What’s New with Microsoft Teams?

JohnWe’ve talked about Microsoft Teams before, but there’s a whole heap of new stuff to discuss.

Teams, a “chat-based workspace,” is a relatively new addition to the Office 365 suite. A few weeks ago, Collab365 hosts Nick Brattoli and Andy Talbot teamed up with Richard Moe, a Teams program manager, to explore what’s new with Teams and what users can expect in the future.

Here’s what’s new:

  • Support for actionable messages
  • Compose extensions allow users to insert attachments, links, cards, and thumbnails into messages, eliminating the need to copy/paste. Users can also @ mention their peers.
  • The app store now provides third party connectors in addition to its first party ones, as well as a wider variety of apps. You can develop your own connector/app and submit it for approval through the Dev Center or Seller Dashboard. Selected apps will be available on AppSource.
  • You can now embed PowerApps in a channel.
  • Enhanced bot support, including a multilingual Tbot

Richard also gave us a sneak peek into what we can expect from Microsoft Teams in the near future:

  • Guest access for external users is the most requested feature, and Microsoft hopes for this functionality to become available sometime this summer.
  • Further integration with Skype For Business, Slack, and a range of cloud storage providers.
  • Beta Graph APIs available to integrate Graph data into Teams
  • Dynamic creation of teams and channels

To learn more about Microsoft Teams, visit SuccessWithTeams.com. If you’re interested in watching the Live Show, click here, or check out Collab365’s recap.

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