We're excited to share that Smartsheet’s integration with Microsoft Skype for Business Online is now live, along with a few feature updates.
Smartsheet is the only collaborative work management platform to integrate with Skype for Business, giving Office 365 and Smartsheet customers value and convenience that's greater than the sum of the parts.
Organizations using Office 365 and Smartsheet can communicate on projects and processes, so teams can keep all the info related to a project in one place for easy access and follow-up.
Keep Track of Your Conversations
With the Skype for Business integration, Smartsheet users will be able to:
See their team members’ Skype availability from within the Smartsheet app:
Initiate a secure instant message (IM) conversation:
And have that conversation automatically saved to the comments column of sheets, so they can be viewed by anyone with access to the sheet at any time:
The Skype for Business collaborator doesn’t need to be in Smartsheet to see your chats from within Smartsheet. They can use any Skype for Business or Microsoft Lync client, including mobile, to respond.
Rob Howard, Director, Office 365 Ecosystem, says, “This integration with Skype for Business is yet another example of how Smartsheet is integrating with Microsoft technologies to create an enhanced productivity experience that is familiar, seamless and helps teams and individuals work better.”
How to Get Started With Skype for Business With Smartsheet
In order to use Smartsheet’s integration with Skype for Business, your Smartsheet and Office 365 administrators will need to enable this capability for your company.
If you’re a Smartsheet system administrator, you can follow the steps in this article to enable Skype for Business for your organization.
After your administrators have enabled Skype for Business, learn how to sign in and start collaborating here.
Smartsheet’s integration with Skype for Business is available to users on Smartsheet Business plans. Interested in upgrading to access the Skype for Business integration?
Note: Our integration with Skype for Business Online is not compatible with your personal Skype account or with on-premise versions of Skype for Business.
Other Improvements This Month
A New “Current User” Option for Your Sheet Filters
With the new “Current User” filter, you can filter a project sheet to see only what’s been assigned to you. You don’t have to define your own filters to see only the work that you need to accomplish. If you’re the sheet owner or admin you no longer have to create multiple filters for each person in order for them to see what’s been assigned to them. Read the how to article here to learn more about filters.
Office 365 Sign in on Smartsheet Mobile
If your organization has set up Azure authentication, you can now use your Office 365 work credentials to sign in to Smartsheet on your mobile device. Download Smartsheet from the App Store or Google Play and access your work more securely in Smartsheet with your company-managed credentials.
To learn more about these improvements and everything in the release, read the Release Notes.