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Microsoft Ignite, the annual conference for Microsoft enthusiasts, is always a source of exciting updates and announcements in the Microsoft world. Last October, Microsoft held its most recent conference, which was packed with highlights that you might have missed amidst the holidays.

At the event, Microsoft Teams received a lot of attention, with Microsoft now describing it as “the app at the center of Microsoft 365.” With over 280 million users and over 450 new features introduced just in the last year, it’s no wonder why Teams has become the center of attention.

Joe Apps Technology Support is here to help you navigate the Microsoft 365 universe and get the most out of your virtual workspace. Let’s take a closer look at some of the Teams highlights, along with other exciting announcements from Microsoft Ignite.

Teams Premium: The AI Component

Microsoft introduced Teams Premium, a new offering that adds an AI component to the platform. This service comes with several AI-powered features, making it seem like you have your own virtual meeting assistant. Some of the impressive features include automatically generating chapters from a Teams meeting and personalized highlights, saving you from having to rewatch the meeting. Additionally, Teams Premium offers real-time translations for captions during international meetings and a meeting guide that sets up your meeting options according to your needs.

SmartVision 60: 360-Degree Intelligent Camera for Teams Meetings

Microsoft also introduced SmartVision 60, the first 360-degree, center-of-room intelligent camera. This camera tracks the speaker as they move and has the ability to recognize people, making virtual meetings feel more like real meetings.

Microsoft Clipchamp Video Editor

You may have noticed an unfamiliar app popping up on Windows. Microsoft Clipchamp was formally announced at the Ignite event. It’s a quick and easy video editor for Windows PCs.

Have you ever felt frustrated trying to fix a video and not having the right tool to do it? Then you may want to take a closer look at what Clipchamp has to offer. It looks to have a fairly low learning curve.

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3Cisco Teams Rooms Certified Devices Partner

Fans of Cisco meeting products will be pleased to know that Cisco is now a Teams Room Certified Devices partner. This means that you can now start Teams meetings across all certified Cisco meeting devices.

Microsoft Places: The Hybrid Work Model Revolution

Microsoft Places is a team management app that supports the new hybrid movement and integrates with the rest of the Microsoft 365 ecosystem. With 74% of US companies putting in place or planning to put in place a permanent hybrid work model, Microsoft Places is one way that Microsoft is leading the charge. Some of the app’s features include managing and tracking employee work locations, tracking coworker availability, and tracking physical room used for strategic decisions.

Hours & Location Feature in Outlook & Teams

The new hours and location feature in Teams and Outlook makes it easier to schedule in-person meetings during the hybrid work model. This feature allows employees to specify where they are working and adjust it hour by hour, taking the guesswork out of scheduling.

Loop App Private Preview

Microsoft also announced that Loop, a collaborative workspace app, has entered a private preview, giving some organizations a chance to test it out. Loop helps teams ideate in a virtual space, with all data pulled in from Microsoft 365 apps syncing automatically to stay up to date. Microsoft Clipchamp Video Editor

Microsoft also formally announced Clipchamp, a quick and easy video editor for Windows PCs. With a low learning curve, Clipchamp may be the solution you need if you’ve ever felt frustrated trying to fix a video without the right tool.

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