Teams is getting a new dynamic view option in video conferencing to use image space more efficiently. This allows extra attention to be drawn to the content that is presented and its presenters, while the audience goes into the background.
It is still the case that ‘shared content’ can be given a prominent place in the meeting, but the speaker who talks about it has a normal place in the list of participants in the meeting. Soon not only the presenter can stand prominently next to the presentation, possibly with his background automatically cut away. Dynamic View will also have a function to mark the active speaker and will soon also be able to do the same with participants who ‘raise their hands’ in the program. A Microsoft employee posted a demo video on LinkedIn.
The feature should come to Teams in March. At the same time, Microsoft is working on custom layouts for Teams, which should arrive in February. This allows presenters to decide for themselves how their content is shown and whether the emphasis is on the presenter or the content. This can be read on Microsoft’s roadmap.
Since the outbreak of the corona pandemic, online meeting software has been used much more out of necessity. Companies such as Zoom, Slack and Microsoft with Teams therefore invest a lot in additions and improvements to their software.