Microsoft Teams is getting new features tailored for more industries and Firstline Workers

Microosft Teams iOS and Surface
Microosft Teams iOS and Surface (Image credit: Windows Central)

Microsoft Teams is getting a huge update with a plethora of new features that are tailored for new industries and Firstline Workers in the field. Included new features include scheduled management tools which allow managers to share scheduled, employees swap shifts, request time off, and see who else is working alongside important announcements and more.

In addition, there are also new features rolling out for those in the healthcare industry. A new patient care coordination solution integrates with electric health records systems, which leverage two new secure messaging features known as image annotation and priorith messaging that let doctors, nurses, and more communicate and coordinate with patients while staying HIPAA-compliant.

The new Firstline Workers features will begin rolling out in October, and the healthcare features are already available in private preview. Also announced today is Yammer and SharePoint integration with Microsoft Teams, which will enable relevant conversations across your organization. Do you use Microsoft teams in your business? Let us know in the comments.

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  • "electric health records systems" lol AC or DC. Alas my workplace doesn't use such progressive collaboration tools even though it would benefit greatly. Instead we buy into complex and unintuitive solutions that we spend more time troubleshooting than effectively using. But hey, we have a WhatsApp group.
  • A GDPR nightmare for your organization
  • We us it in our company and it has really matured. Good to see this continued growth. We used to use slack (way overpriced), then tried G Suite (felt too kidish), but moved to Office 365 and fully appreciate its feature set.
  • Sucks that MS dropped Teams from the Mobile app store!
  • Can I use Teams to receive Skype for Business calls? My business recently started using Teams, but we have clients on Skype for Business and I can't seem to get their calls without running Skype Business as well.
  • Yep, when configured.
  • Have your IT check Teams setting in the Admin Dashboard..there is a check bix to allow skype busjness and Teams interaction including chat and calls