Welcome to the December version of the What’s New in Crew Weblog. Now we have plenty of thrilling information for you, together with new updates on assembly capabilities and format updates to take advantage of your system display’s actual property. We’re additionally excited to announce an replace to construct on the Sizzling Desk options. Two of the largest bulletins this month embrace Dynamic 911 capabilities and end-to-end encryption for US-based customers. Along with these new security measures for our customers, there’s extra!

Let’s bounce in!


Chat & Collaboration


Safety and Compliance


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Every month Ayesha Miller, our Product Advertising Supervisor, will likely be highlighting a number of the options from the weblog, which you’ll see in motion.


raised hand sequence

Make certain all voices are heard and that persons are seen in individual by observing the order by which they increase their palms in a gathering. Click on on the panel of members to see who raised their palms and in what order. Now you already know who to name first, in order that no participant is missed.

staff assembly recording

Recording conferences throughout groups permits you to assessment what you missed and assist others who could not make amends for their very own time. Over the previous 12 months, we have moved to saving new Groups assembly recordings to OneDrive and SharePoint to supply higher management and sharing choices. We have additionally added quite a few enhancements together with:

  • multi-speed playback – Now you can watch recordings in sluggish and quick movement (from 0.5x to 2x)
  • prime quality tape – Transcripts now have speaker attribution for conferences which have Groups Stay transcription turned on
  • listed recording – Recorded conferences are listed into easy-to-use segments based mostly on slide transitions
  • computerized recording – Assembly homeowners can set conferences to begin recording robotically
  • auto termination – Quickly, admins will be capable to set a default variety of days after which newly created staff assembly recordings will likely be despatched to the Recycle Bin.

operator join conferencing

Operator Join conferencing is now usually obtainable. Utilizing the identical admin interface as Operator Join, the service permits tenant directors so as to add operator dial-in numbers that take part within the Crew Audio conferencing bridge. You may place your present contract with any collaborating operator or choose it from the checklist of companions throughout the Operators tab within the Crew Admin Middle.

The preliminary wave of certified operators contains BT, Deutsche Telekom, Intrado, NTT, Orange Enterprise Companies, T-Cellular, and Telenor, Anticipate a seamless built-in expertise immediately, with further certified operators being added over the subsequent 12 months. Study extra about Operator Join conferencing.

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Chat & Collaboration

Add description to pictures in chat

Make your staff’s messages extra accessible to individuals with disabilities by including various textual content to pictures. Just like including alt textual content in Outlook, now you can add descriptions to pictures in staff chat messages by right-clicking on the picture and deciding on “Add Alt Textual content.” This permits individuals who use display readers to know the total content material of your message, even when they can not see the picture. Study extra about including various textual content.


Assembly Room Capability Notifications for Microsoft Crew Rooms on Home windows
Crew Room can now notify in-room assembly members if the room exceeds capability. IT directors can outline assembly room capability for every staff room account and help individuals counting through the use of information from assembly room cameras to determine how many individuals are in a room. If the room exceeds capability, a banner will robotically seem on the high of the entrance of the room’s display to alert members.

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Cut up Video Layouts on A number of Screens for Crew Rooms on Home windows
Maximize display actual property in staff rooms with the flexibility to separate the video gallery throughout all obtainable shows when content material is not being shared. Making higher use of the additional house may help to concentrate on individuals becoming a member of from afar for a extra inclusive and interesting assembly.

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Sizzling desking on the efficiency of groups

Sizzling desking on Microsoft Groups Show permits workers to shortly discover and reserve contact versatile workspaces, name, arrange ad-hoc conferences, or check in to entry their customized Groups expertise. With sizzling desking, workers can reserve workspaces via Groups and Microsoft Outlook, or immediately from their units in the event that they’re already within the workplace.

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Jabra Pancaste 20
The Jabra Panacast 20 is a premium private video conferencing system designed for a subsequent technology collaboration expertise. Clever, protected and moveable, it’s geared up with a 13-megapixel digicam that delivers 4K Extremely HD video high quality together with highly effective EDGE AI processing driving clever zoom, clever lighting optimization and picture-in-picture options. be taught extra.

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Poly Studio Room Package for Microsoft Crew Rooms on Home windows

Poly Studio Room Kits for Focus and small to medium sized rooms at the moment are obtainable for Poly GC8 consoles with Dell Optiplex 7080 for Microsoft Crew Rooms on Home windows and Poly GC8 consoles with Lenovo ThinkSmart Core. Room Kits with Poly Studio P15 (Focus) and Poly Studio USB Digital camera (small-medium) ship a robust PolyDirectoryAI expertise with auto-camera framing know-how, in addition to room-filling audio and noise discount applied sciences comparable to Poly NoiseBlockAI and Acoustic Fence.

Safety and Compliance

Finish-to-end encryption (E2EE) possibility for one-to-one staff calls
We’re happy to announce that E2EE is now usually obtainable for one-to-one staff calls. IT directors have the choice to allow and management the characteristic for his or her organizations as soon as the replace is acquired. For extra data, please go to our Tech Group weblog.


Breakout Room Managers Help
Assembly organizers can prolong the administration of the breakout room to the presenters. By taking management from the breakout room administration panel, appointed presenters will be capable to conduct breakout room operations as managers or assembly organizers and be part of the room as breakout room managers. Solely members designated as presenters could be appointed as breakout room managers. Beforehand obtainable in gcc, this characteristic is now coming to gcc-high and dod. be taught extra.

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Dynamic E (emergency)911 for US-based customers
Groups Telephone now helps Dynamic E911 for US-based customers, permitting for computerized detection of their areas, or the flexibility to supply editable areas to alert personnel in an emergency. To allow this characteristic, directors should allow the dynamic E911 coverage for the person, and customers should consent to location detection. Customers who haven’t turned on location detection can proceed so as to add a dynamic emergency handle manually.

Study extra about Microsoft’s help for finding a 911 emergency calling location.

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SIP Gateway

Clients who wish to reap the benefits of their present phone {hardware} as they transfer to Crew Telephone can use SIP Gateway to allow core Crew Calling performance on suitable SIP cellphone fashions from Cisco, Poly, Yealink and Audiocode. Supported core staff calling performance contains inbound and outbound calls, name switch, assembly dial-in and dial-out, device-based “Do Not Disturb” and voicemail with message ready indicators. Discover ways to allow and handle SIP gateways.

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