Microsoft video shows off the future of hybrid meetings with Teams

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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.

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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. “And it will require a new operating model, spanning people, places, and processes.” Microsoft also shared a playbook 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 on Microsoft’s approach to hybrid work.

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