The field of artificial intelligence has made impressive strides in recent months, with IT behemoths Microsoft and Google setting the standard for how AI is integrated into their services.
Both businesses are engaged in an AI arms race that is only getting more intense as they incorporate AI (particularly generative AI) into their goods and services to stay ahead of their competition. These developments in AI integration from companies like Microsoft and Google portend an exciting future with far-reaching effects. We may anticipate higher personalisation, better decision-making, and increased automation across numerous industries as AI becomes more pervasive in our daily lives.
Microsoft has now included Designer, an AI-powered tool for creating art, to its Teams collaborative communication platform to increase its functionality. Like Canva, Designer uses text prompts to enable users to easily create aesthetically pleasing graphics for presentations, posters, digital postcards, and other content that will be shared across many platforms, including social media. The AI-art tool, which uses DALL-E 2 to complete its tasks, will soon be supported by the built-in app for Microsoft teams. The change is hardly shocking because it is already accessible online and in the sidebar of Microsoft’s Edge browser.
Microsoft wants to improve user collaboration and productivity by integrating Designer into Teams. With the inclusion of Designer, Teams, a platform that has been popular for remote work, virtual meetings, and communication, improves the collaboration experience. Users may easily produce and distribute visually appealing material within their Teams channels, encouraging creativity and facilitating productive project collaboration. Designer makes use of artificial intelligence to give consumers a straightforward yet effective tool for creating eye-catching graphic material. Microsoft hopes to improve cooperation within the platform and streamline the design process by incorporating Designer into Teams.
“We’re thrilled to declare Microsoft Designer (Preview) support for Teams on Windows 11. Using Designer’s generative AI technology, you can easily create one-of-a-kind and customized designs. You can make eye-catching, original visualizations by outlining your idea’s vision in words or using an uploaded image. To design your own banner with Designer, just make an announcement in communities”
said Amit Fulay, vice president of Microsoft Teams Product.
Users now have a wide range of creative options thanks to the integration of Designer in Teams. The tool meets a variety of design requirements, from producing engaging presentations for business meetings to developing striking posters for events. Users may easily communicate their thoughts and sentiments with others by creating digital postcards, social networking graphics, and other visual content using a variety of layouts and styles. In other words, it offers a huge improvement for users’ creativity and teamwork. Teams users can now easily upgrade their presentations, posters, and social media graphics thanks to the ability to make aesthetically attractive content with ease.
Additionally, Microsoft is extending support for its communities feature to the free edition of Teams on Windows 11 as if that weren’t enough. Users can create communities, collaborate on them, share them, and ask people to join them using this function. Microsoft said that community members will be able to easily capture films on their mobile devices using new filters and markup tools. Aside from these, users may do more on Windows 11 devices, iOS, and Android, including create and host events, censor content, and get notifications about all key activities. On Windows 10, macOS, and the web, Microsoft said that support for communities in Teams will be coming “soon.”