What’s New in Microsoft Teams | December 2022

What’s New in Microsoft Groups | December 2022

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Are you able to consider it’s already December of 2022? The brand new 12 months is peeking in, and we’re so enthusiastic about what 2023 will convey for Microsoft Groups. With folks going again to the workplace, we proceed to outline new methods for async and collaboration experiences. This month, we provide much more methods to reinforce conferences with new Whiteboard options, methods to clear up your chats, and new licensed gadgets so that you by no means miss a second to achieve success!


Talking of sneak peeks, take a look at the chance to check out new Groups Premium options in the present day! aka.ms/TeamsPremium 


Chat and Collaboration



Frontline Employees



Chat and collaboration

Delete Chats

Arrange and simply take away chat conversations you not want with out impacting different contributors in the identical chat.


Expanded reactions

Specific suggestions extra creatively with over 800 Groups emojis for each state of affairs. Talk reactions to have a good time, specific your settlement, or emphasize the completion of duties.

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Add folks to a bunch chat with @point out
Add new contributors to the chat with @point out, eradicating the necessity to navigate to the add-dialog. When including new contributors, you may management how a lot of the chat historical past to share.

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Beneficial folks when creating a brand new message
Save time in search of the appropriate stakeholders. Utilizing AI, Groups chat will help you in initiating new conversations by recommending colleagues primarily based in your earlier collaborations. This function will probably be typically accessible by the top of the 12 months.

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Obtain all group chat messages with resource-specific consent
The resource-specific consent (RSC) permissions mannequin, initially developed for Groups Graph APIs, has been prolonged for chat and channel scope. Utilizing RSC, you may request workforce homeowners to consent for a bot to obtain person messages throughout customary group chats with out being @talked about.


Signal Language View and always-on captions in conferences
Prioritize as much as two different contributors’ movies for signal language in conferences in order that they keep seen even whereas content material is shared. Moreover, you may set captions to remain on throughout all conferences.




Microsoft Groups Rooms on Android—new contact and collaboration experiences
The newly launched Microsoft Groups Rooms on Android Replace 3 (App model: 1449/ contains a number of touch-enabled experiences to reinforce the assembly and collaboration expertise on touch-enabled gadgets. See beneath for extra data on these new options, together with stroll up and use Microsoft Whiteboard, convey Whiteboard into an advert hoc assembly, a redesigned share menu and Whiteboard help, and contact consciousness and 4K show help. Be taught extra.

Stroll up and use Microsoft Whiteboard
With Microsoft Groups Rooms on Android shows whiteboard periods will be began from a supported shows house display screen at any time, together with exterior of a proper assembly. With one contact, a Microsoft Whiteboard session will be launched permitting for immediate collaboration Admins can allow this function with the “Permit provoke Whiteboard” setting on the gadget.

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Deliver Microsoft Whiteboard into an advert hoc assembly
Seamlessly change from an area collaboration expertise to an internet co-creation area by tapping “Begin assembly” on the native Whiteboard display screen. ”Begin assembly” rapidly kicks off an advert hoc assembly and routinely presents the Whiteboard already began on the house display screen onto the assembly stage. Merely add distant contributors to the assembly and contribute throughout the identical board in actual time. As a substitute of getting to decide on between viewing the gallery or the shared board, distant contributors can now be seen aspect by aspect with Microsoft Whiteboard utilizing the Content material + Gallery format, permitting for collaboration with larger ease and effectivity.

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Redesigned share menu and Microsoft Whiteboard help for useful resource accounts
Content material sharing in a gathering is now extra accessible with the redesigned share menu. Once you faucet “Share” within the assembly management bar, you’ll find all content material choices that may be shared in a single place, together with Microsoft Whiteboard. This Whiteboard sharing expertise in a gathering is now supported on useful resource accounts. Click on right here to see directions on managing Whiteboard sharing in Groups.

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Contact consciousness and 4K show help
Contact screens now help you management the room system from each the contact show on the entrance of the room in addition to the contact console, making it handy to function a Groups Room utilizing whichever gadget is closest to achieve. Admins can activate this function with the “Allow contact display screen controls” setting on the gadget. Moreover, 4K show now could be supported to additional improve the assembly expertise on large-screen gadgets.

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Chat bubbles throughout conferences
Microsoft Groups Rooms on Android can now show chats despatched throughout a Groups assembly on the front-of-room show. Chat messages are displayed as chat bubbles over the present view, enabling in-room contributors to interact with the dialog taking place within the chat.

