11 New Features in Microsoft Teams for 2021
New features in Teams – The Magnificent 11 !
We have had to adapt to a new world of hybrid working as it’s now become the norm. Microsoft have been working at breakneck speed to add even more new features and innovation to the Microsoft Teams meetings, chat, and collaboration functionalities in order to keep your team connected, engaged and informed.
As we enter 2021, Microsoft has announced 11 ‘magnificent’ features to enhance the MS Teams experience as follows (okay, I’m stretching the Magnificent 7 theme a bit ):-
- 5 Minute Warning until your meeting ends notification
- New Together mode – it turns a group video call into a shared experience. With Together Mode, users can turn any regular video call into a shared virtual environment, which in turn will help them feel like they are in the same space as their family and friends
- Pop out Teams apps into their own Window – You can easily pop out your personal apps from your app bar on the left rail. Simply ‘right click’ on the desired app and select the “Pop out app” field in the window or open the app and locate the ‘pop out’ symbol in the top right of the tab bar
- Video & in calling Chat & Sharing improvements
- Create a Team directly from a SharePoint site
- Improved SharePoint tab app
- Improved SharePoint Pages tab app
- Start Meet Now on mobile for Chat or Channels
- Improved mobile video layout and content sharing
- The new Power BI app for Teams
- Teams for family and friends