Microsoft partners with Meta to integrate Teams into the Facebook-like workplace
Microsoft is partnering with Meta, the company formerly known as Facebook, to integrate Microsoft Teams into Zuckerberg’s Workplace platform. Facebook Workplace, or Workplace by Meta as it is now rebranded, will soon integrate Microsoft Teams for live video streaming into Workplace groups.
Microsoft Teams integration in Workplace will also allow employees using Teams or Workplace to view, comment on, and interact with meetings in real time without having to switch between apps.
Microsoft is also integrating Workplace into Teams, which will enable Teams users to access Workplace content through an app within Teams. The app will be pinned to the Teams navigation bar and will include a home page of workplace content. Microsoft Teams admins will also be able to mark content as important for display in the Workplace app.
“One thing I’ve learned… There will never be one and only communications tool on this planet,” says Jeff Teper, Head of Microsoft 365 Collaboration. “People will choose a number of tools, so I think it is up to us as responsible sellers to make sure they can integrate and engage with others.”
The Workplace by Meta and Microsoft Teams integration is the latest in a broader partnership between the two companies. Workplace can already integrate into SharePoint, OneDrive, and Microsoft’s Office 365 suite. Meta also integrated Workplace into Microsoft’s Azure Active Directory, and it quickly became one of the service’s top 10 apps.
Microsoft Teams is too Access to the META portal (Facebook Portal) in December, allowing people to use video calling in Teams. The latest Teams and Workplace integration rolls out today, with companies able to share workplace content with Teams. Live streaming of Teams meetings in the workplace will be available in early 2022.
Microsoft and Meta also pave the way for Compete for the metaverse . project in the next years. The two companies unveiled similar visions of virtual spaces and meetings recently, but given these ongoing partnerships, we may see greater collaboration between the pair in virtual reality and metaverse efforts in the future.