusion across your team.

    Teams has made several updates to improve its accessibility features, making it easier for users with disabilities to use Teams. The updates include improved navigation, improved keyboard accessibility, and expanded support for screen readers.


    Microsoft Teams Updates #7
    Enhanced Security

    Every company's number one priority.

    Teams has made several updates to its security features, including enhanced data encryption, improved user authentication, and expanded support for two-factor authentication. These updates help to ensure that user data and conversations are protected from unauthorized access.

    Microsoft Teams has made significant progress in the past year, and these updates and improvements demonstrate reliance on even more powerful and user-friendly tools for remote work and online collaboration. Whether you're using Teams for virtual meetings, file sharing, or platform integrations, these updates are sure to make your experience more productive and engaging.


    How to Update Microsoft Teams

    Continue to follow us here for the latest Microsoft Teams updates.

    You can get the most recent features and enhancements by updating Microsoft Teams, which is a quick process.

    In your Microsoft Teams desktop app, simply click on the three dots to the left of your profile picture in the top right corner, and choose "Check for updates". If there are any prompts to install an update, do so. The updates are applied automatically if you are using Teams on the web.

    It's a good idea to periodically check for updates and install them as necessary to make sure you're always using the most recent version. You can benefit from the most recent updates and enhance your overall experience with communication and collaboration by keeping your Teams app updated.


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