Teams is Microsoft's most intriguing productivity app yet

After reading the article I noted that Microsoft is really starting to position Office 365 as a full SMB. Offering "Teams" as a "free" addition to an already existing subscription is VERY cool! 

If you are one of the many SMB's that counts every penny but need a full fledged conferencing\meeting utility this might be worth a look.

Today marks the next major step for Microsoft Teams: It's opening up to all Office 365 commercial organizations, a figure that includes more than 85 million monthly users. It's also packing in several new features, like the ability to schedule meetings without leaving the Teams interface. As it evolves, Teams is looking more and more like the ideal productivity solution from Microsoft, wrapping in elements from other Office 365 apps while also delivering entirely new ways to work together.

As a fairly dedicated Slack user, I was surprised by just how thoughtfully designed Teams was after using it for a few days. It's easier to follow threaded conversations, since they actually look like threads instead of weird off-shoot chats. It's far simpler to start video chats with teammates, and you can even schedule video meetings from within rooms. And given that Teams supports video chats with up to 80 people, it could conceivably end up replacing conference calls for some workers. Even the mere act of creating new channels seems a lot more fluid than Slack, reflecting the fact that working groups tend to evolve quickly over time. A private chat between a few colleagues could end up becoming a channel to house conversations around a new corporate project, for instance.

On the mobile front, the Teams iOS and Android apps are both clean and well designed. Oddly enough, the Android app is the most advanced version, since it supports video and audio calls. That's something both Windows Phone and iOS will have to wait for. 

Read more about it here.

Da Boss!

Website: www.digitalsmind.com Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
More in this category: « Sharepoint Org Chart

Who's Online

We have 373 guests and no members online

Search Articles

Site Updates.

'I never forget a face, but in your case I’d be glad to make an exception.'

Latest Content

  • Fecal Bacteria Found In Drinks Sold By Major Fast Food Restaurants Like McDonald's
    Written by
    Fecal Bacteria Found In Drinks Sold By Major Fast Food Restaurants Like McDonald's Welp, there goes the "yes" when I am asked if…
  • Capture amazing fireworks shots with your iPhone (and Android)
    Written by
    Capture amazing fireworks shots with your iPhone (and Android) So tonight is the night we here in the U.S.…
    Read more...
  • Work From Home In 2017: The Top 100 Companies Offering Remote Jobs
    Written by
    Work From Home In 2017: The Top 100 Companies Offering Remote Jobs I work from home, the can, the bedroom, the front-yard,…
    Read more...
  • Microsoft delays its Windows 10 Timeline feature
    Written by
    Microsoft delays its Windows 10 Timeline feature When you have a piece of code in front of…
    Read more...
  • Refurbished: Microsoft Xbox One S 1TB Console - Madden NFL 17 Bundle - 182.00 (WSL)
    Written by
    Holy cow! 182.00 for the latest and greatest! Damn... if…
    Read more...

Visit the Digitalsmind Video YouTube Page!

Did you know we have a video page on YouTube? 

Well... WE DO! 

Check us out! 

- Our Video page.