Microsoft sees larger screens, spatial audio, eye-level cameras, ceiling mics (things that Pro AV has provided for years). But better late than never.
Microsoft might deliver some of this hardware: the company started selling Intelligent Speakers for Teams recently, which are designed to not only focus on who is speaking–up to 10 unique speakers– but also translate and transcribe meetings.
“Hybrid work represents the biggest shift to how we work in our generation,” says Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, in a LinkedIn post outlining the company’s approach. “And it will require a new operating model, spanning people, places, and processes.” Microsoft is releasing a playbook for businesses looking to adopt a hybrid model, with data and research it has conducted during the pandemic.
“In fact, at Microsoft, meeting recordings are the fastest-growing content type,” reveals Nadella. “Employees now expect all meeting information — whether that’s recordings, transcripts, or highlights — to be available on demand, and on double speed, at a time that works for them.”