Microsoft and Meta form an alliance to integrate Teams with Workplace

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  • Admins on Microsoft Teams can now showcase important content and even share on Workplace.
  • Users on either Meta or Microsoft Teams can comment, react and view meetings in real-time. 
  • Workplace is expected to get the live streaming feature by Microsoft Teams in 2022..

There are plans in place for Microsoft to partner with Meta, the company that was previously referred to as Facebook. This is to foster the integration of Microsoft Teams into Mike Zuckerberg’s Workplace platform. 

Meta rebranded Facebook Workplace to Workplace by Meta. in the near future, Microsoft Teams will be integrated into the livestream video specifically for Workplace groups. 

Advantages of the alliance

The alliance between Microsoft and Meta will allow the people using Microsoft Teams or Workplace by Meta to be able to comment, react and view meetings real-time without necessarily having to switch between apps. 

As such, Microsoft is also trying to gradually integrate Workplace into Teams. This means that a person using Microsoft Teams can access content from Workplace through an app within Microsoft Teams. 

Admins on Microsoft Teams will also be able to highlight important content and even relay the same information in the Workplace application. 

Expanding reach 

The partnership between Meta and Microsoft Teams is among the largest mergers between two companies. It is worth noting that Workplace already works perfectly with OneDrive, SharePoint and Microsoft’s Office 365 suite. 

Meta on the other hand, has also integrated Workplace into Microsoft’s Active Directory. As such, it is among the top ten apps that are providing this service at the moment. 

Microsoft Teams will also make its debut in the Meta Portal come December. This opens up Microsoft Teams to the video calling feature. The alliance between Microsoft Teams and Workplace goes live today.

The move expands the reach for businesses, they can now share their content to Microsoft Teams. It is also worth noting that the live streaming feature of meetings by Microsoft Teams will be available on Workplace by early 2022.

Microsoft and Meta are in a fierce competition for the enterprise metaverse, though in a couple of years to come. They have similar virtual and meeting spaces.

With the recent partnership between the two giants we all expect them to join forces when it comes to metaverse efforts and virtual reality.

Are you excited about the partnership between Microsoft and Meta? Which feature excites you most? Share your thoughts with us in the comment section below.