Build 2018: Microsoft announces public preview of Microsoft Teams PWA, coming first to Windows 10 S devices
After announcing last year that Microsoft Teams would be among the first PWAs to hit the Microsoft Store, the Redmond giant has finally shared an update today at Build 2018. Indeed, the company has just announced that a public preview of the Microsoft Teams PWA is now available in the digital storefront, though we’re not seeing yet at the time of this writing.
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Interestingly, the Microsoft Teams PWA will only be available for Windows 10 S / S-mode devices for now. “This release marks an important step in our ongoing efforts to support Progressive Web App (PWA) capabilities in Windows, using Edge based rendering and combining web technologies with native OS capabilities to deliver an innovative new experience,” the company explained today. “As a Store app, it is installed and managed through the Microsoft Store, supports the Narrator screen reader, and integrates with the Windows 10 Action Center.”
We’re looking forward to trying this preview PWA on our Windows 10 S devices, and we’ll update this post once the app becomes available to download in the Microsoft Store.
Update: The Microsoft Teams app is now available to download from the Microsoft Store.Further reading: Apps, Build 2018, Microsoft, Microsoft Teams, Progressive Web Apps, Windows 10