Microsoft is partnering with Meta, the company formerly known as Facebook, to integrate Microsoft Teams into the Workplace platform.
Facebook Workplace, or Workplace by Meta as it is now rebranded, is soon integrating Teams for live video streaming into Workplace groups.
The Teams integration in Workplace also allows employees using Teams or Workplace to view, comment on, and interact with meetings in real time without having to switch between apps.
The software giant is also integrating Workplace into Teams, enabling Teams users to access Workplace content through an app within Teams.
The app installs via the Thames navigation bar and includes a home page of Workplace content. Teams administrators can also mark content as important for display in the Workplace app.
There will be no one and only communications tool on the planet, says Jeff Tepper, Head of Microsoft 365 Collaboration. People choose a number of tools. As a result, I believe that it is our responsibility as responsible sellers to ensure that they are able to integrate and interact with others.
The Workplace and Teams integration is the latest in a broader partnership between the two companies. Workplace can integrate with SharePoint, OneDrive, and Microsoft’s Office 365 suite.
The Teams platform is also arriving on the Meta Portal, formerly known as the Facebook Portal, in December. This allows people to use video calls in Teams.
The latest integration between Teams and Workplace is rolling out today, with companies able to share Workplace content with Teams. A live stream of the TEAMs meetings in the workplace will be available in early 2022.
The two companies are also paving the way to compete for the metaverse space in the coming years. The two companies revealed similar insights into virtual spaces and meetings recently. But given these ongoing partnerships, we may see greater collaboration in VR and Metaverse efforts in the future.