About Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is a chat-based workspace within Office 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.

Pricing starting from:

£3.80/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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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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    United Arab Emirates, Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Switzerland, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Germany, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Spain, Finland, France, United Kingdom, Ireland, Israel, India, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Panama, Peru, Portugal, Sweden, Singapore, United States, South Africa

    Supported Languages

    Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, zh-hant

    Pricing starting from:

    £3.80/month

    • Free Version
    • Free Trial
    • Subscription

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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

    Features

    Total features of Microsoft Teams: 91

    • @mentions
    • API
    • Access Controls/Permissions
    • Activity Dashboard
    • Activity Tracking
    • Agenda Management
    • Alerts/Notifications
    • Annotations
    • Application Management
    • Assignment Management
    • Audio Capture
    • Auto Framing
    • Automatic Transcription
    • Availability Indicator
    • Backup and Recovery
    • CRM
    • Calendar Management
    • Call Conferencing
    • Call Routing
    • Call Transfer
    • Chat/Messaging
    • Collaboration Tools
    • Commenting/Notes
    • Communication Management
    • Conferencing
    • Contact Management
    • Data Import/Export
    • Desktop / Browser Sharing
    • Discussions / Forums
    • Document Management
    • Document Storage
    • Email Management
    • Email Reminders
    • Event Management
    • Event Scheduling
    • File Management
    • File Sharing
    • File Transfer
    • For Small Businesses
    • Host Controls
    • Interaction Tracking
    • Internal Meetings
    • Live Chat
    • Meeting Management
    • Meeting Notes
    • Meeting Room Booking
    • Microsoft Outlook Integration
    • Mobile Access
    • Mobile Screen Sharing
    • Multi-Participant Screen Sharing
    • On-Demand Webcasting
    • Online Voice Transmission
    • PBX
    • Personalisation
    • Polls/Voting
    • Presentation Streaming
    • Presentation Tools
    • Presenter Control Management
    • Private Chat
    • Project Management
    • Project Planning
    • Real Time Notifications
    • Real Time Screen Sharing
    • Real-Time Chat
    • Real-time Updates
    • Recording
    • Remote Access/Control
    • Reporting & Statistics
    • Role-Based Permissions
    • SSL Security
    • Screen Capture
    • Screen Mirroring
    • Screen Recording
    • Screen Sharing
    • Search/Filter
    • Social Media Integration
    • Surveys & Feedback
    • Tagging
    • Targeted / Locked Screen Sharing
    • Task Management
    • Template Management
    • Third Party Integrations
    • Two Way Audio & Video
    • Two-Way Audio & Video
    • User Management
    • User Profiles
    • Video Conferencing
    • Video Layouts/Views
    • Video Support
    • Virtual Backgrounds
    • Workflow Management

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4.4 /5
    (7,892)
    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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    Luke F.
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    • Industry: Construction
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Communication Made Simple

    Reviewed on 12/04/2022

    Pros

    Teams is an excellent software to keep everyone communicating and help keep a log for business purposes. We love using it to quickly contact people and stay on task.

    Cons

    Teams have many options on the Admin side, the support is amazing, but it is hard to deploy at first. Especially if one adds VOIP features.

    Verified Reviewer
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    • Industry: Information Services
    • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Best application for video calling and remote controlling.

    Reviewed on 12/04/2022

    Overall Microsoft teams is best application in my perspective. I loved approximately each and every...

    Overall Microsoft teams is best application in my perspective. I loved approximately each and every feature.

    Pros

    The best thing about Microsoft teams as a video conferencing is the audio and video quality. This application do not consume large amount of memory and space which makes it friendly for the developers like myself.

    Microsoft teams is easily understandable and easy to use software. Teams provide lots of feature which comes handy to the user such as video calling, chats, screen sharing, polls, note making etc.
    The most facinating thing that I liked in teams is taking remote access to other collegues.

    Cons

    Microsoft teams sometimes do not update or wrongly update the status. For example, when I am in a call, sometimes it shown to other users that I am away or awailable. The file structures is very confusing and at some point there is unnecessary storage consuption.
    The swtiching of the call from mobile to PC sometimes is harder.
    It may happen that the message is not getting sent even if the network is strong and there is no option to try again.

    Alicia L.
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    • Industry: Fine Art
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

    Professional but not user friendly

    Reviewed on 17/04/2022

    If it was not mandatory by my office, I would be using Skype or zoom instead.

    If it was not mandatory by my office, I would be using Skype or zoom instead.

    Pros

    I appreciate that the calls can hold a large amount of peoples with video and audio functionality. It also has neat video background features

    Cons

    Teams was such a hard switch from Skype and it took me and my team over 3 months plus 1 Microsoft teams training session to understand how to use it. I still find the user interface confusing and as a result there are probably more features I could use I just don’t know about

    Ladele Q.
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    • Industry: Information Technology & Services
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Teams R us

    Reviewed on 24/03/2022

    Extremely happy with Teams because overall, it allows us to do business as if we were in the...

    Extremely happy with Teams because overall, it allows us to do business as if we were in the office. Really dissinetegrates the feeling of working remotely and keeps our team closer at hand for any tasks that we may need to discuss.

    Pros

    Loved the virtual background selections for screens on video calling and the alerts are promt. Functionality and usage is really easy, the busy on a call, in a meeting, away or logged out setting is such an important criteria that helps us know when we can and or cannot disturb another team member, and the fact that I can use it on my Android from anywhere does help our team members stay intouch.

    Cons

    Transcribing voicenotes when I have missed a call, can be improved. Usually the translations of voicenote left in my call log looks like jibberish but on the upside it does allow you to listen to the recording aswel.

    Ndimuhulu L.
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    • Industry: Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

    Microsoft Teams' Virtual Background and Advanced features

    Reviewed on 21/03/2022

    Teams has allowed us to work remotley in a more efficient way where we don't need to share files in...

    Teams has allowed us to work remotley in a more efficient way where we don't need to share files in another plartform and meet on a different one everything is at the same place

    Pros

    - Easy to setup even those who are less technical can set it up
    -Syncs with sharepoint making sharing of files easy
    -allows simultaneous editing of a shared document
    -Meeting recording are saved at sharpoint and a file is automaticaly made at it arranges them
    -Transcription allows you to quickly read the convo and go to the area of interest on the recording

    Cons

    -while it is easy to setup setting up other softwares like white keyboards software on it is difficult
    -Simple to use for basics but complicated for advanced features
    -Bug with the background filter app preview

    Alternatives Considered

    Google Meet

    Reasons for Choosing Microsoft Teams

    File sharing

    Switched From

    Zoom Meetings

    Reasons for Switching to Microsoft Teams

    more of my customers and projects teammates are on zoom so basically social space
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    Microsoft Teams FAQs

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    Microsoft Teams offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: £3.80/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+

    Microsoft Teams supports the following languages:

    Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, zh-hant

    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

    Microsoft Teams offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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