Microsoft Teams

At Build 2020, Microsoft announced a wide range of capabilities that will be coming to Microsoft Teams later this year.

Microsoft Teams is Microsoft’s unmatched team collaboration app that has seen tremendous growth since its launch in March 2017.

Today, 2 years later, Teams have more than 75 million daily active users, generating more than 4.1 billion meeting minutes.

We’ve seen two years’ worth of digital transformation in two months. From remote teamwork and learning to sales and customer service, to critical cloud infrastructure and security—we are working alongside customers every day to help them adapt and stay open for business in a world of remote everything.

Satya Nadella, CEO – Microsoft

Here are some of the key highlights from the Build 2020.

Making it easier to build and publish apps

  • Visual Studio and Visual Studio Code Extension for Teams
  • Bringing low-code bots to Teams, with Power Virtual Agents
  • Simplified Power Apps and Power Virtual Agents “Add to Teams”
  • Enhanced workflow automation with Power Automate + Teams
  • New Shifts + Power Automate actions
  • Improved Power BI sharing to Teams
  • Activity feed notifications for apps
  • Granular Permissions
  • Mobile device capability for apps
  • New Microsoft Graph APIs for subscribing to notifications for new app messages
  • New Teams Graph APIs in v1.0
  • Graph APIs for Shifts
  • App Studio Update (v1.4.0)

Improving IT Admins’ ability to manage apps

  • Streamlined process to manage apps
  • New 3rd party subscription purchase experience
  • Grant Consent to Graph API Permissions
  • New controls to enhance the Teams app discoverability experience

Enhancing end-users’ experience

  • Pop-out apps
  • Templates in Teams
  • Microsoft Lists in Teams
  • Contextual Search in Microsoft Teams
  • Azure Active Directory Single Sign-On (SSO)
  • Azure Active Directory Conditional Access
  • Resource-Specific Consent
  • More powerful Adaptive Cards for Teams
  • Messaging actions for mobile

Using Teams to Connect with External Audiences

  • Schedule virtual appointments with Bookings in Teams

To learn more and in-depth about all the above listings, please head over to the official blog post

For live demonstrations, check out the Microsoft Mechanics video: Microsoft Teams updates | May 2020 and beyond.

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