Microsoft's collaboration tool
Microsoft Teams is Microsoft's entry to the growing collaboration app market. This communication tool is made for large businesses, giving users a feature-rich way of conducting meetings remotely. It combines the functions of predominantly text-based services like Slack with the video and audio messaging capabilities of conferencing apps, such as Zoom. The software sits nicely inside the Office 365 ecosystem. You can get it for your business using the Microsoft Office 365 Business or Enterprise account.
Feature-complete business messaging platform
Microsoft Teams allows you to connect with hundreds of other users. Using the app, you can send text-based messages, send files, and even conduct video conferences. Additionally, you can make one-on-one or group calls. There is even an option to conduct video calls or audio-only calls. You can also enable the screen-sharing function during your conference to help during your presentation.
The Microsoft Teams' interface allows you to chat with whoever is online. As with other instant messaging apps, you can send a message to Teams or individuals. Moreover, it lets you save important conversations and even customize your notification, so you can focus more on important messages. Since it sits within the Office 365 ecosystem, you can get the enterprise-level security and compliance that the app offers.
Microsoft Teams has the potential needed for a fully functioning collaboration system. However, while it may be feature-rich, it requires heavy investment from the users. Unlike Slack, which easily directs you to your conversations, the app will have you compartmentalize people into teams. The more teams you create, the harder it is to navigate. There are also various layers that you need to go through before you can actually go to the conversation tab.
Still an effective way to communicate
Microsoft Teams is a communication tool well-suited to organizations. It offers a competent video conferencing service, with other functions that allow easy collaboration between users. The app also earns points for its customizability and support to a wide range of apps integration. It is harder to navigate, but once you get past that, it will be a lot easier to connect with your team.