Posted on 13 June 2022

The latest Microsoft Teams updates: May 2022

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Welcome to the May edition of our Microsoft Teams new features and updates round up.

The focal point of this month is enhancing the way Team users utilise meeting settings. With updates to how meetings are shown in the Teams calendar to how attendees are displayed during calls, these new features will help promote a more collaborative working environment.

Decide how your status is shown during a meeting

Both meeting organisers and participants can choose a status shown in the Teams calendar to reflect their availability during a meeting. Like the Outlooks calendar, Team users can choose between appearing as free, busy, or out of office. Additionally, organisers can make a meeting private, allowing attendees to hide the meeting details from whoever their calendar is shared with.

Refine brightness and soft-focus filters on video calls

If poor lighting is affecting your video quality, you can change this by turning on the Adjust brightness filter, found in the audio and video settings before you join a meeting. You can also apply a subtle smoothing effect by adjusting the new Soft focus setting.

Together mode for everyone

In the past Team users could only have Together mode enabled for their own personal view however with this update meeting organisers and presenters can launch Together mode for all attendees. To use this feature, all you need to do is tick the Select Together Mode for Everyone option after you pick out a scene.

More languages added to Suggested Replies

Microsoft have added additional languages to the suggested replies on mobile. The languages included are: Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, and Turkish.

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