What you need to know
- Microsoft Teams now allows you to integrate apps with meetings.
- Previously, Teams apps were limited to communication in chats and channels.
- There are 20 new apps that you can integrate with Teams meetings.
Microsoft Teams allows you to integrate apps to enhance productivity and communication. Previously, app integrations were limited to chats and channels, but today Microsoft announced that you can now integrate apps with Meetings. 20 new Teams apps are now in the Microsoft Store that integrate with meetings, including Asana, HireVue, and Monday.com.
The option to integrate apps within meetings makes communication more fluid. You don't have to jump back and forth between a chat window and a call to use integrations with popular services. For example, you could integrate Microsoft Forms with a meeting and have people respond to you and fill out information without having to leave or jump to another window.
Microsoft announced the new integration functionality in a post earlier today and shared some other examples. You can use Slido in a meeting to do real-time polls and quizzes, and can create and manage tasks with Asana.
Because services like Asana and Microsoft Forms work outside of Teams as well, the collaboration and communication you do in your meetings are saved on your integrated platform.
In addition to adding integration options for apps in meetings, Microsoft announced tools to make developing apps for Teams easier. Power Apps for Teams allows you to manage low code apps within Teams. Power Automate has a workflow designer and templates to help people automate tasks. The Power Virtual Agents app makes it easy to deploy and build bots. All three of these tools are now generally available.
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