Microsoft Groups for desktop may quickly get some new options. Certainly one of them is the flexibility to set timers for Breakout Rooms that the corporate had launched final yr. Breakout Rooms let individuals cut up off from the primary assembly into totally different sub-meetings. The brand new characteristic will give admins the flexibility to set a timer for every Breakout Room after which the individuals will mechanically return to the primary assembly, and in addition transfer them between open rooms.

The brand new Microsoft Groups characteristic has been listed on the Microsoft 365 roadmap web page as ‘in improvement’ with a launch scheduled for this month. Organisers will be capable to set a timer for Breakout Rooms from the Breakout Rooms settings. As quickly because it expires, the rooms will mechanically shut and the individuals will return to the primary assembly. Organisers can even have the ability transfer individuals between open rooms.

“With participant reassignment functionality, organiser will now be capable to transfer joined individuals throughout rooms and most important assembly additionally when rooms are opened,” Microsoft says within the post on its Microsoft 365 roadmap web page.

Microsoft says that the replace can even allow room project retention that may let organisers retain the identical room and group configuration over a number of classes.

One other characteristic listed by Microsoft as ‘in improvement’ and scheduled for a March launch is a brand new possibility added to ‘Assembly insurance policies’ settings to let solely individuals in an organisation — and never friends — bypass the assembly foyer and enter a gathering immediately.

In different Microsoft Groups-related information, the corporate has additionally listed a low bandwidth mode that may allow customers with poor web connections to cap the information used throughout a video name. Microsoft Groups will let customers tweak numerous community settings relying on the necessities on the time. This characteristic has additionally been listed or a March launch for Microsoft Groups desktop shopper.

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