Microsoft is set to release new poll integration with Microsoft Teams to give meeting presenters the ability to create polls natively in Teams meetings. According to the company’s product roadmap, the new polls feature will begin rolling out to the public in November.
As a reminder, the update was first announced in September at the Microsoft Ignite 2020 and is only just now being pushed out to users in waves next month. The new polls experience, which builds on top of the existing polls functionality available in the Teams chat pane, is powered by Microsoft Forms. With this integration, Teams meeting presenters will be able to prepare, launch, and evaluate polls before, during, and after meetings. The option will be accessible directly under a tab in the Teams meeting.
Microsoft Teams meetings can have many participants, and at times the meeting presenters may need to know their team’s opinion to come to an important decision. Nevertheless, the new polls feature should come in handy to get real-time feedback during ongoing meetings. It should provide a quick and straightforward way to create polls without using any third-party software.
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