Teams Real Simple with Pictures: Pinning Apps to the App Bar

As a hub for Teamwork, Microsoft Teams brings together apps alongside chat, calling and meetings. These apps can be proprietary Microsoft apps, third party apps or custom apps which have been uploaded via the app store. In using such apps, members of the team may have specific apps which are their favourite; ones which they either want to access quickly, or ones that they may need to regularly access to several times a day. They may need to have it to hand in order to demo or to evaluate in front of peers. Following on from the recent blog which outlined channel pinning, the team can now also pin apps to the app bar. Channel pinning supplements app setup policies and make the whole app experience fit the user, saving time and increasing productivity

Teams Real Simple with Pictures: Channel Pinning

Members of the team will use particular channels more than others. Their activity and interests will likely focus upon a handful, and there are others that they will very seldom use or engage with. This is because, like Teams, users won't use channels equally. There can be many reasons for this - role, the channel subject, engagement in other channels and what the team member feels is splitting focus. With the growth of Teams and channels within organisations and the issue of sprawl, it is important for the member of the Team to be able to quickly and easily access the channels they need which are important to them. It may also be important in terms of visually seeing when a new post has hit that channel. A great way of accomplishing both these things is the ability to pin the needed channels as required