Microsoft is overhauling its calling capabilities in Microsoft Teams today. A new call interface will now display contacts, voicemail and call history in one place. It’s designed to allow Microsoft Teams to more easily replace your desk phone, with built-in protection against spam calls, reverse lookup and the ability to merge calls.
Microsoft Teams users will also soon be able to transfer calls between mobile and desktop, allowing people to quickly move locations in the middle of an audio or video call. The Teams app lets people join without sound on an additional device, or just transfer the call and end it automatically on other devices. Microsoft says that this special feature will be available in early 2021
People who regularly record meetings in Microsoft Teams will also see some new options. You can record meetings to SharePoint or OneDrive, which gives you more flexibility than being limited to the Microsoft Stream service. This will also make it easier to share conversations or transcripts with people outside a Teams organization.
Finally, Microsoft also brings CarPlay support to Microsoft Teams. This will allow cars with built-in CarPlay to control the teams and allow people to use Siri to start or answer calls. However, it is not clear when Microsoft Team will support Android Auto in the future.