What’s new in Microsoft Teams – February round up
This post is originally published on Microsoft Teams Blog articles
Work with confidence: new features for IT admin
To foster teamwork across your organization, you need visibility into how people are using the tools you are providing. Additionally, you need to deliver tailored workspaces that meet your user needs in a repeatable and scalable way. You can now take advantage of the following Teams features to help you better support your organization:
Understand how your organization collaborates with new usage reports
Are your users taking full advantage of Microsoft Teams? You can now leverage the new analytics and reporting experience to get insights around key areas such as Teams usage, user activity and device usage. This information can help you track adoption of Teams and identify opportunities for change management efforts to improve teamwork across the organization. Learn more here.
Replicate your best Team's experience with Team Templates
Teams Templates let admins quickly pre-define a team’s channel, install apps, pin tabs, and more so you can focus on collaboration rather than spend time setting up. Found a team setup that works best for a type of project or workstyle in your organization? You will now be able to easily create new teams based on best practices and lessons learned by leveraging a new REST endpoint as part of the Microsoft Graph API.
Learn more about what you can achieve with Teams templates here.
Enable your Firstline Workers to achieve more with Microsoft Teams
Improve the productivity of your Firstline Workforce with capabilities designed to meet their unique workstyle. The Shifts functionality in Teams simplifies the process of planning and creating schedules by offering key capabilities to both managers and workers. You will also be able to integrate your workforce management system with Teams soon by leveraging a Graph API. Additionally, we are empowering Firstline Workers with key mobile features such as location sharing, record and share audio messages, and smart camera. The mobile experience is customizable to provide workers and IT the ability to choose the most relevant capabilities for their work. Find out more about here.
Customize your team with Bots and 3rd party integrations
Build more powerful bots with the Preview Release of .Net Teams Bot Builder v4 SDK
Enable your bots to become more impactful by leveraging key capabilities such as fetching a list of channels in a team, creating a 1:1 chat with a specific users, or accepting messages only from specific tenants. Learn more here.
— Christopher Bryan, Product Marketing Manager Microsoft Teams