Microsoft Launches Front Row Feature For Teams Rooms

Share post:

Microsoft officials have announced plans to introduce a new “Front Row” feature for Teams users.

The function aims to create better cohesion between virtual and in-person meetings participants. For the “Front Row” feature, Microsoft has moved the video gallery to the bottom of the screen.

This gives room for face-to-face interaction between the remote participants and those physically present during the meeting. Another capability embedded in the feature allows anyone to see and respond to chat comments during a meeting.

Microsoft pointed out that it is working on extending Front Row with additional features, including a segmented view of the video layout that places all remote participants in a common background. This will make it feel as if they are all in the same room.

Front Row is now available for all Teams Rooms on Windows, with single and dual display modes.

Other future features include the Loop app, which allows teams to replace the raised-hand panel with live note-taking and live-action items.

Microsoft will add positional radio to ensure that the sound comes from the speaker that is closest to where a living or virtual session member is.

For more information, read the original story in ZDNet.

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Related articles

Samsung workers strike claiming harsh working conditions

Giheung, South Korea— Women working on Samsung Electronics' 8-inch semiconductor production line are striking, citing severe working conditions....

AI could displace more than 50% of banking jobs, according to new Citigroup report

In a recent report by Citigroup, the global investment firm has projected that artificial intelligence (AI) could lead...

SoftBank plans to cancel out angry customer voices using AI

SoftBank, the Japanese telecommunications giant, recently announced the development of "emotion-canceling" technology powered by artificial intelligence (AI) that...

Return to office (RTO) mandates aren’t worth the talent risks: Gartner

Return-to-office (RTO) mandates are increasingly becoming a point of contention within organizations. Over the past year, 63% of...

Become a member

New, Relevant Tech Stories. Our article selection is done by industry professionals. Our writers summarize them to give you the key takeaways