What is Microsoft Teams?

Microsoft Teams – 8 Things You Should Know About Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams – Microsoft revealed Teams at an event in New York, and the service went live on March 14, 2017, all over the world.   It was established at Microsoft’s headquarters during an internal hackathon, and it is now headed by Microsoft corporate vice president Brian MacDonald.

Microsoft Teams is a web-based desktop application built on GitHub’s Electron architecture, which integrates the Chromium rendering engine with the Node.js JavaScript platform.

Microsoft Teams is a Microsoft-developed proprietary business collaboration tool that is part of the Microsoft 365 suite of products. Teams compete mainly with Slack, a related service that offers workspace chat and videoconferencing, as well as file storage and device integration.

Other Microsoft-owned business messaging and communication tools, such as Skype for Business and Microsoft Classroom, are being phased out in favour of Teams. As several meetings moved to a virtual world during the COVID-19 pandemic, Teams has received a lot of attention.

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1. Chats

Teams enable users to connect through chat. Unlike Skype for Company, Teams chats are permanent, so users do not need to search the Conversation History. During chats, Teams allows users to format text and use emojis.

A message can be marked as urgent or significant by the recipient. Important messages have a red side border and an exclamation mark, while urgent messages send out notifications at regular intervals until they are seen.

2. Chat in a group

It supports both one-on-one and group chats. A call in group can be created for users.

Sharing of files

It enables file sharing through chats.

3. Teams 

Teams  Administrators and teachers will create separate teams for classrooms, professional learning communities (PLCs), staff members, and all using Teams for Education.

4. Channels

Members of a team will create channels. Channels are discussion topics that enable team members to connect without having to use email or group SMS (texting). Users may react to posts with text, photographs, GIFs, and memes created by them.

Users may send private messages to a single person rather than a group of people using direct messages.

Connectors are third-party applications that can send data to the channel. MailChimp, Facebook Accounts, Twitter, PowerBI, and Bing News are among the connectors available.

5. Calling

Instant messaging, Voice over IP (VoIP), and video conferencing are all options for calling inside the client app. Teams also allows users to dial phone numbers from the client through the public switched telephone network (PSTN).

6. Meetings

Meetings may be arranged or produced on the fly, and users who access the channel will be able to see when a meeting is taking place. Teams also has a Microsoft Outlook plugin that allows you to invite others to a Teams meeting. Thousands of users can communicate through a meeting connection with this.

7. Live Events for Teams

Teams Live Events replaces Skype Meeting Broadcast by allowing users to broadcast to up to 10,000 people via Teams, Yammer, or Microsoft Stream.

8. Education

Teachers can use the Assignments tab in Microsoft Teams to distribute, provide input on, and rate student assignments. This feature is only available to Office 365 for Education subscribers. Quizzes can also be allocated to students using Office Forms integration.

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