About Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is a chat-based workspace within Microsoft 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:

R 76,00/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, Traditional Chinese, Turkish

    Pricing starting from:

    R 76,00/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
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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
    • Personalization
    • 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 Software
    • 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
    (7 941)
    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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    Sherquoia B.
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    • Industry: Staffing & Recruiting
    • Company size: 10 000+ Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Ease of Use
    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Easy Use!

    Reviewed on 2022/05/31

    Pros

    It’s easy to join a meeting with just a link that can be sent and I like how it is aligned with Outlook.

    Cons

    Sometimes the video messes up and that can be frustrating.

    Tolgay K.
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    • Industry: Telecommunications
    • Company size: 10 000+ Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support
    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Best for daily communication & collaboration

    Reviewed on 2022/04/26

    It is a quality tool making it easy to communicate and collaborate.

    It is a quality tool making it easy to communicate and collaborate.

    Pros

    It is very powerful tool for daily communication specially in large scale companies. It is possible to integrate different addons which you can practically use. Performance of the tool is very solid for meetings, screensharing sessions and of course calls. Creating teams, pages part is also a good way of collaboration.

    Cons

    If you are in a crowded meeting such as 500+ people the tool is slowing a little bit and it is hard to control in a screensharing or presentation session.

    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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    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support
    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Best application for video calling and remote controlling.

    Reviewed on 2022/04/12

    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.

    Chris M.
    Overall rating
    • Industry: Facilities Services
    • Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
    • Review Source

    Overall rating

    • Ease of Use
    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    It integrates with everything else Microsoft

    Reviewed on 2022/06/21

    Pros

    The integration to other MS products in the 365 world is a significant reason for why Teams is used by me daily. The ability to set up meetings with end users not necessarily needing to install Teams is a real bonus and adds to the long list of features I use daily.

    Cons

    It can do so much especially as part of the wider MS platform that it can be bewildering at times. However, it is perfectly possible to focus on only those areas of functionality that are of genuine use and value to overcome this.

    Kenny M.
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    • Industry: Information Technology & Services
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support
    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Excellent Platform

    Reviewed on 2022/06/04

    Pros

    I now use Teams more that Zoom. For many previous attempts I couldn’t add anyone that wasn’t in my organization and the hundreds of settings were overwhelming. Now that has been simplified and I’m very happy about that.

    Cons

    To add simple features such as a call in number, it requires a paid subscription and 8-10 steps in various control panels to add that module to the account to enable it. Should be way easier than that.

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    Reasons for Choosing Microsoft Teams

    Teams better integrates with 0365.

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    Microsoft Teams FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Microsoft Teams.

    Microsoft Teams offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: R 76,00/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, 1 001-5 000

    Microsoft Teams supports the following languages:

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

    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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