From appointment to chat
This would make organizing online working group meetings much easier. Among other things, the project manager can send appointment invitations via email as usual. When the time comes, Outlook reminds users of their calendar entry and allows them to go directly to the Teams chat.
“Users can start chatting in meetings from different entry points, such as the calendar view, meeting details, context menu, daily, and reminders.” subscriber microsoft with. Teams meeting guidelines set by the organizer also apply directly to chat from Outlook. This could mean, for example, that participants can only physically connect to the room in question at a certain time.
Likewise, a user's Teams settings control whether the Outlook meeting chat should open in a new window or in the main Teams window. To avoid issues when inviting Outlook users who don't have Teams installed, the meeting chat will open directly in the web version of Teams if necessary.
The feature is coming now
According to Microsoft, this new feature will be rolled out immediately. It said all Outlook Windows app users should be able to participate directly in Teams meetings through February 2024. It's not yet clear whether there will be a similar Teams integration in Outlook apps for other platforms.
At the same time, of course, work continues to integrate the various functions that Microsoft announced since last fall. The focus, of course, is on switching to the new Outlook app, to which Microsoft could add new functionality at any time since it is primarily a cloud tool.
- Outlook users will soon start Teams conversations directly from emails
- Easier organization of online meetings thanks to the new function
- Teams meeting policies also apply to Outlook conversations
- Teams settings determine which chat window opens in Outlook
- The web version of Teams helps if you don't have Teams installed
- The new feature will be available to Windows app users in February 2024
- Uncertainty about Teams integration into Outlook apps on other platforms
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