Nov 11, 2021

Microsoft and Meta partner to integrate Teams and Workplace

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Microsoft and Meta reveal a partnership that sees features from both their collaboration platforms integrate to allow for cross-platform capabilities

Meta, the company formerly known as Facebook,  has formed a partnership with Microsoft that will allow customers to integrate Meta’s Workplace enterprise social network software with Microsoft Teams.

The integration will give employees access to content from Workplace within Teams without having to switch back and forth between the two apps. This will make it easier for employees to stay up to date with important information and will open up more opportunities for company-wide feedback and engagement. 

 

Creating an easy workspace for employees

The companies will also be adding the ability to stream from Teams Meetings into Workplace groups. This will allow employees to watch live meetings and events on whichever app they are using, or catch up later by watching a recording on Workplace.

“One thing I learned from the pandemic is that companies don’t just rely on one tool to get their work done, so it is our responsibility as leaders in the space to make sure the tools they use integrate and interoperate with each other,” said Jeff Teper, CVP product and engineering at Microsoft Teams.

Teams and Workplace customers can use these integrations for free, and companies will be able to stream meetings and broadcasts from Teams into Workplace starting in 2022.

 

Strengthening partnerships

This news deepens the relationship between Microsoft and Meta. Last year, Workplace jointly committed with Microsoft to bring together tools to help our mutual customers securely connect, collaborate and communicate. Joint customers can already integrate Workplace with SharePoint, OneDrive, and the Office 365 suite.

Nick Williams, Head of Digital Workplace, Flight Centre Travel Group, said, “Workplace enables our agents to connect with colleagues beyond their direct teams, breaking down silos across brands and business groups in ways we’ve never been able to before. The new Teams and Workplace integration will mark another important step in our goal of fostering community and collaboration across all of our employees."

"By creating a bridge between our company’s community hub (Workplace) and teamwork hub (Teams), employees will be able to access the most important information, whether they’re in an office or in the field, and feel connected at all times.”

Workplace was named an Azure AD top 15 most used apps,  and last month, the company announced that Microsoft Teams would be available on Meta Portal in December, which allows office and home workers to have immersive video calling experiences using Teams.


 

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