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There are some new features available in the desktop app that we are excited about! Which is your favourite?

Raise Your Hand in a Meeting

Have a question or comment but don't want to interrupt the person speaking? Let people know you have something to say with the new raise hand feature in Teams. While in a meeting, select the in the control bar.

This will put a gold hand icon on your video feed to let the rest of the attendees know that you'd like to speak.

Grid View of Attendees 

Now you can see more of your colleagues at the same time during a video call! Teams has rolled out a 3x3 grid view, bring on the Brady Bunch-like catch ups, is that Alice in the middle?  

Announce When People Join or Leave The Meeting

Meeting organisers now have the option to announce when callers join or leave a Teams meeting, so you always know who is in your online meeting.

To access, select Meeting options and switch the toggle on for Announce when callers join or leave.

Pop Out Chat Windows

Soon you will be able to enhance your Microsoft Teams multi-tasking by popping out chat windows! Either right click a chat and click ‘pop out chat’, or click the icon in the top right corner of your chat.

Channel Analytics

Now you can run metrics like a tally of posts and replies for each team member in each channel! Analytics data will be held for a period of 90 days.

To look at your analytics go to the team > more options > manage team > analytics.

New to Microsoft Teams, or Want to Know More? 

Want to talk to the experts about how you can harness the benefits of Microsoft Teams? We are a Microsoft Gold partner and have Microsoft certified team members. Give us a call and ask to speak with our Microsoft 365 experts, about organising training for your team!

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