Microsoft unveils ‘Teams’ app to open up flexi and digital workplace

To bring people, conversations, and content into one place, software giant Microsoft has introduced the Microsoft Teams, a mobile app integrated with familiar Office applications on Office 365.

Microsoft PH chief operating officer Cian O'Neill

Microsoft PH chief operating officer Cian O’Neill

In a recent study by the American company, professionals are seeking for better devices and technology to help them become more productive at work. Beyond hardware requirements, 36% of the respondents wish for ability to access data on their portable devices.

“As the nature of work changes, how employees collaborate and work together will be impacted as well,” Microsoft Philippines Chief Marketing and Chief Operating Officer Cian O’Neill said. “It is critical for business and HR leaders to seek ways to better empower individuals and remove barriers to collaborate for the digital age. It is also important for businesses to also bridge the leadership and employee gap with more focus on people and culture.”

Microsoft Team's chat-based collaboration.

Microsoft Team’s chat-based collaboration.

Office 365 users worldwide are choosing Microsoft Teams to enable collaboration within their organizations. Since announcing the preview in November, more than 50,000 organizations have adopted the Microsoft Teams.

Users with existing subscription to Office 365 can now activate this feature, which:

  • Provides a modern conversation experience with threaded and persistent chat to keep everyone engaged. Team conversations can be either private or visible to entire team.
  • Offers the ability to customize work spaces with tabs, connectors, and bots from third-party partners as well as familiar Microsoft tools like Planner and Visual Studio Team Services.

Furthermore, Office applications and services such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, OneNote, and PowerBI are all built-in, and comes free in Office 365 subscriptions. Access to Microsoft Teams will not affect the Office 365 subscription fee for new users

Microsoft also shares their studies through an infographic below:

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