Microsoft Teams getting more features in early 2020 (cool stuff to be rolled-out)

Microsoft Teams has recently hit 20M users and now undoubtedly one of the highest used productivity apps in the market. Not only the enterprises but also government and education sectors rapidly adopting Teams for their daily communication and collaboration needs as this simple handy tool is very effective and efficient.


Teams get even better this year with more new features planned to be rolled out. Let’s have a sneak peak at the highlighting ones.

1. Multi Window

A fantastic new feature which allows you to be more efficient specially during those meetings where you struggle to switch across. Multi-window experience is something critical for productivity apps such as Teams and its now scheduled to roll-out in early this year. Definitely the most awaited one for me personally as a heavy Teams user (in fact I never close Teams interface)

2. Private Channels

All teams are split up into channels, private channels allow you to have a private space within your team only visible to the people you gave permission to.

3. Message extensions

Another great addition to Teams. You can now easily start polls and surveys from the chat window and meetings, so you can have real-time feedback and answers from the audience just within Teams.

4. Pinned channels

With Pinned channels, you can pin your most-used or favorite channels and easily find them in the top left corner of the Teams interface.

5. Share to Teams – Outlook Integration

A Share to Teams button is now available on Outlook, you can also reply to Team conversations within Outlook.

6. Whiteboard Integrated

During a Teams meeting, with this new feature, you can open the Whiteboard and take notes as well as inviting people to the board after the meeting which would be a great addition for Teams rather than using other tools.

7. Live Captions

As participants are speaking in Teams meetings, their words will be captured in real time and appear underneath, so people can easily follow along by reading in a particular language.

8. Tasks Integrated

One of those many integrations coming in early 2020, Tasks will now be right within your Teams interface. You can access your Microsoft To Do, Outlook and Planner tasks all in one window from Teams and you can also choose the view that works for you among boards, lists, charts, and schedules.


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