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MC272447: New Reporter and Side-by-side Presenter mode with desktop and window sharing

This new first-of-its-kind feature release will allow presenters, while sharing a screen in Presenter modes, to be able to present in two new presentation layouts in an immersive experience alongside their content. This feature is rolling out on the Microsoft Teams desktop app for both Windows and Mac. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 83371.

Two new presenter modes are now coming available. Reporter places content as a visual aid above your shoulder like a news story. Side-by-side displays your video feed next to your content. You can now select a mode that fits your needs and promotes a more engaging presentation and consumption experience.

MC272447: New Reporter and Side-by-side Presenter mode with desktop and window sharing

When this will happen

Standard: We will begin rolling this out in mid-August and expect to complete rollout mid-September.

GCC: We will begin rolling this out in late September and expect to complete rollout mid-October.

How this will affect your organization

Currently, when using a Teams desktop app, presenters can connect to the Teams meetings and use Standout presenter mode when sharing screen.

This release will provide the presenter with two new options while screen sharing in the Teams Desktop app:

Side-by-side: When a presenter selects Side-by-side mode, participants will see the presenter’s video feed and content overlaid on a background image.

When a presenter selects Side-by-side mode, participants will see the presenter’s video feed and content overlaid on a background image.

Reporter mode: In Reporter mode, participants will see the presenter’s video feed superimposed over the background image while having the content over their shoulder, placed diagonally.

In Reporter mode, participants will see the presenter’s video feed superimposed over the background image while having the content over their shoulder, placed diagonally.

Meeting presenters:

  • Can customize the background image before starting the presentation
  • Can easily enable or disable the video feed during the presentation from the sharing bar

What you need to do to prepare

You might want to notify your users about this new capability and update your training and documentation as appropriate.

Message ID: MC272447
Effective: August 16, 2021

Alex Lim is a certified IT Technical Support Architect with over 15 years of experience in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting complex IT systems and networks. He has worked for leading IT companies, such as Microsoft, IBM, and Cisco, providing technical support and solutions to clients across various industries and sectors. Alex has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the National University of Singapore and a master’s degree in information security from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also the author of several best-selling books on IT technical support, such as The IT Technical Support Handbook and Troubleshooting IT Systems and Networks. Alex lives in Bandar, Johore, Malaysia with his wife and two chilrdren. You can reach him at [email protected] or follow him on Website | Twitter | Facebook

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