Microsoft is engaged on a brand new studying app that will probably be a part of Microsoft Groups. The brand new app will carry collectively studying content material from a wide range of sources right into a single place. This app will probably be out there in preview and turn into usually out there later this calendar 12 months.
Microsoft introduced plans for the brand new app throughout the unveiling of a new digital skills initiative by way of a digital occasion on June 30. Officers demonstrated the brand new Groups Studying app throughout the occasion.
“Simply as firms immediately have a system of engagement for purchasers with CRM know-how and a system of file with ERP, they may want a system of studying,” stated Microsoft’s president and lead counsel, Brad Smith, in a weblog publish.
Microsoft is seeking to broaden Groups’ already massive footprint additional, by including on-line studying to its present chat, calling, collaboration, and different performance. Microsoft’s purpose is to make use of Groups as a approach to host a steady suggestions loop between work, abilities, and studying, officers stated.
The approaching studying app will enable employers to combine content material from LinkedIn Studying, Microsoft Be taught, a buyer’s personal content material base, and different suppliers in a single place. Microsoft Learn is Microsoft’s website at no cost, self-paced instructional content material for Microsoft services and products, whereas LinkedIn Studying is extra about programs taught by trade specialists on a wide range of technical subjects. The content material managed by the brand new Groups studying app can embody something from instructor-led coaching to shorter “micro-learning” content material.
The approaching app will allow managers to assign and monitor studying progress, and it’ll assist workers earn certifications and recognition.
Officers aren’t but able to share particulars concerning the app, together with how/if customers might want to opt-in, and when and if customers will have the ability to entry the app by way of their Teams consumer profiles (along with their industrial/work Groups profiles).