Microsoft Teams presentations to get better on macOS and Windows

In April, Microsoft started testing its
PowerPoint Live integration in Microsoft Teams for Windows,
which enables a new presentation experience that will allow
users to instantly share their PowerPoint presentations with
the audience. As expected, this new feature is also coming to
macOS in June.

With PowerPoint Live, Microsoft is hoping to enable seamless
integration between Teams and PowerPoint. Once enabled, Teams
users don’t need to manually upload the PowerPoint (PPT) files
and share their PC’s screen with an audience. Instead, the
presenter can just open the PowerPoint app or Teams new sharing
screen.

There are two ways to access PowerPoint Live. You can launch
the PowerPoint desktop and click on the “Present in Teams”
button in the top right corner, as shown in the below
screenshot. After clicking the Present in Teams button in
PowerPoint, your content will automatically appear in the
active Teams meeting.

Present in Teams

This works only when you’ve already in a meeting and both apps
are using the same Microsoft 365 account.

The second way to access the PowerPoint Live is via Microsoft
Teams’ share UI.

Microsoft Teams PowerPoint Live

You need to click on the share button and pick a file under the
PowerPoint Live section.

When using PowerPoint Live, the presentation experience is
seamless and you can see both the chat and your content at the
same time.

Microsoft Teams PowerPoint Live integration will begin rolling
out in June

The roadmap still states
that PowerPoint Live integration will be enabled in May, but
the plan seems to have changed, according to the latest
information we have.

Microsoft is now planning to start rolling out PowerPoint Live
in early June and complete the rollout by the end of the month.

“We will begin rolling this out in early June and expect to
complete the roll-out in late June,” the company said.

Microsoft said that users must meet the following requirements
to use the new presentation experience:

  • Use latest Teams desktop and PowerPoint for Mac.
  • Store the presentation on OneDrive for Business or
    SharePoint.
  • Join a Teams meeting before clicking the Present in Teams
    button in PowerPoint for Mac.
  • Use Office 365 E3/A3, Office 365 E5/A5, or Microsoft 365
    for Government license.

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