Microsoft is adding new methods to activate its AI-powered Copilot assistant during meeting conversations, summaries, and other activities to enhance its use within Microsoft Teams.

In order to help with catching up on meetings you may have missed, Copilot will soon be able to gather written chats and spoken transcripts into a single display in addition to its current capability of summarising Teams meetings.

Enhancements to Copilot in Teams are also being made to the chat feature, enabling users of Teams to rewrite messages in unusual ways. Microsoft claims in a blog post that “Copilot can adjust your message to add a call to action, or like how a pirate would speak.” “You’ll soon have the ability to create a new message in the Teams chat based on the context.”

According to Microsoft, intelligent call recap for regular Teams calls made directly to phones “will be generally available next quarter with Teams Premium.” During a call, intelligent call recap will automatically collect notes, saving you the embarrassing step of summarising the conversation and seeing follow-up activities.

Although each of these AI enhancements for Microsoft Teams is minor on its own, taken together, they result in a more adaptable Copilot inside Teams. One of Microsoft’s AI integrations into Office products is already rather impressive: the Copilot integration in Teams allows you to quickly summarize meetings with the help of summaries that can even tell you exactly when you were mentioned in a meeting.

In addition to its ongoing efforts to integrate Copilot into Teams, Microsoft is also introducing new hybrid meeting features inside Teams that aim to enhance the interaction between participants who are in-person and those who are remote. Later this year, Teams Rooms with IntelliFrame will have automatic camera switching. It will choose the most suitable camera in a conference room using artificial intelligence (AI), which may come from laptops or room cameras. In order to provide distant participants with the best perspective, especially in cases where a certain camera is hidden, it is intended to automatically switch the camera view.

In an April preview, speaker recognition will also be available for any microphone in Teams Rooms. This feature allows you to register your voice and face profile so that transcripts accurately capture what you say in a Teams meeting.

Ultimately, Microsoft’s Teams Phone Mobile feature-which allows you to have a single number for Teams and your mobile device-is now supported by a few other carriers. Microsoft said, “We are excited to announce that Teams Phone Mobile will be available later this year from several new partners, including AT&T, Odido, Virgin Media O2, and Vodafone UK.”

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