Microsoft Teams Now Available in Office 365

On March 14, 2017, Microsoft announced that Microsoft Teams, its collaboration app as its answer to Slack, would now be available in their productivity suite, Office 365.  Being available in 181 markets and in 19 different languages, Microsoft Teams is already being adopted in major companies such as Accenture, Alaska Airlines and Walter Thompson in their operations.

With over 85 million active users, Office 365 empowers the individual or the groups in your organization with its broad set of tools for collaboration.  Designed to meet the unique workstyle of every group in different organizations — Outlook for its enterprise-grade email; SharePoint for intelligent content management; Yammer for networking across the organization; Skype for Business as the backbone for enterprise voice and video; and now, Microsoft Teams, the new chat-based workspace in Office 365.


Chat for today’s teams

Providing modern conversation experience, Microsoft Teams will keep everyone engaged with its threaded and persistent chat.  New communication features such as audio calling from mobile devices and video call on android, soon to be released on iOS and Windows phones as well, were added to improve on collaboration.  Microsoft Teams has also added the ability to email a channel, include attachments, send messages with markdown-based formatting and receive notifications about all posts in a channel.


Hub for Teamwork

With Office 365, applications and services such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and SharePoint are readily provided to Microsoft Teams users to be sure that they will have the tools and information needed to collaborate better.  To improve user experience, Microsoft Teams has recently added support for open, public teams within your organization and enhanced user meeting experience by adding scheduling capabilities, integrating calendar availability(free/busy) and more.


Customizable for every team

Knowing every team is unique, Microsoft Teams has made it easy to customize your workspace with Tabs, Connectors and Bots.  With over 150 integrations available and more coming soon such as bots from hipmunk, SAP SuccessFactors to help employees and managers track goals and performance and Trello to help empower teams to easily get projects done with boards, lists and cards.

 

To learn more about Microsoft Teams and Office 365, contact us at 893 9515.