06-16-2020 11:09 AM
06-16-2020 11:09 AM
When will Microsoft Teams new calling and meeting experience be available? It's June 16 already????
It was published on May 9 and was to be rolled out in June.
Microsoft Teams - Multi-Window Meetings and Calling experiences
Multi-window experiences are coming to Teams meetings and calling. Users will have the ability to pop out meetings and calling into separate windows to help them optimize their workflow. These experiences can be turned on directly within Teams for PC and Mac clients.
06-16-2020 11:19 AM
@tassenza Hello! It's now in testing! Follow the progress here (and vote to stay updated!).
06-16-2020 10:23 PM
07-10-2020 10:12 AM
@Chris Webb Well, It's July 10 and still nothing. No guidance as to when it will be available or why it was delayed.
07-10-2020 10:19 AM
@tassenza Why would you think? Teams releases features purely based on the passing certain testing gates, it'll only hit Ring 4 once Microsoft are confident it meets a suitable quality bar.
Why else wouldn't they release something, makes no sense.
07-10-2020 10:26 AM - edited 07-10-2020 10:28 AMSolution
@tassenza Here you go (partial copy from Message center).
We are pleased to announce that we will be enabling users to be able to view meetings and calls in separate windows along with the other recently announced features.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 57294
This will roll-out OFF by default and users will have the ability to turn on the new experience via the user setting: General > Turn on new meetings and calling experiences.
Note: In the future we will enable this functionality by default, but we want to provide users extra time to become familiar with having meetings open in their own separate window. As we move forward we will provide more details via Message center.
Steps for Users to turn on the new experience:
Step 1: Click on Avatar on top right of Teams and click Settings.
Step 2: Check the Turn on new calling an meetings experiences check box and then restart the Teams client.
Note: To provide additional transparency we expect the new experiences to be enabled with the following timeline. This is subject to change and we will provide appropriate notice for each phase through Message Center as we approach July and August.
07-10-2020 10:28 AM
@Steven Collier Just looking for an update is all. They throw out dates for functional releases and we never hear anything else until after it is released, weeks or months late. The post from the MS admin says to stay tuned for updates in the next few weeks and about 7 weeks have passed with not one update at all. Set some expectations, it's a small ask, isn't it?
07-10-2020 11:12 AM
@bec064 I'm running ---- You have Microsoft Teams Version 1.3.00.13565 (64-bit). It was last updated on 6/2/20.
So was this deployed or not? I do not see it in my settings...
Updated July 7, 2020: To ensure the best possible experience for our users, we are delaying some of our deployments to reduce the amount of change flowing into the services. -TA What are you delaying?
07-10-2020 11:35 AM
@tassenza Hey, it seems as if you missed this part.
"This is subject to change and we will provide appropriate notice for each phase through Message Center as we approach July and August."
All we can do is stay tuned for more info. As Steven pointed out, they can obviously not GA release something that hasn't passed the necessary quality assurances.
07-11-2020 09:11 AM
07-22-2020 03:43 PM
Strange. It is now available on two of my computers, but acts differently. The newer computer has version 1.3.00.13565. It has the pop-out Teams video window. But the controls are in the same place, and background effects are no longer an option. My older computer has version 1.3.00.12058. That has the pop-out video window, the controls are at the top, and background effects is available.
I am baffled.
07-22-2020 08:19 PM
@tassenza we are seeing this as of today.
Have you checked your Teams settings -> General for the option the enable it?
07-23-2020 05:07 AM
07-29-2020 09:28 AM
The New meeting experience in Teams from Microsoft seems to be in review mode.
However, individual users can force enable it.
Under Teams User profile, click on About, then click on Developer preview, accept the prompted term and sign in to Teams if prompted.
Now go back to settings and you will see the option for New meeting experience.
Note that this setting does not persist.
You may have to go through the steps again to enable the feature.
I hope this helps.
07-30-2020 08:23 AM
@Mrdotz1205There is no option for Developer under About, but we do have the Turn On New Meeting Experience option, but when we select it and restart Teams, it's unchecked again (which I think is the correct behavior, actually) and nothing has changed. No new features that I can see, including Together mode.
08-07-2020 06:36 PM
@MikeJames72 I am seeing a similar behavior, but I have not heard of others in my organization complaining. (I am the manager of our IT Service Desk!). I can set the check box, "quit" Teams and restart and it works fine. I come back the next day and it is unset again. It's kinda frustrating when we are trying to demonstrate how to use new features and the new features don't work!