Interactive new features planned for Microsoft Teams

New features are planned that will give Microsoft Team users more interactive meeting experiences.

Fluid components are expected to start rolling out in mid-August, according to a report on the Tech Radar website.

They will allow users to create dynamic components, such as tables or tasks lists, within Microsoft Teams, which can be edited, in real-time, by all other participants. Users will be able to copy these widgets to other chats or Outlook’s calendar, without desyncing the data.

And Teams users will be able to pin individual messages to the top of the chat, and quote different messages in replies, for easier communication. There will also be the ability to co-author meeting notes and actions lists created in a session, and once a meeting wraps up, all tasks and notes created, get automatically imported into OneNote.

Team Rooms are also expected to receive a major facelift later this year, with a new front row layout that enlarges the video feeds of remote attendees.

Ever since the Covid-19 pandemic forced many employees into a remote working environment, remote communication and collaboration have become essential for all businesses, small and medium-sized ones included.

Being able to seamlessly collaborate, without the confusion of multiple file versions, stored on different storage devices, is one of the main challenges being addressed by the likes of Microsoft and Google.