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Asana touts new Teams integrations


Work management platform Asana has expanded its portfolio of joint offerings with the launch of Asana for Microsoft Teams.

With the rollout, users of the two platforms can turn conversations in Teams into trackable, actionable tasks in Asana and more easily find and share tasks, projects, and portfolios with your co-workers. The changes also make it easier to highlight task status by giving teammates more context and visibility into Asana tasks using the Teams UI.

With Teams’ bot technology, users can also customize automated notifications about important Asana task and project changes directly in Teams.

Create Asana tasks within Teams Asana

New features in Asana allow tasks to be created by users in Microsoft Teams.

“It successfully brings the Asana workflow into the existing Teams assets, which makes it easier to get work done,” said Wayne Kurtzman, collaboration and social media research director at IDC. Now, he said, Microsoft Teams users who want to use Asana can more seamlessly manage the flow of work without having to leave the Teams app.

The move comes as collaboration tools remain a high priority for businesses; IDC believes that – despite tight IT budgets – 54% of IT shops will increase spending on collaboration applications as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

As of late April, Microsoft said that its Teams platform had already added 31 million daily active users (DAUs) over the previous month, bringing the total to 75 million. Other collaborative work platforms such as Hangouts Chat, Slack and Facebook Workplace have also seen an increase in DAUs.

Copyright © 2020 IDG Communications, Inc.

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