New Microsoft Teams features to keep users on the move

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  • Microsoft has released new features on the Teams app designed to keep frontline workers on the move.
  • The developments aim to manage devices and shift more concentration and time on the task at hand.
  • There has been an increase in the use of Microsoft Teams in the past year owing to the pandemic.

Microsoft has announced its plans to keep frontline workers on the move instead of being tied up to one position for long periods of time by rolling out a public preview of Microsoft Endpoint Manager. Lately, the new additions such as file sharing and video calls on the Teams app have greatly enhanced its functionality.

The expansion is focused on purpose-built devices such as head-mounted wearables and other integrated with teams. According to Microsoft, workers can dedicate more time to consumers and the tasks at hand if they are not tied to their desks.

Viva connections

In other related news, Viva Connections also takes part in the developments as it plans to release its mobile in November. The preview happened earlier this month. The Viva Connections app helps in dissemination of information through Teams and is built on SharePoint, Teams Live events, Yammer, and Steam Video.

Coming soon to Word

Microsoft aims to bring the frontline workers closer with this move. Since the pandemic, Microsoft Teams usage has increased by more than 150%.

As part of the development, Microsoft will also be allowing the Approvals app to Word via add-ins for faster approvals.

With DocuSign now on board, anyone using the Teams app can approve anything with the electronic signature.

The improvements have also extended to the Teams Electronic Health Record connector allowing patients to launch and schedule virtual visits without having to download the app.

Well, it seems not even the EU investigation could put the Teams app down. With each new update, it seems users will keep on yearning for more.

What are some of the exciting Microsoft Teams features released so far stand out for you? Let us know in the comment section below.