Microsoft Front Row: Bridging the Gap Between In-Person and Virtual Meeting Participants on Microsoft Teams Rooms Systems

June 22, 2023

As a technology leader, Immedia is committed to staying current with workspace innovations tailored to our clients' needs. This frequently involves seeking video conferencing solutions that complement the hybrid workforce model.

Recognizing the increasing significance of video conferencing, providers are incorporating features that combat fatigue, boost retention, and enhance engagement. Introducing Microsoft Teams Front Row, an innovative meeting layout available on Microsoft Teams Rooms systems.

What is Front Row?

Front Row is a groundbreaking feature designed to maximize screen real estate in Microsoft Teams Rooms systems, ensuring that all participants can view people, content, and chat simultaneously.  

By placing the video feeds of remote participants in a "front row" at the bottom of the screen, Front Row allows in-person attendees to maintain eye contact with their virtual counterparts, while displaying shared content in a way that ensures it's visible to everyone, even when someone is speaking.

The Benefits of Front Row

Front Row offers numerous advantages for businesses looking to create more inclusive and engaging meeting experiences:

  1. Enhanced Communication: By allowing in-person and remote participants to maintain eye contact, Front Row encourages more open and effective communication. This can lead to better decision-making, increased productivity, and improved relationships among team members.
  2. Increased Engagement: With Front Row, remote participants no longer feel like passive observers. By placing them front and center, this layout promotes active involvement in discussions and helps to keep everyone's attention on the topic at hand.
  3. Efficient Screen Utilization: The innovative design of Front Row ensures that screen space is used effectively, displaying people, content, and chat without sacrificing visibility or readability.
  4. Seamless Collaboration: Front Row makes it easier for teams to collaborate on projects and share ideas, as everyone can view shared content and contribute to the conversation in real-time, regardless of their location.

Embracing the Future of Meetings with Front Row

As organizations continue to adapt to the evolving landscape of hybrid workforces, it's crucial to find solutions that promote inclusivity and engagement for all meeting participants. By incorporating Front Row into your Microsoft Teams Rooms systems, you'll be better equipped to bridge the gap between physical and virtual meetings, fostering deeper connections and driving collaboration within your team.  

If you would like to learn more about how Microsoft Front Row, and compatible technologies, can create solutions for your business, contact Immedia’s Carl Adams at