Microsoft has been selling Office and Teams part of the same offering but now it has decided to sell the apps separately to avoid antitrust concerns. News 

Microsoft is prepared to offer Teams and Office apps as standalone products amid antitrust worries.

BRUSSELS: Microsoft will sell its chat and video app Teams separately from its Office product globally, the US tech giant said on Monday, six months after it separated the two products in Europe in a bid to avoid a potential EU antitrust fine. The European Commission has investigated Microsoft’s Office and Teams tie-up following a 2020 complaint by Slack, a rival workplace messaging app owned by Salesforce. Added to Office 365 for free in 2017, Teams later replaced Skype for Business and became popular during the pandemic in part because…

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Check this step-by-step guide on how to share your entire computer screen on Microsoft Teams. News 

Quick Guide: Learn How to Share Your Screen on Microsoft Teams

With many corporate companies promoting a hybrid work culture, the work-from-home trend has become the norm today. It may help enrich the productivity of employers, but those working as a team may struggle to coordinate with their colleagues. This problem can be solved if all team members can interact with each other whenever needed. Microsoft Teams is one such software that provides a platform to connect with people anytime, anywhere. It is a powerful tool that allows people to connect with colleagues through video calling. In addition to chatting, users…

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Video calls via Zoom and Google Meet have been important for people who have been working from home or remotely in the past few years. News 

Feeling Zoomed Out? You’re Not Alone!

Video meetings have been a priority in recent years due to the changes caused by the pandemic in different parts of the world. People relied on platforms like Zoom, Google Meet, and Microsoft Teams to continue their work. But all these video meetings seem to have taken their toll on people, what many have called “Zoom fatigue,” which could also be Google Meet fatigue. Now there is scientific data that is said to point to the effects of long video meetings on your brain and heart. The data was provided…

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Microsoft has revamped the Teams app to enhance user experience. (Microsoft) News 

New Version of Microsoft Teams App Released for Windows and Mac

The new Microsoft Teams app, which was previewed a few months ago following Microsoft’s decision to completely overhaul its functionality, has now been officially released for Windows and Mac devices. The company aims to enhance user productivity and team collaboration with this update. According to Microsoft, the new app is not only faster but also smarter. To learn more about the new Teams app, click here. The new version of Microsoft Teams for Windows and Mac According to the Microsoft blog, in a preview of the new Teams, the performance…

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Nearly 38TB of Microsoft’s data was shared via a blob URL in a GitHub repository. (AP) AI 

Microsoft AI Researchers Unintentionally Expose 38TB of Sensitive Data, Including Passwords and Secret Keys

In 2023, the issue of cybersecurity is a major worry for individuals and businesses alike. Surprisingly, even large technology companies are not immune to the intrusion of hackers and cybercriminals. Recently, a significant amount of data, approximately 38TB, was unintentionally leaked online. Despite the implementation of various data protection measures by companies to prevent external threats, this particular data breach reportedly involved Microsoft employees. Let’s delve into the details of what occurred. Big data leak In a blog post, Microsoft announced that researchers at cloud security company Wiz discovered that…

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Microsoft declined to comment on the EU’s next steps. (In photo: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella) (AFP) News 

EU Files Formal Complaint Against Microsoft Over Teams Video App

Microsoft Corp.’s efforts to prevent further investigation by the European Union into its Teams video-conferencing app were unsuccessful, as the bloc’s antitrust enforcers are preparing to file a formal complaint against the company’s behavior. Sources familiar with the situation, who requested anonymity, revealed that Microsoft’s recent suggestion to separate Teams from its comprehensive business software package and offer it to customers at a discounted annual rate did not address regulators’ worries. The European Commission is preparing a statement of objections to send to the company, which could come in the…

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Microsoft is ready to remove the chat and video app Teams from its Office product to avoid any possible antitrust issue with EU lawmakers. News 

