The feature team is still reviewing, there is lots of discussion about this item and I hope to have a decision soon.
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!
I do understand that teams and Outlook are targeting different types of communication- but I have a generation gap to leap ("Email is ruler" people vs. "why can't I have slack" people).
It would be helpful to get both generations on the same page/application. It may help sway the email people because right now they just say, "I didn't see that, its in that new team thing isn't it? Doesn't matter, I'm the boss so check your email."
Its defeating your goals and its easily solved by adding some sort of Outlook viewer in Teams left hand navigation.
This feature request is still in the works. I hope to have more updates soon. I’ll keep you posted.
OMG yes. I can't find anything because I have so many teams. And if you search for a team in the top search bar- you find the team but it doesn't sync the left tree navigation so that search is almost useless.
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Thanks to everyone who volunteered for testing the Office 365 group calendar. The TAP team will be reaching out as we are closer to being ready.
It does seem absolutely crazy to me that the MS Teams tool- that is supposed to coordinate team functions and files- has no native calendar ability for the team other than hacking a URL to group calendar that doesn't always work. Team without a group Calendar- its like building an airplane without brakes- sure its great at take off and flying, but its missing something fundamental to making it really useful.