With the extension of ownCloud for Microsoft Teams, organizations can make their ownCloud instances accessible as a tab directly in Microsoft’s collaboration software. This allows documents to be shared and edited securely and conveniently within Microsoft Teams. All the functions of ownCloud are available. For example, documents and folders can be shared or private and public links can be created for them. This way, shared files remain under full control and access is traceable and auditable.
The extension allows administrators to connect existing ownCloud and Teams setups quickly and easily. For maximum security, the extension generates a custom app that can be uploaded to the existing Teams instance. The app takes you through a short configuration process that creates a custom connector for the existing ownCloud instance. This connector can then be integrated into the existing Teams setup. This ensures that the extension meets the highest security standards.
With the two systems working seamlessly together, organizations can use Microsoft Teams to collaborate productively without losing control of their data – effectively using the best of both worlds.
“After the integration with Microsoft Office Online Server and Windows Network Drive, as well as Outlook, ownCloud is now also fully integrated in Microsoft Teams. When using the popular video and chat service, files are now just a click away and in the accustomed secure environment of ownCloud” says Tobias Gerlinger, CEO of ownCloud. “With the two systems working seamlessly together, organizations can use Microsoft Teams to collaborate productively without losing control of their data – effectively using the best of both worlds.”
The ownCloud extension for Microsoft Teams is expected to be available for download from Microsoft’s AppSource marketplace by the end of August.