Microsoft is planning to make significant changes to one of Team’s underrated features, allowing meeting hosts to poll their attendees in real-time.
According to the company, Microsoft is set to make some adjustments that will improve Teams polling service.
For beginners, Microsoft Teams will soon start serving attendees, suggested polls based on meeting session purposes and polls the user has created before. In the same vein, the poll service will offer specific suggestions for a variety of questions where applicable.
As part of the move, Microsoft is also planning to introduce a question type, the company calls “open text.” With this, meeting hosts will now be able to collect open-ended information from their attendees.
The final changes relating to the analysis of poll data after the session is ended will be polled together and the result delivered to the meeting host in real-time.
According to the company’s road map, Microsoft Team’s will put together common text and phrases used in open-ended questions and provide hosts with snapshot insights.
Supposed a poll of any kind is used during a meeting, Microsoft Teams will automatically provide a summary of the report to presenters and organizers.
Speaking on the company’s plan to introduce this all-important feature, the firm had this to say:
“We are pleased to announce new poll integrations with Microsoft Teams that will enhance the remote collaboration experience before, during, and after meetings,”
“Polls have been a convenient way to quickly gather feedback in the Teams chat pane. Now, we are bringing the power of polls to meetings, helping you conduct more engaging, informative, and productive meetings.”
Although this new feature is still in the pipe works, we expect the company to roll out access to users within the next couple of months. Should we have any updates about this, we would keep you updated.