Teams Breakout Rooms, Task, List, Whiteboard and more… #OTSTWIT E18

OTSTWIT Episode 19, September 12, 2020

In this episode of “This Week in Teams” Jay and Craig talked about of the newest features rolling out, or soon to be rolling out for the Microsoft Teams platform:

  • Microsoft Lists in Microsoft Teams is now generally available
    The Lists app in Microsoft Teams helps users in your organization track information, organize work, and manage workflows. With Lists, users can track data such as issues, assets, routines, contacts, inventory, incidents, loans, patients, and more using customized views, rules, and alerts to keep everyone on the team in sync. Try the new Microsoft Lists click-thru demo: Create a list in Teams
  • Microsoft Teams Breakout Rooms feature rolling out in preview Breakout Rooms are a much requested feature by teachers and corporate trainers that will allow meeting organizers to split a large group call into separate smaller sessions for group discussions. They can assign users to a room, add/remove/rename the rooms and then call them back to the larger meeting when they need to.
  • Announcing the GitHub integration with Microsoft Teams Developers use GitHub together with a number of other platforms, to communicate with each other on issues, pull requests, deployment statuses, and other updates. We want to integrate GitHub with other platforms to make it easier for developers and teams to collaborate around their projects from whatever context they work in. We’ve had a GitHub + Slack integration for years, and today we are excited to announce that we’re expanding our portfolio, with a new GitHub + Microsoft Teams integration, now available in public beta.
  • Microsoft Teams: NDI for Teams is Rolling out Coming soon, NDI for Microsoft Teams transforms a Teams meeting into a virtual stage by converting each participant’s video into a discrete video source that can be used in the production tool of your choice, OBS, Wirecast, Xsplit, StreamLabs and many more. This functionality enables you to use Teams meetings in other ways, including hosting a professional broadcast.
  • The New conversation button and Reply buttons rolled out in Channel Messaging allowing user to easily reply to a thread or start a whole New conversation thread.
  • Coming soon to Microsoft Teams Spotlight will allow a presenter to control the main video feed that a participant sees during the meeting.
  • Microsoft Ignite – Sept 22-24 is the annual conference for developers and IT professionals hosted by Microsoft. It was supposed to be in New Orleans this year, but is now being held virtually on-line and is free to all participants. Microsoft’s Teams VP Jeff Teper has promised a lot of cool announcements.

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