This feature offers more flexibility for users to customise their Teams background. ‘Background blur’, a popular choice for remote workers looking to protect their privacy, is now being joined by ‘Portrait blur’.
Microsoft has added a depth-of-field effect with this new blur option. It increases the focus on the user during video calls while subtly blurring the background for a seamless experience.
External presenter join link for webinars
When organising events such as webinars and town halls that will feature external presenters, you can now send them an email containing a unique join link. Simplify the process by giving them automatic access to the event, ultimately saving time that would be spent waiting in the meeting lobby. It also eliminates the need for organisers to manually admit external presenters or adjust their role, helping events run more smoothly.
Improved video Search in SharePoint and OneDrive
As video content becomes increasingly important for information retrieval, Microsoft is introducing a new way to find videos within your organisation.
A new ‘Video’ tab has been added to Search results, aiming to provide a dedicated space to search through your SharePoint and OneDrive content with ease. You will also start seeing this tab when using Microsoft Search in Bing and Office. This function enhances your search capabilities so you can fully leverage videos in your daily work.
View additional file types in OneDrive
Microsoft is expanding OneDrive Web search to include your Microsoft Lists, Loops, Power BI dashboards and Whiteboard content. This is another step towards positioning OneDrive as the central hub for all your work-related files, improving accessibility and efficiency.
Files will be available within your Recent, Shared with You and Favourites lists in OneDrive, and will always open in a new tab. However, as it rolls out, this type of content will have a more limited set of commands.