There will be a welcome upgrade to Microsoft Teams Rooms on Windows that should make using the service a bit more bearable.
The company has revealed that its video conferencing platform will be updated to make it more seamless between different services, as well as an aesthetic makeover to make Microsoft Teams Rooms more visually appealing.
In a blog post (opens in new tab) Announcing the news, Microsoft says the move means “key user interface elements” have been aligned across the Windows and Android ecosystems, making the entire platform smoother and easier to use.
Microsoft Teams Rooms on Windows
The updates form Microsoft Teams Rooms (opens in new tab) on Windows version 4.16, will provide users with an all-new look for the platform, including “vibrant new environment screens” and a revamped calendar view that displays upcoming appointments for the entire day, as well as details on when a room is available.
Microsoft says it has also updated some buttons on the Teams Room console to make it faster and easier to access the most commonly used features. This includes placing the Meet, Call, Share and Join via ID buttons front and center, eliminating the need to scroll through long menus.
Users can also customize the look and feel of Teams Room with a range of personalization options.
This includes a range of environment screens to choose from, with five new themes added to the eight themes currently available. The front-of-room display shown during a meeting can also be customized to any required specification, with an updated display switching menu interface with the option to view content + people or just people.
Users can also customize the Front Row view in a meeting, including the visibility of the meeting chat, and choose which part of the meeting is displayed in the left and right panes.
Microsoft says the updates will be generally available by the end of Q1 2023.