Microsoft introduced a new platform called Microsoft Teams at 2016 Microsoft event. It was a mindblowing new platform for small and big groups to work more productively. It is simply the new chat-based workspace in Office 365. Microsoft Teams supports not only persistent but also threaded chats to keep everyone engaged. There are lots of integration in the Microsoft Teams such as Skype. Now they have officially announced the global availability of the Microsoft Teams. You can now enjoy it globally.
With Skype integration in Skype teams can communicate to each other via voice and/or video conferences. Since Microsoft announced the preview in November, more than 50,000 organizations have started using Microsoft Teams, including Alaska Airlines.
Microsoft Teams brings together people, conversations and content, along with the tools that teams need. It’s integrated with familiar Office applications and is built from the ground up on Office 365 and Microsoft’s global, secured cloud. Microsoft Teams is built on four core promises:
- Chat for today’s teams. Microsoft Teams provides a modern conversations experience, with threaded, persistent chat to keep everyone engaged. Team conversations can be either private or visible to the entire team, and users can access multiple teams, making it easy to switch between projects.
- A hub for teamwork. The Office applications and services that teams use every day — Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, and OneNote and Power BI— are all built-in, so people have the information and tools they need.
- Customization for every team. Microsoft Teams offers the ability to customize work spaces with tabs, connectors and bots from third-party partners as well as familiar Microsoft tools like Microsoft Planner and Visual Studio Team Services. More than 150 integrations are available or coming soon, with companies like SAP, Trello, Hipmunk, Growbot and ModuleQ building on the platform.
- Security teams trust. Microsoft Teams is built on the hyper-scale, enterprise-grade Office 365 cloud, delivering the advanced security and compliance capabilities that customers expect. Teams supports global standards including SOC 1, SOC 2, EU Model Clauses, ISO27001 and HIPAA.