Microsoft now allows up to 10 'co-organisers' on Teams
The company said that organisers can share control by assigning the new "co-organiser" role to up to 10 meeting attendees. "Co-organisers have most of the same capabilities as the organiser, including management of Meeting Options," the company said in a statement. Limitations of the co-organiser role include an inability to create and manage breakout rooms, manage meeting recordings
Microsoft Teams on Web now supports Hindi captions, transcripts
Microsoft Teams on Web now allows live Hindi captions, along with other new spoken languages, including German, Portuguese (Brazil), Japanese, to name a few. "This provides flexibility and additional clarity for your participants to engage in meetings. Small businesses in India need the right technology tools to adapt to customers' needs and scale operations," the company said in a statement.
Microsoft retires facial recognition tool that identifies emotions
The tech giant said that it will not provide open-ended API (application programming interface) access to technology that can scan people's faces and purport to infer their emotional states based on their facial expressions or movements. The decision has been taken as part of Microsoft's 'Responsible AI Standard', a framework to guide how it builds AI systems.
Microsoft bids adieu to iconic Internet Explorer after 27 years
In 2015, Microsoft for the first time confirmed to shun Internet Explorer and said it will use a new name for its upcoming browser successor, codenamed 'Project Spartan'. "We'll continue to have Internet Explorer, but we'll also have a new browser called Project Spartan, which is codenamed Project Spartan. We have to name the thing," then Microsoft's marketing chief Chris Capossela had said.
Microsoft Edge 'Drop' feature to bring file, note sharing across devices
According to Windows Central, the new feature, which was spotted and shown off by Neowin, looked like it will work with both mobile devices and PCs. "Your files and notes will be available across all your signed in mobile and PC devices," said the description of the tool. Drop, which is part of a controlled rollout, works with OneDrive, allowing people to store large amounts of content.
Soon stream Xbox games via affordable Microsoft dongle
A Microsoft spokesperson told Windows Central that the existing version of 'Keystone' needs a little more time to bake before going live. "Our vision for Xbox Cloud Gaming is unwavering, our goal is to enable people to play the games they want, on the devices they want, anywhere they want. As announced last year, we've been working on a game-streaming device, codename Keystone, that could be connected to any TV or monitor without the need for a console," a Microsoft spokesperson said in a statement.
Microsoft announces voting for best Windows apps
The company said there are three categories of apps to vote for, which are, file management, utility and open platform. "We would like to recognise apps which are amazing, beautiful, and useful -- the apps which make your day better, more productive, or more enjoyable. This vote is about you and the apps you love to use," Microsoft said on the voting form.