It is no mystery that 2020 and the global pandemic has created a state of constant adjustment, and this is especially true for the growing remote workforce. Now, more than ever is it critical to have an effective communication platform like Microsoft Teams that connects remote employees and allows them to chat with colleagues, have meetings, and collaborate in one central workspace.
Beyond its collaboration features, the Microsoft Teams all-in-one hub is growing with new integrations that support task management individually and across departments, and can also now serve as the main source of organization-wide communications. And as an integrated part of Microsoft Office 365, Teams connects with other Microsoft products (like Dynamics 365 ERP, SharePoint, Outlook, and more) to share data and connect processes that further support ERP efficiency at organizations.
It is indisputable that Microsoft Teams is a tremendously valuable tool that continues to get more powerful. The latest updates to Microsoft Teams include new task management functionality with the new Tasks app, Together Mode video conferencing, and integrated Yammer Communities and Lists apps.
The August 2020 Tech Insider Update from JourneyTEAM previews the most important releases, updates, and changes in Teams that can impact ERP technology solutions and operations. The videos below provide rapid-fire, high-level summaries of each update.
• Tasks App in Teams
The new Tasks app in Teams offers complete task management by merging individual tasks from Microsoft To-Do and team tasks from Microsoft Planner. The Tasks app is now available in desktop, web, and mobile experiences. Guest users will be limited only to mobile and not be able to see it on the desktop version.
• Together Mode Video Conferencing
Together Mode is putting a new spin on video conferencing. A virtual filter makes it appear as though meeting attendees are in the same environment, like an auditorium, coffee shop, or meeting room. Together Mode aims to promote “togetherness” for remote workers and help presenters better gauge audience reactions to increase engagement.
Yammer App Integrated with Teams
The Yammer Communities app, an enterprise social networking platform, has been brought to the Teams experience making it an even greater hub for operations and communications across the organization.
Lists App Integrated with Teams
The Microsoft Lists app helps organizations track and organize work simply, and now organizations can create lists directly within Teams. All the standard features that are available for Lists in SharePoint web are also now accessible in the Lists app for Teams.
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