It’s been awhile since we’ve added a new post. We’ve been busy creating intranets and other cool things for several of our clients.
However, we promised to keep you up to date about the latest and greatest new features in Teams, and especially those things related to the Skype for Business parity with Teams as the core communications service for all of Office 365 and its mobile doppelganger, Microsoft 365. The following are some of the key communications features that have been added, and a few that are scheduled for launch later this year, according to the official Microsoft 365 Roadmap.
- Messaging policies
- Unified presence (between Skype for Business and Teams)
- Office 365 DLP support for Teams
- Teams calling for everyone
- Live events
- Meetings simplified
- Busy on Busy
- Whiteboard (in commercial preview)
- Proximity Room Detection (in Teams Rooms)
- Request to add others
- Screen sharing in private chat
- Chat accessibility with the Immersive Reader
- Cloud recording
- Call park
- Group call pickup
- Shared line appearance
- Call queues
- Lobby support
- 1:1 to group call escalation with Teams, Skype for Business and PSTN participants has launched
Numerous additional features in development are currently planned for release later this year. Some highlights include:
- Secure Private Channels
- Music on hold
- Secondary ringer
- A single toolbar for controls in meetings and calling
- Add up to 100 people in group chat is coming very soon
- Improved channel file experience is also coming very soon
- Broadcast meetings is in the works
- Share system audio in a Teams meeting is planned for later this year
- Location-based routing is coming soon
Learn more about these features in the Microsoft Teams Blog post, Additional Voice Features for the New Year.
You will also find even more planned additions and updates, and details about each one, in the Microsoft Teams Roadmap.
Did we miss anything? What additional features would you like to see on this list? Please let us know in the comments section below. As always, we appreciate your comments and suggestions.