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New experience with separated Calling and Meeting windows in Microsoft Teams

Recently, Teams released a new function to separate Calling and Meeting window from main Microsoft Teams client. With this new function, users can view meeting or calls without a block of the underlying content, which is more flexible for users.

Additionally, controls like mute, video, chat leave and others will be located at the top of the window and easier for the customer to manage their meeting and calls. Below is the new meeting/calls control location:

Teams Menu Bar

New features released at the same time are 3*3 video, raise hands and custom backgrounds. And this will make customers work more interesting and participative. The new experience is presented below:

Teams new meeting experience

How to turn on the new function?

By default this new function will be roll-out OFF, customers need to turn on it via the User setting [ General ] Turn on new meeting s and calling experiences.

Step by step to turn on the new experience:

Step 1: Click on Avatar on the top right of Teams, and click [Settings].

Teams Settings

Step 2: Check the [Turn on new calling a meetings experiences] checkbox and then restart the Teams client.

Teams Settings

Notice* Users will have enough time to become familiar with this new function before Team enable this functionality by default. More detail will be provided via the Message center.

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Optimizing Team Work while Working from Home – Webinar

We have organized a free webinar on how to optimize Teamwork while working from home using technologies like Office 365 and Microsoft Teams.

Guest Access for Microsoft Teams now available, but there is a catch

This week, Microsoft announced that the long awaited Guest Access function is now available for all Office 365 business and education customers. As of now, Office 365 users can add people from outside their company to a team, so guests can participate in chats, join meetings, collaborate on documents, and more.

However, There is an important requirement for the guest access to work:

The invited guest needs to have an Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) account.

This means that anyone across Microsoft commercial cloud services and third-party Azure AD integrated apps can be added as a guest in Teams. In Other words, if you have an existing Azure AD account, or Office 365 work or school account, you can be invited as a guest.

How does guest access looks like

When a guest is invited to join a team, they receive a welcome email message that includes information about the team. The guest must accept the invitation in the email message before they can access the team.

All team members see a message announcing that the team owner has added a guest and providing the guest’s name. Everyone on the team can identify easily who is a guest, as a banner indicates “This team has guests” and a “GUEST” label appears next to each guest’s name.

For more information about guest access, please visit this link.

Teams is available to customers with Office 365 Enterprise E1–E5, Business Essentials, Business Premium and Education subscription plans. For more information, please contact us at info@accessorange.com.