Celebrating 10 Years as a Microsoft MVP

Back from my vacation, I am thrilled to share that I have been awarded the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award for the 10th consecutive year. In addition to being recognized as an expert within Teams, I am have also been recognized as an expert with Microsoft Copilot. This means a lot to me.  Being an MVP has been an incredibly rewarding journey, both personally and professionally. It has provided me with countless opportunities to grow, learn, and connect with like-minded professionals who share a passion for technology and innovation.  The award is not just a title; it's a testament to the hard work, dedication, and contributions to the tech community. It's a privilege to be part of such an esteemed group of individuals who share the same love for technology, and sharing their knowledge about it.  As I reflect on the past decade, I am thankful for the experiences and knowledge I've gained. This recognition motivates me to continue sharing my expertise, mentor

Collaborative Notes, Intelligent recap and "Front Row AI" coming to Teams Meetings


This is one of many AI related updates we can expect for Teams. As roadmap items 95267 and 122554 starts rolling out, teams room systems with version 4.18 or newer, and with 4 cores or more will have this new feature (policy) turned on by default. With the use of AI, the background will be removed from incoming video-feeds. This will remove distracting elements, and at the same time create a unison look for the participants in the room. According to the message center this will become available late August or September.

Subscribers of the "Teams premium" license should by now have access to Intelligent Meeting Recap. The feature is currently available only to meetings recorded (and transcribed) in English. Other languages are expected later this fall. Also, the feature has been added to EU hosted tenants.

Meeting notes in Teams is getting more tightly integrated with the rest of the M365 tools and services as "Collaborative meeting notes" become available. The feature is a Loop component, and will also integrate with Planner and ToDo. Organizers can create notes and attach it to meeting invites, making it easier to prepare for all participants. And assigned tasks will sync into users ToDo list. This according to roadmap item 101509

You might also notice that all Tasks in Loop components will start syncing to planner and ToDo. This according to roadmap item 124928