Email integrated to Teams
If Microsoft Teams could centralised our emails, it would the best tools ever. We are all working in team on projects. Many of us received different email on own mailbox, If we could simply drag and drop emails from our mailbox in a team mailbox it would be simple for everyone to search emails concerning our team project... Also if we could make exchange rule to automatically copy an incoming email to a team mailbox regading sender or subject...
Why on earth wouldn't they include a tab for emails in Teams along side chat and calendar? Seems so obvious.
I'm trying to move over to using Teams, but I keep having to go back and forth between Outlook and Teams for meetings/calendars/emails/Outlook features missing in Teams!
Fat chance. Microsoft are so incompetent, they couldn't recognize "seamlessly integrated design" if Google/Apple handed it to them on a plate. They're all about creating user-frustrating silos.
A shortcut to Outlook in Teams app is a good idea. I'd like a prompt in Outlook for internal email that says "Are you sure you really want to send this email instead of using Teams? Yes/No"
Alex Palomares commented
We should just add an icon that shows exchange online inbox. just like the Files icon takes you to OneDrive. Then everything in one place and we can use embedded security for the Teams client!
Tom Colangelo commented
I'm not sure if I'm requesting the same thing - but - it;s crazy to work with Outlook and Teams. Is it possible to integrate Email functionality in Teams?
(The original request sounds like they don't have a problem having Outlook and Teams separated, but if Teams had email functionality it could achieve the requester's issue as well)
Would love to be able to have a shared email box for a given team visible in Outlook so that all emails relevant to a Team can be filed on one place. Perhaps even have an Inbox for the Team and subfolders in that Inbox for Channels.
Ivor Davies commented
I add my vote for this!
Stephen Booth commented
Integrating email via Exchange is a logical next step as far as I am concerned. Either build a mail client into the desktop Teams client or provide a pane that presents the Outlook Web client for the user logged into Teams. Right now i have Outlook running all the time and only start up the desktop Teams client when needed. Adding email into the desktop Teams client would switch that around.
Will G commented
Even if it is not the full desktop Outlook experience. It would be very beneficial to just have a panel in Teams that loads the Outlook Web App! Full mail interaction already ready to go, nothing to code or specialize into Teams. Essentially just a panel that loads a browser session hard coded to the user's OWA. Plus, OWA has visibility into something that is hidden, by default, by Outlook... Office 365 Groups! May only be beneficial for those running Hybrid or O365 Exchange. But for those not, giving a config setting to specify the On-Premise OWA address should still do the trick.
Yeah, this should happen. I mean I understand what we are looking to do with teams i think.. Email is a bit of the past and teams encourages the full collaborative efforts for organizations... if they can change and adjust or even understand Collaboration at the fullest. Collab... does start with people, procedures, process, and then tools.
Bill Long commented
Email integration would be great! At present, I have one screen that I use for Outlook365 and Skype for Business. If email was in Teams, then I could just use teams for all of my communications needs.
I only leave Teams for email-Communication with external Partners, who are in technically Stone age. It would be absolutely great if Email-Communication would be integrated.
Marta Ledbetter commented
It's the end of 2018 and emails are still not integrated...why? I can add Twitter for goodness sake. Please make this happen. Thanks.
Paul Baghurst commented
This would complete Teams and make it the one app to rule them all. Email use will drop, but it's not going away; being able to access my email from within teams and easily move into a channel would be fantastic!
To me Teams is such a great thing - a single workspace for chats, files, project plans, etc. I feel it misses one thing that would really drive adoption at my University. That is providing an add-in for Outlook/Exchange emails. users are reluctant to move to Teams because they would need to keep two applications open - their email client (which is where the majority of comms inside the institution occur through) and Teams. If we could provide a single workspace that allows user to view and email directly from within Teams that would b excellent.
Any feedback integrate Outlook with Teams ?
With Teams, I can do almost everything I need to do in a day in 1 single app... with the notable exception of email. Adding in an email tab that shows me my inbox and lets me do all the standard stuff I can do in Outlook would literally keep me in 1 app for everything all day. Teams is the great unifying app!
Todd Shelton commented
It's pretty crazy that Teams creates an Office 365 group with a "shared mailbox" that is invisible to and inaccessible from Teams.
Does the Teams team think that email is so 1990's that it's not necessary or not used any more?
At this point, and for us, Teams is an interesting concept piece.
But without email there is no way it's "the chat-based workspace in Office 365 that integrates all the people, content, and tools your team needs to be more engaged and effective." (from the product web page listing in Bing)
You really need to fix this.
Luiz gasparini commented
Completely agree. We need to avoid information silos - conversations occurring in teams and within email threads