Microsoft Teams continues to evolve to be the hub for teamwork for workers in all roles and across industries. Additionally, new updates to the Microsoft Graph Lifecycles enables you to automate processes and provide familiar experiences to your users. Keep reading to learn more:
Work together with up to 5,000 people in the same team
Bring large teams together to collaborate in a single workspace. All new and existing teams can now accommodate up to 5,000 members, double the previous limit. Additionally, the distribution list import has being increased to 3,500 users so you can easily populate the team.
Become an expert in Microsoft Teams with Microsoft Teams Training modules for IT Pros
Need to know how to successfully plan, configure and run Teams to provide the best possible experience to your end users? These training modules will help you develop key skills around Microsoft Teams to accomplish just that. Modules always consist of a video and PowerPoint deck. Learn more here.
Microsoft Teams continues to expand to meet the needs of Firstline workers
At the National Retail Federation conference in January, we announced new capabilities in Microsoft Teams to help Firstline Workers achieve more. Now, in a new Mechanics video, watch Keara James and Jeremy Chapman show you the new customizable Teams mobile experience, Shifts, Praise and more. And discover new ways to customize the Teams experience with a new IT configuration policy to create role-based user experiences. Watch the video below to learn more.
Transform Classroom Time with 13 New Microsoft Teams Features
Microsoft Teams empowers students to find their voice and develop critical social emotional skills, while also giving teachers new capabilities for peer-to-peer professional development. At the Bett 2019 tradeshow in London, we shared some big announcements directly with our favorite people on earth, teachers! We were thrilled to share these updates in 2 episodes of What’s New in Edu: part 1 and part 2. Also, you can check out the latest in Teams for Education in our recap blog here!
Facilitate a smoother transition for users with Unified Presence and Interoperability in Office 365 Government GCC
Customers in the Government Community Cloud (GCC) environment can now provide a better experience to users during the transition from Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams:
Organize teamwork in your agency with the Planner tab in Teams for Office 365 Government GCC
You can now simplify work management within Teams by adding a Planner tab to a team channel. With this integration, task management and team collaboration can happen in a single place. You can also see all tasks that are assigned to you using the Planner personal app within Teams. To add the planner tab, simply select the add a tab plus "+" sign in a Teams channel and choose Planner. Learn more here.
Empower healthcare organizations with new capabilities in Teams
At the HIMSS conference in February, we announced new capabilities in Microsoft Teams to address the communication and collaboration challenges faced by healthcare customers. Capabilities include new secure messaging features coming to Teams, like priority notifications and message delegation. In addition, we announced the ability to integrate FHIR-enabled electronic health records (EHR) data with Teams, which will allow clinicians to securely access patient records, chat with other team members, and collaborate in a video meeting around that data. Read more here about the latest announcements.
Updates to Microsoft Graph Lifecycles
Back in November, we announced the general availability of the Microsoft Graph APIs for Microsoft Teams, allowing our customers to better organize teams and channels, automate Teams lifecycles, and create pre-loaded, familiar experiences for your users. Since that announcement, we’ve been quietly adding additional features for automating team lifecycles. We wanted to recap some of the new features:
Check out this tutorial to see how to take advantage of the Microsoft Graph APIs in your organization today.
Personalize your mobile experience in Teams with dark theme
You now have more options to customize your experience in the Teams mobile app with dark theme. You can enable it in the general section of the app settings.
You can now communicate with others using voice messages in private chat and channel conversations. From your mobile device, open a conversation, tap and hold the mic in the bottom right corner of your screen and start recording. Record up to 15 minutes, then tap Send to deliver your audio message.
Try the new features and provide feedback using the feedback link in the lower left corner of Microsoft Teams. If you have suggestions on how to make Teams better, please submit your idea via User Voice or vote for existing ideas to help us prioritize the requests. We read every piece of feedback that we receive to make sure that Microsoft Teams meets your needs.
— Christopher Bryan, Product Marketing Manager Microsoft Teams
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