Microsoft on its first day of Build 2018 announced lot of
details and features which are expected to arrive in the coming
months. The company
announced the availability of Timeline feature for iOS and
Along with the availability of Timeline for iOS and Android,
Microsoft also announced new features coming to PWAs with
the company’s next major version of Windows 10. The company
also took the opportunity to announce that its Slack
competitor, Microsoft Teams will be released as a PWA app.
The Microsoft Teams will, however, be available as a PWA
application starting with Windows 10 S users and is expected to
be made available for all Windows 10 users in coming months.
The Microsoft Teams app preview version is available for
Windows 10 S users starting today and can be downloaded from
the Microsoft Store.
“At Build we are excited to announce the preview of the
Teams app for the Microsoft Store. This release marks an
important step in our ongoing efforts to support Progressive
Web App (PWA) capabilities in Windows, using Edge based
rendering and combining web technologies with native OS
capabilities to deliver an innovative new experience,”
Microsoft said at Build developer conference.
The Teams app for Windows 10 S will now support Apps in Chat
feature which lets users to add a tab with a bot in private
chats. This is going to be available in the preview version
Microsoft Teams also supports the integration of SharePoint
which means that users will be able to pin a SharePoint page to
have a deep collaboration around SharePoint content. Adaptive
card support is also coming to Microsoft Team in developer
preview which allows users to send content in
conversations along with files support.
The developer preview will also bring mixed reality experience
called Microsoft Remote Assist. Microsoft is expected to reveal
more about the Teams PWA app in today’s keynote along with
other new features coming to Windows 10 users.