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Reimagine Remote Working with Microsoft Teams

By : Sathish Veerapandian, Harsharanjeet Kaur, Ashok Madhvarayan, Sriram Rajamanickam
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Reimagine Remote Working with Microsoft Teams

By: Sathish Veerapandian, Harsharanjeet Kaur, Ashok Madhvarayan, Sriram Rajamanickam

Overview of this book

The outbreak of the pandemic has forced the world to embrace remote working and the modern style of virtual business. However, end users may find it challenging to cope with this sudden change in working style, not aware of all the features and remote working tools available to make their life easy. Microsoft Teams is an exceptional platform, adopted by many organizations for unified communication and collaboration, and this book will help you to make the most of its capabilities. Complete with step-by-step explanations and screenshots, this book guides you through the topics that you'll find useful in your daily use of Teams. You'll learn how to manage your teams and projects with Microsoft Teams in a structured and organized way. The book provides hands-on information with a focus on the end user side to help corporate users to increase productivity and become a Microsoft Teams superuser. Finally, you'll explore the most effective ways of using the app with best practices and tips and tricks for making the most of the features available for your scenario. By the end of this Microsoft Teams book, you'll have mastered Microsoft Teams and be fully equipped as a modern collaboration end user to effectively increase your remote work productivity.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Section 1 – Managing Your Meetings, Projects, and Workforce
Section 2 – Collaboration, Events, and Communication
Section 3 – All about Security, Client Automation, Teams Etiquette, and Tips and Tricks

Background images in Teams

Using custom background images in video meetings and calls has been available in Microsoft Teams for more than a year. This allows us to participate in video meetings and video calls from anywhere, including while traveling, or from a cluttered room in our house. In this video, we will look at how to change your background in Teams.

The first important thing to know is that changing background images in Teams is possible only from the Microsoft Teams desktop client, iOS, and iPad devices. At the time of writing this book, this option is not available from the Teams web app browser client.

You can either blur your background or replace it totally with whatever image you want in your video meeting or call if you want to change what appears behind you.

For example, before joining a meeting, we can select the preferred devices, turn on the camera, and click on Background filters.

Figure 10.8 – Enabling Background filters...