Microsoft Teams to get new features for recorded meetings, shared calendar

Microsoft Teams shared calendar

Sharing your calendar with your co-workers and students could
soon be easier than ever thanks to a major upgrade coming to
Microsoft Teams in January 2021. According to new updates
posted to the roadmap, Microsoft is planning to introduce
support for an improved shared calendar soon.

Starting in January 2021, users will be able to use the
channel-specific calendar feature to share events with members.

When you create a meeting for the channel, Microsoft Teams will
automatically create a new post, which will pop-up in the
activity feed and users will be notified if they haven’t turned
off the notifications. The rollout of the feature is expected
to complete by the end of January 2021 in all channels of
Teams.

According to the roadmap,
Microsoft is also planning to complete the rollout of the
second feature called ‘meeting recordings in OneDrive and
SharePoint’ by March 2021. This feature is already rolling out
to users with Education version of Teams and Microsoft will
enable it for everyone by March 2021.

In addition, administrators will have access to new retentions
labels, security keys, all features generally available for
OneDrive, and improved sharing capabilities.

For admins, Microsoft is introducing new policies to block
users from downloading recordings by default, which means those
with permission will have access to saved files.

Microsoft also noted that OneDrive and SharePoint integration
will make it easier for users to share audio files and
transcripts of the meeting recordings.

New call improvements coming to mobile

For mobile users,
Microsoft says it will enable support for its game-changer
‘noise cancellation’ feature. This will allow supported
mobile devices to analyze the audio channels and eliminate the
unnatural audio from the background.

It’s also worth noting that the feature is already available
for those running Windows 10, 7 or 8.1.

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