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4 Ways Real-Time Messaging Protocol Will Enhance Microsoft Teams

4 Ways Real-Time Messaging Protocol Will Enhance Microsoft Teams

We have Microsoft Teams, a popular collaboration platform, and RTMP, a constantly evolving piece of broadcasting technology. By merging the two, Teams users would be able to communicate more widely and efficiently.

Even though the upgrade is still in development, it’s helpful to know what it would mean for users and their work. Here’s a brief introduction to real-time messaging protocol and how it would enhance communication on Microsoft Teams.


What Is RTMP to Microsoft Teams?

A real-time messaging protocol, or RTMP, has evolved over time to be responsible for ingesting video files from encoders to online video hosts such as YouTube and Twitch. In short, this is a key technology that makes video streaming possible, a major communication tool today.

Based on Microsoft’s roadmap, Teams will be getting RTMP streaming support sometime in July 2021. Even if the release date is pushed back, it’s good news for high-achieving businesses who want to get more out of their platform.

Microsoft Teams currently only lets you communicate with people inside your circle on the platform. If you want to stream an event elsewhere, you need an external encoder. It’s a disadvantage, especially when comparing Teams and Zoom for video meetings.

Considering Zoom already allows widespread interaction, Microsoft is trying to up its game with integrated RTMP support. If it works out, it should complement its other features nicely. Let’s explore how.


  1. Better Streaming to External Endpoints

Don’t underestimate the power of being able to stream videos outside of Microsoft Teams. A potential client or partner, for example, might not be on that same platform. You’d need other endpoints to interact with them.

For now, Microsoft’s process for setting up a live-streamed event on Teams through an external app or device is simple but time-consuming. Additionally, problems with the quality and features of such endpoints are common.

Once the RTMP support launches, you’d have more and easier control over how your streaming sessions perform. Considering the number of free video hosting sites available to individuals and groups, finding a platform to accommodate your communication needs is already straightforward.


  1. Fast and Efficient Streaming

The main perk of a real-time messaging protocol is the low-latency streaming it can produce. Zero ping may be almost impossible to reach, but the right technology and methods can get you close enough for an excellent user experience.


  1. Broader Accessibility and Audience

RTMP support on Microsoft Teams should result in better outreach for your business. When communicating through video, you won’t need to worry so much, firstly, about whether participants are on Teams and, secondly, about the quality of the experience.

With Teams, you can either record a video conference or post content directly to social media platforms, making your job easier and boosting your public image. Of course, that also comes down to producing strong content and interactions.


  1. Higher Productivity

More tools and capabilities can improve your workflow and outcomes. In that sense, a good video system means smooth and constructive communication between people from anywhere in the world.

It’s unclear yet whether Microsoft’s goals include live streaming, but even basic enhancements to your video interactions will boost productivity. You could complete tasks with remote colleagues faster, do online presentations for partners, and hit sales targets thanks to a better online presence.


Learn to Troubleshoot Video Problems on Microsoft Teams

No matter how well you know an app or how efficient it’s supposed to be, issues will come up, often for the smallest reasons. If and when Microsoft Teams gets its real-time messaging protocol features, you’re bound to encounter glitches despite the upgraded user experience.

That’s why it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with ways to fix, as well as use, all the platform’s tools. Then, you can keep your communications in top working order and your business running smoothly.

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