Microsoft Teams is one of the most used video conferencing tools, but the application does much more than video conferencing. Inside Teams, you can get access to a number of useful apps that help you be more productive in an online session. Now, Microsoft wants to expand the reach of these Teams apps by bringing them to Office.
Microsoft has recently added a new feature related to the Office.com and Office app for Windows on its public roadmap for Microsoft 365. Tagged with a feature ID of 88942, the feature, as described on the roadmap page, aims to let users use apps that are built for Teams inside the Office app for Windows and Office.com. In other words, users will be able to use Teams apps without leaving Office.com and the Office app. The capability is described as follows:
Apps built for Teams can run in Office.com and Office app for Windows. Users will be able to acquire and use these updated Teams apps (with personal tabs) without leaving Office.com and Office app for Windows.
Some of the most popular apps that you can find in the Teams app store are GitHub, Microsoft PowerBI, Trello, YouTube, etc. It'll be interesting to see whether all these Teams apps become available for Office.
According to the roadmap page, Microsoft is currently working on the feature and promises to release a preview next month. This will be a targeted release with general availability in December 2022. However, as usual, the roadmap page doesn't mention the exact date of its release.