Microsoft Previews Its New Consumer-Focused Features for Teams

Ruben Fields
April 6, 2020

This refresh will be fully rolled out by 21 April 2020.

The new Microsoft 365 plans will fully replace the existing Office 365 subscriptions from the 21 of April.

"Now more than ever, as many of us work and learn remotely, we are acutely aware of all the different ways life can interrupt work and work can interrupt life". Numerous goods things about Office 365 stay the same. Its apps will be available on Windows, macOS, iOS, and Android.

Possibly, Microsoft will swap in the "Microsoft 365" label for all of its consumer Office products, as well, but if so, the announcement didn't describe it.

Microsoft has not changed the pricing policy in the new subscription service.

Slack users will even be able to set Microsoft Teams Calls as their default calling provider and see who is in a call before joining a meeting. The company also recently introduced a new Skype feature called "Meet Now" that aims to streamline the process of creating video meetings.

The Microsoft Teams app will need to be enabled from the Slack website. The company is positioning Teams to be a tool for people planning things together.

Editor Enhancement Microsoft Word has an updated Editor capability with more advanced artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities that rolled out on March 30, according to the spokesperson. In the meantime, Powerpoint is getting the Presenter Coach that will help the user practice delivering a presentation.

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While Microsoft offered a basic vision for the service, further details should be available as we see it trialed in the coming months with an expected launch late this year.

Microsoft 365 is more than just a new name.

Microsoft has also reported a 220% increase in Skype to Skype calling minutes month over month. With that identify change comes various new options that will likely be obtainable when the brand new plans launch subsequent month.

PowerPoint has a new rehearsal feature that makes recommendations while you practice your presentations.

Lastly, Microsoft 365 subscribers will gain access to the Family Safety app, which aims to help parents and kids develop healthy online habits. However, the new features will be available for customers based in the US.

Office 365 Personal will become Microsoft 365 Personal. The Personal plan prices $6.99 monthly, whereas the Household plan (as much as six individuals) prices $9.99 monthly.

Location sharing is another feature of Microsoft Family Safety.

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