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Microsoft Teams Updates

November 10th, 2020

Teams is constantly improving the user experience by adding brand new features and adjusting to others. This month’s updates aim to improve Teams’ collaboration and meeting features to fuel remote work and create a smooth transition for when everyone starts getting back into the office.  

Live Captions with speaker attribution 

Teams is adding speaker attribution to live captions to ensure you can see who’s speaking and what’s being said. This will help with the meeting flow and create a more inclusive environment for staff.  

Attendee Mute 


Meeting organisers will now be able to prevent attendees from unmuting during a meeting and enable specific attendees to unmute when they raise their hands. This feature will mainly be used for webinars or online seminars where the key speaker is being focused on.


Presenters will now be able to pin an individual person as the main display for all attendees during a Teams meeting. This will be useful for management meetings or sales pitches where one person is the focus of the call. 



Microsoft Whiteboard Read-Only 

The ability to have flexible options is now available within Microsoft Whiteboard with the ability to have a read-only mode or the ability to collaborate with others. 

 Meeting Recordings 

Teams meeting and call recordings can now be stored in your OneDrive for Business or in SharePoint, providing the ability to share recordings with guests or external users, access meeting recordings faster, and manage recordings with security and compliance controls available to other file types in Microsoft 365 


Teams Templates 

When creating new Teams, you will be able to choose from a variety of customisable templates. 

If your business is ready to enhance collaboration and productivity within the office or at home, reach out, and have a chat with one of our experts! 

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