Microsoft Teams adds new features since the start of the pandemic. The company has been working at a furious pace to add new features to their business communication platform, Teams. Microsoft Teams has become one of the company’s most widely used services, allowing remote employees to communicate seamlessly with each other. The Microsoft Research Lab – Redmond has recently added new features, including a call transfer function, anti-spam protections, CarPlay support, a streamlined calling experience, and more.
The latest version of Microsoft Teams is just all-around easier to use, with a new screen that allows for easy access to your call history, voicemails, your contacts, and the software’s settings. On top of that, team admins can now change the default recording storage location, using either SharePoint or OneDrive instead of Stream.
The new CarPlay feature merely is invaluable if you spend a lot of time on the road and want to be able to join meetings in progress while you’re driving. If your car has built-in WiFi controls and can speak with Siri while you’re driving, you can leverage those controls to place and answer calls inside Microsoft Teams.
In addition to all of that, Microsoft has announced that Teams users will gain the ability to transfer calls between desktop PCs and mobile devices via the Teams app by early 2021. Microsoft Teams will allow users to merge calls, preserve data and work more seamlessly than ever before.
Another new feature on the horizon is the reverse number lookup, which allows users to grab the caller’s name, assuming you don’t already know it. This feature also assumes you’re not disconnected when you transfer the call to someone else, and that person isn’t available.
If you’re a Microsoft Teams user, there’s a lot to like in the most recent updates and for what’s next for Microsoft Team’s app. Kudos to Microsoft for a whole spate of excellent recent additions.