At MessageOps, we are loving the cool new ways to celebrate the holidays in Microsoft Teams. Microsoft recently posted an article that outlines new experiences in Teams to help you celebrate and have meetings virtually—all while keeping it very festive. Below is a summary of these features and to view the complete post, click here.

Office holiday functions and team celebrations look different this year. Customers are looking for new ways to connect as a team and celebrate in the holidays, even if they can’t be in-person. To make virtual office holiday parties and meetings more festive, Microsoft announced new experiences in Microsoft Teams including new holiday-themed Together mode scenes and custom backgrounds. They also announced the availability of breakout rooms, which make it easy to have meeting breakout sessions or mix and mingle during a virtual holiday party.