Access to email from left tab panel
If there was an Outlook tab integrated on the left, similar to the Meetings tab (which is effectively the Outlook calendar), one could stay in Teams all day and not have to switch out.
The feature team is still reviewing, there is lots of discussion about this item and I hope to have a decision soon.
Would like the ability to have emails land in teams. It could be similar to the Calendar tab in the left part of the ribbon or tool bar. It would also be nice to add filters for Distribution Lists that could be routed to specific teams or individuals as needed. The ability to create what I would call Speed Dial email messages at the press of a button that would have information for specific people during specific events that they may need to relay to their teams.
Chris Daniels commented
For those who are tired of waiting for Microsoft on this...
Joseph L commented
This makes natural sense. Calendar is there. Chat is there. Files are there. Calls are there. Just make it a hub for everything. It's such a pain toggling from Outlook to Teams.
Adding my vote for this feature! I'm getting a lot of feedback from my ~250 person team that they want this capability
Yes, if Outlook web access was available in teams that would be fantastic. All O365 products under a single App!
I've managed to add web access using a URL tab in channels, works but a little clunky.
This is an awesome idea, I support this. We don't need a team and outlook to be merged into one tool. Just integrate a view from outlook online that is thoughtful to the compact form of tools and is responsive when resizing teams.
Jennifer Gross commented
Can you update the status of this? This was suggested back in 2016 and still hasn't been implemented.
Alexandra Petty commented
This is a question I get asked often by customers. It's a feature that they're really missing at the moment.
Héctor Alvarez commented
I'd like the idea. It's not for people who are familiar with MS Teams, but for all of those clients who we want to migrate and need something familiar as a start.
I work in BI, and always people ask for Excel compatibility, even if i'm giving to them Power BI dashboards. This is kind the same, we have to help people to adopt new technologies giving them something that they already know how to use
Matt C commented
I'd love to downvote this. Teams is already bloated enough. Please don't add exchange mail to it too. Focus on messaging, multitenancy, and messaging notifications first! Thank you!
The #1 complaint from my users that I've gotten regarding office 365: For this, I have to open this, for that I have to open that, for this other thing I have to open this other thing.. I don't even know what I should use...
And then came teams, people are seeing phone, voicemail, calendar, chats, onedrive in files, team conversations (with activity badges), and then I added planner, onenote and a helper chatbot on the left navigation. My people are loving it with everything there- OH, except for email.
Wouldn't it make sense to finally have a unified experience with a single tool. I understand that email is a different type of conversation, but as I have been explaining to my users- the left bar is "ME" stuff and the tabs/channels are the "WE" stuff. There is nothing more ME than email.
Look, you can even require Outlook to be installed in order to use the email left tab- its not an installation and license thing for me... it really is that user nirvana is so close, a single program to see everything around collaboration- please make it happen with an email button on left- all my uses will thank you!
Todd Edwards commented
Can we please get an update on this.
Any news on this?
Michael Hoskins commented
We do not need MORE Outlook in Teams. Seriously.
Mitch Etter commented
George McRobbie commented
Or, could emails just be part of the chat function? - i.e. all communications with one user, is shown in a chat style, whether sent as an email or IM?
Oliver Hennem commented
Please can we have an update?
Please update the status. It is more than one year old.
Alex tech commented
just embed the web version of Outlook into it I would say to begin with. Outlook is very powerful, but sometimes indeed you just need a quick look and do not need to use a full blown outlook