Microsoft announces several new AI features including Cortana integration for Teams

A Microsoft logo is seen in Los Angeles California

A Microsoft logo is seen in Los Angeles California

Let us not forget why Microsoft chose to build out Teams, it was because of the success of Slack which makes you wonder if buying the competing software would have been a better move?

In the competition for new customers, Microsoft Teams benefits from its inclusion in business editions of Microsoft's Office 365 at no extra charge.

Microsoft's Slack competitor, Microsoft Teams, is turning a year old this week and to celebrate the company is unveiling some new features today.

Microsoft this morning cited companies including General Motors, ConocoPhillips, NASCAR, Technicolor, RLH Corporation and A.P. Moller as Teams customers.

The cloud meeting recordings capability will be available this summer, with the other features and functionalities to follow later this year, Wright said.

Microsoft Teams is the company's answer to growing chat startup Slack.

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Finally, Microsoft will soon enable one-click cloud recording, with timecoding and automatic transcription.

Message translation will allow Microsoft Teams participants to automatically translate messages in channels and chat messages.

The number was disclosed while announcing new Teams features including instant language translation and Cortana integration. To help participants see you more clearly, the system will blur out a distracting background, putting the focus of the video on you rather than any clutter behind. In the future, it will also include facial recognition, so remarks can be attributed to specific meeting attendees.

Device Support While roughly 60% of the coming enhancements relate to software, hardware isn't to be ignored, Wright said - because, after all, delivering on the intelligent communications experience Microsoft envisions requires compatibility between Teams and a wide variety of calling and meeting room devices. This will allow a person to "to easily make a call, join a meeting, or add other people to a meeting in Teams using spoken, natural language".

Participants in a meeting will be able to share "a live video stream, photos, or their screen" from their smartphone.

The last two additions will be proximity detection for Teams Meetings, to make it easier for people to discover and add a nearby and available Skype Room System to any meeting.

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