Microsoft planned to begin rolling out an upgrade for Microsoft Teams that will make the experience a whole lot engaging. For the users, it's a great set of collaboration tool, Microsoft is working on Polls for Teams feature that will help one to conduct engaging and productive meetings or classes that aim to make polls discoverable and seamless before, during, and after the meeting.
The new Polls experience is powered by Microsoft Forms (alternative to Google Forms), and it will allow presenters or educators to evaluate polls in Microsoft Teams meetings. The feature is aimed at both organizations and education institutes.
With the new Teams integration, Microsoft is hoping to turn passive listeners into active participants.
Presenters for that will be able to easily create these polls and access them in one place under a tab in the Teams meetings. The feature is also good for quiz competitions within Teams meeting and attendees can launch polls from mobile, web, desktop.
Microsoft Teams on Windows 10 will also allow users to submit answers anonymously and the results will be updated in real-time. Respondents can follow up after the meeting to respond to a poll if the poll has not been closed.
According to a new roadmap, the new polls integration in Microsoft Teams will begin rolling out to the public in November. The feature would be easily discoverable to presenters and accessible via the new polls tab.
In upcoming months, Microsoft Teams will also receive a new interface for the file-sharing experience and users will be allowed to share links with anyone or they can also set specific access permissions for each attendee.