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Today the event took place Microsoft Build, announcing the news surrounding Microsoft products and services. In this article, we will focus on the widgets created by other companies that may be used in the Windows 11 and also about the news that will come to the teams, Microsoft's messaging service. At the end of the text we will include a link to an article with the rest of the news presented. Come on?
Widgets from other developers
According to what was presented in the Microsoft Build, third-party widgets will be coming to Windows 11 later this year. Microsoft has stated that it will provide access to widgets to developers for applications win32 ou PWA. Currently widgets are restricted to native Microsoft software and their catalog is not that big. The most recent were the widgets of Outlook and To Do, while the rest ends up being browser shortcuts that notify the weather, entertainment feed or news.
No further details about the company's plans were released. For a long time, widgets were (and are) exclusive to Microsoft services, and now with this news, we are likely to see even more companies creating these software that can help more and more users.
What's New for Microsoft Teams
A still during Microsoft Build we also saw some improvements to the Microsoft Teams. Microsoft's communication application aims at interaction between work teams, and after the beginning of the pandemic it ended up being one of the main means of communication between members of a company. Today the feature was announced Live Share, which offers greater interactions between the members of a meeting, allowing everyone to view, edit and create their projects in a single meeting together.
Developers will be able to preview a new extension for the Teams SDK, this way they can extend existing Teams apps and even test how the Live Share feature works. O Live Share It works with Fluid Framework, which comprises a sophisticated media and control synchronization status — as in editing cases — with front-end development.
This synchronization will take place in Teams which will be hosted on Microsoft Azure Fluid Relay at no additional cost. Other partners that are involved with Live Share include Frame.io, Hexagon, Skillsoft, MakeCode, Accenture, Parabol, and Breakthru.
Shopping in Teams
Another thing that was already being requested by several users and companies that use the teams are resources of paywall, that is, some third-party features that are offered for a single payment or even a subscription. The intention will be to include several features that will make Teams an application free (free) in an app "freemium” (a mix of “free” and “premium”, as there are paid features).
So far, two subscriptions from the fictional company Contoso, created by Microsoft to demonstrate their products and services, have been added. Both services will still have a 30-day trial period:
- Contoso Tasks Professional: Allows the subscriber to track tasks across Teams chats, channels, and meetings. Subscribe to track and report tasks through Teams. will cost $ 15 monthly ou $144 per year (respectively R$73 and R$694, approximately, in direct conversion);
- Contoso Tasks Enterprise: Allows subscriber access to track tasks not only across chats, channels, and meetings in Teams, but also across Microsoft 365, including other services like Outlook, OneNote, and SharePoint. will cost $ 30 monthly ou $288 per year (respectively R$145 and R$1388, approximately, in direct conversion).
Microsoft Azure Communication Services
And as part of the novelties, the Microsoft Azure Communication Services, an “app builder” for developers who need to build communication apps. In this case, Azure Communication Services will use the teams as a basis for creating an application, aimed at those purposes, entirely in open source. While users use the application as developed by the professional, whoever communicates with this user will perform all the service in a Teams interface.
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