Microsoft has made many useful improvements to Teams. When a user switches between different Microsoft Teams accounts in an organization, the new client has an improved method that lets users see all of their accounts and notifications in a single drop-down menu. There is an AI-powered video filter that includes a number of animated frames and allows a user to change the video’s hue during presentations.
Microsoft is also positioning the new Teams client as the foundation for its future work with its Copilot assistant and other AI-powered features for Teams. Microsoft recently detailed its plans for Copilot in Microsoft Teams, which will enable one to invite the AI assistant into group chats to schedule meetings or to perform other tasks. Users of the new Teams client can try out the preview version, but will not have access to third-party apps or line of business (LOB) apps, call queues or advanced meeting features like breakout rooms. The preview is only available to commercial users of Microsoft Teams on Windows. Microsoft is working on bringing the new Teams client to Education, Government Clouds, and platforms such as VDI and the web later this year.