Microsoft Teams enhanced with deep linking to items, addition of bots in channels

Microsoft has announced two new additions to its competitor to Slack, dubbed Teams.

Between the launch of the Teams Developer Preview program last November and the end of last month, usage of the “chat-based workspace” has climbed to an impressive 30,000 organisations, spanning across 145 different markets and 19 languages.

Additions made in light of early feedback have been detailed in an Office Dev Blog post, and include the introduction of bots in channels, meaning a bot, once added to the team, can be accessible from any channel. This method of driving team members’ engagement with bots is said to give the feature maximum exposure and promote usage.

Another feature added is deep linking to items within a tab, which is to say, the creation by users of shareable links to specific items within tabs.

Microsoft wants to expand the community centered around this platform, and as such is on track to provide integrations from 150 of its partners by the time Teams hits general availability.

More information on the matter can be found at the Microsoft Teams Developer Preview page.

Source: Office Dev Blog

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