3 ways to meet new hybrid expectations with Microsoft Teams and Microsoft 365

Five years ago, Microsoft made history. Teams were launched as a brand-new complete place where collaboration, people, and work can meet. Connecting in diverse forms (asynchronous and synchronous), and with the possibility of video meetings, Teams was envisioned as a new proactive, unique, and dynamic tool. Microsoft Teams changed the workplace, forever. 

After the pandemic hit in 2020, more than 270 million people from hospitals, enterprises, schools, and even non-profit organizations trusted Microsoft Teams to allow them to continue with their activities effectively. Nowadays, more than 50% of organizations adapted Teams to their workforce, according to a recent Morgan Stanley chief information officer (CIO) survey.  

Microsoft announced new product innovations in Teams and Microsoft 365, to secure your organization’s success in the hybrid world. 

Reimagine the office experience with Microsoft Teams and Microsoft 365

Coming back to the office seemed unthinkable after the beginning of COVID-19, however many organizations are trusting the hybrid work modality. This raises the question of who, why, and where of in-person gatherings, and how remote workers can connect and participate actively in whichever matter. 

Outlook

Allow your team to coordinate with the new Outlook update, RSVP meetings and even determine if someone will join virtually or in person. This new RSVP option will be in public preview on Outlook on the web in the second quarter of 2022. Not only this, but there will be companion device experiences in Teams Rooms video calls, known as front row. This new hybrid update will prioritize remote workers’ videos during meetings and automatically mute the audio of in person assistants.

Microsoft Teams and Surface Hub 2S

Many teams actively use the Surface Hub 2S and learned to use its almighty possibilities. Now with its new AI-powered Microsoft Surface Hub 2 Smart Camera, it reframes itself and gives a dynamic view of in-room interactions.

Microsoft 365: PowerPoint

A big announcement happened in september 2021, Cameo an out of the box experience in PowerPoint, allowed you to integrate your Teams camera into your presentations and permitted you to customize when and how to appear on your slides. Recently, Microsoft released Recording Studio, a tool that allows you to record beforehand your PowerPoint presentation and allows asynchronous coworkers to engage with your content. Today, Microsoft brought cameo and recording studio together. In conclusion, this will allow you to easily create, produce and star in your presentations, even if you’re not in a meeting. 

Hybrid work came to stay for now on. Dare to provide your team with the best possible experience and secure productivity for your organization. Are you interested in applying for one of the upgrades mentioned? Speak to one of our experts to learn the next steps to take.