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.
Adding email as a left tab panel remains under review. We are working on adding several Teams and email integrations:
- Share to Teams: Share a copy of an email and any attachments into a chat or channel directly from Outlook
- Share to Outlook: Share a copy of a channel or chat conversation via email directly from Teams
- Actionable Teams Activity Emails: Teams missed activity emails display the latest replies and allow you to reply directly from Outlook
See this post for more information:
It should be incorporated. People mentions problems regarding bloated and memory usage however, Outlook as a stand Alone application uses memory as well. By not using Outlook you could save some memory as well. Also, flagged email including attachments should be appeared in teams tasks tab.
Tobias Kinzner commented
It would be very helpful, if an e-mail-client will be a installable app to use in Teams. If you don't want to use it, it's alright. But for other users it will be a great help for their daily work.
You don't have to put all Outlook features in this app - this is probably too heavy. But the features of the simple Mail-App from Windows10 will be sufficient for a start of the development.
Bouke Haarsma commented
I second Robert Barbrow's comment: please don't do this. E-mail lives in Outlook. Chat and Meetings in Teams. It's way too slow and bloated already.
Watch the following explanation on how to add the web version to teams:
Robert Barbrow commented
Please don't do this. its already way to bloated.
Yes please - came here to request this. Being able to work from Teams alone rather than back and forth to Outlook would be very helpful, especially when working across multiple shared mailboxes.
Having Outlook Email and Contacts functionality in Teams would be a time-saver - staying in one application for the majority of my work is desirable.
Actually,, a lot of people want the outlook web app experience embedded in Teams, but we can't really offer that. It's not dissapointing atm but would be a very powerful addition especially in customer-related teams or teams with shared mailboxes and calender :)
Agree with having your Outlook experience available in Teams then there finally no need for Outlook desktop app :)
Rieks Visser commented
This would be great, or as an app you can install. Having everything in one location would be great.
Meetings need to have user defined color categories for easier management
This would be better if there was an email tab in teams.
I would love to have the same functionality in Teams Calendar as Outlook calendar (e.g. color categories, checking availability, etc.)
Must have this feature.
But it would be better if users can have the option to enable or disable outlook panel. This way, those users who feel like this too much function in Team and concerns about memory usage can keep the board disabled.
Funny, I see the same uses requesting this feature complaining loudly in the future when their laptop becomes a Microsoft Teams machine with a browser, Office 365 and Teams and no way to do anything else.
Chromebook for work is a bad idea and making Teams do everything means you will get a chromebook for work.
Please a subset of the Outlook Web experience available in Teams. Doing so would give people one of those vaunted "single pane of glass" experiences, i.e. one place to stay on top of all incoming communications.
Dave Auyeung commented
This will help with uptake. Everyone keeps their email app open, but not everyone keeps Teams open.
No, Teams already uses 900 MB memory on my 16 GB machine and does not need even more things to waste computer memory.
Cody Scott commented
We have 200+ users now migrated to Teams. We are looking at adding the phone system as well. I agree with others here, and this is a must have to be complete. Even if it is the windows app version aka Mail.