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{Hardware} occupancy sensor integration
With supported occupancy sensor {hardware}, a notification banner is displayed on the Groups panel if the room is occupied when it’s accessible or if the room is just not occupied when it’s reserved. The room additionally will probably be routinely checked in when the sensor detects occupancy if check-in is enabled. Be taught extra.

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Licensed gadgets

Neat Bar Professional 
Neat Bar Professional packs a stack of tech right into a easy and chic gadget and joins the remainder of the Neat gadget portfolio licensed for medium-sized Microsoft Groups. Neat Bar Professional natively runs Groups Rooms on Android, delivering an immersive, pure assembly expertise. It helps as much as two massive screens, making it simple to see folks and content material collectively extra clearly, and affords high-quality audio and video by two extreme-resolution cameras, a a number of microphone array, and three full-range audio system. Be taught extra.

Neat Bar Professional helps Neat’s distinctive experiences to make video conferences extra partaking and pure for in the present day’s hybrid workforce. This contains the patented Neat Symmetry, which presents everybody within the assembly room equally up shut, whether or not they’re sitting, standing, or shifting round. Its highly effective microphone array and Neat Audio Processing additionally guarantee clear vocal pickup, minimizing background noise. As with all Neat gadgets, it’s simple to arrange and handle, and Neat Bar Professional comes with a devoted Neat Pad controller to make it simple to begin and handle conferences.

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Jabra Evolve Buds
Evolve Buds are actually wi-fi earbuds engineered for hybrid working and authorized for Microsoft Groups. Using BlueTooth Multipoint retains them linked to a laptop computer and telephone on the similar time. Jabra MultiSensor Voice reduces disruptive background noise, permitting you to take calls from anyplace.

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Jabra Evolve 2 55 Headset 
The Evolve2 55 headset is specifically engineered to go along with your stream, so it’s able to
work the way in which you do and is licensed for Microsoft Groups. As a result of no hybrid workday is similar, Evolve2 55 is designed to make issues simple irrespective of the place you’re. It’s action-ready proper out of the field, with simple pairing and twin connectivity—Bluetooth® for on-the-go speedy entry and knowledgeable USB adapter for immediate plug-and-play connection to your laptop computer. A wi-fi vary of as much as 30 meters or 100 ft offers much more flexibility to go the place you’ll want to. Be taught extra.

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EPOS EXPAND Imaginative and prescient 1
The EXPAND Imaginative and prescient 1 is a compact, transportable USB webcam delivering ultra-sharp video and distinctive voice pickup whether or not you work at home, on the go, or in a person workplace area. EXPAND Imaginative and prescient 1 makes you look and sound skilled with EPOS Audio™ and a 4K digicam optimized to supply high-quality video in any gentle situations. The EPOS webcam delivers easy video conferencing with two noise-canceling microphones. Moreover, the image will be adjusted rapidly and simply in only a few clicks, with management over key settings like discipline of view, gentle, and coloration.

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Approvals as PDFs will be saved, printed, and transferred 
Approval creators can save a accomplished approval request to a PDF file and have the choice to print it. This function permits clients to simply switch their proof of approval as a PDF to a different system or retailer it as a file.


Adobe Acrobat streamlines the PDF expertise in Groups
Constructing on the momentum of collaborative apps in Groups, Adobe has launched the brand new integration of Adobe Acrobat into Microsoft Groups. Adobe Acrobat can now be set because the default PDF app in Groups. This makes it simpler to share and evaluation PDFs, collaborate with feedback and annotations, simply entry PDFs saved in Microsoft SharePoint and Microsoft OneDrive, and extra. Learn the way this new expertise will help organizations grow to be extra environment friendly, enhance their safety, and cut back their prices.

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Frontline employees

Frontline employees utilizing shared gadgets can use Edge and Yammer apps on Android alongside Groups 
Microsoft’s shared gadget mode permits frontline employees to simply authenticate by routinely signing customers out and in of all of the apps which have enabled this function. Along with Microsoft Groups and Managed Dwelling Display screen being typically accessible, Edge and Yammer apps on Android are actually in public preview. Be taught extra.



These options presently accessible to Microsoft’s industrial clients in multi-tenant cloud environments are actually rolling out to clients within the US Authorities Group Cloud (GCC), US Authorities Group Cloud Excessive (GCC-Excessive), and/or the USA Division of Protection (DoD).


View assembly transcripts on Microsoft Groups on Android and iOS for Authorities clouds 
Now you can begin transcription in your conferences and think about assembly transcripts on Microsoft Groups for iOS and Android.

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