Microsoft Teams now support automatic noise suppression in a move sure to help workers everywhere as they communicate across devices, timezones and locations.
Microsoft's machine language considers any non-speech signal picked up by the microphone as noise, which ought to be suppressed.
Yet, sometimes noise is the background chatter in a coffee shop or airport, and sometimes it’s the music you play during a virtual music lesson. In the latter case, you don’t want the music removed but you also don’t want to turn off noise suppression entirely.
To solve this Microsoft has announced a new ML-based music detector that will inform the user whenever music is present, and offer the choice of whether to include or exclude the music.
This is detailed in the Microsoft 365 roadmap as feature ID 89016 and will begin rolling out in late January. Microsoft expects to complete the rollout by mid-February.