Earlier this week Microsoft Teams saw the addition of Evernote integration, but there’s also a small but nifty change on the way to the chat-based collaboration tool. According to a tweet from Microsoft EDU PM Mike Tholfsen, the Office 365 launcher is now rolling out to the Microsoft Teams web app.
New in #MicrosoftTeams:
the @Office365 app launcher aka "the waffle" is now available in the web version of Teams, making it easy for you to switch to other apps #mieexpert #edtech pic.twitter.com/7EEv6nXilJ
— Mike Tholfsen (@mtholfsen) June 21, 2018
Since we’re using Teams here at OnMSFT, we were especially interested in the App Launcher, but we didn’t see the change as of yet. Tholfsen tells us that it is still rolling out and it will take a little while. The addition of the App Launcher should make it easier for users to switch out to other Office 365 experiences like Outlook or OneDrive.
Microsoft has steadily improved on the Teams experience and is apparently working on a free tier of the collaboration tool. Teams is also used in many classrooms and comes with assignments and grading features built right in. There’s even a Windows 10 S version of the app, and Teams supports more than 300 file type previews.