The Microsoft Teams team announced in their „What’s New in Microsoft Teams | April 2020“ blog post interesting new features coming to Microsoft Teams:
- More videos in Teams meetings (2×2 to 3×3 or 4 to 9 – hopefully sometime even more!)
- Raise Hands (useful)
- Background effects (like them)
- Background Blur for iOS (works, tested it allready)
- Live captions in iOS and Android (not tested)
- Share system audio in Teams live events (important if you play video in your presentation – it is an update in the Teams integrated producer tool)
- End the meeting for all participants (it is over when it is over!)
- 1:1 call recording (Record direct conversations without making a meeting out of it)
- IT Admin updates (Meeting dasboards, …)
- Chat & Collaboration updates (Yammer app in Teams [love this!], three new badges in Praise, channel cross-post editing <– finally!!!)
- Developer updates (Additional Power Automate triggers for Teams!!!)
- Teams for Education updates (…)
- Government updates
I have four highlighs in the blog post:
1. More video in meetings – 3×3 = 9 videos
I’m really looking forward to seeing more people in a meeting and as I saw in a tweet there would be come a feature for seeing *all* participants in the meeting.
2. Microsoft 365 Live Event Limit Increase (temporarily until July 1, 2020, and hopefully longer!)
Attendee limit: 10,000 –> 20,000
Concurrent events: 15 –> 50
Event duration: 4 hours –> 16 hours
Update of my Microsoft Stream Limits Slide:
3. Channel cross-post editing
When I first used this feature, I thought I would finally post a message in several channels, but they were copies of the message without any context. With this feature, the connections are kept and you can change the message after publication in all channels!
4. Additional Power Automate triggers
Two new and useful Power Automate triggers for Microsoft Teams:
4.1 New teammate joins
This could be used, for example, to show the team rules to the new member or, as the blog post says, create a welcome message or share onboarding materials.
4.2 „for a selected message“ trigger
Triggering a flow based on a message can be very helpful! You could route the content to other systems or initiate actions related to the content and immediately give the message as a trigger reference!