MC286780: Content from the camera now launched in Microsoft Teams

As hybrid workplaces become more common, we’re excited to let you know that content from camera will soon be available in Microsoft Teams. This option enables users to stream content from directly from physical artefacts such as whiteboards and documents in a legible way. During a Teams call, users will be able to access the projection options simply by clicking Share > Content from camera. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 86062.

“Content from cameraā€¯ in Teams enables you to share content from physical artefacts such as whiteboards and documents in a high quality and legible way during meetings. All you need is a laptop or PC with an in-built camera or with an attached USB camera. Educators can also share content directly from a document camera.

MC286780: Content from camera now launched in Microsoft Teams

Affected Workloads

  • Microsoft Teams

Two key projection options:

  • Whiteboard mode: Users can point their laptop webcam to their whiteboard to project it to their audience. If the camera detects a whiteboard in view, it is straightened, zoomed in and the presenter’s hand or body does not block the content as she writes on it.
  • Document mode: Users can attach an external USB camera, such as a document camera, mounted over a document, to project to their audience.

When this will happen

We will begin rolling this out in mid-October (previously late September) and expect to complete rollout by late of October (previously early October).

How this will affect your organization

Users will be able to setup a laptop, with the whiteboard in view, or setup a document camera over a paper/book and project their content, (live or static) to their desired audience.

Users will be able to setup a laptop, with the whiteboard in view, or setup a document camera over a paper/book and project their content, (live or static) to their desired audience.

Share content from a whiteboard.

Share content from a whiteboard.

As we get closer to our release date, we will be updating this post with an end user “how to” blog.

Note: If you have the Allow IP Video policy enabled, this will be default on. To turn off for your tenant, you will need to disable video permissions.

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: MC286780
Published: 23 September 2021
Updated: 30 September 2021