Microsoft Teams is now testing a new feature that will make
life easier for virtual facilitators and presenters. With the
upcoming Presenter View feature in Microsoft Teams for Windows
10 and macOS, your PowerPoint slides will appear in a new
presenter view, which will make it much easier to navigate
PowerPoint is a great software to deliver presentations.
However, the presentation mode in Microsoft Teams is basic and
there are limitations. A new feature called ‘Presenter View’
overcomes the challenges by changing the way slides are
presented to other users and attendees.
When the presenter mode is enabled, presenters can access the
slide notes and upcoming slides during the presentation.
This will allow users to conduct the meeting, present the
slides, discuss the notes, navigate to slides quickly and stay
engaged with attendees at the same time.
According to the roadmap, which was updated
quietly earlier this month, Microsoft Teams will get the new
presenter view by the end of January 2021.
In addition to the new presentation experience, Microsoft will
allow users to create and share a channel-specific calendar for
members in January.
Microsoft is also experimenting with another feature that will
allow you to manage the teams and channels list notifications
directly from a new fly-out menu. For example, you can turn off
your activity alerts with a single click without visiting the
Microsoft Teams is getting support for native notifications
on Windows 10 and macOS soon.
These improvements are expected to begin rolling out to desktop
users early next year.
For mobile users, Microsoft said
it will bring its game-changer noise suppression mode to
Android and iOS in the first quarter of 2021.