Microsoft rolls out new cool features in Teams free version

IANS | Jun 13, 2020, 01:48 PM IST

As video calls on Teams grow exponentially, Microsoft has announced new features in the free version of Teams to help more people meet and collaborate online. Photo: Microsoft Blog

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Features in Microsoft Team free version

Features in Microsoft Team free version

The free version users are now able to schedule meetings and send out invitations in advance. This capability builds upon the existing ability to "Meet Now." Photo: Microsoft Blog

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Advantage for schedulers

Advantage for schedulers

Meeting schedulers now have the option of either copying the meeting link to send directly to other participants or sending an invite via Outlook or Google calendar. Photo: Reuters

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Benefit to Microsoft Team users

Benefit to Microsoft Team users

Teams free users can also turn on live captions during their calls and meetings. Photo: Norton Blog

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Up to 5 lakh users

Up to 5 lakh users

The free version of Teams also provides all types of organizations up to 5 lakh users with unlimited chat and search, audio and video calling, scheduled meetings, 10GB team file storage and 2GB personal file storage per person and unlimited app integration, informed Microsoft. Photo: Facebook Blog

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Custom background effects in Microsoft Teams new version

Custom background effects in Microsoft Teams new version

The company also announced the rollout of new custom background effects in Teams. Now, Teams users can select a variety of background images like a Microsoft Solitaire background, customise it by uploading own images or choosing one of the collections of backgrounds now available online. Photo: Google

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Thumbs up for designers

Thumbs up for designers

Microsoft designers have also created 20 virtual backgrounds to show support for the LGBTQI+ community. The design team also created a collection of preset images that range from professional (a modern office) to pretty silly (a cartoonish beach scene). Photo: Reuters