Microsoft Teams Gains Outlook Sharing, Chat Improvements

Posted on February 28, 2020 by Mehedi Hassan in Cloud, Microsoft 365 with 10 Comments

Microsoft rolls out new features and updates to its Teams service on a regular basis, and this month the company has been rolling out a number of new features and improvements for Teams users.

Today, Microsoft detailed the new features and improvements that were added to Teams throughout the month of February. The main new feature is support for Outlook sharing.

Microsoft announced Outlook integration for Teams before, and it’s now available for users. The new integration allows users to share emails from Outlook to Microsoft Teams conversations, and vice-versa, allowing users to share conversations from Teams to an Outlook email. The sharing feature will share the content of the message/email, as well as any attachments.

The new update also includes a number of updates to the chat experience in Teams. The service now lets you mention anyone part of a specific tag within conversations easily — so for example, if you have a tag for all the software engineers in a team, you can simply mention all the people in that tag, much like how you would simply mention someone by their username.

Microsoft says the new file experience in Teams that’s powered by SharePoint is also now generally available to all users worldwide. The live captions feature for calling is now generally available as well. There are a number of other new features for IT admins, as well as a new Power BI tab — so make sure to check out the full list of updates here.  

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