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The 3 most interesting features in Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams – The 3 most interesting features

Tim Lauenroth

With the integration of timeghost into Microsoft Teams, we are especially interested in showing all Teams users how to use the app even more effectively. That’s why we want to share with you three features in Microsoft Teams from July that most improve the user experience and working within Teams. In addition, the article on the Microsoft Tech Community website presents a few more features that might also be interesting for you.

1. Slide translation into 19 languages

“Make your slides more inclusive with slide translate in PowerPoint Live in Teams. This private setting allows you to see a personalized view of the slide where text is translated in your chosen language. “

Microsoft Teams Team

In Teams, it is now possible to translate slides from presentations into 19 different languages. More languages are to follow. We think that presenting is more effective this way. Presentations can now be structured in a way that each person understands the content through the full translation of the slides. We think this is a great feature that saves many comprehension questions at the end of the presentation and all participants are actively listening during the presentation.

2. Lock a meeting for additional participants

“Organizers can now choose to lock their meetings to prevent subsequent join attempts. “

Microsoft Teams Team

It is annoying, especially in meetings with a lot of participants to have constant interruptions by new participants joining. The new feature with the lock function allows a smooth flow during a team meeting without additional disruptions caused by late arriving participants or attendees.

Administrators can unlock this feature via “more actions” and then via “lock the meeting”. However, this new feature is only available for the desktop. 

3. Related content for teams meetings for mobile

This feature is exciting for people who are involved in meetings a lot and have little preparation time for the respective conversation. If you’re on your lunch break and there’s a very important meeting on Teams right after, this feature gives you the opportunity to get into the important files already. This gives you a better foundation for the upcoming meeting.

“Related Content makes meetings more effective by providing you with important information from your mailboxes, OneDrive for Business, and SharePoint sites. “

Microsoft Teams Team

During the meeting, making files available can save you time, for one thing, because you don’t have to read in. On the other hand, you have the option to retrieve the files at any time during the meeting if you need to look something up. You access this feature by clicking on the upcoming meetings on your smartphone. Besides the information about the participants, the content and the time, you can find “related content” further down. Under this point all relevant files for the meeting can be provided.

What timeghost offers you!

With our project time tracking tool integrated in Microsoft Teams, we want to give you as well as companies the opportunity to assign your tracked times to the corresponding projects. This way you get a clear overview of how much time you spent on which task in a project and can always optimize your work schedule based on this. You can use the software in teams and don’t have to switch between two applications.

Try it yourself

We really appreciate all the feedback we can get, so please feel free to contact us and tell us what needs improvement or what you are missing in timeghost. 

If you need any help in setting up timeghost, please don’t hesitate to visit our Support Center or send us an email to [email protected].

Get the timeghost Teams App

You only need to install the timeghost Teams App directly from the AppSource Store in the application. You can find a manual on how to do this right here. The timeghost app includes all features that you know from the web client and since you use your Office 365 account in order to access timeghost you’re set and done in only a few seconds.


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