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You’re the newest member to join a long running project. You need to get up to speed quickly. You want to join the right Team, but no one has given you the Team joining code. What to do?

You do what everyone has always done, you start up the MS Teams app – you open the Join or create a team page, enter a keyword and hit the search button. The result you get then is the following message:

Ouch! Painful, isn’t it? You’re not the first to see this message, but you could be the last.

Why can’t I find a Team that I know exists?

Here are just a few of the many reasons why this happens so often:

  • You need to know the exact starting characters of the team name.
  • Using wildcards is not possible.
  • Keyword searches for the description are also not possible.
  • Teams that are private can be limited discovered!

User Experience is key – let’s open the lock

The limitations on basic search functionality make the blood start to rise. Why bother? How to move forward?

It is true, in the long run, new search capabilities will be added. But, as was famously once said, “In the long run, we’re all dead!” panagenda already offers a panacea for this small but very intensive pain by delivering a google-like search experience into MS Teams.

One example of what you can do now with OfficeExpert

This screenshot shows a search result where using a join request for a private team:

This is just one example, but we won’t stop here. Future search enhancements will provide AI driven Teams recommendations!

The AI future is closer than you think

Now imagine you want to start a project and you don’t know if anybody else is already working on it.

A very simple example of how an AI driven search could help would be that you ask for the following: Show me all Teams in which colleagues from my department are already member.

Help yourself by making your life easier. Start your Trial today and enjoy a pain-free experience finding your Teams.


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