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The future of Microsoft Teams apps – Microsoft Build 2021

Maximilian Fleckner

This year’s Microsoft’s developer conference, Build, is all about collaboration in the hybrid work environment. This requires a departure from thinking in terms of apps. In the future, everything should work everywhere. To achieve this Microsoft announced that the future apps need to be collaborative apps.

But what are collaborative apps exactly?

Let’s have a look at what Nicole Herskowitz, Microsoft Teams General Manager says about collaborative app:

“With collaborative apps, end users can easily work with others to complete their projects at any time, from anywhere, and stay in the flow of work without needing to switch across multiple apps and data. And with Fluid components, end-users can create live, collaborative experiences that can be edited in real-time and shared across Teams and Office apps.“

Nicole Herskowitz, Microsoft Teams General Manager

What does it mean that Microsoft lays its focus completely on collaborative apps?

This move effectively makes Microsoft Teams and Microsoft Office the core apps and environments for Microsoft to move forward with in the future. It also means that after opening up Teams for third party developers last year, it now pushes strongly for more apps to be developed for Microsoft and that Teams apps like the native timeghost Teams App, which we launched last May, will work not only on your desktop devices running on Windows, macOS and Linux but also your mobile devices running on iOS and Andorid.

Therefore we focused already in the early steps of the development process of timeghost on the integration into Microsoft Teams.

Get the timeghost Teams App

You only need to install the timeghost Teams App directly from the Teams Store in the application. You can find a manual on how to do this right here. The timeghost app includes all features that you know from the web client and since you use your Office 365 account in order to access timeghost you’re set and done in only a few seconds.

Try it yourself

We really appreciate all the feedback we can get, so please feel free to contact us and tell us what needs improvement or what you are missing in timeghost.

If you need any help in setting up timeghost, please don’t hesitate to visit our Support Center or send us an email to [email protected].


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