Microsoft is developing a clever interface between Teams and Outlook.

Among the most popular online communication and collaboration tools for businesses that have purchased Microsoft’s software suite are Teams and Outlook. As a result, the Redmond tech giant frequently incorporates new features into its software to both maintain and draw in new consumers. It has since disclosed that it is developing a highly clever integration for the two services.

Microsoft is working on a connection that would enable users to access Teams Chat directly from an Outlook meeting, according to an entry that was posted to the Microsoft 365 Roadmap today. The business doesn’t go into specifics on how this implementation would look, but it does mention that meeting attendees will have the option of sending a “quick” message or reading the chat.

This integration has the feature ID 98130, and according to the entry, broad release for the web is planned for March 2023.

On the web, Outlook and Teams already have a kind of rudimentary connectivity where you can click on the Teams call or chat symbols at the top of the header to open them in a new browser tab. The forthcoming integration, which will allow you to access a Teams chat directly from Outlook, appears to be lot more smooth. Given that conversations are automatically formed in Teams for such events, this most certainly applies to all meetings that you book as Teams calls. Simply said, it will now be simpler to access them right from Outlook.

Having said that, it’s crucial to recognise that the target date of March 2023 for wide availability is flexible and open to modification.

Christopher Woodill

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