Microsoft Teams, what’s new in November 2019

On October 30, 2019, on the Microsoft SharePoint Blog, Mark Kashman published an article on the changes that will appear in Microsoft Teams. Link to the post at the bottom of the page.

What is Microsoft Teams?

Microsoft Teams is a kind of Microsoft Services Hub. The application is available in a browser version and for installation. In one place we have access to chat, video calls, calendars and many other Microsoft services and more.

All applications that we access through various interfaces can be connected in Teams and enjoy easy access from one place.

“Teams” are another major feature of Microsoft Teams. According to the idea of ​​Microsoft, a team is a group of people working on a common topic. It can be a project, task or any other topic. We separate a separate place for such a group, which has its own chat channel, its own space for storing files, applications.

That’s enough as a reminder. I will write more about Microsoft Teams another time.

What’s new in Microsoft Teams?

Changes in the functionality of file library support.

It looks like Teams got some of the functionality currently only available on SharePoint. We know that files in Teams are nothing more than a SharePoint library but not all its functionalities were available there. after changes it should be possible:

  • displaying metadata
  • synchronization
  • pin files
  • views
  • file cards
  • check in / check out
  • group views
  • other…
Changes in sharing

Sharing known from OneDrive, SharePoint or Windows Explorer will also be available. This is to unify the file sharing mechanism known from other Microsoft applications.

Improved OneDrive support in Teams

Access all OneDrive resources without leaving Teams.

When will the changes be available?

The rollout of new file functions starts from today (October 30 2019) and the changes are to be available worldwide by the end of November 2019.

New sharing functions will start by the end of 2019 and should be available by the end of the first quarter of 2020 at the latest.

The full article content and information about other changes in Microsoft Teams can be found at the link below. We invite you to read.