The latest on your Microsoft Experience
Ignite is always an exciting event for people, partners, and resellers in the Microsoft community, and this year was no exception. The Microsoft Ignite event brought with it a variety of exciting insights into the changes happening within the Microsoft Teams roadmap.
If you’ve already checked out our first article on the latest updates from Microsoft Ignite, here are some other exciting announcements that you need to know about.
Microsoft has always had a strong focus on delivering excellent opportunities to firstline workers, and this is something that the company drew attention to once again at this year’s Microsoft Ignite. Some of the latest features for frontline workers on Microsoft Teams include:
For Teams in specific industries like healthcare, Microsoft introduced the new “Virtual Consults” feature as a simple and engaging way to schedule and conduct B2C virtual consultations through the Microsoft Teams environment. Users can access this feature to conduct healthcare patient consultations, client meetings, and even job interviews.
Attendees will have the option to join a virtual consultation either using the Microsoft Teams mobile application or their web browsers. Patient coordination in Microsoft Teams will also allow healthcare professionals to update and improve patient care. Within the Patient Coordination environments, users will be able to enter patient information into their secure collaboration platform and access the data that they need when they need it most. Patient Coordination is HIPAA compliant with enterprise-grade security support.
It’s not just healthcare companies that are getting an admin update for Microsoft Teams. The Microsoft team also announced a selection of new planning and administration tools at Ignite for all business leaders too, including:
Finally, Microsoft announced that today’s Microsoft Teams users will be able to integrate custom applications into their workflows, automate those workflows, and access data insights. All of this will be possible thanks to the Power Platform.
The new update means that Power Apps designers will be able to publish their applications as Teams applications for easy access when working through Teams. Additionally, admins can also publish custom apps directly into their company’s app library, which makes them easier for users to find. You can also pin your apps created with Power Apps to the left rail on Microsoft Teams to provide users with easy access to the services they need.
The arrival of Teams-focused triggers and actions with Power Automate will also allow users to create automated workflows within their Teams environment. For instance, you can create a trigger for an action to take place when a keyword is mentioned, when someone joins a team, and more. This functionality will be available later this year.
Additionally, Microsoft will be introducing Power BI Interactive cards to the chat experience within Microsoft Teams. This will help users to find information and act on data instantly.
What are your favourite updates from Microsoft Ignite this year? Let us know in the comments and stay tuned for more exciting news from Microsoft.