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Microsoft to add a new learning app to Teams

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Microsoft is working on a new learning app that will be part of Microsoft Teams. The new app will bring together learning content from a variety of sources in one place. This app will be available in preview and will generally become available by the end of the calendar year.

Microsoft announced plans for the new app during the inauguration of a new digital skills initiative via a virtual event on June 30th. Officials demonstrated the new Teams Learning app during the event.

“Just as companies today have a customer engagement system with CRM technology and an ERP registration system, they will need a learning system,” said Microsoft president and chief consultant Brad Smith in a blog post.

Microsoft is looking to further expand Teams’ already broad footprint by adding online learning to its current chat, calls, collaboration, and other features. Microsoft’s goal is to use teams as a way to host a continuous feedback cycle between work, skills and learning, officials said.

The upcoming learning app will allow employers to integrate content from LinkedIn Learning, Microsoft Learn, the content base of a customer and other suppliers in one place. Microsoft Learn is Microsoft’s site for free, self-stimulating educational content for Microsoft products and services, while LinkedIn Learning is more about courses taught by industry experts on a variety of technical topics. Content managed by the new Teams learning app can include anything from instructor-led training to shorter “micro-learning” content.

The upcoming app will allow managers to assign and track learning progress and will help employees obtain certifications and awards.

Officials are not yet ready to share details about the app, including how / if users will have to opt-in and when and if users will be able to access the app through their teams’ consumer profiles (in addition to their salesperson / work Team profiles).

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