Microsoft has closed a small but important gap in the integration between its Outlook email client and its Teams collaboration platform.
Productivity software like Microsoft Teams has become an organizing hub for many companies after more telecommuting was introduced. And, in the age of cloud computing, there are regular small changes that add to the functionality of these software suites. Recently the sound quality has been improved on Teams, which now also allows disable chat during meetings , to reduce disruption.
According to a published article on the Microsoft Teams UserVoice site, a new change is about to happen which will allow clicking the "Join Meeting " button in Outlook to be able to join a Teams meeting, when the latter has been added to it. 'Outlook calendar.
A button in Outlook reminders
"When I schedule a Skype meeting, a button "Join meeting " is displayed on the Outlook reminder. This button does not exist when it is a Teams meeting. It should be ", wrote a Teams user in 2017 .
Without the existence of this button, you must double-click to accessto the calendar item, locate the "Join Teams Meeting " hyperlink, click on it, which opens the web browser, then the web browser tries to launch the Teams app, but asks for first confirmation, requiring one more click.
As this user points out, Microsoft software engineers have added a bunch of “unnecessary clicks” that only block the ability to join the meeting. "Just include the " Join meeting "button in Teams meeting reminders, as it already exists for Skype meetings," pleaded the user three years ago.
Multilingual spell checker
Microsoft has finally responded to this particular request. One of the Teams engineers clarified that Outlook meeting reminders now include the button to join a Teams meeting. "When you click on the " Join "button, you connect to your meeting", details Alex, from the Microsoft Teams engineering team .
The engineer also confirms that the company is working on an on-demand solution for multilingual spell checking in Teams applications. This feature would be useful to millions of workers who communicate in multiple languages. This request is from a Danish Teams user, who works in both English and Danish.
According to Alex ," Users who write different messages in different languages should now see the spellcheck corresponding to the language they are actively using when writing, on the Windows Teams desktop app ”.