Microsoft Outlook plans to make it easier to find meeting-critical documents such as recordings, transcripts, and minutes, from within the email client itself, without having to switch to other applications.
New feature, revealed on Microsoft 365 roadmap (opens in a new tab)likely to compile AI-based “smart summaries” provided by Microsoft Teams Premiumthe company’s upcoming paid addition to his collaboration platform software.
This is because these summaries, announced at the company’s Ignite event in October 2022, share your initial market launch date in December 2022.
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Microsoft’s latest announcement for Outlook is part of the company’s relentless pressure to do Microsoft 365 more convenient, consolidated experience
During Ignite also announced that existing Microsoft 365 applications on the network and on desktops would be retired in favor of a single application, with a complete transition scheduled for January 2023.
For the first time, we caught the “smart summary” features that may soon be announced as integrating with other applications within Microsoft 365, via Microsoft sitesan application that Microsoft sees as bridging the gap between remote working solutions and the physical workplace, without replacing any of them.
Microsoft says Places will do this by helping employees schedule meetings, including work location labels and a “modernized” booking system.
Taken together, these updates can seem exciting to companies in the Microsoft corporate ecosystem and to those who apply hybrid work environment, but only AI summaries can be said to both innovate and make our lives easier.
When it comes to jobs, Google Workspace has long beaten Microsoft, and recently announced it was giving IT administrators an option to require that employees use this feature in Google Calendar.
However, Google itself is also catching up when it comes to ensuring that users never need more than one application environment.
Both Google and Microsoft are planning major speeches for the same week and offer little similar feature sets under the two companies’ collaboration tools (opens in a new tab)at the moment it is not easy to say which one offers or will offer the greatest convenience for enterprises.