Microsoft Teams update should take all the pain out of PowerPoint presentations
Suffering “death by PowerPoint” may soon be a thing of the past when it comes to video conferencing thanks to a new update for Microsoft Teams.
Microsoft has revealed that its online video platform will soon receive an upgrade designed to bring Teams and PowerPoint, with WindowsLatest become familiar with the new offer.
The new PowerPoint Live feature will allow presenters to start presentations right in a Microsoft Teams meeting without the need to share your screen with the public, hopefully removing compatibility and privacy concerns for good.
PowerPoint Live is now available for Office Insider users (although you will need an Office 365 E3 / A3 / E5 / A5 or Microsoft 365 government license), with a wider rollout slated for later this year. .
Starting a presentation is as easy as clicking the new “Show in Teams” button in PowerPoint, allowing the presenter to navigate on their device between different apps and windows without the audience seeing anything.
Presenters will also be able to use a single view to take care of their slides, notes, and chat in one view.
Accessing the chat window directly next to the presentation should mean presenters don’t miss any urgent questions or prompts, and also allows participants to click hyperlinks and videos in the presentation at any time.
The appearance of the presentation to the audience can also be customized, with speakers available to offer a grid review feature and see all of their audience in one place at once.
The news will be welcome for those featured in future webinars, and comes shortly after Microsoft Teams has made its plea to become the go-to online meeting platform.
An update to Microsoft’s roadmap appears to see Teams supporting interactive webinars soon for people inside and outside of an organization with up to 1,000 attendees.
The new Microsoft Teams feature will help users support fully interactive webinars from start to finish, offering tools like personalized registration, rich presentation options, host controls such as the ability to turn off the chat and video of attendees and post-event reports.
If the webinar exceeds 1,000 users, Microsoft Teams can move on instead providing a read-only broadcast experience to 10,000 people.
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