Several new features have been developed for Microsoft Teams to help streamline
processes for IT admins and organizations and include:
Teams Rooms low-friction deployment: Teams Rooms can now be deployed using
Windows Autopilot, in private preview, reducing deployment times from days to just a few
hours. For devices that can’t use Autopilot, Microsoft is introducing a simplified
deployment option with one-time passwords (OTPs), 16-digit codes that will eliminate the
risk of sharing access credentials. OTP will be generally available in November. Remote
Access is coming to the Teams Rooms Pro Management portal and will allow remote
troubleshooting and proactive maintenance, monitoring device health and preventing
issues before they aQect meetings.
Simplifying Teams Phone deployment with shared calling: Shared calling allows admins
to enable groups of users to make and receive public switched telephone network (PSTN)
calls using a shared phone number and calling plan. With shared calling, a single phone
number and calling plan can be shared across a team of users whether that’s a team of 10
people in a small oQice or 10,000 users in an enterprise department – they just need to
have a Teams Phone license through either Microsoft 365 E5 or Teams Phone Standard.
This feature is generally available.
Advanced Collaboration Tools: Advanced Collaboration Tools in Teams Premium
empower IT admins to provide a more secure and self-regulated environment. Priority
account chat controls, in preview, empower users to manage unwanted internal
communications via policies setting. Users are notified about chats from new contacts,
giving them a choice to accept or block the conversations. Advanced collaboration
analytics, now generally available, oQers deep insights into external collaboration
behaviors. It empowers Teams admins to facilitate successful collaboration and mitigate
potential risks of external collaboration.
New features streamline IT management for Teams experiences – Ignite 2023 announcements
16 November 2023