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New Microsoft Teams features include Cortana integration

New Microsoft Teams features include Cortana integration

To celebrate the moment, Microsoft today detailed some important milestones and the future AI-inspired features planned for the chat-based collaboration tool.

Microsoft Corp. today marked the first anniversary of its fast-growing Slack alternative becoming generally available with several major feature announcements centered on artificial intelligence.

The new features will begin rolling out in the second quarter. See more on these features below. Additionally, she said, almost 70% of Skype for Business enterprise customers have begun using Teams.

Eventually, it will be possible to shunt recordings of meetings into Microsoft's cloud along with automatic timecoded transcriptions and inline message translation.

Microsoft this morning cited companies including General Motors, ConocoPhillips, NASCAR, Technicolor, RLH Corporation and A.P. Moller as Teams customers. Essentially, this will allow people who speak different languages to fluidly communicate with one another by translating posts in channels and chat. This functionality will extend to IP phones and conference room devices. This will allow a person to "to easily make a call, join a meeting, or add other people to a meeting in Teams using spoken, natural language".

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Mobile sharing in meetings, enabling attendees to share a live video stream, photos, or the screen from their mobile device.

Let us not forget why Microsoft made a decision to build out Teams, it was because of the success of Slack which makes you wonder if buying the competing software would have been a better move? Direct Routing will be joining Calling Plans as one of the options for Calling in Microsoft Teams and in addition they are planning to bring consultative transfer and call delegation and federation.

The Teams team has taken steps over the last few months to deal with user complaints about the product, with oft-requested-feature guest access making an appearance in March. This includes Surface Hub, new desk phones from AudioCodes and Yealink and new conference room phones from Crestron, Polycom, and Yealink.

But now a year after its initial launch Microsoft has unveiled some new Teams features, including integration with Cortana and inline message translation.


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