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Categories: Teams

June 18, 2020

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Microsoft Teams has a new Information pane and pinned posts

From Microsoft Corporation

MC215186, Plan For Change, Published date: Jun 4, 2020

We are pleased to introduce two features that should make it easier for your users to find new and relevant information in a channel.  

This feature is related to Microsoft Roadmap IDs 64173 and 64334.

When this will happen

  • Rollout for standard release tenants will begin the beginning of July and be complete in mid-July.
  • Rollout for government tenants should begin in mid-August and be complete by the end of August.

How this will affect your organization

1. Information pane

Selecting the “Channel info” icon in the channel header will open a new Information pane that displays a channel summary. The summary includes the channel description as well as a list of recent contributors and members.

This is also the new home for system messages. Information about team members can be found here or in the Member List

Screen cap of pane

2. Pinned posts

Screen cap of setting

Any member of a channel will be able to “pin” any channel message to the channel Information pane for all members of the channel to see, unless this feature is disabled in channel moderation settings.
What you need to do to prepare

Review the changes and assess the impact for your organization. Additionally, you may consider updating your training and documentation as appropriate.

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