Microsoft is introducing the ability to integrate popular workplace apps such as Asan into meetings on the collaboration platform of its teams. Team meetings were previously limited to chat and channel communication, but now users can integrate up to 20 new apps into their meetings. For example, you can discuss a project created in a pedestal and revise directly with others within a teams meeting.
New app teams for meetings join more than 700 already available in the App Store, Microsoft said.
The company is also building its own power platform – which provides low-code tools for creating and deploying apps, chatbots, and workflows – available within teams. The Power Apps app for teams is a builder studio where users can manage app data and connections, and build and modify app interfaces.
Its power automatic app for teams There is a workflow designer and templates to help users automate routine tasks, and its Power Virtual Agent app for teams lets users build, deploy, and manage low-code bots.
In addition, Microsoft is building its datatoms for a low-code data platform that is typically available for use in teams to help control the data used to build apps and other processes in the team .
Microsoft Teams now has 115 million daily active users, up more than 50 percent from just six months ago. While Teams is more of a Slack competitor, it has added a bunch of new videoconferencing facilities to capitalize on the number of people working from home due to the epidemic to better compete with Google Meet, Zoom and others. Microsoft added a simultaneous mode that allows participants to sit next to each other, and has made more third-party applications available for use during teams meetings.