Could the Azure Board extension in Microsoft Teams help you?

On the 21st day of Advent, Azure Boards showed to me…
Managing work items can be easy!

Working from a range of locations this holiday season? With Microsoft’s Azure Board extension in Teams, you can continue to work as normal and assign tasks when needed!

Azure Boards and Microsoft Teams

What is Azure Boards?

Azure Boards allows you to plan, track, and discuss work across your teams. If you use Microsoft Teams, you can create work items and monitor work item activity in your Azure Boards project from your Teams channel. It’s a great tool for managing the work for your software projects!

All work in Azure Boards is tracked through ‘work items’. This is where you and your team describe the details of what is needed and each work item is able to track and communicate progress.

How to add apps to your Teams

There are multiple ways that you can add an application to your Teams. Read more about this process on Microsoft’s support page!

  • Download and add the Azure app to your team in Microsoft Teams (laptop version).
  • Sign in on Teams (laptop version).
  • Set up Azure Board (select the channel/group) for a team.
Search for the app you want.
Check the box to add.
Add a team / channel name.

Getting started on mobile

You can also set up the Azure Boards application on Teams using the mobile application. To do this, follow the steps below:

  • Open the app in your Teams mobile application.
  • Sign in to the app and select organization and project.
  • Begin assigning tasks to team members and track the assigned work without logging into laptop.

How to set tasks using Azure

So, when you’re away from the office but still want to remain up to date with the goings-on of the office, the Teams extension can help! Use Azure to set tasks from mobile in just a couple of clicks:

  • Sign into Azure Boards, select organization and project.
  • Begin assigning tasks to team members and track the assigned work without logging into laptop.
Sign in to your Azure Boards account.
Choose the organisation name.
Begin creating tasks!

Micro Office Advent

This is a great for managing work on the go! For more tips and tricks like this make sure to take a look at our Micro Office Huddle group where we share free bits of information about all-things technology!

This blog is the fifteenth in our Micro Office Advent! Make sure to check back on the page each day for more fun things just like this!

To read the last post in the series, see here! To read more about how Microsoft Translator can help you to connect read the next blog in the series!

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