You already know how much we here at Interplay love Microsoft Teams as a secure remote work collaboration tool and flexible phone solution, but now Microsoft has announced and released a slew of new, great features that make Teams even better.
The Microsoft folks have also announced that they’ll probably be updating their, er, update schedule – so we wanted to let you know about that too.
TL;DR: Teams is getting great new updates to support the hybrid workforce, including an improved webinar experience. Hooray! Get in touch with Interplay to learn more.
This year’s Microsoft’s Inspire conference spotlighted a LOT of new updates for Microsoft Teams.
One of the biggest overhauls in Teams relates to how the webinar experience works. We admit, we’re really pleased to see that Microsoft is adding a lot of the functionality we’re all used to from GoToWebinar, but at a much more reasonable price point.
Like all of you, we have a love/hate relationship with operating system (OS) updates.
Sure, new updates introduce great new features that make work easier while adding critical functionality that helps your systems run faster and more smoothly… but darn it, installing OS updates can be a disruptive pain in the neck. Maybe Microsoft feels this way too.
In fact, Microsoft recently announced that they’re probably switching to a new schedule in which Windows 11 features will roll out up to four times a year, and a “major” new release will happen every three years.
The good news about this is that you won’t have to update your OS starting in 2023, as previously planned by Microsoft – you get to wait until 2024. That’s a relief.
The other good news about this is that you don’t have to overhaul your whole OS annually to get access to cool new functions, you just have to install mini-updates throughout the year. That doesn’t sound too bad.
The bad news is… wait, what’s the bad news? We were going to say that this takes some planning and effort from your IT team, but we’ll be handling all that for you, so… yeah. No bad news here. Whew!
As a support helpdesk, IT management company, cybersecurity expert, and Virtual CIO, you rightly expect us here at the Interplay team to take care of your IT systems and networks around the clock. You also rightly expect us to advise you on smart IT decisions for the future.
However, you may NOT expect us to help you and your team use your systems better and with increased security awareness – but that is something we’re happy to help with too. If you’d like to schedule a training to help you and your staff make better use of your systems and devices, or your software like Microsoft Teams, just get in touch.
For 20+ years, the friendly and knowledgeable IT services team at Interplay has helped business leaders across a range of industries get more out of their tech, stress free. Not only are we always (and we mean always) happy to offer the best managed IT services, support, and advice, we’re also the team you can trust for the best cocktail recommendations here in Seattle or in Disney World – we’re versatile! All humor aside though, we’d love to help you get your IT running smoothly and securely, around the clock.