What Is Microsoft Teams?

Microsoft Teams is a group chat solution for teams who want a shared workspace and messaging service. Microsoft Teams replaces Skype for Business as the chat-based communication service of choice for Office 365 team collaboration. It's available on iOS, Android and Windows 10 operating systems. Microsoft Teams is an enterprise-grade messaging application that is a collaboration hub for teams. Create new teams to manage projects, and use Microsoft Teams to send messages, make calls and video conference with coworkers. Get real-time updates to keep everyone on task throughout the day.

Who Uses Microsoft Teams?

Cloud-based solution designed for business communications to help teams manage chat, meet, file sharing, team discussions, and more.

Where can Microsoft Teams be deployed?

Cloud, SaaS, Web-based, Mac (Desktop), Windows (Desktop), Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

About the vendor

  • Microsoft
  • Located in Middletown, US
  • Founded in 1975
  • 24/7 (Live rep)
  • Chat

Countries available

Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada and 30 others

Languages

Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English and 14 others

About the vendor

  • Microsoft
  • Located in Middletown, US
  • Founded in 1975
  • 24/7 (Live rep)
  • Chat

Countries available

Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada and 30 others

Languages

Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English and 14 others

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Features of Microsoft Teams

  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Annotations
  • Audio Capture
  • Auto Framing
  • Automatic Transcription
  • Calendar Management
  • Call Conferencing
  • Call Routing
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Communication Management
  • Conferencing
  • Contact Management
  • Data Import/Export
  • Desktop / Browser Sharing
  • Discussions / Forums
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Event Management
  • File Sharing
  • For Small Businesses
  • Host Controls
  • Live Chat
  • Meeting Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Screen Sharing
  • Online Voice Transmission
  • PBX
  • Polls/Voting
  • Presentation Streaming
  • Presenter Control Management
  • Private Chat
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Screen Sharing
  • Real-Time Chat
  • Recording
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • SSL Security
  • Screen Capture
  • Screen Recording Software
  • Screen Sharing
  • Search/Filter
  • Task Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Two Way Audio & Video
  • Two-Way Audio & Video
  • User Management
  • Video Conferencing
  • Video Layouts/Views
  • Virtual Backgrounds

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Reviews of Microsoft Teams

Average score

Overall
4.4
Ease of Use
4.3
Customer Service
4.2
Features
4.4
Value for Money
4.4

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Luke F.
Luke F.
Director of Technology in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Construction, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Communication Made Simple

5 last month New

Pros:

Teams is an excellent software to keep everyone communicating and help keep a log for business purposes. We love using it to quickly contact people and stay on task.

Cons:

Teams have many options on the Admin side, the support is amazing, but it is hard to deploy at first. Especially if one adds VOIP features.

Verified Reviewer
Software developer in India
Verified LinkedIn User
Information Services, 1,001-5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Best application for video calling and remote controlling.

5 last month New

Comments: 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.

Alicia L.
Latin dance teacher and promotor in Canada
Fine Art, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Professional but not user friendly

3 last month New

Comments: If it was not mandatory by my office, I would be using Skype or zoom instead.

Pros:

I appreciate that the calls can hold a large amount of peoples with video and audio functionality. It also has neat video background features

Cons:

Teams was such a hard switch from Skype and it took me and my team over 3 months plus 1 Microsoft teams training session to understand how to use it. I still find the user interface confusing and as a result there are probably more features I could use I just don’t know about

Ladele Q.
Marketing / Sales in South Africa
Information Technology & Services, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Teams R us

4 2 months ago

Comments: Extremely happy with Teams because overall, it allows us to do business as if we were in the office. Really dissinetegrates the feeling of working remotely and keeps our team closer at hand for any tasks that we may need to discuss.

Pros:

Loved the virtual background selections for screens on video calling and the alerts are promt. Functionality and usage is really easy, the busy on a call, in a meeting, away or logged out setting is such an important criteria that helps us know when we can and or cannot disturb another team member, and the fact that I can use it on my Android from anywhere does help our team members stay intouch.

Cons:

Transcribing voicenotes when I have missed a call, can be improved. Usually the translations of voicenote left in my call log looks like jibberish but on the upside it does allow you to listen to the recording aswel.

Tolgay K.
DevOps Engineer in Turkey
Telecommunications, 10,000+ Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Best for daily communication & collaboration

4 4 weeks ago New

Comments: 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.