Earlier this week, Microsoft introduced a new version of Microsoft Teams on Windows. Built from the ground up as a new experience for the workplace collaboration/communication platform. Mobile customers are not being left out, with Microsoft planning significant changes in the coming months on the Teams mobile clients.
One of the big upcoming changes is a new Dashboard for Chat experience. Sure, Microsoft Teams already has a Dashboard for Chat that shows the details of a Chat on mobile versions of Teams. Here users can see all web links, images, videos, and files that are shared in the chat.
Microsoft is now working on updating the dashboard to make it easier to access the files and info. On the Microsoft 365 Roadmap, the company says it is rolling out this change to iOS and Android next month.
Elsewhere on the roadmap, the company is bringing a tool that allows users to attach OneDrive files directly from the Microsoft Teams app. Again, this is a feature that Teams already has but Microsoft does not say whether it is upgrading the ability or if this is a whole new feature.
Either way, we will find out soon as the ability “Attach cloud files in chat and channel from Teams Mobile” will ship in May.
New Teams on Windows
As mentioned, Microsoft announced a new version of Microsoft Teams for Windows this week. The new Microsoft Teams experience focuses on performance improvements more than adding a glut of new features.
Microsoft points out the team app will now install 3x faster on Windows and launch/join meetings two times faster. The app also has less of an impact on system resources, consuming 50 percent less memory and 70 percent less disk space.
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