With Microsoft Teams completing one year this week, the company is set to unveil new features, including Cortana integration and inline message translation for Teams — the company’s answer to business communication service rival Slack. Also Read - Microsoft Teams gets Together mode and other AI-based features
“This week marks the first anniversary of the worldwide launch of Microsoft Teams. Today, 2,00,000 organisations in 181 markets and 39 languages use Teams,” Microsoft wrote in a blog post late on Monday. Also Read - Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Review: Best Windows tablet in the market in 2020 but it needs to evolve
The added integration with Cortana’s digital voice assistance could give Microsoft an edge in its battle with Slack as the importance of voice-based computing in the workplace and within business productivity applications grows. Also Read - Microsoft Xbox Series X games event set for July 23: Here are livestream details
“Will enable you to easily make a call, join a meeting, or add other people to a meeting in Teams using spoken, natural language. This functionality will extend to IP phones and conference room devices,” the company added.
Other features that would be rolled out throughout the year include Cloud recording, background blur on video, proximity detection for Teams Meetings and mobile sharing in meetings.
Inline message translation would allow Microsoft Teams participants to automatically translate messages in channels and chat messages.