Microsoft announced a set of new features in Microsoft Teams to make virtual interactions more natural, more engaging, and more human for people at work and in education. They help you feel more connected with your team and reduce meeting fatigue, make meetings more inclusive and engaging, and streamline your work to save time. Together mode is a new meeting experience in Teams that uses AI segmentation technology to digitally place participants in a shared background, making it feel like you’re sitting in the same room with everyone else in the meeting or class. Together mode is designed to make meetings more engaging by helping you focus on other people’s faces and body language and making it easier to pick up on the non-verbal cues that are so important to human interaction. For meetings in which multiple people will speak, such as brainstorms or roundtable discussions, it makes it easier for participants to understand who is talking. Together mode with auditorium view is rolling out now and will be generally available in August. For more information about additional views and features see:
Slack and Rimeto announced that Slack has acquired Rimeto. Rimeto’s advanced profile and directory features will be integrated into Slack directly, but Slack will also continue to offer Rimeto as a standalone product and support their existing enterprise customers. Rimeto offers an enterprise wide, searchable directory, automatically integrating information from across a company to deliver rich profiles of every employee, their skills, experience, and current projects. Channels make it easy to find the information needed to understand what teams are working on. Now with Rimeto it will also be easy to find the people needed and understand the humans you’re working with. The traditional enterprise directory includes pretty limited information, usually what you’d find on a business card, and search is limited the same way. But Rimeto provides search across every attribute — whether for a project leader, everyone who worked with a specific customer, an expert on sales cycles in a particular region, or additional information about a new team member.
Data Conversion Laboratory (DCL) and Court Square Group announced a new partnership for global life sciences organizations. Together, DCL and Court Square Group help the pharma industry’s clinical and drug development process by providing content management and content structure solutions that support every stage of the product life cycle. DCL provides content structure to documents that are critical to support the life sciences industry. For example, DCL’s structured product labeling (SPL) work comprises deconstructing forms-based content and image-based PDFs to create structured markup (XML). DCL applies a layer of metadata to facilitate downstream content discovery and delivers final SPL files to the FDA on behalf of clients. Using artificial intelligence and natural language processing, DCL’s content enrichment services improve content discovery for R&D applications during the development of new drugs or reclassification of pharma agents. The new partnership provides pharmaceutical and biotech companies with an integrated solution that supports compliance to complex SPL, EDMS, eCTD, eTMF and global regulatory submissions, while working in a cloud based, validated environment that meets the requirements of 21 CFR Part 11.
Mediafly, a provider of sales enablement technology, content management, and advisory services, announced Mediafly Content Hub, a solution providing marketers the ability to manage public-facing website sales content, customer-facing sales content and internal-only sales content all in one place, allowing teams to share relevant, engaging and personalized content throughout every stage of the buying process. Through Content Hub companies can automatically surface the most relevant content for a buyer on the website in the early stages of buyer research, create qualified leads, and keep the content experience consistent across the buyer journey even after the handoff from marketing to sales has occurred. Content Hub is now available for Mediafly customers.
MxHero announced availability of its integration between Microsoft’s Outlook email client and the Egnyte content management platform directly from the Microsoft Outlook AppSource store. The add-in can be installed from within Outlook for Windows, Mac, and OWA (Outlook Web Access). Additional capabilities include download, preview, collaboration, move and deletion of files, folders, and email messages. When saving emails to Egnyte, MxHero optimizes email content for the Egnyte environment by automatically saving the email message as a text-searchable PDF document linked to any attachments that are saved separately. The plugin requires Outlook 2013, Outlook 2016, Outlook.com, or Office 365 with an email that is hosted on a Microsoft Exchange server.