Microsoft’s new plan and approach to increasing the amount of integration between devices and services has been implemented within the last few months – with MyPeople, Project Beihai, and many other new features coming in the Creators Update. One new service that Microsoft has been working on recently pertains to the Office productivity suite – and that is Microsoft Teams.
As covered previously, this new app is designed in alignment to be a viable competitor to Slack – and defines a new group messaging app from Microsoft. Microsoft Teams allows for various groups, or channels, to be created for a corporation’s needs, as well as having the ability to message a colleague directly or share files. The app also has some functionality previously found from Skype and Skype for Business, including bots, meeting scheduling. and video calling.
Recently, some new screenshots have surfaced on the Internet, and these uncover what seems to be the Microsoft Teams app. These images don’t display anything out of the ordinary, but do show what we should expect the app’s UI to look like upon release. The classic Skype status indicators will be returning, as well a quick switcher near the bottom of the screen to toggle between panels – which will be extremely useful when flipping back from channel discussions to direct messages.
The Microsoft Teams app is expected to make an appearance tomorrow at Microsoft’s Manhattan event.