It does not include just all the Microsoft 365 users but 100 new features like Mobile Audio Calling, with video calling, email integration, and all file sharings.
Microsoft’s newly launched chat-based workspace Microsoft Teams will now be available for all Office 365 users across devices including iOS, Android, and Windows.
Currently, it supports 19 languages but no Indian languages are available yet.
The conglomerate had announced a preview in November and claims that 50,000 organizations including Alaska Airlines, ConocoPhillips, Deloitte, Expedia, J.B. Hunt, J. Walter Thompson have been using Microsoft Teams.
Software giant Microsoft has rolled out its collaboration and communication platform Teams to all its 85 million monthly active users of Office 365 for free. A limited preview of Teams was rolled out in November last year and was positioned as a rival to Slack. According to a report, Teams is also available to Microsoft’s suite of cloud services and apps as a web app and native apps for Windows, iOS, and Android.
“The shift to modern working styles that are open and transparent by default are part of our core philosophy of one size does not fit all,” Mira Lane, Microsoft Teams’ User experience design (UX) lead was quoted as saying.
The company also announced 150 integrations with third-party services like Asana, Zendesk, and Hootsuite, alongside the ability to chat, security services, customization options and more. According to the Microsoft, the Teams preview has had 50,000 organizations sign up and try out the service.
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Addressing the media in Bengaluru, Alok B Lal, director of Microsoft office marketing, said that Microsoft Teams does not include just conversations, but 100 new features like mobile audio calling, with video calling, email integration, file sharing and has ensured security and compliance capabilities.
Within the application, the team members can also access Excel, Word as well as Microsoft’s other apps.
He also added that the company is working on an additional feature which will provide external access. This will help the company add third-parties in the Teams’ interface. The feature is expected to be launched by June this year.
Microsoft Teams has also added Power BI feature which will allow the teams to look into their collected data like customer profiles, market insights, and others.
The company has also integrated number of bots. Notably, it also includes Yellow Messengers, an Indian company that lets users discover places around them. Moreover, the company is constantly looking to add more bots and developers can also integrate their bots with Microsoft Teams.
Microsoft Teams has signed up with 150 partners including SAP, Trello, and others. The new software will be part of Microsoft’s Office 365 services which has more than 80 million monthly active commercial users. Microsoft Teams will be available with Microsoft’s Office 365 business suite and otherwise, a free trial will be available. With this offering, the company plans to cater to both SMBs and enterprises.
With the number of additional features, the company has definitely differentiated Teams from Slack and is expecting to be a hit in all the 181 markets.