The team continues to make progress on this. We will share more details as we have them.
As one of the original posts from 2016 I'm still stunned and awed by the fact that a team collaboration tool has no team calendar yet- 4 years and 2 months later.
A child born on the original posting dates would be in preschool already...
This is the number one thing that prevents my firm from fully adopting teams for collaboration- sure, they are using it for meetings and chat... but...
I was thrilled though to see the Working On It back in July... 7 months ago... Any update? Any?...
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.
The team has begun working on this feature. We’ll update as we have more details to share.
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:
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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