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Microsoft announces several new AI features including Cortana integration for Teams

Microsoft announces several new AI features including Cortana integration for Teams Microsoft announces several new AI features including Cortana integration for Teams
Melba Vasquez | 12 March, 2018, 20:21

Features coming in the second quarter of 2018 include cloud recording, inline message translation, Cortana, background blur on video, proximity detections, and more.

Adds host of new features, including direct routing to SIP trunks, and expanded hardware support.

Microsoft announced its group collaboration platform Teams nearly a year and a half ago, but it was made generally available at this time last year.

Enterprises seem to be taking heed, based on unsubstantiated Microsoft-reported numbers.

The company shared today that over 200,000 organizations in 181 markets use Microsoft Teams, with customers including NASCAR, Macy's, and General Motors.

Additionally, Microsoft is now working with more OEMs (like Lenovo and HP) and partners (like Logitech, Crestron, and Polycom) to make sure Teams is enabled on more calling and meeting room devices. The numbers sound good, of course, but Wright declined specifying the number of users or discussing how widespread usage might be within those organizations. Top of the list is Cortana voice interactions, which enable you to make a call, join a meeting, or invite someone to a meeting using your voice.

The latest enhancements break down along the lines of features and functionality, calling, and device support, Wright said.

Let us not forget why Microsoft chose to build out Teams, it was because of the success of Slack which makes you wonder if buying the competing software would have been a better move? A new cloud recording feature will, you guessed it, record the meeting with transcription and timecoding. With that so, Microsoft is also looking to advance the features of Teams. This includes Surface Hub, the large-screen video collaboration device for huddle spaces and other small-to-medium meeting rooms. The company shared today Teams will pick up consultative transfer and call delegation and federation features. Microsoft hasn't released DAU info for Teams. Microsoft plans to add facial recognition to this feature to allow remarks to be attributed to the right person. In addition, Microsoft is certifying interoperability between Teams and existing BlueJeans Network, Pexip, and Polycom hardware solutions.

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