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Teams Webinars, Simpler PowerPoint Slide Sharing Among Recent Office 365 Enhancements

Saturday, June 26, 2021 - 13:31

 

As Microsoft continually upgrades its Office 365 service offerings with new features and functionality, Pitt Information Technology keeps an eye out for enhancements that may benefit the Pitt community. The following features—some available now and others coming soon—may help you work and collaborate more efficiently.

Host Webinars in Teams with Automated Registration

Teams webinars, available now, enable you to host interactive meetings for up to 1,000 attendees. As with Zoom webinars, you can create registration pages, send automated confirmation emails to registrants, and view registration and attendance reports.

Present PowerPoint Slides More Easily in Teams

The new Present in Teams button in PowerPoint, available this summer, provides a simple, one-step solution to presenting your PowerPoint deck in a Teams meeting. You can find the Present in Teams button under the Slide Show tab in PowerPoint for Windows.

Additional Enhancements

Product

Feature

Availability

Teams

Create an out of office message right from within Teams.

Now

Teams

Use a virtual laser pointer when presenting through PowerPoint Live in Teams.

Now

Teams

Add the Channel calendar app to a Teams channel so members of your Team can see scheduled channel meetings more easily.

Now

Word

Use Designer in Word for the web to help create documents with a consistent look-and-feel using a variety of themes.

Now

Outlook

Use Play My Emails to have Cortana read emails aloud by tapping the Play button in the menu sidebar in Outlook for iOS and Android.

Summer 2021

Teams

Mark a correct answer for your multiple-choice quizzes in Teams meetings.

Summer 2021

Teams

Transfer an ongoing call between Teams devices or add a second device to the same call.

Summer 2021

Teams

Spotlight more participants in your Team meetings.

Summer 2021

Teams

Position up to 10 participants per page in the Teams mobile gallery view and swipe through all attendees while in a meeting.

Summer 2021

Teams

Lower all hands in a meeting from the participant roster.

Summer 2021

Teams

Pin a SharePoint Page or News Post to a Teams channel and make edits without leaving Teams.

Summer 2021

Please contact the 24/7 IT Help Desk at 412-624-HELP (4357) if you have any questions regarding this announcement.