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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

Live captions in a Teams meeting

We will learn how to use live captions in a Teams meeting in this topic. Live captions provide us with something similar to subtitles, which show what the participants in a video call are saying. Teams live captions work only on the desktop application, and we must have the new meeting experience feature enabled on the Microsoft Teams desktop client.

The first action required is for an admin user to enable this functionality from the Teams admin center. To do that, log in to the Teams admin center, and navigate to Meeting policies using the following link:

Next, turn on the Allow transcription toggle switch. One important point to note here is that the transcription is available only for scheduled meetings and not for peer-to-peer audio/video calls at the time of writing this book.

Figure 10.12 – Allow transcription

To test this behavior, I have scheduled...