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
    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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    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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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4.5 /5
    (9,482)
    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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    Kristianna
    Kristianna
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    • Industry: Insurance
    • Company size: 51–200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Microsoft Teams - Making Remote Work Possible

    Reviewed on 27/06/2022

    I use Microsoft Teams all day, every day to engage with my team, communicate in the remote work...

    I use Microsoft Teams all day, every day to engage with my team, communicate in the remote work environment, hold video meetings to incorporate as much human interaction as possible into the virtual environment. Teams allows me to share information with my team, help them in their daily tasks, play games to lighten the workday, send praise features to celebrate their hard work, etc. Remote work would not be possible (at least on my team) without it!

    Pros

    I would not be able to function in my role without the consistent, daily use of Microsoft Teams. I use Teams to easily chat with my team, host online Team events, share important data, private message, host video meetings, make quick and easy phone calls, etc. I also love that there are so many add-ons that I can utilize (like the Praise feature) to engage with my team and reward productive output.

    Cons

    The only con that I would list would be that the emoji menu should have a recently used section. But, this is super minimal, as the selection for emojis to brighten up my team chat and engage with my team is vast!

    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

    Sujitha
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    • Industry: Information Technology & Services
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Makes life easier and advanced

    Reviewed on 7/07/2024

    It makes our life easier. Easy to use. Overall good

    It makes our life easier. Easy to use. Overall good

    Pros

    Task assignment and track records.
    Easy Communications.

    Cons

    Overall good and no disappointment at all

    Verified Reviewer
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    • Industry: Information Technology & Services
    • Company size: 1,001–5,000 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

    A well-packed instant messaging and conference software by Microsoft

    Reviewed on 11/09/2021

    Pros

    From what I heard, Microsoft Team is part of Microsoft Enterprise and it's free of charge. What I like about Microsoft Team that most would be its ease of use. Similar to other instant mesagging apps, Microsoft Teams work the same way. Type something and send it. Morever, it also features calls and video calls. For calls and video calls, you can also share your screen, and it can even be recorded. Once recorded, Teams will host it online and will notify everyone in the group that the file is ready. Moreover, when someone start a screen recording, Teams will notify everyone in the call that the call is currently recorded. It's a well-packed instant messaging and conference tool published by Microsoft, and it's free.

    Cons

    There are so many things that I dislike about the software that is related to its performance issue.

    1) From time to time, Teams will significantly lag and cause error. For example, sending 4 messages in order A, B, C, and D, might cause the message to be delivered as B, C, A, and D. This is extremely annoying especially when used in a professional manner.

    2) When browsing through the files saved on Teams, it can lag heavily. This issue also occur when searching for messages.

    3) Sometimes, when trying to send a file that was sent to another chat, Teams will always state that this file already exist somewhere, would you want to replace it? This doesn't make sense as the file is sent to another chat with another person, it should be kept as a seperate file.

    4) When downloading a file, Teams doesn't even show the download progress. How can I know that it is already done?

    5) When video conferencing and share my screen, I can't see other people faces. This will put the speaker and the screen sharer in an awkward position where everyone see you but you don't see them. Most importantly, I won't even be able to see their reactions to my presentation.

    Verified Reviewer
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    • Industry: Information Technology & Services
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    Online meetings with Microsoft Teams

    Reviewed on 10/04/2024

    I've beeen using Microsoft Teams for online meetings, screen recording, and video conferences, the...

    I've beeen using Microsoft Teams for online meetings, screen recording, and video conferences, the audio and video quality is great, but other features are not well implemented at all.

    Pros

    Greate audio and video quality, good integration of Microsoft products, screen recording, meeting recording.

    Cons

    The windows and mobile versions are too heavy, consume too much resources and it's optimized.

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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: $7.60/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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