(Updated) New Microsoft Teams meeting pre-join experience

New Feature: Teams

From Microsoft Corporation

MC220785, Stay Informed, Published date: Aug 21, 2020

Major update: AnnouncementApplies To: AllUpdated September 22, 2020: To ensure the best possible experience for our users, we are delaying some of our deployments to reduce the amount of change flowing into the services. Please see the updated roll-out timeline below

Our new pre-join experience makes it easier for users to select audio and video sources before joining a Teams meeting.

Key points

  • Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 67089
  • Timing: early October (previously mid-September) through mid-October (previously end of September)
  • Roll-out: user level roll-out 
  • Control type: user control 
  • Action: review and assess 

How this will affect your organization

The new pre-join experience retains the video toggle underneath the preview window and adds quick and clear access to background filters. All the available Audio options are now clearly detailed to the right of the preview window with the option to configure mic status, speaker volume, devices and ability to add a Teams meeting room.

Pre-join experience

What you need to do to prepare

You might want to update your training material and any other help docs.

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