Posted by: kurtsh | May 4, 2020

NEWS: What’s New in Microsoft Teams – April 2020

imageHere’s a quick summary of “what’s new in the April 2020 for Microsoft Teams”:

What’s new for End Users:

  • “Increase in the number of simultaneous videos” in Teams meetings from 4 to 9
  • “Raise Hands” for interrupting the speaker
  • “Background effects”
  • “Background Blur for iOS”
  • Live captions in iOS and Android
  • Microsoft 365 Live Event Limit Increases
      • Attendee limit: events can support up to 20,000 attendees
      • Concurrent events: 50 events can be hosted simultaneously across a tenant
      • Event duration: event length has been increased to 16 hours per broadcast’
  • Share system audio in Teams live events
  • End the meeting for all participants
  • 1:1 Call Recording

What’s new for IT Admins:

  • [NEW] Meetings Dashboard
  • Improve voice quality with local media optimization for direct routing
  • Local Media Optimization
  • Control profile picture settings on Teams
  • Get insights into Teams app usage in your environment
  • Easily assign a policy to a large group of users
  • New Meeting Controls
        • Default lobby setting
        • Lobby settings for PSTN participants

What’s new for Chat & Collaboration:

  • The Yammer app for Microsoft Teams is now available!
  • Acknowledge exceptional efforts and mindsets
  • Channel cross-post editing

What’s New: Developers

  • Additional Power Automate triggers for Teams
  • Compliance recording partner solutions for Microsoft Teams 

What’s New: Teams for Education

  • Teams meetings for remote learning
  • Live events for A1 faculty licenses

What’s New: Government

  • Private Channels now available in GCC
  • Advisor for Teams in now available in GCC as a preview

Read the details here:


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