Microsoft Teams Admin Center: App lists and banners in the app management page

The Manage Apps page in Teams Admin Center today allows admins to manage apps in the tenant. A list of apps and editorial banners are added to help admins find relevant apps for the tenant.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88305

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Microsoft Teams: Enriching the App detailed page with more descriptive App information In Teams admin center

In Teams admin center, the app detail page for Microsoft and third-party apps will provide greater description for apps, including images and product videos. The custom app detail page is also optimized.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88306

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Simultaneous screenshare and video on Safari web browser

Note: if your organization does not utilize the Safari browser you can safely disregard this message.

To align with Teams desktop, we’ve recently created the ability to simultaneously share content via screen share while video is running on Safari browser.  

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Updated companion mode for iOS users

For a better hybrid meeting experience, Teams users on their iPhone can use a single tap to join a meeting on both their device and Microsoft Teams Room. Audio on their device will be automatically turned off to ensure echo doesn’t happen. Furthermore, the landing experience on the iPhone will be optimized for engagement activities to make it easier to raise hand or react, chat, and see all participants.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 87869.

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Walkie Talkie on iOS General Availability

Walkie Talkie on iOS is now General Available.

With Walkie Talkie in Teams, employees can now securely communicate with a familiar push-to-talk (PTT) experience without needing to carry bulky radios. This native built-in app in Teams turns employee or company-owned iOS smartphones and tablets into a walkie-talkie, reducing the number of devices employees must carry and lowering costs for IT.

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Microsoft Teams: App lists and banners in the app management page

The Manage Apps page today allows admins to manage apps in the tenant. Lists of apps and editorial banners aid the admin to find relevant apps for the tenant.

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Mute Notifications During Meetings

The current experience of receiving notifications during meetings is highly distracting and there is no easy way to turn off these notifications making it highly painful for users. This feature will introduce a setting to help the user turn OFF notifications during meetings.

  • Global Setting to turn OFF notifications during meetings – A user can find this settings by clicking on the ellipsis next to the profile picture -> Going to global settings -> Notifications -> Meetings. This will turn off notifications for all the meetings
  • Allow/Mute Notifications through the uBar – A user can wish to turn ON/OFF notifications on a per meeting basis through the setting provided in the meeting tray.

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SharePoint and Microsoft Teams Connected Templates

We are announcing the upcoming release of Connected Templates with Microsoft Teams and SharePoint. The connected templates will offer a new way of combining Microsoft Teams templates with SharePoint templates. Prior to this integration, clients needed to deploy Microsoft Teams or SharePoint-specific templates.

  • Microsoft Team Templates allow administrators to easily deploy consistent teams across their organization using predefined or customized team templates across their organization.
  • SharePoint templates offer a straightforward way for admins to build sites with pre-populated pages, page templates, news post templates, and web parts that can be customized to fit the needs of their organization.

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Microsoft Teams: Give Take Control for Citrix on Virtual Desktop Infrastructure.

User on Citrix will be able to give and take control during calls and meetings. Give control: If you want another meeting participant to change a file, help you present, or demonstrate something, you can give control to that person. You will both be in control of the sharing, and you can take back control anytime. Take control: To take control while another person is sharing, select Request control. The person sharing can then approve or deny your request. While you have control, you can make selections, edits, and other modifications to the shared screen. When you’re done, select Release control to stop sharing control.

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Microsoft Teams: Give Take Control for Azure Window Desktop on Virtual Desktop Infrastructure.

User on Azure Window Desktop will be able to give and take control during calls and meetings. Give control: If you want another meeting participant to change a file, help you present, or demonstrate something, you can give control to that person. You will both be in control of
the sharing, and you can take back control anytime. Take control: To take control while another person is sharing, select Request control. The person sharing can then approve or deny your request. While you have control, you can make selections, edits, and other modifications to the shared screen. When you’re done, select Release control to stop sharing control.

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