VOX ISM uses Microsoft Teams every day as a collaboration tool. Every Friday, we have a virtual staff meeting with 25 team members to coordinate next week’s schedule and projects.

Teams is Microsoft’s fastest-growing business app ever. As of April 29, Teams had 75 million daily active users. That month, Microsoft saw more than 200 million meeting participants in a single day, generating more than 4.1 billion meeting minutes.

New 3×3 Teams Meeting Format

Microsoft Teams

Above, you can see the nine staff that are talking on the Microsoft Teams Meeting, and in the bottom left, you can see the text of what they are saying being displayed as they talk, real-time. Microsoft Teams is the hottest technology in the time of COVID-19 and is very cool.

Until earlier this month, Microsoft Teams only allowed viewing up to 4 members that were the last active in a meeting session. After the latest update (May 18, 2020), we can now see up to 9 participants in a 3×3 format when conducting a video conference.

Since Teams meetings support up to 250 participants, the rest of the members will be shown as icons at the bottom of the screen.

“I really do think it’s an inflection point. We’re going to look back and realize this is where it all changed. We’re never going to go back to working the way that we did.”

– Microsoft 365 chief Jared Spataro

Teams Template

Microsoft will soon release Templates in Teams, which will allow users to pick from various customizable templates while creating a new team.
Teams Templates will roll out in the coming months. Templates will allow creating custom templates to suit team structures common to different industries, such as manufacturing, healthcare, banking or event management.

Learn more about Microsoft Teams at our exclusive webinar on June 3.

June 3 Webinar