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Microsoft Rolls Out In-App Teams Meeting Access for Outlook Windows App

Microsoft Teams joins directly in Outlook for Windows update, letting users stay within the app for meetings.

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has introduced an update to its Outlook for Windows application, enabling users to join Microsoft Teams meetings directly from within the email client. The release of this functionality aims to provide a more cohesive and streamlined workflow for users who frequently utilize both Outlook and Teams for communication and collaboration.

Join Meetings without Leaving Outlook

When a Teams meeting is scheduled from either Outlook or Teams and designated as a, users can now participate in these meetings without having to exit the Outlook application. The integration extends to various components of the app, including the “calendar peek,” meeting details pane, right-click context menu options, “My Day” view, and even the meeting reminders that users receive.

The update also aligns with meeting chat policies. Organizers can set specific policies in Teams meetings which will now be consistent for participants joining via Outlook. For example, if the meeting chat is disabled until the start of the Teams meeting, this will also apply within the Outlook application, ensuring a uniform experience for all attendees, irrespective of the platform they use to enter the meeting.

Gradual Rollout and Future Plans

The new feature is currently being deployed and will be available to all users of the Outlook Windows app by the end of February 2024. With these ongoing updates, Microsoft is dedicated to enhancing the performance of the new Outlook for Windows and ensuring it meets the evolving needs of its user base.

Additionally, Microsoft has shared its vision for the new Outlook for Windows, which is set to eventually supersede the classic version of the application. This transition is part of a broader effort that includes the shutdown of the existing apps on by the close of 2024.

As Microsoft continues to develop its suite of productivity tools, incorporating user feedback and technological advancements, the integration of within Outlook for Windows signifies a progressive step in achieving a more interconnected and efficient ecosystem for its users.

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Luke Jones
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Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.

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