Microsoft announced several new features and changes for hybrid working today. Among the changes is an expansion of Fluid components to Microsoft Teams meetings, OneNote, Outlook, and Whiteboard. These components allow people to work synchronously or asynchronously across Teams and Office apps.
Fluid components move away from having content locked to specific apps. For example, you could edit a table in Excel while another person edits the same table embedded into Word. By adding support for Teams, Outlook, OneNote, and Whiteboard, the versatility of these components greatly increases.
In addition to expanding Fluid components to more apps, Microsoft explains that new chat features will support asynchronous collaboration. These features will help “keep the work moving forward in between meetings,” according to Microsoft.
Within chats, you’ll be able to pin a message and reply to a specific chat message while maintaining context across meetings.
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