This Month in Microsoft Teams: May 2021

by | May 18, 2021 | Collaboration

Peters & Associates’ This Month in Microsoft Teams webinar series is designed to explore all that Microsoft Teams has to offer in monthly installments. As Peters’s very own Teams expert, I will highlight core functionality and discuss new features within Teams Apps that can help your organization meet, communicate, and collaborate. Each webinar is recorded and the recap is posted to our blog.

Our focus this month is on Teams Apps by Microsoft. There are currently over 1,000 3rd party apps that can be access through Microsoft Teams. This month we are focusing on some of the Microsoft apps for Teams.

  • Planner: Is an easy-to-use, team-based project management tool. It’s built into Teams. Teams can track open tasks in a way that doesn’t require a formal project manager. Planner competes with tools like Trello, Wrike, and Asana.
  • Tasks by Planner and To Do: If you prefer a larger view of your tasks, perhaps in a list with columns, you’ll probably prefer Tasks in Teams. Tasks in Teams also separates your tasks out by Plan and Team, which means you can home in on tasks by project and deliverable.
  • Lists in Teams: Microsoft Lists is a Microsoft 365 app that helps you track information and organize work. Lists are simple, smart, and flexible, so you can stay on top of what matters most to your team. Track issues, assets, routines, contacts, inventory and more using customizable views and smart rules and alerts to keep everyone in sync. With ready-made templates, you can quickly start your own list.
  • Microsoft Forms: Microsoft Forms lets you create surveys, quizzes, and questionnaires with a very intuitive builder.
  • Whiteboard in Teams: Brainstorm with real-time collaboration using Whiteboard in Microsoft Teams. Bring ideas and students together using text, free hand markers and sticky notes.

If you are ready to get started with Teams Apps, reach out to us at or give us a call at 630.832.0075.

Download the slide deck here.

Watch the full recording here.

You can catch the short snippet here: