Sunday, December 15, 2019

Ignite 2019 - MTG20 - What's New for Microsoft Teams Meetings

Presented by: James Skay and Jigar Dani

Session summary:
Microsoft Teams meetings are transformative for Contoso.  In this session we'll highlight the latest improvements in meetings quality and showcase what's new in the meeting experience.

My notes:

Better understand of what's new in meetings, when it is coming and get to know what Microsoft is doing from a quality and reliability perspective.

Features Shipped since January 1, 2019
  • Meeting options
  • Audio Conference: PSTN join option on pre-join
  • Audio Conference: active PSTN speakers
  • Mobile 1-click screenshare
  • Mobile 1-click join via lock screen and Outlook mobile
  • Mobile PSTN dialin and Call Me Back
  • Live Events with live captions
  • Background blur
  • Share whiteboard (preview)
  • Meeting start and missed meeting nudge
  • Meeting recording with PPT and share recording

Features Shipped in the last quarter
  • Meetings first mode for Teams
  • Screen sharing with content zoom in/out
  • Web meeting: Plug-in free video in Chrome (Web RTC support)
  • Web meeting: outbound screen sharing in Chrome
  • Meet now
  • Pin participant
  • Screen sharing with system audio
  • Intelligent join: MTR proximity join and content join
  • Share whiteboard

Features coming soon
  • Multi-window for meeting
  • Live captions (English preview)
  • Citrix VDI support for Teams meetings
  • Presenter and Attendee Roles

Demos of Meet now, pre-meeting join stage with auto-mute background blur or custom background, pin participant(s), live captions in English (other languages to be added during next year), Presenter and Attendee Roles, meeting options, multi-window, mobile join with background blur (nice for iPads), add this device to meeting or transfer to mobile device, cloud recording, meeting join from Google Chrome, sharing from Chrome (screen, window, tab), meeting join from Mozilla Firefox.

Quality Demos
  • PSTN Call back at audio device issues
  • Clear audio quality in networks with 50% packet loss
  • Hand of from WiFi to Mobile data to PSTN dialin
  • Quick echo detection and suppression

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