Remote working has certainly had its benefits in the last 7 months, but it’s not without challenges. For many remote work employees, daily distractions such as children, pets, spouses, housemates and dodgy internet connections can all interrupt important conversations. Whether a dog is barking while someone is trying to speak or construction noise drowns out voices, disruptions are abundant whilst working at home.
Microsoft Teams continues to stay ahead of the game and develop features and functionality that suit the remote worker. The app is already helping businesses stay seamlessly connected and in sync during these turbulent times, and new innovations make working from home easier. The latest announced feature? Teams is now using artificial intelligence to help reduce background noise to enhance video and audio calling. The update, which went live early November 2020, is an asset to countless remote workers across the UK/Ireland. Keep reading to learn more about how Teams will be using AI to achieve this sought-after feature.
How can you reduce background noise on Microsoft Teams?
As remote workers settle into a new routine and a new normal, they pick up a variety of new habits. For example, learning how to hit the mute button quickly when you know your dog is about to bark is a must-have skill when home working! However, it can be incredibly frustrating to concentrate on an important meeting or call when the background noise gets too loud.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, many people feel like very little is within their control. At a time when tension and emotions are running high, little annoyances can turn into major headaches. Microsoft Teams is continuing to adapt to the needs of businesses during the pandemic by resolving the everyday frustrations and challenges of remote work.
Who can access the new Microsoft Teams update?
This update is currently available on desktops and laptops, powered by Windows 10 but it is yet unclear if it will be widely available for other devices, stay tuned to find out!
What other features can you expect from Microsoft Teams?
When it comes to remote work, security is crucial. Microsoft Teams regularly shares new updates on security features to keep businesses safe during these uncertain times. Employees can share important documents and files without fear of compromising sensitive information. The Microsoft Teams mobile app keeps everyone connected at home or on-the-go, and communication templates make it easy to share information with an entire organisation in no time at all.
The latest update from Microsoft Teams is sure to improve the remote work experience for all users. By leveraging the power of AI to reduce background noise, calls will be clearer and more efficient. Microsoft’s commitment to improve remote work conditions makes it clear why the app is the number one choice for remote working businesses.