Microsoft announces Teams Progressive Web App (PWA) preview for Windows 10 S
Teams is joining the influx of PWAs on the Microsoft Store.
It's only the first day of Build 2018, but we've already seen a flurry of announcements about AI, the intelligent edge, and new developer tools. Somewhat buried in the whirlwind of announcements, however, is that Microsoft has launched a preview of the Teams app for the Microsoft Store -- and it's a Progressive Web App (PWA).
Microsoft originally promised Teams would be one of the first PWAs to hit the Microsoft Store during its Edge Web Summit in 2017. PWAs only just began arriving on the Microsoft Store alongside the April 2018 Update, so Microsoft's timing is certainly in line here. The only catch? The app is only available for Windows 10 S / S-Mode devices for now.
The Microsoft Store app comes alongside new features Microsoft is debuting for Teams as well. Those include a new mixed reality experience called Microsoft Remote Assist, which interfaces with Teams. The service is also getting adaptive card support soon in preview, which allows developers to send actionable cards from their bots, connectors, and extensions. "Adaptive cards allow you to send more flexible content in conversations and are supported on other Microsoft platforms such as Outlook, Windows, and Cortana," Microsoft says.
For more, you can check out all of what's new and what's been recently added in Teams at Microsoft.
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