Accessing PDF files in Microsoft Teams should be much easier soon, thanks to a new update to the video conferencing platform.
Microsoft has announced that it is working to make the PDF experience much smoother for users of the popular Adobe Acrobat tool.
That is, Microsoft Teams admins will soon be able to set Adobe Acrobat as the default PDF editing app, removing the annoying headaches and frustrations currently caused whenever a user needs to open one of the files.
Microsoft Teams and Adobe Acrobat
On your entry into Microsoft 365 official roadmap (opens in new tab)The update is still in development, with a public release scheduled for September 2022.
Microsoft notes that the change will allow admins to adjust current PDF preferences in the Teams admin center, allowing users to view and edit files using Adobe Acrobat by default.
The company notes that it expects to have a preview of the update ready this month and will roll out the tool to all Microsoft Teams users on the Mac, web and desktop versions of the platform.
The news is the latest productivity update added to Microsoft Teams as the company looks to ensure it remains a useful hybrid work (opens in new tab) tool.
This includes the recent addition of updates aimed primarily at improving audio quality in Microsoft Teams calls using AI and machine learning.
In what will be good news for many Microsoft Teams users, the new updates, the result of using a machine learning model trained on 30,000 hours of speech samples, include echo cancellation, better audio tuning in poor acoustic environments, and allow users to speak and listen at the same time without interruption.
The company also intends to bring the so-called “Microsoft Teams 2.0 (opens in new tab)” to corporate devices coming soon, previously limiting it to consumer accounts only.
Directly integrated into the new Windows 11 chat app, Microsoft Teams 2.0 supports native Windows calling, messaging, audio controls, meeting management and notifications, and now also allows users to resize windows and quote replies directly. from the conversation tab.