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R eal-time noise suppression minimizes distracting background noise, allowing users to hear what's being said. The raise hand feature lets anyone in the meeting send a visual signal that they have something to say--especially useful in large meetings, when remote participants chime in when they need to speak. feature lets anyone in the meeting send a visual signal that they have something to say--especially useful in large meetings, when remote participants chime in when they need to speak. Bookings app in Teams to ensure that appointments like healthcare patient consults, client meetings, or job candidate interviews can be easily scheduled, managed and conducted. to ensure that appointments like healthcare patient consults, client meetings, or job candidate interviews can be easily scheduled, managed and conducted.
Coronavirus sees surge in Microsoft Teams usage Between March 11th and yesterday, March 18th, usage on Microsoft's Teams chat service increased from 32 million daily users to 44 million. The surge in Microsoft's Teams chat service is due to the coronavirus pandemic. Businesses, schools, and places of employment are sending many employees home for at least two weeks. With many Americans home longer than they like to be, many are turning to the internet, smartphones, and chat apps to stay in touch with family, friends, and coworkers. 3-year anniversary for Teams to bring new features The company is celebrating Teams' third anniversary by unveiling new service features. The new features to come are 1) real-time noise suppression, 2) a "raise hand" button for questions, 3) offline mode for messages and responses, and 4) pop out chat windows for easy chat switching. Real-time noise suppression eliminates all sound interruptions in conversation so that users need not worry about opening that bag of chips while on a conference call. A "raise hand" button will help employees ask questions during large business meetings on Microsoft's Teams chat service. The offline mode for messages and responses will allow employees and workers to read messages even in the absence of internet connectivity. Microsoft Teams prepares employees for the long haul These employees will likely stay in touch by way of Microsoft Teams during the coronavirus pandemic. Whether using Microsoft Teams or some other chat service such as Skype, Facebook Messenger, Google Hangouts Meet, and so on, citizens cannot do it without a stable internet connection. 185 companies, including Big Red carrier Verizon Wireless, have signed a pledge called Keep Americans Connected.