Microsoft Teams adds camera and GPS support for developers

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  • Microsoft added a new task on the Microsoft 365 Roadmap website specifying that it is preparing a Microsoft Teams update in  July 2020 that will include new tools for developers.
  • The developers will be able to use the camera and GPS capabilities of the smartphone to pack into their new apps.
  • If you want to read all the previous news about Teams, go to our Microsoft Teams section.
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Microsoft Teams gives developers camera and GPS support
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Microsoft Teams got a lot of improvements at the Microsoft Build 2020 event. From those, we can mention pop-up apps, Power Automate RPA templates, and simplified Teams Chatbots with Power Virtual Agents.

And these are just a few of the new Teams features announced on the Build 2020 website.

Microsoft Teams adds support for camera and GPS to developers

Now, Microsoft added a new task on the Microsoft 365 Roadmap website specifying that it is preparing a Microsoft Teams update in  July 2020 that will include new tools for developers:

Microsoft Teams: Support for native device camera and location capabilities for Personal apps and tabs

App developers will be able to use mobile native capabilities like capturing an image through the camera and providing location coordinates through GPS.

Microsoft Teams new tools for developers

Microsoft is clearly referring to mobile apps. The developers will be able to use the camera and GPS capabilities of the smartphone to pack into their new apps.

Microsoft Teams increases the number of simultaneous videos in meetings

Another improvement that is going to roll out in July 2020 is the increased number of simultaneous videos in Teams meetings for GCC High and DoD customers.

We are increasing the number of participants who can be viewed simultaneously on the Teams meeting stage from 4 to 9.

This new experience optimizes for attendees who have enabled video and places the remaining audio-only participants below the meeting stage.

To provide a high audio and video quality experience, the layout logic will consider user bandwidth and alter the number of videos shown to provide the best meeting experience.

We have to specify that Microsoft already increased the number of simultaneous videos in meetings for GCC customers.

What do you think about the future development of Microsoft Teams? Write us your thoughts in the comments section below.

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