Microsoft Teams is the favourite collaboration tool for
millions of users, and a huge part of that is that it works on
every major platform. Microsoft has been trying to make Teams
feel more native on desktop platforms, and with today’s update,
that effort expands to its Windows 10 client.
On Windows 10 and macOS, Microsoft Teams has relied on its own
notification support, which could be a problem when you want to
use the Action Center settings to manage notifications for all
The way the Microsoft teams desktop client delivers
notifications has finally matured in the latest update. In a
new post to the admin centre, Microsoft has confirmed that
Teams can now deliver native notifications, instead of opting
to use its own notification system.
This feature has been in testing for several months now and
it’s finally rolling out on Windows 10. Microsoft is planning
to complete the rollout by mid-April and it looks like native
notifications won’t be forced, which means users will need to
manually switch between their preferred style.
Windows 10’s native notifications integration means you now
apply custom notification settings to the Teams client. For
example, you can limit the number of notifications that are
displayed, as well as configure the priority in the Action
You can also use Windows 10’s Focus Assist (Quiet Hours) mode
to avoid getting distracted when you’re busy working.
Outlook for Windows is getting improved Teams meetings
Microsoft is also updating Outlook for Windows to help users
organize Teams meetings for 40 or more participants.
According to the admin portal, this feature would be a part of
the Teams add-in for Outlook on Windows and it will also
require an updated version of Teams desktop client.
In addition to these improvements,
Microsoft Teams is also getting performance improvements
later this year.