Microsoft Teams to add new cloud storage options, coming by end of June
Microsoft Teams, the company’s new Slack competitor is slowly but surely becoming an open platform that plays nice with popular third-party services. Back at Build 2017, the company announced that developers can now release their own Teams apps on the Office Store, which will be key to drive adoption of the new chat-based workspace in Office 365.
As it turns out, Microsoft will also let Teams users access other cloud storage apps than the company’s own OneDrive for Business service. The new capability is listed on Microsoft’s Office 365 Roadmap website, and a separate post on the Office 365 portal revealed that the new cloud storage options should roll out to all users by the end of June. Here are some additional details included in the post:
Users will be able to upload/share files from additional cloud storage services in Microsoft Teams channels and chats. We will provide details on which storage services will be available, by the end of June.
This feature will be on by default. To give you more control, each individual cloud storage provider will be configurable in Office 365 admin center; including the ability to enable or disable specific cloud storage services. This will provide flexibility to allow only the options your organization needs to use.
Microsoft Teams is still a very young service, but it’s to see that Microsoft is iterating pretty fast to catch up to the competition. If you’re a Teams user, let us know in the comments if you’re looking forward to get access to more cloud storage services later this month.Further reading: Cloud Storage, Microsoft, Microsoft Teams, Office 365