Microsoft Preparing to Offer Teams as Standalone Product in European Union

Brussels: Microsoft said on Thursday it would separate its chat and video app Teams from its Office product and make it easier for rival products to use its software, but rivals said it may need to do more to avoid a potential antitrust fine from the EU. The proposed changes come a month after the European Commission launched an investigation into the tying of Microsoft’s Office and Teams following a 2020 complaint by Salesforce-owned rival workplace messaging app Slack. The moves announced by Microsoft on Thursday were similar to initial…

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Voice messages are on the way too. News 

Google Chat Compatible with Slack and Microsoft Teams

This week, Google has made numerous announcements regarding its cloud-based productivity apps, with a primary focus on integrating Duet AI. Additionally, various other beneficial updates are in store for several apps, such as Google Chat. The feature is now available in beta on several Workspace plans (full availability on the roadmap for early next year), enabling messaging interoperability between Chat and other services like Slack and Microsoft Teams. Google, which partnered with a company called Mio to make this feature work, suggests that this could be handy for organizations that…

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Know about the new spatial audio feature introduced by Microsoft Teams. (Microsoft ) News 

Microsoft Teams Introduces Spatial Audio for Enhanced Desktop Meetings

In April, Microsoft revealed its testing of a feature called spatial audio for the desktop teams version. Now, this feature is accessible to all desktop users on Windows and macOS. The purpose of this feature is to provide a more immersive audio experience during virtual meetings. With spatial audio, each caller is assigned a specific position on the screen that corresponds to their location, resulting in voices sounding spread out during a call. This creates a more realistic audio environment, resembling real-life sound perception. According to Microsoft, this feature allows…

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MS Teams will get several AI features courtesy of Microsoft 365 Copilot. (Microsoft) News 

Discover the Benefits of Microsoft 365 Copilot for Teams

During Build 2023, Microsoft unveiled significant updates centered around artificial intelligence (AI) and its potential benefits for individuals and businesses. Prior to this event, the company had introduced the Microsoft 365 Copilot, which is now being extended to Microsoft Teams. The focus of this expansion is to improve the meeting experience by enhancing calls and chats. However, Microsoft has disclosed the pricing for the 365 Copilot, and it is quite high. Here is a comprehensive overview of the details you should be aware of. What is Microsoft 365 Copilot? Microsoft…

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Know the features of Intelligent Meeting Recaps in Microsoft Teams. (Microsoft) News 

Microsoft Teams Unveils AI-Powered Meeting Summaries

In response to the growing popularity of global collaborative workspaces, there is a growing demand for more interactive online meetings. The amount of time spent in meetings and calls is steadily rising, as highlighted by the Microsoft Work Trend Index Report. Surprisingly, the report reveals that 76% of Indian workers feel they lack sufficient time and energy to complete their tasks after lengthy meetings. To address this issue, Microsoft Teams has introduced new AI features that automate the process of extracting valuable insights from meetings. Smart meeting summaries in Microsoft…

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Microsoft Says Teams App Tech Issue Mainly Fixed

Microsoft Corp said it mainly addressed the technical issue that delayed message delivery on its widely used Teams work messaging app earlier on Wednesday. The problem, caused by a potential network glitch, affected users in the Americas, the company said. “We are monitoring the service to ensure a full recovery and will take whatever action is necessary if the impact persists,” added the software giant. Downdetector, a crash tracking website, showed there were over 800 incidents of people reporting issues with Teams. Downdetector only tracks outages by gathering status reports…

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Microsoft brings new features to teams to make your meetings less boring

During this year, Microsoft rolled out a host of features on its video conferencing platform, Teams, that made it easier for its users to communicate with each other even when working from home. Now the company has released new features that aim to bring Christmas cheer to your virtual meetings. The company today announced the launch of new vacation-themed Ensemble Mode scenes and custom backgrounds. In addition to this, the company also announced the availability of breakout rooms. Let’s go through these features one by one. Scenes from Holiday Themed…

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