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Enjoy Your Teleconferences More Through Mesh for Microsoft Teams

We’re sure you’ve noticed by now that your employees can experience “Zoom fatigue” from time to time as your organization tried to balance remote and hybrid work environments. Microsoft Teams aims to make your teleconferencing more fun and relaxed by introducing your organization to the metaverse through Microsoft Mesh for Teams.

Mesh for Microsoft Teams combines the mixed-reality capabilities of Microsoft Mesh, which allows people in different physical locations to join collaborative and shared holographic experiences, with the productivity tools of Microsoft Teams, where people can join virtual meetings, send chats, collaborate on shared documents and more.  

Mesh builds on existing Teams features like Together mode and Presenter mode that make remote and hybrid meetings more collaborative and immersive. These tools are a way to signal employees are in the same virtual space as one team and one group, aiming to take the formality of teleconferences down a notch and the engagement up a notch.  

Mesh for Teams – which anyone will be able to access from standard smartphones and laptops and mixed-reality headsets – is designed to make online meetings more personal, engaging and fun. It’s also a gateway to the metaverse – a persistent digital world that is inhabited by digital twins of people, places, and things.  

The first step most users of Mesh for Teams will take is to join a standard Teams meeting as a customized avatar of themselves instead of as a static picture or on video. Organizations can also build immersive spaces – aka metaverses – within Teams. Mesh for Teams users can take their avatars into these spaces to mix and mingle, collaborate on projects, and experience those serendipitous encounters that spark innovation.  

Scheduled for rollout in the first half of 2022, Mesh for teams will feature a set of prebuilt immersive spaces to support a variety of contexts ranging from meetings to social mixers.  

Take your teleconferencing to the next level with Microsoft Teams, and don’t forget to utilize the entire Microsoft 365 suite of products. 2W Tech can show you how. We have IT consultants on staff who bring you up to speed on the new features in Microsoft Teams, and we can get you set up with the Microsoft 365 suite of solutions if you haven’t set them up yet. Contact us today to begin your Microsoft journey.

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