Microsoft has been rushing out new Microsoft Teams features to help 75 million people each day teleworking during the . But one part of the Microsoft Teams portfolio that hasn’t benefited from social distancing is Microsoft Teams Rooms, its conference-room product.
Conference-room products might never be needed again at some companies, like Twitter and Square, which this week gave employees the option to continue working from home permanently even after offices reopen.
The two companies, run by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, aren’t alone in that thinking. A recent survey by consultancy PwC found that 49% of chief financial officers intend to make remote work a permanent option for certain roles, presumably mostly office roles where conference rooms are most commonly used.
While it seems there’d be no pressing need to update Teams Rooms right now, Microsoft has two justifications for its activity.
“There are still organizations