Azure Virtual Desktop End users Get Teams Backgrounds and Windowing
Users of the Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) provider now have accessibility to some standard Microsoft Groups operation.
Microsoft this week declared the ability to use track record illustrations or photos in the course of Teams videoconferencing calls and the potential to operate Teams components in windows. The two capabilities are extensive-time staples for traditional Microsoft Teams buyers, but they are now at the “normal availability” industrial-release stage for Groups people of the AVD company.
Corporations seeking to use the new Teams enhancements for the AVD assistance optimally need to have to be employing the Groups Desktop Customer variation 1.5.00.11865 or better, the bulletins indicated.
With the advancements, Groups online video contact participants working with the AVD service can pick a variety of backgrounds for a videoconferencing contact, rather of exhibiting the home they’re in. They also can blur a space via a “background blur” attribute. A “Background Filter” feature in Groups allows consumers make those people variations.
Also, AVD end users can now use windowing in Groups to pop out matters like “chats, meetings, phone calls or paperwork.” These windowed applications can operate comprehensive display screen, way too, Microsoft indicated:
Previously, throughout a Teams assembly, if a person went to look at their calendar, the conference window would lessen to the corner of the display. Now with Multi-window aid, people can perspective total-sized different windows for meetings/calls and the primary Groups shopper during a Groups assembly.
Microsoft also has now positioned the controls for Groups conferences, these types of as “mute, video clip, chat and leave,” at “the top rated of the meeting window” for AVD end users. That modify makes the controls “always available” with out blocking other written content.
Teams buyers of the AVD services also have access to a “Contact me” function. It lets consumers entry the audio portion of a Teams conference through a telephone, which can be a cell cellphone or a landline mobile phone. Groups consumers may possibly want to use the Get in touch with me characteristic “when employing a personal computer for audio might not be achievable,” Microsoft discussed.
AVD is Microsoft’s digital desktop infrastructure company that went dwell a few of many years back. With this service, desktops and applications get accessed remotely from a virtual equipment housed in Microsoft’s datacenters.
Kurt Mackie is senior information producer for 1105 Media’s Converge360 team.