Microsoft Teams

Microsoft is working on a bunch of new features that will allow users to create polls quickly for Teams meetings based on the purpose of the calls. The Redmond giant plans to use an AI to suggest polls based on the purpose of the meeting. In case you don't remember, Microsoft added support for polls to Teams back in November 2020.

A set of new features were added to Microsoft 365 Roadmap yesterday that will use Forms intelligence service to suggest polls to the users. The company also plans to use historical polls data to improve suggestions for future polls. Not only that, but Microsoft also plans to use Forms intelligence service to make suggestions for the poll options. This should further help users create polls on the go during Teams meetings. Lastly, Microsoft will also allow the poll creator to choose a correct answer for multiple-choice type polls. The correct answer could be a single option or multiple options and will be displayed to the participants after they have cast their votes.

The Redmond giant is also working on helping users manage the polls data. The company will soon add a feature that will create a summary of all the polls used in a meeting and send the report to the organiser and the participants. On the other hand, if a teacher is using the polls feature, the report will be generated after the call and will be shared with the teacher.

All the aforementioned features are currently under development and will roll out in March 2021, with the exception of the ability to define a correct answer(s) which will roll out to Teams users in April 2021.