Microsoft had quite an eventful week, from announcing new features for its Office apps to promoting its CEO, Satya Nadella, as the chairman.
Nadella has led Microsoft through a period of transformation. He reoriented Microsoft towards cloud computing while giving the Office apps a much-needed makeover by taking it to the cloud.
To that end, Microsoft recently introduced updates to Office apps that are meant to help companies with both hybrid and remote employees.
Hybrid work is the biggest shift to the way we work in a generation. Today, we’re announcing new features in Teams and Microsoft 365 designed to level the playing field for all employees, no matter where they’re working from – remote or at the office. https://t.co/rZTHXr8SK0— Satya Nadella (@satyanadella) June 17, 2021
• Microsoft Teams is getting a feature called front row, a new video layout that moves the video gallery to the bottom of the screen. This allows in-room participants to see remote colleagues face to face as they were in the same room.
• Apart from that, other features allow users to pin or spotlight multiple video streams and share live reactions.
• As the pandemic made the need for remote whiteboards more evident, Microsoft is releasing new features to its Whiteboard app. This includes new cursors for different participants, feedback sharing on objects, new templates and much more.
Lastly, Microsoft is hosting an event on June 24 where it is expected to launch its highly-anticipated Windows 11.
Here is the first look:
What do you think about these latest office updates, will they benefit you?