11-02-2016 02:57 PM
11-03-2016 10:33 AM
Or vice versa. It would be quite usefull to be able to
1) send an email thread to a team chat
2) view emails (even if thru OWA) in teams
3) view team channels in outlook
We've found that when we moved from public folders to yammer, participation dropped off due to it not being in peoples face. More ways for people to see activity in teams means more people will see and engage. (Aware you can get email notification of @ mentions, just like in yammer).
11-03-2016 10:42 AM
I completely agree either way, and having a second (or multiple) phone apps is counterproductive. O365 Groups are integrated, so integrating Teams the same way would be ideal or neccesary, really. Being able to send/receive chats inside Outlook, where most users are already paying attention to, along with files and calendars for those teams would be a win-win-win. The adoption rate is paramount. Teams will die if users don't embrace it and the easiest way to get them to is to put the functionality into existing and familiar interfaces.
I can't fathom why it wouldn't be on the roadmap. The Outlook interface has Skype integration, Groups integration, heck even Starbucks integration, but not this??? Cray cray I say.
11-03-2016 01:05 PM - edited 11-09-2016 01:04 PM
Hi @Justin Keenen & @Mike De Luca - awesome feedback. Can you please cut & paste your feedback into our UserVoice site so we are sure it's captured. https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public-preview
11-08-2016 08:03 PM
01-18-2017 04:46 PM
02-02-2017 05:18 AM
02-02-2017 05:18 AM
Microsoft Team !== Outlook Email.
While it should be possible to invoke one from the contact in another, they are not the same thing nor should we encourage them to be made to be so. Google tried to combine sync (IM) and async (email) conversations a few years back in a product called Wave - it didn't work because our usage requirements for IM (conversational) are/should be quite different than for email (announcement). I recommend a lot of user testing before putting IM messages into the Outlook inbox message stream.
02-02-2017 09:28 AM
02-02-2017 09:28 AM
I couldn't disagree more, although I agree completely that careful testing is always a good idea.
Google inbox and hangouts are, in fact, integrated and work fantastically together. I regularly use the single pane of glass for both IM and Email. They are also not in the same message stream, as you assumed these w/could be.
Outlook is already integrated today with Skype for IM, Video, conferencing and Voice chats.
Your suggestion is similar to saying that a 'calendar' or a 'task list' don't belong in Outlook. There's no good reason Outlook, which is arguably the most ubiquitous desktop enterprise communication application of all time, can not handle a slightly different type of communication.
02-02-2017 11:31 AM
The whole point is to get AWAY from Outlook and email. I know everyone has different needs but keeping those spaces separate is the way to go, IMO. Outlook is already the apparent spot to try to slam in a plugin or connectivity in some half-baked way that doesn't fully integrate.
I apologize for my pessimism but I'm not a big fan of the "Outlook and friends" model that's grown over the years.
02-02-2017 11:58 AM
No need to apologize! I like a discussion, even an argument here and there ;) I'm quite the pessimist myself...
The whole point is to get communications centralized. The UC world is here and it's easier to gain adoption in exisiting, adopted & familiar tools. I agree everyone has different needs but keeping these spaces combined is an excellent way to change user behavior over time. My users, as well as a large contigency of corporate users, practically live inside of Outlook. To me it's the path of least resistance to accomplish the goals you and I share.
Agreed that half-baked and plug-ins are the least desirable way to go about this, which is why I always advocate for full integration.
02-10-2017 01:07 PM
No, please dont do this. if you want to use outlook and email just stick with groups. Getting people to use Teams is already difficult enough with the way groups already polutes outlook.
Maybe if you end up replaceing groups in outlook with teams, but the teams app is so much nicer than outlook. Outlook is a huge peice of junk.
I know some people will not agree with that statement but if you like the email workflow you can just stick with groups.
02-10-2017 01:15 PM
google inbox and hangouts are not integrated. Unless I have missed somthing there is no way to share you email thread into a hangouts thread. maybe you can share the content of an email in a hangouts thread but I am not even sure about that one. You can create hangouts messages from the gmail app i guess but they are still seperate communications and the hangout standalone apps are much better.
With all the integration app tabs and things in Teams it would be very hard to integrate the full feature set in Outlook. Just look at the utter mess groups is. Maybe a send to teams at most to share an email with a team.
02-16-2017 03:00 PM
03-21-2017 07:04 AM
I would just be happy to be able to IM from outlook using Teams rather than Skype. A case of choosing which is your default IM client:
04-05-2017 01:27 AM
04-05-2017 01:27 AM
I didn't see this is UserVoice site - I would vote for it. Instead created my own request - but if there is then please can you/someone provide the link to the request?
04-05-2017 01:34 AM
04-19-2017 11:54 PM
05-02-2017 05:40 AM
Office 365 Groups use Email for Chat - so we couldn't use them for our company.
MS Teams appeals to us because it doesn't rquire outlook (?). Seems like a lot of people are adamant that it should. Unfortuntaely some companies can't move to Exchange Online (or Hybrid)...
I hope MS can deliver choice where Outlook integration shoud be optional.