Microsoft Teams-Outlook email integrations coming in March


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Those of you that are part of companies that heavily rely on Microsoft products are familiar with Microsoft Teams and Outlook. One is Microsoft’s very own collaborative tool, while the other is a personal information manager that doubles as an email client.

Both of them are part of the Microsoft Office Suite, but at the same time, both of them are some of the few products that are actually truly free.

Both of these programs handle talking with others, scheduling tasks and other operations. Thus, it was only natural that away to link the two services directly would come to light.

Such is the story of how Microsoft plans to introduce Teams-Outlook Email Integrations in March.

The Teams-Outlook email integrations hits live in Q1 CY2020

Unfortunately, other than the announcement itself on Microsoft’s official forums, no other information was given.

Because of the ambiguity of the post, users started speculating about the new add-in’s functionality:

To use these new features you can use the already existing Teams Meeting add-in or will there be a new one?

Other users were more curious about the integration’s release date:

Any idea when this add-in will become available, it’s February 2020 and I can’t find a download link

Plans for this new tool first reached the general public when Microsoft published on their Microsoft 365 Roadmap page that this will be the only feature they are currently working on.

Some of the speculations were debunked since according to the Roadmap page, there will be nothing to download. All the new features will be automatically added as part of the next major Outlook update.

What does this mean for users?

Now that the two programs will be linked together easier, you will be able to work faster and more efficiently. This is especially when considering how the two programs complement some of each other’s cons.

Regardless of which, both of these programs are usually installed together on the same PCs anyway. Thus, linking them for better functionality should be second nature.

How do you think this new integration will affect workflow? Don’t hesitate to reach for the comments section below.