Published December 30, 2021

Automatically Detect Music

Reference ID: MC309911 | Effective: January 24, 2022

MC309911 – The previously released ML-based noise suppression is now enabled by default for most of our customers. ML-based noise suppression considers any non-speech signal picked up by the microphone as noise which should be suppressed.

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: Microsoft will begin rolling this out in late January and expect to complete rollout mid-February.
    • GCC: Microsoft will begin rolling this out in mid-February and expect to complete rollout late February.
    • GCC-H: Microsoft will begin rolling this out in early March and expect to complete rollout early April.
    • DoD: Microsoft will begin rolling this out in late March and expect to complete rollout late April.
  • 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.

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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