Microsoft is overhauling its calling options inside Microsoft Groups at the moment. A brand new calling interface will now present contacts, voicemail, and calling historical past in a single location. It’s designed to permit Microsoft Groups to extra simply substitute your desk telephone, with built-in spam name safety, reverse quantity lookup, and the flexibility to merge calls.
Microsoft Groups customers may also be capable to switch calls between cell and desktop quickly, permitting folks to shortly transfer areas in the midst of an audio or video name. The Groups app will let folks be part of with out audio on an extra system, or just switch the decision and finish it robotically on different units. Microsoft says this specific characteristic will likely be accessible in early 2021.
Individuals who commonly report conferences in Microsoft Groups may also see some new choices. You’ll be capable to report conferences to SharePoint or OneDrive, offering better flexibility than being restricted to Microsoft’s Stream service. That may also make it simpler to share calls or transcripts with folks outdoors a Groups group.
Lastly, Microsoft can be bringing CarPlay assist to Microsoft Groups. This can permit automobiles with built-in CarPlay to manage Groups and for folks to make use of Siri to provoke or reply calls. It’s not clear when Microsoft Group will assist Android Auto sooner or later, although.