Giving presentations Microsoft Teams is getting much better for users everywhere thanks to the new service update.
PowerPoint Live seems to take a lot of the headache out of creating a presentation using Microsoft video conferencing a platform where different software products now work much more seamlessly.
According to the Microsft 365 plan update is coming to Microsoft Teams for Windows users later this month, and macOS customers will also receive an update soon.
Teams and PowerPoint
With the new PowerPoint Live feature, presenters can start presentations directly in a Microsoft Teams meeting without having to share their screen with the audience.
Users can start a presentation by clicking PowerPoint’s new “Present in Teams” button, which allows the presenter to move between different applications and windows on their device without the audience seeing anything.
Alternatively, presenters can also share their presentations in the “Share Content” menu of a Microsoft Teams call. Here is a dedicated PowerPoint Live section where the presenter can click on the file they need to start the presentation.
Artists can also use one view to view their slides, notes, and chats in one view. Using the chat window directly alongside the presentation means that presenters don’t miss urgent questions or prompts, and attendees can also click hyperlinks and videos within the presentation at any time.
PowerPoint Live will be available to Microsoft Teams users under the Office 365 E3 / A3 / E5 / A5 or Microsoft 365 for Government license when it becomes available soon.
The news will come shortly after Microsoft revealed that Teams will be coming soon saves all meetings automatically.
A feature that is already available to competitors, such as Zoom, has apparently been in operation for some time, and a warning appears at the beginning of the call notifying users that the meeting has been recorded and the recording is set to be downloadable and listenable when the call ends.