MICROSOFT TEAMS FEATURES
In general we all know about ZOOM and it has become our go-to virtual meeting place. Microsoft SKYPE has noticed. In an attempt to make there own headway they have added multiple video features as a SLACK alternative to SKYPE. Featuring real-time captions, built in meeting notes as well as being able to pretend you are in the same room as your coworkers.
Though we may continue to make use of ZOOM we can choose what other apps have to offer, through Microsoft.
BUILT IN MEETING NOTES
Since ZOOM is strictly a video app; Microsoft Team has built upon this idea by collaborating team chat and video calls with internal documentation. Thus becoming a built in tool for recording meeting notes ensuring all team members have access to a written record.
PERSISTENT CHAT IN RICH FORMAT AND MEMES
Microsoft Team chat clears away the simplicity of ZOOM by adding numerous format choices such as a sticker collection and a meme creator bringing a relaxed creative atmosphere to TEAM meetings. As well as a record kept of all CHAT and its visible comments.
BLUR YOUR BACKGROUND
The need for home privacy has been addressed by Microsoft Teams in the offer of a custom background through artistic expression or a simple background blur.
PRETEND YOU ARE ALL IN THE SAME ROOM
Along with Speaker view and Gallery view Microsoft Teams offers a Together mode.
Everyone can be shown seated within a group setting. This option available by turning it on on your screen yet remaining NOT VISIBLE to others.
Real-time captions allow you to follow along if you are unable to hear the meeting. When engaged you will see the verbal dialogue at the bottom of your screen as Microsoft Team recognizes speech automatically.
AVAILABLE IN ONE SUBSCRIPTION
Microsoft Team has no restrictions on the length of your video session. If your company has a subscription for Microsoft Office then you have immediate access to TEAMS; eliminating the cost of ZOOM and SLACK if you so desire.
Monday October 26, 2020
Written by: Sally Cooper
Reference: Justin Pot