Microsoft Teams adds guest access and support for more developer tools
Microsoft at the moment introduced that 125,000 organizations in 181 markets now use Teams, its Slack competitor for Office 365 subscribers. That’s up from the 30,000 organizations in 145 markets that had adopted the service by the tip of January.
In addition to this momentum replace, the corporate additionally introduced a lot of function updates to the service. Starting at the moment, you may add anybody with an Azure Active Directory account as a guest to a group. Microsoft says there are presently 870 million Active Directory consumer accounts throughout its personal industrial providers and third-party Azure Active Directory apps. That nonetheless means there’s a little bit of a barrier to entry right here for guest access and Microsoft plans to decrease than barrier within the close to future by additionally permitting Teams customers so as to add anyone with a primary Microsoft Account to Teams.
Given that that is meant to be an enterprise instrument, it doesn’t come as a shock that IT admins will be capable of management guest access — and revoke it when crucial.
Also new in Teams is support for Botkit, one of many more well-liked bot-building tools, and new integrations with GitHub, in addition to Atlassian’s JIRA Service Desk, Core and Software, along with Bitbucket Cloud. That’s an fascinating transfer, provided that Atlassian launched its personal Slack and Teams competitor final week, however provided that many enterprise builders use a mixture of Atlassian and Microsoft tools, it is sensible for each corporations to be current on every others’ platforms.