To coincide with Microsoft Build 2017 taking place in Seattle on May 10th – May 12th we’re excited to tell you that we have released yet another integration that will allow you to use Teamwork Projects and Microsoft Office 365 together. We already have a Microsoft Office add-in as well as a Microsoft OneDrive integration. Now, we’ve added an integration with Office Connectors which will allow you to create actionable messages within your Microsoft Outlook account. The Office Connectors are available on the Premium and Enterprise Plans.

How Office Connectors Work

Office Connectors gets useful information and content directly to your Outlook group or personal inbox. With the Teamwork Projects Connector, customers can subscribe to project update notifications and take actions on them directly from their email. For example, you can set up the Teamwork Project Connector in Outlook to receive a notification whenever a new project task is created. The notification will now come with contextual actions including the ability to view tasks, assign a task or mark a task as complete. This integration is now available to Outlook on the web customers with Office 365 mailboxes for their group accounts. Additionally, customers can choose to receive the connector notifications in their personal Office 365 inbox in Outlook on the web or Outlook 2016 for Windows (in Insiders).

Integration Features

Users who share an Office 365 Group get a threaded view of the cards in their group plus  the ability to discuss tasks, keeping all of the project information in one place in Outlook. Here’s what you can do with Teamwork Projects Connector:

  • Change the due date of a task

  • Assign the task to any project member

  • Change the boards column a task is in

  • Or simply complete the task.

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Utilizing this integration is really easy. First, your administrator needs to enable it in the site settings of your Teamwork Projects site. After it has been enabled, you can connect any project to your Outlook group or personal inbox and you will also need to configure the settings for what events should be sent out on a card.  

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Not only that, but you can open your personal integration section and connect Teamwork Projects to your personal inbox. Using your personal inbox you will receive cards with actions for tasks that are assigned or related to you.

Give Us Your Feedback

With Microsoft Office,the list of possible integrations is endless. With so many of our users using Microsoft Office 365, we would love to hear your feedback on this latest integration and how it helps you and your team’s performance. Do you have other integrations you’d like to see? Let us know in the comments below. Note: This integration is available on the Premium and Enterprise Plans.