Microsoft Corporation is opening up Teams to all Office 365’s commercial users. This marks the next major step for Redmond’s intriguing productivity app. The head of Teams said that they wanted to get the team more close-knit , and experience being close together so they can model how the software giant really makes the collaboration tool more close-knit in software.
In the recent years, there has been an explosion of new solutions aiming to redefine how teams work. Tech Times notes that for the past few years, Slack has become the popular messaging service of choice for both group-based enterprises and corporate environments, delivering a streamlined, unique, and clean web-based communication platform.
Microsoft Corporation’s potential Slack killer is designed to help groups of people work together by allowing them to communicate in real-time. Office users can take part in multiple Teams that has space for group conversations in various channels. The series of channels let users do things like edit OneNote notebooks, Asana tasks, and view HootSuite social feeds without leaving the app.
According to Bloomberg, Microsoft Corporation’s workplace-productivity app is now widely available in 181 markets. Around 50,000 Office 365 commercial users, including Alaska Air Group Inc., and Expedia Inc. have started trying the app. The U.S. travel company has its information technology team use Redmond’s productivity app to share presentations, chat, and hold teleconferences. The software giant has also introduced over 100 fresh features to Teams and boasts 85 million Office 365 users.
Microsoft Corporation announced Tuesday that it is rolling out Teams to all Office 365 users worldwide after entering beta since November. The software giant is also releasing around 150 integrations with third-parties like Zendesk, Asana, and HootSuite, alongside customization options, security services, the ability to chat with other humans or chatbots, and more.
Mashable notes that much like enterprise cloud-based storage, enterprise productivity applications are becoming fiercely competitive. When the Windows company first introduced Teams, cloud team collaboration tool Slack released a full-page advert in The New York Times welcoming the software giant to the revolution.
Microsoft Corporations’s Teams needs to do well in the fast-growing market because a huge part of corporate email traffic is shifting to chat, where HipChat and Slack were pioneers. The Redmond, Washington-based tech company sees its workplace collaboration tool as a way to convince more of its customers to switch from on-premise, traditional Office software to the cloud-based Office 365.
Microsoft Corporation’s work chat app Teams is now available to all Office 365 users as part of the software giant’s push to compete with Google, HipChat, Slack, and other players in the group chat market. Starting Tuesday, commercial organizations who subscribe to Office 365 have access to the software giant’s Slack rival. The app with iOS, Windows, Android, Mac, and web pages has hit general availability in 19 languages and 181 countries.
By Anila Maring
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