Microsoft announces new Teams collaboration features at Build 2017

The company detailed four new significant features:

  • Developers will be able to deliver their apps for Teams through the Office Store.
  • Teams apps published through the Office Store will be spotlighted in a new "Discover apps experience," making them more visible to relevant users.
  • New "compose extensions" in preview will let users launch specific commands to pull in information from an integrated app or service directly into the Teams chats, so they never have to leave.

  • New support for third-party notifications in the Teams activity feed will let developers build features into their apps that can alert users of important information, right in their activity feeds. (Microsoft says companies including Wrike, Sapho and Adobe will show of new Teams integrations.)

More details about the new Teams features are available on Microsoft's website. And for information on how Teams stacks up to its biggest competitor, Slack, hit the following link.

How does Microsoft Teams stack up to Slack?

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