What Is Microsoft Teams?
Cloud-based application developed for business communications that helps manage chat, meet, file sharing, and more.
Who Uses Microsoft Teams?
Cloud-based solution designed for business communications to help teams manage chat, meet, file sharing, team discussions, and more.
Where can Microsoft Teams be deployed?
Cloud, SaaS, Web-based, Mac (Desktop), Windows (Desktop), Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)
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Microsoft Teams Features
- Activity Dashboard
- CRM Software
- Calendar Management
- Call Recording Software
- Contact Management Software
- Content Management System (CMS) Software
- Customizable Branding
- Customizable Templates
- Document Storage
- Electronic Hand Raising
- Email Reminders
- Engagement Tracking
- Event Management Software
- Event Scheduling
- File Sharing Software
- File Transfer
- Live Chat Software
- Meeting Management
- Mobile Access
- Multi hosts
- On-Demand Recording
- On-Demand Webinars
- Online Video Platform Software
- Presentation Streaming
- Q&A Management
- Real Time Data
- Registration Management
- Reporting & Statistics
- Scheduling Software
- Screen Sharing Software
- Social Media Integration
- Social Promotion
- Survey/Poll Management
- Surveys & Feedback
- Template Management
- Third Party Integrations
- Two-Way Audio & Video
- User Management
- Video Call Recording
- Video Conferencing Software
- Video Streaming
- Video Support
- Whiteboard Software
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Microsoft Teams is a game changer in a pandemic riddled world
Comments: Live Chat in Microsoft Teams is the very reason we chose this over other software. Zoom does not come close to offering the features in Microsoft Teams. I will continue to choose this software over others as it offers everything I am looking for as an online college professor.
Just as things became difficult with COVID-19, Microsoft Teams came along offering a myriad of features allowing so many to continue working and going to school from home.
I believe the only downfall is that integrations and file sharing could be more, just more.
Good enough, but not Great
Good enough, but not great, especially if you have used other communicators.
UX is light years behind the competition.
The only 2 reasons to use MS Teams are pricing (included in MS Office), and the integration with other MS Office products.
Very good integration with Outlook and MS Calendar. Good switching between desktop and mobile during a meeting. Useful notifications / reminders when a meeting starts.
Alwful UI and UX, unintuitive UI, non-productiv shortcuts, not very configurable, not good default settings. Linux app is not on par. Search functionality is not very good. Has bugs - sometimes loses message history, not synchronizing b/n desktop and mobile apps, not showing the correct status, not sending notifications on time, etc. Missing some important functionality - like push to talk during a meeting, or good annotations. Some functionalities are not developed properly - for example integration with MS Forms is pretty bad. Comes short when compared to the competition like Slack.
Probably switching to Slack and Zoom
Comments: Microsoft Teams does a good job. I don't want it to sound all negative, when it is a good videoconferencing solution. But, the User interface can feel a bit overwhelming, and the fact that Zoom is much more widely adopted, ultimately means that I'm likely going to switch back to Zoom, as I feel that they have done a good job of fixing the security holes that led us to switch over to Teams in the first place.
It's handy to have a software that is connected to my email provider, and it's relatively simple to use. We originally made this switch due to privacy concerns with Zoom, and it does carry out most of the functionality we need at least internally. I do like that the default video quality is 1080p, and the number one reason for switching over from Zoom was security concerns, which Microsoft definitely does a fantastic job of. Microsoft Teams is more secure than Zoom.
It's not as widely adopted as Zoom, and so I find myself ending up using both softwares, one for internal organization and one for the public, and that ends up being inefficient and inconvenient. I also find that Zoom is a simpler interface to use. Microsoft teams has so many different features and options that it can almost feel overwhelming. A lot of functionality seems like it ends up being an overpowered software for what we need.
Working from home just got a whole lot easier throughout 2021
Microsoft Teams, Wow Wow Wow! Well long gone are the days of spending 20 to 30 mins trying to get all my learners to battle through Cisco WebEx's complex dial in process....OMG the nightmares so many of us had with that is just beyond belief.
Teams has been a lifesaver, timesaver, stress reducer in a time of high anxiety. It's been a brilliant investment by our workplace. We have our working meetings so easy to set up and in contrast to other softwares, there is no time limit. We can pass files back and forth, open files simultaneously to work collaboratively. It's saving huge amounts of time, improved efficiency and hence increased productivity. It has been a brilliant promoter of paper free working, less emails, and more in the moment work.
The video conferencing, screen sharing and being able to invite a limitless number of colleagues to the meeting with such ease has to be one of it's top strengths. Live transcription on the go during meetings Ability to see our colleagues in the display individually or a together mode on the seats; it's an extraordinary touch. Absolutely love how you're able to change backgrounds throughout the meeting during conferencing Very easy to set up and in contrast to other softwares, there is no time limit. The ability to pass files & documents back and forth and to open files simultaneously to work collaboratively. It's saving us huge amounts of time, improved efficiency and hence increased productivity. Breakout rooms are a breeze to set up and makes life so much easier.
Low bandwidth can be an issue, would have to switch the cameras off to compensate. Have to mute chats to stop notifications constantly popping up in the bottom right hand corner - can be very distracting during sessions. The whiteboards need better integration, e.g. being able to prepare prior to session, save after completion of sessions etc.
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Comments: You solve the problem of not having a shared communication platform for the entire company using Microsoft Teams. Messages, a conference room, and file sharing are all included. It's all in one spot now, which wasn't the case before Microsoft Teams. and also since covid 19 we no longer need to work at the office as teams solve that
I enjoy that I can phone, text, video chat, and so on. Teams are extremely useful for training a class of many agents. I can use Teams on my phone and at work, which is convenient when I need to take a break for lunch. It's also useful for troubleshooting IT issues.
There's nothing I don't like about Microsoft Teams; it does what I need it to do. The only negative that comes to mind is that when you share your screen during a team meeting, it takes away the main screen where everyone can see you, making it difficult to see who is speaking.