A look at Microsoft Ignite 2020 and all the key updates to Microsoft Teams that will improve and humanise the online experience.
Microsoft Teams is evolving to meet the growing need for a more humanised and real-world experience online. Driven by exponential user growth – with daily active users jumping from 32 million to 75 million in the height of the pandemic – updates to Teams have come thick and fast with the latest developments revealed at Microsoft Ignite 2020.
At Microsoft’s showcase event, held entirely online for the first time this year, Jeff Teper, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Teams, SharePoint and OneDrive, discussed how Teams has rapidly progressed to meet shifting consumer demand and the need for a more tactile experience. He described it as a “powerful content management system” capable of delivering tailored experiences that meet the needs of human connection.
Discussing the drivers behind the latest Teams updates, he commented: “Let’s unwind a little bit, build social capital, brainstorm. Let’s get to know each other like we did when we were out in the office or go out to dinner or to a coffee bar. A lot of what we’re trying to do is not just provide this flexible tool for communications and recognise that we’re all human beings and we want to relate to each other better.”
Microsoft is redefining the inter-human virtual meeting experience in Teams. The platform’s developers have gone further than simply taking what we know and love in the real world and translating it online, but are creating an entirely new space that mixes the best of both worlds. Seamless connectivity, easy collaboration and instant access to apps and data.
So what are the key features and updates to Microsoft Teams that will improve and humanise the online experience?