Teams Rooms on Windows application version 4.15 includes key new features and improvements to existing functionality.
Teams Rooms users can now start a Microsoft Whiteboard in a Teams meetings using the in-meeting share content function. With the new patterns of work, whiteboarding is a key feature to enable collaboration between in room and remote users. When Whiteboard is started from the room, it is attributed to the meeting organizer so that they can manage access to the artifact.
This update delivers improvements to in-meeting notifications on Teams Rooms on Windows and aligns them with Desktop’s framework. All critical notifications that require a user action will be shown on console.
Always know the context by brining chat pane on front of room display on Teams Rooms (Windows). Room users can use a touch console in the room to show/ hide chat on front of room display alongside meeting participants and/or content. Ability to show/ hide chat is available through view switcher. IT admins can configure to hide a meeting chat for a room if needed.
When this will happen
We will begin rolling out early December and expect to complete by late December.
How this will affect your organization
In-meeting notification improvement
This update delivers improvements to in-meeting notifications on Teams Rooms on Windows and aligns them with Desktop’s framework and new UI. All critical notifications that require user action will be shown on console.
Meeting chat on Gallery, Large gallery, and Together mode
Always know the context by bringing the chat pane on to front of room display for Teams Rooms on Windows. In room participants can use the touch console to show and hide chat on the front of room display alongside meeting participants and/or content. The ability to show and hide chat is available through the view switcher menu. IT admins have configuration control to hide a meeting chat for a room if needed via XML. XML details will be added to https://learn.microsoft.com/microsoftteams/rooms/xml-config-file#create-an-xml-configuration-file
Start whiteboard in Teams meetings
Microsoft Teams Rooms users can now share a Whiteboard in a Teams meetings using ‘Share’ user interface on console. With hybrid work, whiteboarding is a key feature to enable collaboration between in-room and remote users. When the Whiteboard is started from the room, it is attributed to the meeting organizer so that the organizer can manage access to the artifact. A touch front of room display is required to use Whiteboard in the room.
Fit to frame Room video roster control
‘Fit to frame’ and ‘Fill the frame’ options are available for the roster on console. Room users can change remote video participant’s status between ‘Fit to frame’ and ‘Fill the frame.’
Overflow meeting support.
In large meetings which are at capacity, Microsoft Teams Rooms will be able to join and stream the meeting content. This is a single screen and view-only experience similar to the one on Teams desktop client. Best practices for a large Teams meeting – Microsoft Support
Join Zoom meeting by ID (Direct guest join)
Microsoft Teams Rooms will be able to attend a Zoom meeting using a Zoom meeting ID.
Quality fixes for Third party meetings (Direct guest join)
Update to Chromium 106 which improves audio and video quality when Microsoft Teams Rooms join Zoom meetings.
Fix for license information in settings showing no license when Teams is not signed in
If a device is not signed in, the settings show invalid license today. This is fixed in application version 4.15.
What you need to do to prepare
You might want to notify your users about this updated experience and update your training and documentation as appropriate.
Message ID: MC477845
Product(s): Microsoft Teams
Cloud instance(s): GCC High, GCC, Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant)
Platform(s): Desktop, Web