Categories: Team Collaboration

May update of team collaboration tool, Webex Teams

From industry leading data centers, all the way down to protocol handlers, the Webex Teams product team have been busy again during May…

Context for your Contacts

Starting this month, you’ll have the opportunity to get more context for your contacts when you visit a Contact Card in our team collaboration tool. With additional fields on the contact card you’ll now see manager name, department name, and role title, along with email address and contact number. So, you’ll no longer have trouble figuring out if it’s John Smith from Marketing or John Smith from Finance reaching out to you!

Bring People Together

In the past if you wanted to add more than one person to an existing space, you had to add new contacts one at a time. This was slow and tedious, so we fixed it! Now you can add up to 50 people to a space at any one time, so no excuses for getting people together to get your job done. Just search for your contacts, select each contact to stage them and add them to the space. Pretty simple right?!

Launch Webex Teams from anywhere

There’s a really nice new feature in our May release which delivers support for Webex Teams protocol handlers. This will allow you to embed a link or picture into a webpage (Think of your company directory) or as a signature on your email which when clicked will cross launch Webex Teams and bring you to a 1:1 or Team Space. We’re also delivering support to initiate a Webex Teams meeting through an additional protocol handler. Both great ways to allow you to collaborate quicker with your team.

Check out all details.

Create the next infinite masterpiece

With Infinite Whiteboard, we’re bringing the ability into the Webex Teams app so that as you whiteboard and move toward the edge of the screen you’ll get even more canvas to work with. Hey, why not use our Infinite Whiteboard to create the next masterpiece!

With Whiteboards, we’re also adding the option to share a new whiteboard into a meeting with your colleagues allowing you to get collaboration started faster and we’ve moved your annotations into the same location as whiteboards.

New data centers

As an industry first, we at Webex Teams are delighted to announce the launch of new data centers in Europe to host customers’ identity information and encryption keys which addresses data locality needs without compromising the global collaboration needs of our customers. These data centers augment the existing data centers in North America, which currently host and serve all our Webex Teams customers.

Users can continue to collaborate (message, meet, call) with anyone across the globe using a single, global identity so your experience is unaffected by the location of individuals’ data storage.

Check out more details on Data Locality here : https://blog.webex.com/2019/05/collaborate-across-the-globe-with-cisco-webex-teams/.

Lots happening as usual at Webex Team but there’s even more happening, check out the full list at What’s New page https://help.webex.com/en-us/8dmbcr/What-s-New-in-Cisco-Webex-Teams.


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