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Microsoft yesterday pushed out a major update to its Microsoft Teams app for Windows 10. The company has rolled out a major update with lot of new features ahead of its public launch on March 14. The company will be celebrating the launch with an online event on March 14th 2017. Below are the new features the company has introduced to its Slack Competitor.

First the team has added the option of Public teams meaning any one in the organization can join the conversation. The app also has an option of keeping the meeting private with some specific team members. The new update also adds an option of automatically generated email address and emails sent to the address for specific channels which appear as  new messages in the particular channel. You also have the option to disable this feature or choose who can send emails on your behalf.

The Addition of a Notes tab makes it easier to collaborate, draft documents and create them by creating several Notes Tab. The team has also added 25 different Bots in the new Bot Gallery which can be easily searched by clicking on “Discover Bots” in the search box which makes it possible to discuss with Microsoft Teams by using @Mentions.

The most important and last features which the team has added is  “Scheduling Assistant”  and “Calendar View” features meaning you can use the Assistant to schedule a private meeting with anyone in the organization and Calendar View lets you see the availability of the team members for the coming week.

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