Microsoft has rolled out Dynamic View to Teams – giving both presenters and participants an improved meeting experience.
Dynamic View shows specific users alongside the slides being presented, so that participants have a more real-world feel to their virtual meetings. It allows them to see other users throughout the display and will even utilise AI technology to determine the optimal display. Though, of course, users are still able to manually set their own display if required – so it aligns with their personal preferences or requirements.
On its AI capabilities, Microsoft said Dynamic View: “intelligently arranges the elements of your meeting for an optimal viewing experience. As people join, turn on video, start to speak, or begin to present in a meeting, Teams auto-adjusts and personalizes your layout.”
One easy way of achieving this is to give more prominence on screen to those with video enabled rather than just audio, to provide a more visual experience whilst also focusing on those most likely to contribute. This also allows for improved collaboration on projects where it’s not just about one person presenting and everyone else passively listening.
Elsewhere, the display window for shared content has been made larger, so that presentations can display more clearly. Attendee tiles are resized to ensure everything still fits well and can be seen clearly.
Dynamic View isn’t the only new Teams development, with reports that Reporter Mode could soon be on its way as well. This new tool allows users to present their slides from within the display window – in a similar way to how weather forecasts are broadcast on TV.
It uses Teams’ Background Effects technology to effectively create a green screen around the individual, onto which they can display their presentation. Again, this could provide more authentic virtual meetings that lessen the fatigue that many people have reported feeling after long spells on video calls in light of huge increases in remote working as a result of the pandemic. Dynamic View is available now to all users, in the Public Preview channel.