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How to automatically post updates from Atlas to Microsoft Teams channels

Nir Nikolaevsky avatar
Written by Nir Nikolaevsky
Updated over a week ago

So you’ve created an Atlas project or goal to start sharing status with stakeholders, but some of them haven’t jumped in to follow in Atlas yet. Or they prefer to have daily communication via Microsoft Teams. Or you might want to share these updates in your team’s channel, so they can see how the work is being broadcasted.

Have you ever thought, “it’d be nice if I could also post my update in Microsoft Teams, without extra work?

Well, you can with our Atlas for Microsoft Teams app!

How does Atlas for Microsoft Teams work?

Once an Atlas project, goal, or topic has been connected to a Microsoft Teams channel, future updates will be automatically shared there, and in any other connected channels.

This makes it easy to keep all your stakeholders in the loop on your latest updates, directly from the tools they already use. It's a win/win.

Get regular digests in Microsoft Teams

Additionally, the Atlas for Microsoft Teams app sends reminders and digests directly to owners and followers in Microsoft Teams, lets you post updates directly from Microsoft Teams, displays rich previews of Atlas projects and goals, and offers tips for maintaining project hygiene.

How it works

After you have added the app to your Teams workspace, you'll need to follow 3 steps to make sure you're logged in and ready to go.

1. Get the app

Download the Atlas for Microsoft Teams app. If you already have the app you can click the link to open it.

2. Log in to your Atlas workspace from Microsoft Teams

You can do that by clicking on Login in the welcome screen or by typing the command /login in the app chat.

3. Refresh Atlas

Go back to Atlas and refresh the page.

How to connect your work to Microsoft Teams

Once you've logged in to Atlas from Microsoft Teams, there are three ways you can connect projects, goals, and topics to a Microsoft Teams channels. Note that you can add multiple projects and goals to the same Teams channel, so you can share progress in one place.

Do you want to subscribe multiple projects and goals at once and make sure new ones automatically connect to the channel? Try connecting one or more topics. The app will share updates from projects and goals linked to the topic. It will also automatically add or remove projects and goals as you tag and untag them in Atlas.

1. Share from a project, goal, or topic page in Atlas

Click Share or the follower count from any project or goal page in Atlas. Then select the Connect to chat tab and Connect a Microsoft Teams channel.

2. Paste the project, goal, or topic link to a Teams channel

After pasting the link, click Connect or Manage connections.

3. Use the command in a Teams channel

Select or type a command by starting with @atlas from any Teams channel.

What about Slack?

We also have an Atlas for Slack app - learn more about connecting projects and goals to Slack. If you have any feedback regarding our current chat app integrations, we’d love to hear from you! Please reach out via the help widget.

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