This article contains updates for Microsoft Teams devices. To view features updates for the Microsoft Teams desktop, web, or mobile apps, go to What's new in Microsoft Teams.

January 31, 2022

Teams app version:

  • Front row layout (Preview) for MTR on Windows

  • Admin setting to set front row layout as default

  • Teams rooms on Windows that use Microsoft Teams only or Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams (default) are updated with new Meet and Call experiences, however other modes are not impacted by this update.

  • Switch between multiple video cameras in Teams meetings

  • Default video camera setting

  • Cortana push-to-talk icon update on MTR console

  • Azure AD Premium 1 license inclusion in Room Standard and Premium licenses

  • AAD conditional access policies support. Learn more at Conditional Access and Intune compliance for Microsoft Teams Rooms

  • Cortana voice activation enabled by default when setting up

  • Remote PTZ controls support. This requires that IT admins set up the Teams desktop app and Remote PTZ controls app

October 1, 2021

Teams app version:

  • Room remote allows you to control basic functionality of the room using Teams on a mobile device. This capability will work with all app versions greater than 4.9

  • Logitech scribe content camera support for BLE button for sharing in meeting

  • Chat bubbles provide notifications for in-meeting chat to bring attention to what's being said during the meeting

  • Large gallery and Together mode support is now available in GCC High

  • New skills added to Cortana. Add person by name to the meeting and call by name

  • Cortana push to talk is enabled by default on all devices. To learn more, see Cortana voice assistance in Teams. To join the scheduled meeting both from Teams mobile app and Teams rooms on Windows, find the room account in the meeting roster on the mobile app and select Control this room and you can manage call controls from the app

  • 19H1 is no longer supported. Minimum OS version supported by this update is 19H2

July 6, 2022

Teams app version: 1449/ (Crestron, Poly, Yealink)

  • We are enhancing the existing Common Area Phone offering to include all advanced calling features at no additional cost or changes to the original license that was purchased. CAP will now support calling features including call park, call queues, auto attendants, Intune enrollment into Endpoint Manager, and more when the device is updated to the minimum app version - 1449/

  • We also support emergency calling on GCC-H deployments now.

April 13, 2022

Teams app version: 1449/

  • Fixes to address missing names on phone sidecars.

  • Fixes to address common area phone dialpad and audio routing issues between handset and speaker.

  • Fixed issues occurring in the Teams Admin Center.

March 24, 2022

Teams app version: 1449/

  • Support end-to-end encryption in one-on-one calls.

  • Contact name along with phone number for saved contacts now show on calls made via PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network).

  • Hold music during blind call transfers and consultative call transfers made via VOIP (voice over IP)

  • Customize app restart time from Settings.

March 3, 2022

Teams app version: 1449/

  • Resiliency added for location fetch mechanism on devices.

February 7, 2022

Teams app version: 1449/

  • Teams phones with touch screen now have instant push-to-talk communication via our new Walkie-Talkie feature.

  • Teams phones with touch screen improvements for multiple incoming, held calls, and parked calls.

  • Teams conference phones in portrait mode updates for better meeting experience.

  • Performance enhancements addressing screen navigation and sidecar issues.

  • Bug fixes addressing Teams android devices showing as offline in Teams Admin Center.

  • Bug fix to address held calls when placing the handset back in the cradle.

  • Known issues with ongoing calls when Walkie-Talkie calls interrupt.

December 16, 2021

Teams app version: 1449/

  • Additional improvements in dial pad experience for touch screen phones

  • Improvements in dial tone management

  • Improvements to audio routing when switching between handset and speaker

December 6, 2021

Teams app version: 1449/

  • Additional improvements in dial pad experience for touch screen phones

  • Improvements in dial tone management

  • Improvements to audio routing when switching between handset and speaker

November 22, 2021

Teams app version: 1449/

  • Improvements in dial-pad and dial-tone experiences for touch screen phones

November 3, 2021 

Teams app version: 1449/ 

  • Admins can provision devices from Teams Admin Center. Remotely sign in and now also sign out from devices

  • Branch office survivability for Teams phones allowing you to make PSTN calls even when the internet connection is down

  • Admins can now download all (Company portal, device management, and media) logs from Teams Admin Center

  • Bug fixes related to authentication

  • Bug fixes preventing devices from going offline in Teams Admin Center

June 10, 2021

Teams app version: 1449/

Performance updates for meeting experiences on low-end hardware

June 8, 2021

Teams app version: 1449/

  • Transfer a Teams call to another device without hanging up

  • Change your background during a video call or meeting from a select set of pictures that are available in phones with video capability

  • Contacts whose numbers are saved in Outlook will be available in the People section of the Teams phones with read-only access. You'll still need to manually dial the number

  • Enforcement of authentication policies and tenant-based policies set by your admin. Login is blocked if the device doesn't meet the necessary policy requirements

  • During a call, select the active call icon to show more options. Additionally, when a contact has multiple numbers saved, you can choose the number you want to dial from the dropdown list

  • To facilitate quick responses for auto attendant scenarios, dial pad will be made available for early media scenarios

  • Extending the live captions feature to calls, Teams can now detect what's said in a call and present real-time captions in one-on-one calls

  • Ongoing enhancements to improve your experience when using a delegate on touch screens

  • Bug fixes for LLDP for E911 and authentication

March 30, 2021

Teams app version: 1449/

Authentication library crash fix

March 26, 2021

Teams app version: 1449/

  • New and improved sign-in experience. Sign in from any browser or smartphone with a prominent device code. Or choose to sign in from the device with your username and password

  • Sign-in support and authentication into specialized clouds now available. Choose the Settings gear on the sign-in page to see the options that are applicable to your account

  • IT admins can remotely provision and sign in to a Teams device that has previously not been provisioned

  • Call controls will always be visible during meetings. You can also switch between Gallery and Together mode and send reactions during meetings

  • Teams devices connected to the network via ethernet will dynamically update location information for emergency calling services based on changes to network attributes including chassis ID and port ID

  • On video phones, choose to change your background during meetings and calls from a select set of images

  • Calling enhancements that improve the usability of touch screens

  • All phone numbers that are part of meeting invites, or from a person’s contact card, can be dialed by selecting them on your screen

  • Directly transfer a call to someone’s work voicemail without needing to ring them

December 8, 2020

Teams app version: 1449/

  • Video features including 3x3 layout support, gallery view and together mode, background blur and spotlight

  • Meeting features including request to speak and ability to view screen sharing on select models of audio phones

  • Proximity join on conference phones

  • Beta release for Sidecars on Audiocodes and Yealink phones

  • Meet now button on phones

  • Policy support for enabling/disabling home screen and syncing phone to computer

  • Support for M365 Government - GCC deployments

October 12, 2020

Teams app version: 1449/

  • Better together feature with meeting support.

  • Bug fix related to authentication after signing in

  • Bug fix related to device automatically signing out after 90 days

August 31, 2020

Teams app version: 1449/

  • Home screen now shows meeting reminders

  • Ability to customize default apps in the phone and the default view in Calls

  • Support for Teams button on specific phone models

  • Enable auto accept with video for pre-scheduled meeting requests

  • Sign-in enhancements with Company Portal application

  • Bug fixes to the Teams application and the Device management admin agent application

If the phone is stuck on the "Verifying a few things" screen, try turning the phone off and on again

June 27, 2020

Teams app version: 1449/

  • Contacts and contact groups management in People

  • Live captions for meetings

  • Raise virtual hand in meetings

  • Transfer directly to speed dial

  • Connect to computer for simultaneous lock/unlock

  • Auto dismiss for call ended and rate my call screens

  • Network banner at top of screen to show network loss

  • Bug fixes to the Teams application and the Device management admin agent application

April 23, 2020

Teams app version: 1449/

  • Favorites (speed dial) added to Calls

  • New settings support on Teams phones for:

    • Custom ringtone

    • Manage Delegates

    • Auto-dial for extension dialing

  • Device management updates to support device categorization in Teams Admin Center

  • Bug fixes to the Teams application and the Company Portal application

February 18, 2020

Teams app version: 1449/

  • Support for dynamic emergency calling on phone lock screen

  • Hot desk feature bug fixes to address network outage scenarios

  • Sign in improvements

  • Device management bug fixes to address firmware version reporting

  • Bug fixes to the Teams application

May 2022

App version - 1449/

  • In partnership with Zoom, we are releasing an ability to join Zoom meetings through Microsoft Teams. After you enable Direct guest join though settings, schedule a new Zoom meeting or forward to an existing Zoom meeting to the Teams Room on Android. The meeting will appear on the calendar and will be available to join.

Note: Direct guest join will be initially available on Logitech, Poly, and some Yealink devices. Other manufacturers will receive it shortly after.

  • To increase the flexibility of how you view people and content in a meeting, we are providing a way for participants to change the orientation of the videos when content is shared, or participants are spotlighted. If you see a strip of participants on the screen, you can change its location by selecting Layout.

For known issues and troubleshooting, read Known issues in Teams Rooms and devices

February 2022

App version -

  • Meetings now display more attendee videos and provide additional flexibility of what is shown on the Teams Room front-of-room displays. Here are a few significant improvements:

    • Split gallery views in a dual screen meeting

    • Spotlight multiple attendees at once

    • Docked meeting controls

    • New reactions

  • You can view content in the room or share it into the meeting by plugging in an HDMI cable. Available for all certified devices with HDMI capability.

  • Presenters and organizers are able to control camera and microphone access for all attendees.

  • Five new wallpapers to choose from to customize your Teams Rooms on Android devices. These wallpapers will apply to the front-of-room displays in a single and dual screen configuration.

  • Webinar presenters can now join and participate from the Teams Room on Android devices.

  • To provide a more cohesive experience, all IT admin settings are combined into one group under device settings for easier room configuration.

    • These settings are available only on shared room accounts and require a password to access.

    • This functionality will be available on a select set of devices.

  • A warning message will appear on the front-of-room display when the room is over capacity.

    • This will initially be available only on these select devices: EPOS EXPAND Vision 3T, Yealink MeetingBar A20, Yealink MeetingBar A30.

  • When someone checks in on a Teams panel devices and the previous meeting is running over, a notification will appear on the front-of-room display to inform those in the room that their meeting is over, and that people are waiting for the room. (Must have a Teams panel device paired with the Teams Room device.

July 2021

App version: 1449/

  • Calling and meeting video optimizations

  • Connectivity improvements between touch console, meeting room bar, and mobile room remote

  • Access to the dial pad from a remote controller during calls and meetings

  • Ability to send feedback and report a problem from the touch console

June 2021

App version -

  • Simplified sign-in screen

  • IT Admins can do remote provisioning and sign-in of Teams Rooms from the Teams Admin Center

  • Use your phone or a secondary Teams devices as a remote for the Teams Room. Control mic, camera, volume, live captions, and layout settings via the secondary device

  • Select Teams Rooms devices now support projecting your screen via HDMI cable

  • Live captions now available for one-on-one calls

  • Presenters and organizers can select to lock a meeting to prevent anyone else from joining the meeting. Go to More > Lock meeting

  • Hide meeting titles in the calendar on certain Teams Rooms devices

  • IT admins can now enable auto-answer for Teams Rooms when someone starts an instant meeting via Meet now

  • 1080p resolution now supported in outgoing video on Logitech, Poly, and Yealink A-series devices

April 2021

App version -

Teams Rooms device setup

  • Most Teams Rooms on Android devices are compatible with a touch console (e.g. Poly TC8). When paired with a Teams Rooms system, the console will let you see the room calendar, join meetings, and place calls directly from the console. During meetings or calls, you will be able to see current meeting participants, add new ones, switch content layouts, raise hands, and more

  • A full-day calendar view will show all scheduled meetings on the system and permit you to join meetings directly from the device. All existing calling and meeting functionality will move to the console and will be arranged along side the calendar

Note: If the touch console is connected, all actionable functionality will move to the console, but the calendar will remain visible on the connected display for quick reference.

  • The following features will be available to you when you sign in with your account (e.g. E5 licenses) into the Teams Rooms on Android systems

  • Start Microsoft Whiteboard and share the whiteboard in the meeting from the Teams Rooms device

  • Start recording during meeting or call

  • Enable background effects (blur background or use an image). This functionality is only available when a touch console isn’t paired

December 2020

App version -

  • Dual screen support. Some select hardware (e.g., Poly Studio X50) that supports dual display configuration can now have a dual display experience with Teams. It is particularly useful in meetings, where meeting participants will be presented on one display and content on the other

  • Meeting gallery supports 9 participants. Now Teams Rooms on Android will show up to 9 participants on the meeting stage

  • New layouts. Together mode and Large gallery layouts are now available under the existing Layout button during meetings. These additional layouts are made to highlight video participants better

  • Spotlight. Teams Rooms on Android will present spotlighted participants as large tiles on the meeting stage similar to content. Only desktop Teams clients are capable of selecting spotlighted participants at this time

  • Request to speak. Muted participants can now request to be unmuted by raising their hand during meetings

  • Auto-answer. Teams Rooms on Android can answer calls or meeting invites automatically. This setting is available to shared configurations only and is located in Admin settings

December 2021

Teams app version: 1449/

  • Teams displays now support portrait mode for all calling and meeting screens. Meeting layouts are now optimized for portrait videos of individual people. All incoming videos will always fit-to-frame when the device is used in portrait orientation.

  • Teams displays have now enabled live event attendee view to allow producer and presenter to join with a quick join link, so they have the same capability in displays as in the Teams mobile app. The attendee can access the live event with the event link provided in the calendar details.

  • Organizers, presenters, and attendees have the webinar invite on calendar, and can now join directly from the calendar event through the Join button which will appear on the event when it's about to start.

  • The following Teams displays settings are now moved under Teams Admin Settings while using a shared account: calling, sign out, and wallpaper

  • Teams displays now have the ability use end-to-end encryption for calls (must be enabled by IT admin).

  • IT admins can remotely provision, sign in, and sign out of a Teams device that has previously not been provisioned.

June 2021

Teams app version: 1449/ 

  • Contact phone numbers created in Outlook will be available in the People section of Teams displays with read-only access

  • During a call, select the active call icon to show more options. Additionally, when a contact has multiple numbers saved, you can choose the number you want to dial from the dropdown list

  • Choose a background for your video calls and meetings from a select set of images in Teams

  • Extending the live captions feature to calls, Teams can now detect what's said in a call and present real-time captions in one-on-one calls

  • On Android devices, presenters can now control participants’ camera and mic. Participants no longer need to use Raise hand to request to be unmuted

  • New wallpaper images to choose from

  • Bug fixes related to authentication

March 2021

Teams app version: 1449/ 

  • Sign in from any browser or smartphone with a device code. Or choose to sign in from the device with a username and password directly on the device

  • Call controls are now docked at the bottom of the screen. You can also switch between gallery and together mode views and send reactions during meetings

  • Producer, presenter, and attendee can now join live events as attendees on Teams displays. Producer and presenter can join the live event through the Join button in the calendar, and everyone else can join through the attendee link shared in a Teams channel, chat, or in the invite’s details tab

  • Choose to change your background during meetings or calls from a select set of images

  • All phone numbers that are a part of a meeting invite or a person’s contact card can be dialed directly by tapping on them

  • Directly transfer a call to someone’s work voicemail without needing to ring them

  • Zero calendar events page will be displayed for days with no meetings

  • Dots on dates will be displayed for days that have meetings

  • Send reactions from the ambient screen

  • Suggested replies to messages from ambient screen

  • Call someone back from the ambient screen after you miss their call

  • Indicator of important and urgent messages on ambient screen

  • Notification badges on the home icon to indicate that there are new notifications coming in when in another app on the device

  • Sent messages will be displayed in your notifications

  • Set quiet hours for notifications

  • Ask Cortana and get answers to questions about topics such as current weather, calculations, currency conversions, language translations, and time conversions

  • Cortana voice support expanded to new English locales: United Kingdom, Canada, India, and Australia. Use your voice to join meetings, make phone calls, send messages, and check your schedule

April 2022

Teams App version: 1449/

  • New warning when room reaches max capacity. This requires pairing the panel to a Teams rooms device (currently supported on Teams Rooms on Android with app version 1449/ or later) that supports people counting. This can be enabled in admin settings. Learn more at Pair a Teams panel with a Microsoft Teams Room on Android

  • New calendar look to help you quickly see a room's availability.

  • View a list of equipment available on a panel. Admins must enable this setting in the Device Teams Admin settings, then turn on the setting per device. Admins can use the following instructions to make sure that devices are properly to display available resources: Set-Place and Manage resource mailboxes in Exchange Online

February 2022

Teams app version: 1449/

  • To help ensure your meeting spaces are getting maximum use, we’re enabling a way to check in to claim a room from a Teams panel. Users can check into the room by tapping the ‘check in’ button on the panel. If no one checks into the room, it will be released back to the room inventory for others to reserve and use.

  • When paired with a Microsoft Teams Rooms on Android, joining a meeting from the Teams Room will be considered as checking in and the room will not be released (will require Teams Room on Android app version 1449/ or above). Support with Teams Rooms on Windows will be available at a later time.

  • The room check-in notification provides the end user with the ability to check in to their meeting when the panel is paired with a Teams Rooms on Android. After the user checks in, when the scheduled meeting starts and the previous meeting is running over, a notification will appear on the Teams Room front-of-room display to inform the in-room participants their meeting is over and that people are waiting for that space. This feature will be initially available on Teams Rooms on Android (will require Teams app version 1449/ or above) and will be available on Teams Rooms on Windows at a later date.

  • Calendar layout update to combine consecutive available timeslots into one timeslot

  • The calendar layout has been updated to combine consecutive available timeslots from an hourly view into a single timeslot. For example, the 12-3PM timeslot is now combined into a single timeslot to improve readability.

  • Wallpaper refresh

  • The preset wallpapers have been refreshed in this app release to align with our Teams devices family.

August 2021

App version: 1449/

  • Teams Extensibility/Line of Business (LOB) app support to tailor Teams panels experience

  • IT Admins can do remote provisioning and remote sign in of Teams panels from the Teams Admin Center

  • Hide meeting names for sensitive spaces. This setting is off by default (Show meeting names setting is on). The tenant admin can enable it through Settings > Device settings > Admin Settings > Panels App Settings > Meetings > Show meeting names. When meeting names are turned off, the meeting name will be replaced with the meeting organizer's name

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