Microsoft shares its vision for the future of hybrid meetings through Teams

Microosft Teams iOS and Surface
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What you need to know

  • A new video from Microsoft shows the company's vision for the future of hybrid meetings.
  • Meeting rooms shown off in the video have spatial audio and other features set up in Microsoft Teams Rooms.
  • The video explains that hardware such as cameras being at eye level will help meetings feel more natural.

Microsoft's latest video shows off its vision for the future of hybrid work meetings. While remote working will continue to be popular after the pandemic, an increasing number of businesses will move to hybrid meetings with a mixture of in-person and remote attendees. The new video from Microsoft shows how hardware and Microsoft Teams can improve these types of meetings.

The Teams Rooms for meetings shown off in the video have larger screens and several pieces of hardware to make attendees appear more natural. The larger screens should make people appear life-size. Additionally, cameras set at eye level should make it look a bit more like the people are in the room with in-person attendees.

The video shows off a setup in which microphones are hidden in the ceiling, a camera that can move to focus on specific in-person attendees and spatial audio speakers that make it clear which remote participant is speaking.

"Hybrid work represents the biggest shift to how we work in our generation, says Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella in a LinkedIn post (opens in new tab). "And it will require a new operating model, spanning people, places, and processes." Microsoft also shared a playbook (opens in new tab) that includes data and best practices that help organizations move to hybrid meetings.

Microsoft corporate vice president for Microsoft 365, Jarden Spataro, also shared a blog post (opens in new tab) on Microsoft's approach to hybrid work.

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1 Comment
  • I am all for it but no to projectors for me