Today we are announcing completion of several key meetings capabilities first disclosed in our Skype for Business to Teams roadmap. Work gets done when individuals connect, communicate and collaborate, and we believe these features (in addition to our February announcements) make Microsoft Teams ready for all types of meetings.
Meetings bring together two or more people, either in-person or digitally, and can represent over 1/3 of the average work week. Yet almost 60% of meeting attendees say they need more from their meetings experience. They cite the following reasons:
Meetings occur in the hallway, in meeting spaces, the shop floor, or in daily standups. No matter where in the world a user may be, the recent investments made in Teams meetings will help work to get done faster.
Here are a few of the investment areas for meetings over the last 6 months:
Ease of Connectivity
With the recent capabilities released, meetings can start quicker. It’s about making meetings easy to schedule once a decision has been made to connect, and a frictionless join at meeting time.
Quality and Reliability
Supported by a new modern infrastructure, Teams is built for the cloud on a highly-scalable microservices architecture that’s optimized with global peering points. As a result, attendees will see faster meeting join times and better overall experiences. But sometimes the unexpected happens, and Teams can quickly react to ensure your work continues.
Share your ideas and make decisions faster by turning presentations into deep collaborative discussions. Meetings are no longer just a moment in time. Attendees want to share material pre-meeting, communicate efficiently in the meeting, and reference decisions and deliverables after the meeting.
All of these new features are accompanied by IT control required by our enterprise customers. User level meeting policies, federation policies and more are configurable to your own organization’s requirements.
There is constant, ongoing work to add even more innovations to Teams Meetings. Stay up to date with us here in the Tech Community, and learn more about Teams meetings today.
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