Microsoft today released new updates for Microsoft Teams with redesigned app gallery, improved search features, support for command shortcuts and more. Read about them below.
In general, when we want to discuss about some content on Teams, we either post a link to it or share a screenshot of the same. With this new Teams update, you can now insert information from apps into a chat or channel just like you insert emojis. For example, you can search for a weather in an app and insert it into the conversation. Another example is like you can search for a task in Trello and insert into the conversation. News and Bing images can also interact directly with Teams.
Microsoft has updated the app gallery and store to make it easier for personalizing Teams experience and find new apps and services. Users can now search apps and services by capability, category or name. There’s also a new personal view of your apps that lets you easily see all tasks you have been assigned like tasks assigned on Jira, pull requests in Bitbucket Cloud, etc.
With the new search bar in its front and center location at the top of the Teams window, you can search for quick commands actions and content as well as messages and files.
Microsoft is announcing the ability to query or command app right from the command box. The new Slash command shortcuts can be used to set your status, go to your last conversation, adding another user to the team, locate files or call a coworker. You can type “/” to see a list of commands.
Microsoft today also announced a new first party app called Who. Who is powered by Microsoft Graph and it allows you to search for people in your organization by name or topic.