Microsoft Teams

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Chat-based workspace in Office 365

About Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is a chat-based workspace within Microsoft 365, which enables users to view and collaborate on documents directly within the application, participate in voice and video conference calls, view full conversation histories and email-style conversation threads, and more. Teams has replaced Skype for Business as Microsoft's online meeting solution.

Microsoft Teams can be customized to suit each individual team, with users able to create tabs for frequently accessed documents or regularly-used cloud services. Integrations with Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote, SharePoint, Power BI, Delve, and Planner are all built into Microsoft Teams, allowing users to access and collaborate on a range of files. Skype for Business integration facilitates video and voice conference calls between users, connectors can be used to pull in notifications and updates from a range of third party services including GitHub and Twitter, and the Microsoft Bot Framework is also supported, bringing intelligent bots into the team environment.


Key benefits of Microsoft Teams

  • Skype for Business is integrated with Teams, allowing users to make voice and video conference calls.

  • Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote, SharePoint, Power BI, Delve, and Planner are all built into Teams, enabling users to access and collaborate on documents from within the app.

  • The workspace can be customized for each team, with tabs for frequently-used documents or services, and connectors to third-party tools and services.

  • All team members can view the histories of team conversations, and users can create private chats for smaller groups or one-to-one discussions.

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    Microsoft Teams Software - Conversations can be carried out to collaborate, with message flagging, replies, and @mentions
    Microsoft Teams Software - Users can collaborate and comment on files
    Microsoft Teams Software - The planner allows users to manage and track tasks
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    Microsoft Teams Software - Conversations can be carried out to collaborate, with message flagging, replies, and @mentions
    Microsoft Teams Software - Users can collaborate and comment on files
    Microsoft Teams Software - The planner allows users to manage and track tasks
    Microsoft Teams Software - Files can be shared, stored, and managed
    Microsoft Teams Software - Contacts can be managed, and contact availability is indicated
    Microsoft Teams Software - A range of apps can be integrated with Microsoft Teams
    Microsoft Teams Software - Video meetings can be held through Teams

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    Overall rating

    4.5 /5
    (9,470)
    Value for Money
    4.4/5
    Features
    4.4/5
    Ease of Use
    4.3/5
    Customer Support
    4.2/5

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    Anshul
    Anshul
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    • Industry: Information Technology & Services
    • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    Microsoft Teams is a go to and best software for collaborating within the team!

    Reviewed on 21/05/2021

    Its a good collaboration tool which helps you in setting up your day at work from meetings to...

    Its a good collaboration tool which helps you in setting up your day at work from meetings to connecting with your colleagues, creating project work related groups are very good features

    Pros

    Features like you can manage your complete meetings note, scheduling meeting and collaborating with team mates and access control for the important work related smartsheets can be done on Microsoft Teams.

    Cons

    UI can be improved further for the ease of use though its good and it can also be customized as per the requirements of big clients which are using it in their company's world wide

    Alternatives Considered

    Webex Suite

    Reasons for Choosing Microsoft Teams

    Microsoft Teams provides a better features along with its cost effective

    Switched From

    Anywhere365
    laxmi
    laxmi
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    • Industry: Graphic Design
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

    Good for kids online classes during pandemic period

    Reviewed on 18/05/2021

    We got to use it on daily basis as nothing best yet than this app for children online studies

    We got to use it on daily basis as nothing best yet than this app for children online studies

    Pros

    We uses it daily for chat in between online class.
    For online exams
    For discussion in class.
    my kid specially enjoys it as its the time to meet and see her school friends face to face in corona lockdown

    Cons

    Many things i dsnt like about this app

    1)- class or exam link is broken sometimes , and we get hangs and moves to whatsapp Student group for asking help for additional link to same class/ exam

    2) average people have weak internet and this app runs good only on good to strong internet ,which causes video freeze , link dsnt open , ejection of student while running class and poor audio /video quality

    3) if we get ejected from class before the class going to end we dsnt see the class link anymore in calender option.. teacher get annoying at us and we explains her the
    very helpless situation of app .

    4)- we have to re request class link if we get ejected before the class ends, as calender option stop showing meetings links if time almost finished to re join.which is unfair

    Candace
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    • Industry: Fishery
    • Company size: 2–10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Amazing easy

    Reviewed on 18/04/2024

    Pros

    I love how it's so much easier than zoom.

    Cons

    Nothing. It's the best. No passwords or anything just send a link to someone they click it and boom right to the meeting without any hassle.

    Imi
    Imi
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    • Industry: Government Administration
    • Company size: 5,001–10,000 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    MS Teams is more than the VC conferencing tool but it is a greedy applicaiton

    Reviewed on 03/06/2021

    Being using this app from its inception and it keeps growing daily, however the app is memory...

    Being using this app from its inception and it keeps growing daily, however the app is memory intensive and sometimes slows down my phone or laptops. Overall, it is a business drive software that will become the swift army knife for remote working.

    Pros

    Teams provides several features of with the ability to integrate with all of the other Office 365 application is the best.
    MS Team for meeting leads with an integrated calendar.
    MS team for chatting about a document stands out over other application.
    MS Team for sharing an email directly to a channel group members for their feedback is most productive in my environment as compared to the broadcasting of an email to several colleagues and waiting for a replay in your inbox.
    Mobile application is good, once you can afford a good high end Android phone.

    Cons

    The app is memory intensive.
    The app is bandwidth intensive.
    I cannot quite complain about the functionalities at this point, as they are a growing list of new and improved application and functionalities all tied into the Office365 platform.

    Alternatives Considered

    Zoom Workplace and GoTo Meeting

    Reasons for Choosing Microsoft Teams

    Cannot compare these two product on all fronts, the goal was to reduce cost and improve number of users having the ability to perform remote meeting. Nothing can compare to zoom for a stand along meeting. After all no one has VC anymore, we just have a zoom meeting. However, Teams has been the way to go for internal meeting across the office space, and not is becoming ore and more popular, thus we reduce the cost and made the switch to teams.

    Switched From

    Zoom Workplace

    Reasons for Switching to Microsoft Teams

    It was part of the Office365 package, a gem in the tool kit that was not being used until covid19
    Verified Reviewer
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    • Industry: Computer Software
    • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    The perfect IT collaboration platform - MS Teams

    Reviewed on 22/02/2024

    Overall, it has been an amazing experience and I wont love to see what new features are we up for...

    Overall, it has been an amazing experience and I wont love to see what new features are we up for in the future.

    Pros

    I like the overall efficency of the app at everything. Also, the "grant screen access" is an amazing feature which I love.

    Cons

    There is a certain bug with the pc and android app is that if u connect ur Bluetooth headphones later once u have already picked a call, the headphones don't work automatically. You have to cut the call and again connect with the person.

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    Microsoft Teams FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Microsoft Teams.

    Microsoft Teams offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: $6.90/month
    • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
    • Free Trial: Available

    Microsoft Teams is available as part of Microsoft Office 365 subscriptions. Premium plans start at $4.00/user/month and are subject to an annual commitment.

    Microsoft Teams has the following typical customers:

    2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1,000, 1,001–5,000

    Microsoft Teams supports the following languages:

    Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish

    Microsoft Teams supports the following devices:

    Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

    Microsoft Teams integrates with the following applications:

    Asana, Dynamics 365, GitHub, Hootsuite, Hosted Virtual Desktop from the Cloud, Intercom, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft OneNote, Microsoft Planner, Microsoft Power BI, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Visual Studio, Microsoft Word, Skype for Business, Smartsheet, Trello, Wrike, Zendesk Suite

    Microsoft Teams offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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