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Microsoft announce new features for Microsoft Teams on Web for Small Businesses

Microsoft has today announced new Microsoft Teams on the Web features for Small Business users.

These include:

Custom background effects on Web

Custom backgrounds are now available to web users. You can blur your background or select from Microsoft-provided backgrounds during your video meeting or call, making your meetings more fun and personal. Note that blurring or replacing your background may not prevent sensitive information from being visible to other people in the meeting.

CART captioning on Web

You can now view captions coming from a CART provider (real-time captioning) within the Microsoft Teams meeting window instead of a secondary window. Follow along with what is being said without having to choose between the captions and the presentation. Meeting organizers and participants can enable CART captions from their meeting options.

Learn more here.

Live Captions in all available languages on Teams Meetings on Web

Live captions with speaker attribution allows you to see who is speaking along with what’s being said, making meetings more inclusive and easier to follow along. Microsoft has expanded the feature to 27 new spoken languages, including German, Portuguese (Brazil), Japanese, and Hindi, to name a few. This provides flexibility and additional clarity for your participants to engage in meetings.

 

Live Transcript in all available languages on Teams Meetings on Web

Live transcription allows you to follow and review conversations alongside the meeting video or audio in real time. This promotes inclusivity for participants who have hearing disabilities or different levels of language proficiency. Attendees who joined late, or missed the meeting, can easily catch up by reading what was discussed from the transcript. Microsoft has also expanded to 27 new spoken languages, including German, Portuguese (Brazil), Japanese, and Hindi. Tenant admins have to turn on the Allow transcription policy to enable this feature.

Learn more about what Teams can do for you and your small business at Microsoft here.

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