Slack has deepened its integration with Microsoft’s Office 365 services. While apps like OneDrive and Azure Active Directory have previously been available on Slack, the workplace messaging platform will now have better integration with Microsoft Office apps and files, including a new Outlook calendar and mail app, an updated OneDrive app, and the ability to preview Office files directly in Slack.
These app improvements will be welcome additions for the many businesses or teams that rely on a mix of services. Both Slack and Workplace by Facebook are realising that its better for mutual customers when platforms integrate.
These are some of the new integrations now available to Slack and Office 365 users:
Outlook email add-in
By sending emails to a Slack workspace with the Microsoft Outlook email add-in, you can bring important context out of siloed inboxes, facilitate collaboration between teammates, and make relevant information visible to all stakeholders.
Outlook Calendar app
With the Outlook Calendar app for Slack, you can stay on top of your 365 Outlook Calendar right from your workspace. Automatically update your Slack status, join video calls, respond to event notifications, see when event details change, and more.
Manage and host your files in the cloud with OneDrive. Share your OneDrive files in Slack to add context to your discussions in channels. And the best part? You can search for shared files in Slack, but keep them stored in the cloud.
Azure Active Directory
Use Azure Active Directory to manage the access and identity of your members in Slack. Connect the Azure Active Directory app for Slack to provision and manage Slack accounts within the Azure portal.
Read more about the new integrations on Slack’s website.