How to save the decorated background images generated by Microsoft Teams Premium

Microsoft Teams Premium is a new subscription that enhances the existing Teams features with more options that make Teams meetings more personalized, smart, and secure.

One of the most amazing features in Teams Premium is Decorate your background, a new creative background effect in Teams that makes meetings more enjoyable and personal by using AI to transform your meeting background. This feature allows you to seamlessly merge your physical and digital spaces, enabling you to change the appearance of your physical meeting room for each call. This technology allows for easy room makeovers, adding virtual plants, or festive decorations for special events, all without the need for an extreme makeover to your room.

Microsoft Teams Premium Decorate background


How to Add a Watermark to Your Microsoft Teams Meetings

If you want to share sensitive or confidential information during your Microsoft Teams meetings, you might want to use a watermark to prevent unauthorized screenshots or recordings. A watermark is a subtle image that shows up on the meeting window, without blocking the view of the content. It displays the email address of each participant, so they know that the meeting is protected.

Microsoft Teams Watermark


How to Use Elgato StreamDeck With the New Microsoft Teams

Do you want to supercharge your Microsoft Teams meetings with handy shortcuts that are just a few clicks away? If you do, then you might want to check out Elgato StreamDeck, a customizable controller that lets you create and execute actions with a single tap.

One of the coolest features of StreamDeck is that it integrates with Microsoft Teams, the popular communication and collaboration platform. With StreamDeck, you can control your Teams meetings with ease, such as muting/unmuting your microphone, turning on/off your camera, raising/lowering your hand, sharing your screen, and more.

Use Elgato StreamDeck with the new Microsoft Teams


Meet Copilot for Microsoft 365, Your New Assistant in Microsoft Teams

If you are a Copilot for Microsoft 365 user, you may have noticed a new app in your Teams chats. This is Copilot, your AI companion that helps you get things done with Microsoft 365. Copilot is not just a rename of the previous Microsoft 365 Chat app, it also brings new features and improvements to enhance your experience. Here are some of the highlights:

Copilot for Microsoft 365 in Microsoft Teams


How Microsoft Teams and Viva Connections Announcements Can Help You Communicate Better

Microsoft Teams and Viva Connections are two powerful tools that can help you connect and collaborate with your colleagues. Both offer a feature called announcements, which allows you to create and share time-sensitive messages in a prominent way. However, these announcements are not the same and serve different purposes. In this blog post, I will explain the differences between Microsoft Teams and Viva Connections announcements, and how you can use them effectively.

Microsoft Teams and Viva Connections Announcements


How to download audio messages from Microsoft Teams in 2024

Microsoft Teams is a popular platform for online collaboration, communication, and productivity. One of the features that many users enjoy is the ability to send and receive voice messages, which can be convenient and expressive.

However, unlike text and files, voice messages do not have a direct option to download the audio file and save it locally. This can be frustrating if you want to keep a record of an important conversation, or if you want to listen to the voice message offline or on another device.

Download Microsoft Teams Audio Messages


The New Channel Creation Experience in Microsoft Teams: What You Need to Know

One of the reasons why users create more teams than necessary is that the team creation option is more prominent and accessible than the channel creation option.

To address this issue, Microsoft just made an improvement to the channel creation flow that will help with the teams governance and will likely reduce the number of teams in the organization moving forward.

New creation experience for Teams channels


How to Stay on Top of Your Teams Channels with Discover Feed

If you are like me, you probably use Microsoft Teams to communicate and collaborate with your colleagues on various projects and topics. You may also belong to dozens of teams and hundreds of channels, each with its own stream of messages, files, and meetings. Keeping track of all these channels can be overwhelming and time-consuming, especially if you want to stay updated on the latest and most relevant conversations.

That’s why I’m excited to share with you a new feature that Microsoft has started to roll out in January 2024 and will be available worldwide in February 2024. It’s called Discover, and it’s a personalized channel feed that shows you the most interesting and important channel posts from people and topics you care about.

Discovery Microsoft Teams


What’s new for Microsoft Viva – January 2024

Welcome to the first round of updates for Microsoft Viva in 2024, the employee experience platform that helps you connect, focus, learn, and thrive at work. In this post, you can find all the announcement from January, and let me tell you that there are some exciting new features and enhancements for Viva Connections and Viva Engage.

With Viva Connections, you can customize your sites and experiences with fonts and themes in the brand center, create multiple distinct Connections experiences in the same tenant for different scenarios and users, and manage your Connections experiences and home sites from the Microsoft Viva admin experience in Microsoft 365 admin center.

Microsoft Viva updtes


How to Adapt to the Website App Functionality Change in the New Teams Client

Starting April 2024, Microsoft Teams will no longer allow you to load websites inside the new Teams desktop and web clients when using the Website app. Instead, these website links will open in a new browser tab outside of Teams. This applies to both new and existing Website apps.

The reason for this change is to better align with emerging best practices in web security and privacy, as well as to improve the reliability of websites opened through this feature. Microsoft wants to ensure that your web browsing experience is safe and secure, and that you can access the web content you need without any issues.

New website new functionality in Microsoft Teams


I've been working with Microsoft Technologies over the last ten years, mainly focused on creating collaboration and productivity solutions that drive the adoption of Microsoft Modern Workplace.