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Microsoft 365 feature roundup – October 22

Published: 24 October 2022

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Microsoft 365 feature roundup

October 2022

Our feature roundup contains curated highlights from the Microsoft 365 roadmap to help you identify value-adding tools and features that can help to improve the way you work.

This month’s update focuses on more helpful updates in Microsoft Teams and Viva Insights.

In this month’s update
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Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams chats: Send a video clip

Video Clips are a new way of working and connecting with coworkers using short video in Teams. Users can capture, send, and playback video messages in Chat on all Teams endpoints. Recording limited to 1min across all platforms.

To learn more, see Record a video clip in Teams

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 97158

Microsoft Teams group chats: Suggested replies

Suggested Replies are now available in group chats on Teams Desktop, allowing you to select a quick response when you are mentioned in a group chat or when you are having a 1:1 conversation within a group chat.

To learn more, see Use suggested replies to respond to messages without typing in Teams.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 95618

Microsoft Teams Meetings: Speaker coach

Bring your best self into every meeting with speaker coach, your own private, personalized meeting coach. Speaker coach uses AI to provide you with guidance on your pace, notify you if you are interrupting someone, and remind you to check in with your audience. This capability helps empower you to be more confident whether you are presenting or participating in any meeting and also fosters inclusivity, where all voices are heard in every meeting. 

This experience may sound similar to PowerPoint’s presenter coach – and it is – presenter coach in PowerPoint is now referred to as speaker coach in both, PowerPoint and Microsoft Teams!

To learn more, see Microsoft Teams speaker coach

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88253

Microsoft Teams meetings: Automatically view up to 49 videos

Microsoft Teams Meetings currently supports a maximum of 9 videos (3×3) on the screen by default (in Gallery view). For seeing more than 9 videos, user needs to manually select the ‘Large Gallery’ view. With this update, users will be able to automatically see up to 49 videos (7×7) on their screen by default without an explicit action. However, Large Gallery view will still continue to exist as an option.

The actual number of videos seen by a user in Gallery will depend on: hardware/device capabilities, internet bandwidth and whether content is popped out in a separate window or not.

Please note: This enhancement will be supported on devices that meet hardware requirements (CPU, memory etc.).

To learn more, see Customize your meeting view

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 86435

Microsoft Teams meetings: Automatic transcription

Microsoft Teams now allows meeting organisers to transcribe meetings automatically if the meeting has been set to be recorded. This will make the recording playback experience accessible.

To learn more, see View live transcription in a Teams meeting

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 97842

Microsoft Teams meetings and calls: Live Translated Captions

Users will now be able to choose the Live Captions in the language they prefer, with the help of Microsoft Cognitive Service Speech Translation Capabilities. This will help users fully participate in meetings where the spoken language may not be their most comfortable language to use.

To learn more, see Use live captions in a Teams meeting

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 94843

Microsoft Viva

Microsoft Viva: Recurring Time Booking for Breaks, Learning, and Message Catch Up

Microsoft Viva Insights is introducing new recurring time booking options to make it easier to take regular breaks during the workday, protect time to meet weekly learning objectives, and have daily time to catch up on emails and chats. These booking options will be accessible to the user through the Briefing email sent at the end of the week as well as through the Viva Insights app in Teams.

To learn more, see Protect time with Viva Insights

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 93424

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