As part of the partnership between Workplace and Microsoft, there are a set of built-in tools in Workplace that allow Workplace customers to integrate Microsoft tools with Workplace and viceversa.
The different integrations available between Workplace and Microsoft are described below.Teams integration
Microsoft Teams - Content Embed
The Microsoft Teams integration let users to easily embed content from the Newsfeed, a group or a post from Workplace into Teams. The end users will be able to see the content, comment and react to it.
To setup the integration between Workplace and Teams, you have to be an admin with access to Integrations on Workplace and an admin of Teams. Then you can follow these steps:
- Enable the Microsoft Teams integration on Workplace.
- Add the Workplace app to Microsoft Teams.
- Choose how you want to see Workplace content in Microsoft Teams.
Enable the Microsoft Teams integration on Workplace:
Add the Workplace app to Microsoft Teams (as an admin):
Choose how you want to see Workplace content in Microsoft Teams:
There are two ways of seeing Workplace content in Microsoft Teams. The first is by pinning the Workplace app to the Teams sidebar:
- Microsoft Teams admins can pin the Workplace app to the left menu in Microsoft Teams by default for all users in their organisation. Alternatively, any user can do this for their own personal view.
- When users click on the app, they will see all posts that have been marked as important, and a limited view of their Workplace News Feed. They will be able to view Workplace posts in full, react to them, and see comments on them.
The other option to see Workplace content in Microsoft Teams is by adding a Workplace tab into a Microsoft Teams channel:
- Any Microsoft Teams channel member can add a Workplace tab to the channel.
- With a Workplace tab, channel members can add a feed to a Workplace group they are a member of. This is only available for open or closed groups.
- Whenever someone posts in the group on Workplace, it will be automatically posted to the Workplace tab on Microsoft Teams.
- The Workplace tab will show all posts from the previous seven days, and up to three posts older than that.
- Once the Workplace tab has been added, all members of the Microsoft Teams channel will see it. However, Workplace content will only be seen by authenticated Workplace users who are logged in and a member of the Workplace group.
- People can read posts, react to them and comment on them in the Microsoft Teams channel.
- More than one Workplace tab can be created in a Microsoft Teams channel to see updates from more than one Workplace group. The number of tabs in any Microsoft Teams channel must be within the limit.
Microsoft SharePoint - Content Embed
The Content Embed integration from Workplace let admins to easily embed content from a group or post on Workplace into an external HTML website, and the end users will be able to see the content and react to it. More specific information about Workplace Content Embed can be found here.
Although the integration works with any external website that accepts HTML iframes, the main use case is normally embedding Workplace content into intranets like Microsoft Sharepoint.
The content to be embedded can only come from a single Workplace group or from a post.
To setup the integration between Workplace and SharePoint, you have to be an admin with access to Integrations on Workplace and own a site on SharePoint. Then you can follow these steps:
Microsoft Azure AD - provisioning and SSO
Azure AD integration let admins easily provision users from Azure AD to Workplace and to allow them to authenticate on Workplace using their Azure SSO credentials.
To learn more about this integration and how to configure it, please visit the automatic provisioning section of the TRC for provisioning, and the authentication section of the TRC for single sign-on (SSO).SharePoint integration
Microsoft OneDrive and SharePoint - Content integrations
OneDrive and SharePoint content integrations let users easily share files from OneDrive or SharePoint directly in Workplace on web and mobile. It also enables authenticated previews so people can see more information about a OneDrive/SharePoint file without leaving Workplace.
Additionally, you can also link a OneDrive/SharePoint folder to a Workplace group so teams can easily access their files and see who's working on what.
To setup these integrations you have to follow these steps: