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Currently, if you want to conduct a poll in Microsoft Teams you have to create it on the fly, during a meeting and have to present the options using a slide, but according to Microsoft’s Office 365 roadmap, Microsoft is set to soon roll out a much-improved experience based on Microsoft Forms.
With this integration, meeting presenters can create polls before a meeting, all in one place under a tab in the Teams meeting. During the meeting, they can launch polls that attendees from any endpoint (mobile, web, desktop) can view and answer, turning passive listeners into active participants. When the poll is published, it will pop-up on the respondents’ meeting screen as well as in the meeting chat, so it’s impossible to miss. Presenters can choose settings such as anonymous responses and close the poll so that it’s no longer accepting responses. All attendees will be able to see the results in real-time and respondents can follow up after the meeting to respond to a poll if the poll has not been closed.
For less-structured meetings where advanced planning is not required, meeting attendees can create ad-hoc polls during a meeting to get quick feedback on-the-spot. After the meeting, the results of the poll can be exported for further analysis in Excel.
According to the Microsoft 365 roadmap, the improved experience is expected to roll out worldwide in November 2020.