Microsoft continues on his quest to gain a foothold in the land of the telecommuting. After announcing that video calls without a time limit, the technology revealed a update for Teams that integrates support for CarPlay.
The new Microsoft Teams debuts a new interface to optimize calls. Now the app integrates the dial pad, call history, contacts, and voicemail in one location. The idea of the developers is to save steps, so that the most important elements are offered in one place.
Microsoft Teams will also allow transfer calls between mobile and computer. This is quite useful if you start a call and need to move, so by early 2021 users will be able to switch communication between devices with an easy-to-use interface.
Microsoft Teams will allow you to transfer calls between your mobile and your computer
The latter is quite useful if we consider that the app will integrate support for CarPlay. Soon we can make and receive calls from the car using the controls built into the vehicle or via Siri. Users will also be able to combine multiple individual calls into a single conversation.
Those who wish record conversations they can do it through SharePoint or OneDrive. This feature will be open to Microsoft Teams administrators, who will be able to choose between both services to store video calls by default. This would allow share the data with external guests, since the default option – Stream – is only available to participants.
By last, Microsoft announced a number of devices that will have support for Teams from 2021. The technology partnered with companies like AudioCodes and Yealink to launch conventional phones with basic Teams capabilities that can connect to a PC. Added to this will also come the ThinkSmart View, the first display with support for Microsoft Teams offered by Lenovo.
Most of the changes to the user interface and the implementation of new features will be available during the first months of 2021. According to data from Microsoft, Teams users made more than 650 million calls in October, something like 11 times the number made in March this year.
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