Microsoft Teams: An Introduction

In todays world where organizations strive to embrace digital transformation to have a competitive edge over its competitors, IT giants like Microsoft have introduced many different products to complement this journey. products such as Office 365, Skype for Business, SharePoint, Azure are some of the products which accepted by enterprises globally and are leaders in the Gartner magic quadrant in its respective solution areas.

Recently Microsoft released a communication and collaboration product on its Office 365 productivity platform called Teams. As the name sounds this gives a true experience for teams within an organization to work productively by communicating and collaborating efficiently. Today, teams within organizations are located at different geographical locations at times and members of the teams might not be in office to attend discussions and meetings, etc. products such as Microsoft Teams works as a collaboration and communication platform to connect teams within the organization where ever they are.

So what is teams; it is a chat based workspace which brings employees (people), conversations and content in to one place which helps everyone who are part of that teams workspace to access and find content in one place and more easily. Teams by default integrates with Microsoft Office applications.

With the tight integration with Skype, Microsoft Teams provides a rich chat environment, audio, video conferencing and act as a platform to host meetings. The content within teams would be encrypted and secured as the information shared would be highly confidential.

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