Microsoft Teams Update Bring HD Video Calling

Microsoft continues to develop their suite of apps for Android and the latest update to Microsoft Teams reflects that development.  The Slack-like app for enterprise Office 365 customers has been updated to version 1416/1.0.0.2017071901 for those keeping score at home and with it comes several key new features and improvements.

The big news is HD audio & video joining of meetings.  Audio meetings has been in Teams for sometime now but the audio was not HD quality and the option to join via video was not available.  Now when you join a meeting, you have the option to do so via video from your phone.

The other big improvement that has come in this update to Microsoft Teams is the bundling of notifications.  Notifications are

Microsoft Teams
Microsoft Teams

now grouped to reduce the clutter in your notification panel.  This is particularly handy if you are in a lot of groups in Teams with a lot of conversation & activity.

Preview of images within Teams is also in this new update along with a host of bug fixes and performance updates.  All-in-all, a great update to one of the new apps in the Microsoft lineup.

The update is rolling out in the Play Store now and should be hitting devices over the course of the next day or two that have it installed.  Remember that in order to use Microsoft Teams, you have to be an Enterprise Office 365 customer and it has to be enabled on your account.  If you are enterprise customer but don’t see the option for Teams, check with your System Administrator.

The Microsoft Teams app is a free download in the Play Store.