Fall 2022 Microsoft Teams Updates
Microsoft Teams Update 1: Schedule Send for Teams Chat
As remote teams become more common and spread across multiple time zones, Teams is introducing the schedule send feature that allows users to schedule chat messages to be delivered in the future. With this feature, we can help build better work-life balance and support flexible schedules by scheduling chat messages so that they only deliver during our peer’s work hours. Users can schedule messages to be delivered both on desktop and mobile. Additionally, all scheduled messages can be edited and deleted before they are delivered.
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When this will happen: Production will begin rolling out in late September, and we are expected to complete the rollout by mid-October.
How this will affect your organization: All users within your organization will be allowed to schedule chat messages. All scheduled messages can only be delivered no more than 7 days in the future and cannot be flagged as urgent or important. Inline images and attached files will only be accessible by others in the chat once the message has been delivered.
Microsoft Teams Update 2: Video Clips in Teams Chat
Video Clips are a new way of working and connecting with coworkers using short videos in Teams. Users can capture, send, and playback video messages in Chat on all Teams endpoints. Recording is limited to 1min across all platforms.
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When this will happen:
- Preview: We will begin rolling out mid-September and complete it by late September.
- GA: We will begin rolling out in late September and complete it by early October.
How this will affect your organization: Teams users can start using the feature. The feature is enabled by default and can be configured through messaging policies.
What you need to do to prepare: Try out the feature and share it with your colleagues. Admins can disable this feature via the Teams Admin center.
Microsoft Teams Update 3: Automatically view up to 49 videos (7×7) in Teams meeting
Microsoft Teams Meetings currently supports a maximum of 9 videos (3×3) on the screen by default (in Gallery view). For seeing more than 9 videos, users needs to manually select the ‘Large Gallery’ view. With this update, users will be able to automatically see up to 49 videos (7×7) on their screen by default without explicit action. However, the Large Gallery view will still continue to exist as an option.
The actual number of videos seen by a user in Gallery will depend on:
- Hardware/device capabilities
- Internet bandwidth
- Whether the content is popped out in a separate window or not
Please note: This enhancement will be supported on devices that meet hardware requirements (CPU, memory etc.). Detailed information regarding hardware requirements will be shared by Sep 22, 2022 (before GA release).
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When this will happen:
- Public preview: Will begin rolling out in early September.
- Worldwide & GCC: Will begin rolling out in late September and complete in early October.
How this will affect your organization: No explicit user action is needed to enable or use this feature.
What you need to do to prepare: You may update your user documentation to inform users about this change.