Microsoft Teams Announcements at MS Ignite 2019

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Here is a short list of Microsoft Teams announcements during Microsoft Ignite conference 2019!

  • Finally, the private channels are rolling out
  • Microsoft Teams client has now Multiwindow capability that will provide users the option to pop out chats, meetings, calls or documents into separate windows (will start rolling out early next year)
  • Teams client for Linux will support the main Teams capabilities like chats, meetings, calling
  • New messaging extensions including Polls and Surveys will be available in Teams chat and channel conversations
  • Users will be able to Pin Channels to the top of list of Teams
  • Microsoft Teams will have a better integration with Outlook
    • Moving email conversation from Outlook (including attachments) to a Teams chat or Channel
    • Share a conversation from Teams to an Outlook email by clicking on the more options (‘’…’’) icon in a conversation.
  • Teams will have a new Tasks unified view or your personal and assigned tasks within Teams.
    • It consolidates your tasks across Microsoft To Do, Teams channels, Planner and Outlook.
    • Users will have smart views including tasks assigned to you, the priority as well as start or due date
  • New Yammer App for Teams to provide a better Yammer integration in Microsoft Teams
  • Microsoft Whiteboard is now generally available in Teams Meetings via the share tray.
  • Live Captions in Teams Meetings makes meetings more inclusive, giving participants another way to follow along with the conversation, and addressing the needs of participants with different hearing abilities or language proficiencies. It will start rolling out as Preview in US English later this year with plans to expand to other languages in the future.
  • Enable industry-specific scenarios in healthcare and other industries
  • Possibility to Pinning an app created with Power Apps to Teams in the left navigation bar
  • And much more

To know more: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-Teams-Blog/What-s-New-in-Microsoft-Teams-Ignite-2019/ba-p/937025

Yammer announcements at MS Ignite 2019

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Here is a list of announcements that were made about Yammer at the Microsoft Ignite 2019 conference!

Yammer is not Dead! Here is the new Yammer! #YearOfYammer

  • Yammer is being rebuilt from the ground up
  • Yammer groups are renamed Communities
  • Custom cover photos can be added to communities to apply branding
  • Yammer communities can expand the reach of messages by setting a question, poll, or praise as an announcement and pinning it to the top.
  • For community members, Microsoft has added modern styling, conversation filters, new editing experiences, and the ability to favorite a community
  • The Yammer discovery feed has been enhanced by AI and machine learning to show you what’s important and drive discovery and open sharing
  • Modern Yammer mobile apps for iOS and Android
  • The Yammer app for Teams, brings the full experience of Yammer right into your hub for teamwork
  • Users can participate in Yammer conversations without leaving Outlook inbox
  • eDiscovery searches will now include Yammer conversations, communities, and files – unlocking new opportunities for organizations that require greater compliance controls

More details: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Yammer-Blog/The-Future-of-Yammer-Microsoft-Ignite-2019/ba-p/976710