Microsoft Teams is cloud-based team collaboration software and a major part the Office 365 suite of applications. Designed for organisations of all sizes, the core capabilities in Microsoft Teams include business messaging, calling, video meetings and file sharing.
As a business communications app, Teams enables local and remote workers to collaborate on content in real time and near-real time, using almost any device, including laptops, desktops and mobile devices.
At its heart, Teams is a chat-based workspace that features group and private messaging, with threaded and persistent conversations.
Within each team, users can create different channels to organise their communications by topic, with each channel connecting a couple of users in the office or scaled up to thousands of users across global locations.
The team-based messaging thread allows users to schedule voice and video meetings; a workflow that provides contextual communications. Users can also edit PowerPoint files within the Teams app. And like other messaging services, Teams messages engage users by incorporating emojis and GIFs.
The guest-access feature in Microsoft Teams allows users to invite people outside their organisations to join internal channels for messaging, meetings and file sharing.
This capability helps to facilitate business-to-business project management and brings organisations and their clients closer together in a safe and secure environment.
With the app, users can make voice over IP calls from Teams client to Teams client. With Microsoft’s Office 365 Phone System, (formerly known as Cloud PBX) and Calling Plan (formerly known as PSTN Calling), users can make, receive and transfer calls to and from landlines and mobile phones on the public switched telephone network (PSTN).
Communicate more effectively
Get your team on the same page with group chat, online meetings, calling, and web conferencing.
Work better together
Collaborate on files with built-in Office 365 apps like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint.
Customise your workspace
Add in your favourite Microsoft apps and third-party services to keep the business moving forward.
Keep your team secure
Get end-to-end security, administrative control, and compliance—all powered by Office 365.
The teams app will let you host audio, video and web conferences with anyone inside your organisation or external contacts and clients. You can enhance your communications with features like scheduling assistance, note taking, desktop sharing, uploading files and chat messaging.
For really big meetings, you can do more and engage better with Microsoft Teams live events. Host webinars, undertake all-hands meetings and deliver other one-to-many presentations, connecting with up to 10,000 attendees across your organisation and beyond.
You can extend the app’s capabilities with one-touch join, to every meeting space with Microsoft Teams Rooms from partners like Logitech, Crestron, Polycom, Lenovo, HP and Yealink. Here you can browse a list of all the current Microsoft Teams Rooms for your meeting spaces.
Cloud video interoperability
BlueJeans, Pexip, and Poly are delivering video interoperability solutions that seamlessly connect H.323 compatible videoconferencing devices to Microsoft Teams meetings.
Join meetings from a phone or use Microsoft Teams to dial anybody directly. Meetings include a dial-in number spanning 400+ cities across the globe, making it easier for people on the go or without Internet access.