Microsoft today is celebrating the one year anniversary of its Microsoft Teams app which is now being used by over 200,000 organizations in 181 markets. The company has detailed on the occasion that its Slack competitor will be getting new features including Cortana Integration in the year 2018.
The company shared that along with Cortana integration, the Teams app is expected to get cloud recording, inline message translations, background blur on video and more in upcoming feature updates.
Cloud recording feature will be available at one click and will be having automatic transcription and time coding. The feature will also allow users or team members to enable the ability to read captions and make searches within the conversation.
One of the other feature which Microsoft will be adding is the inline message translations which help users with different languages to communicate with one another with the help of translating posts in the channel and chats.
Cortana integration is expected to make it easy for members to make a call, join a meeting and also add other people to the meeting by using the voice interactions provided by Cortana.
Another feature which Microsoft will be adding is the option to share a live video stream, photos or the screen via the Microsoft Teams mobile app. The company is also adding a Direct Routing feature allowing users to use the telephony infrastructures.
Going forward Microsoft plans to enable Teams on calling and meeting room devices for which the company is currently working with OEMs like Lenovo and HP along with Logitech to bring the Teams on the meeting room devices.