Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is a chat-based workspace as well as a messaging and calling solution for  Office 365. It is helps businesses meet the increasing need for collaboration within teams in everyday work. By using Microsoft Teams, it is easier to bring together people, conversations and content. For this purpose, Microsoft Teams offers elements such as chat, group email and calendar, content co-creation, audio/video meetings and cross-company connections. Microsoft Teams stands out from other similar tools like Yammer and Outlook Teams because of the confidentiality and security as well as the speed of the data handling.

Teams is built for the cloud on a highly scalable microservices architecture that’s efficient in bandwidth consumption, provides more robust telemetry, and enables maintenance and upgrades with minimal disruption. As a result, there are faster meeting join times and a better browser experience without needing to download plug-ins. This modern infrastructure makes it easy to tap into Microsoft Cognitive Services—which include transcription, translation, speech recognition, and machine learning capabilities—and have the power to make communication and collaboration easier and more effective.

Microsoft Teams can now fully replace Skype for Business Online. The current Skype for Business to Teams Roadmap can be found here, showing currently available and planned features.
 

Teams delivers Intelligent Communications

Messaging

Teams offers unified presence, federated chat, and contacts, as well as in-line translation capabilities that allow team members to converse in their native language.

Meetings

Cloud-based meeting recording, support for larger meetings of up to 250 participants; federated meetings, which provides the ability to host meetings across multiple organizations; meeting lobby so you can qualify dial-in callers before they join your meeting; and dial-in fallback support to ensure people can join a meeting even in the event of network issues. 

Calling

Boss and delegate support, call queues, auto-attendant, consultative transfer, do-not-disturb breakthrough, the ability to forward a call to a group, and out of office support. In addition, Direct Routing enables you to bring your own telephone service to Teams, which along with Calling Plans provides you additional choice for dial tone in Microsoft Teams.

Learn how Microsoft Teams increases the productivity of your team work

Microsoft Teams provides a modern conversation experience for today’s teams. The solution supports persistent and threaded chats for flexible communication that is visible for the entire team. Content and chat history is easily accessible and thanks to the integration of Skype, voice and video conferences are possible. Private group chats allow conversations for smaller groups.

Microsoft Teams offers every tool you need for your teamwork. All the  Office 365 tools like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, OneNote, Planner, Power BI and Delve are built into the solution. You can work on documents directly in the app and share it right away with your team.

Optimize your teamwork by arranging your workspace as you need it. With Microsoft Teams you can add tabs, explore data and take quick actions with bots. Additionally, you can pull in Connectors for notifications and updates from third-party services like Twitter or GitHub.
Leverage enterprise grade security, compliance, and manageability capabilities, including built-in information protection, secure guest access, multi-factor authentication, and more. Microsoft Teams is built entirely on the  Office 365 global, security-rich, compliant hyper scale cloud service. Therefore, users benefit from the high security standard they are used to when working with Microsoft. Also, key compliance standards like EU Model Clauses, ISO 27001, SOC 2, HIPAA and more are supported.

Which Office 365 plans include Microsoft Teams?

Microsoft Teams is available to Office 365 commercial customers with one of the following plans:

  • Business Essentials
  • Business Premium
  • Enterprise E1
  • Enterprise E3
  • Enterprise E5 (also available to customers who purchased E4 prior to its retirement)

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