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M365 Changelog: Automatically Detect Music

Petri Staff

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MC309911 – Updated April 29, 2022: This will only be available to Edu customers at this time. Microsoft has updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

The previously released ML-based noise suppression is now enabled by default for most of Microsoft’s customers. ML-based noise suppression considers any non-speech signal picked up by the microphone as noise which should be suppressed.

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To avoid suppressing music and to allow users to enable the new high-fidelity music mode, Microsoft has built an ML-based music detector which will inform the user whenever music is present through a notification. This will give the end user the choice whether music is indeed an unwanted background noise, such as when calling into a meeting from a coffee shop, or if music is a desired signal, such as when participating in a music lesson.

Key points

  • Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 89016
  • Timing:
  • Standard (for EDU only): Microsoft will begin rolling this out in late April (previously late January) and expects to complete rollout mid-May (previously mid-February).
  • Standard (Commercial), GCC, GCC-H, and DOD is postponed at this time. Microsoft will communicate again when we have a more definitive date. 
  • Roll-out: Tenant level

How this will affect your organization:

You will automatically get a notification if you are playing music. The notification will look as follows. Clicking on the High fidelity mode button will enable high fidelity music mode.

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Automatically Detect Music


What you need to do to prepare:

You might want to notify your users about this change and update your training and documentation as appropriate.

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