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Microsoft Teams Adjoins 20 New Utility Apps

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Microsoft Teams announces the launch of nearly 20 new Teams apps for meetings in the Teams app store, such as Asana, HireVue, Monday.com, Slido, and Teamflect, as well as familiar Microsoft apps such as Forms. Microsoft teams customers, and developers around the will be able to use these new utility apps to elevate Teams experience. The new apps joins the pool of more than 700 Teams apps that are already available in the Teams App Store.

In a blog post, Nicole Herskowitz, Microsoft Teams General Manager, wrote, “For example, many customers use Asana in Teams chat and channels to manage projects and track tasks.

Now, you can add the Asana app into your Teams meeting invite so that during a meeting, you can easily create new action items. After the meeting, everyone can see the action items in the project plan and start working through them.”

Microsoft has already declared that Teams will be its prime focus area when it comes to communications and will move Skype customers to Teams in 2021.

Nicole adds, “Another great tool that customers can use in their meetings is Slido, With Slido, you can use to plan and conduct live polls, quizzes, and Q&As in the Teams meetings experience without having to toggle back and forth between the app and the meeting.”

Launched in 2016, Teams, a proprietary business communication platform developed by Microsoft, as part of the Microsoft 365 family of products, allows users to develop custom apps to fit their organization’s needs. Teams had a sky-rocketing growth during the pandemic & lockdown, hosting 44 million active users by March and 75 million by April. According to Aternity – digital experiences company, Microsoft Teams usage growth has surpassed Zoom’s growth. Going forward, Microsoft has already declared that Teams will be its prime focus area when it comes to communications and will move Skype customers to Teams in 2021.

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