BABC member Microsoft reimagines virtual collaboration for the future of work and learning
As the global response to COVID-19 evolves, communities around the world have moved from an era of “remote everything” into a more hybrid model of work, learning, and life. And as we all scramble to keep up, the future of work and education is being shaped before our eyes. BABC member Microsoft has spent the last few months learning from its customers and studying how they use their tools. They've also worked with experts across virtual reality, AI, and productivity research to help understand the future of work. These findings, which are published here, guide them as they design technology to help customers today and in the future.
Yesterday, Microsoft announced a set of new features in Microsoft Teams that make virtual interactions more natural, more engaging, and ultimately, more human. These features offer three key benefits for people at work and in education. First, they help you feel more connected with your team and reduce meeting fatigue. Second, they make meetings more inclusive and engaging. And third, they help streamline your work and save time. It’s all about enabling people everywhere to collaborate, to stay connected, and to discover new ways to be productive from anywhere.