1How Microsoft Teams Supports Work Group Collaboration
Microsoft has released Teams a new cloud collaboration application to boost work group productivity. The app, which was made available to corporate users on March 14, is essentially a Slack clone that allows for team chatting, file sharing, and collaboration. But the factor that could allow Teams to overtake the rapid adoption of Slack is Office 365 integration. Microsoft Teams comes with Office 365 Business Premium and above and lets users do everything from place Skype calls to collaborate on Word documents within the app. Take a look at this slide show about Microsoft Teams.
2It’s a Slack Alternative
3It’s Integrated With Office 365
Microsoft Teams is baked into Office 365, allowing users to collaborate and communicate without needing to sign up for another service. It’s important to note, however, that Microsoft Teams is available to Office 365 Business Premium accounts and above. Those who have an Office 365 Business subscription will need to upgrade.
4A Chat App to Try Out
5Public and Private Collaboration
Like Slack, Microsoft Teams allows for the creation of workspaces within companies. Administrators can create public rooms where folks can communicate, as well as private channels where only team members can chat. Depending on privileges, users can also create private channels with other team members.
6Office 365 Apps Integration
Microsoft Teams has a feature Slack can’t match: Office 365 apps integration. That means the Teams app offers built-in access to SharePoint, OneNote, and even Skype for Business. Customers who are already using SharePoint might find even more value in the collaborative (and synching) features available in Teams.
7Collaborate on Documents Inside Teams
8Teams Integrates With Third-Party Apps
9Microsoft Touts Security
10It Works Just About Anywhere
11Teams Is Included in Office 365 Business Premium
Microsoft Teams doesn’t cost anything additional beyond the price corporate users pay for Office 365 Business Premium. So, companies paying $12.50 per user per month or more are now offered access to Teams for no additional charge. Those who want Teams access and are already Office 365 Business users will need to boost their $8.25-per-user-per-month subscription to the Business Premium subscription.