Microsoft Teams: In The Room Where it Happens, Virtually

by Dave Michels

Microsoft introduced 14 new features for Teams last week — mostly related to meetings. As usual, the news has received strong coverage.

The star new feature is Together Mode. It’s a simple approach to virtual reality that requires no glasses.  While I do feel it’s kind of gimmicky, I do kind of like it. Though I have doubts it will get used that often. It’s also noteworthy that Microsoft was first to market with this feature, not their typical M.O. I do expect various versions of Together Mode to be implemented by competitors and it will be interesting to see how the Microsoft (and the industry) evolves this concept.

Here’s my thoughts: