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February 26, 2022

Office and Microsoft Teams get even closer

Microsoft Teams apps coming soon in the Office client

The use of Microsoft Teams apps will soon be available in and the Office app for Windows as the company aims to broaden the reach of its video conferencing service even further.

A new entry in the Microsoft 365 roadmap notes that users will soon be able to add apps built for Microsoft Teams to both Office platforms.

This should help improve the user experience for Teams customers around the world, meaning no need to switch between platforms to use specific apps.

Microsoft Teams Office

The Microsoft 365 roadmap shows how the feature could be a major selling point for many Office users frustrated with the current constant switching process.

“Users can purchase and use these updated Teams apps (with personal tabs) without leaving and the Office app for Windows,” the item reads.

Microsoft Teams offers a wide variety of apps for users looking to enrich their video calling and collaboration experience, with options such as task management, polls, and even mindfulness and good behavior tools available.

The update is now available in preview for select Microsoft Insider users as the company wants to test the software and iron out any kinks. A wider global release is currently scheduled for December 2022 for all Web and Desktop Office users worldwide.

Microsoft Teams has enjoyed a rolling schedule of updates and upgrades in recent months as the company wants to ensure its platform stays on top of its game.

This includes the latest ability to control calls with Bluetooth devices, combine work and business accounts, and access screen sharing controls on all clients.

Microsoft Teams continues to go from strength to strength, with the company’s latest numbers showing that the service now has more than 270 million monthly active users (MAUs).

Recent data collected by software company StarLeaf found that nearly all (97%) companies say tools like Zoom, Webex, and Teams are now essential to their operations.

More than half (57%) of the 2,000 UK-based respondents claim that their business would not be able to operate for more than an hour without access to their communication tools, while 27% admitted they would struggle to spend even 30 minutes. Operate.

Source: tech radar

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