Microsoft is working on an update for Outlook and Teams that will bring a deeper integration between the two platforms, according to a company product roadmap.
With the new update, users can send a copy of email message or conversations into Teams chats and channels or start a Teams chat related to a specific email message. Email attachments can also be sent into Teams chats.
Sharing to Teams from Outlook on the web will prompt a popup window to appear to confirm to which channel or person the user wants to share. Users can then select whether they want to include attachments or not.
The update was included on the company’s Microsoft 365 roadmap page on Dec. 15. Microsoft gives the update an estimated release of March 2021.
A feature like this will make working with both platforms more seamless. Currently, integrations feature the ability to schedule a Teams meeting in Outlook, among others.
This would be the latest feature for a unified communications platform that has added several capabilities in recent months, mostly sparked by the uptick in use due to pandemic-induced remote work.
Microsoft has rolled out a litany of new features for Teams, including breakout rooms, new calling features, noise suppression, coordinated meetings, productivity tools, custom backgrounds, increased on-screen participants, and partnerships with hardware providers.
Like Teams, other videoconferencing and collaboration companies have also introduced a host of new features and capabilities. Popular platforms like Zoom and Google Meet have also increased the number of on-screen participants and have introduced more security and control tools.