What you need to know
- Meta and Microsoft worked together to integrate Workplace and Microsoft Teams.
- The integration allows employees to access content from Workspace within Teams without having to switch apps.
- Meta will also add the ability to stream from Teams meetings into Workplace groups.
Microsoft Teams and Workplace will grow closer together thanks to integrations announced by Meta, the company formerly known as Facebook. One integration will allow employees to access content from Workplace within Teams without having to switch between apps. The other will let people stream from Teams meetings into Workplace groups.
The ability to access Workplace content with Teams is available starting today. Streaming meetings and broadcasts from Teams into Workplace will launch in 2022.
"One thing I learned from the pandemic is that companies don't just rely on one tool to get their work done, so it is our responsibility as leaders in the space to make sure the tools they use integrate and interoperate with each other," said Jeff Teper, CVP Product & Engineering, Microsoft Teams.
By integrating the two communication platforms, people will be able to react to meetings, share comments, and view content from Workplace directly within Teams. A Workplace app within Teams will let users access content.
Microsoft Teams and Workplace already work together in several ways. Workplace can connect with SharePoint, OneDrive, and the Office 365 suite. There are also Microsoft Azure AD integrations for Work Accounts. Workplace is one of the 15 most used Azure Active Directory apps (opens in new tab).
Microsoft Teams support is also on the way for the Meta Portal in December 2021.
While Microsoft and Meta worked together to integrate Teams and Workplace, the companies look to compete in the metaverse. Microsoft recently announced its Mesh platform for Microsoft Teams.
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Facebook is a data-mining company. Businesses should beware, and shame on Microsoft for enabling this.
Yeah this makes me want to use Teams less than I already do for sure.
This is a bit over the top. Where in the article does it say FB will be able to mine data from Teams users without authorization? Apple is probably the company that most markets a commitment to privacy (which coincidentally advantages Apple's advertising business vs. these data miner companies) yet they have a FB app on iOS. How is this any different? It's essentially, a FB Workplace App on Teams ...?
When has needing authorisation ever stopped facebook? Most likely they will enable it silently then when caught will make all sorts of excuses but by then will have siphoned the data of millions. Strange times when people are standing up for facebook.....
Meta's (Facebook's) what? This is a thing?
well guess I will stick with skype then . never using anything from Facebook or that works with Facebook
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