Fundamentals of Microsoft Teams


Microsoft Teams is a workspace tool in office 365 used as enterprise messaging application. It supports persistent and threaded chats to keep the team engaged. It gives you option to have team based and private conversations. A deeply integrated Skype experience provides enhanced experience of voice and video conference along with many other office tool related features.

Benefits of Microsoft Team

  • Native integration of SharePoint, OneNote & Skype for Business
  • Option to author documents right in the app space
  • Group and 1:1 conversation (chat, call, video etc)
  • Supports persistent and threaded chats to keep everyone engaged
  • Supports emojis, stickers, GIFs and custom meme
  • Allows people to customize their workspace
  • Rich extensibility and open APIs for advanced level of customization
  • Connector model providing notifications and updates from services like Twitter or GitHub
  • Full support for the Microsoft Bot Framework to bring intelligent first- and third-party services into your team environment.
  • Data is encrypted in transit and at rest
  • Meets key compliance standards (EU Model Clauses, ISO 27001, SOC 2, HIPAA and more)


It is available to Office 365 users having plans: Business Essentials, Business Premium, and Enterprise E1, E3 and E5.

Supported Platforms

Microsoft Teams runs on Windows, Mac, Android, iOS and web platforms.

Future of Microsoft Team

Bright.. it provides better user experience in many ways. Non-technical workforce would find it easier to use the features and functionalities of office tools from Teams than launching each of the office applications individually. Overall, I can say that the application helps to improve user experience and business productivity immensely.

Microsoft Teams is predicted as a slack killer but I see a huge scope for both applications in this evolving market.

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