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Microsoft Teams is a chat-based workspace in Office 365. It brings together people, conversations and content along with the tools that teams need so they can easily collaborate to achieve more.

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Microsoft Corporation develops, licenses, and supports software products and services; and designs and sells hardware worldwide. Flagship products include Windows, Office, Azure, SQL Server, Exchange, SharePoint, Dynamics ERP and CRM, as well as Xbox; Skype; and Windows Phone.
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1975
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110,360
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166,946
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@Microsoft
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"One of the best cloud based collaboration software"

What do you like best?

I like the business messaging and file sharing part. We are using it in our daily work. The teams share the files on the Microsoft teams and they can be downloaded and accessed across the team. The chatting part is also good to use. Also all this is part of cloud and part of office 365 which is great.

Also we can conduct conferences and audio /Video meetings with Teams.

What do you dislike?

Most of the things I like about Microsoft Teams. However sometimes the application loading time is more. On web as well it takes some time to load the page.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I would like to recommend Microsoft Teams to others who are looking at Team Collaboration software.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are daily using Microsoft Teams to share content and recordings on Microsoft Teams. Also we keep track of different documents in Teams. We also do business chatting with Microsoft Teams,We make audio and Video calls through it. Also conduct web conferences.This saves a lot of time and improves team's productivity.

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Shashank Bansal
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"Place for Professional Teams to Sync"

What do you like best?

There are many things that I like about Microsoft Team but the best thing I like is its abitlity to integrate with Office365. In this various Teams from different areas come together and can share their views. Also in this we can also share our files with the different people in the Team so that only related information will reach to people of that Team only.

What do you dislike?

Every Software is not perfect and there are many cons in Microsoft Teams too but the thing that I don't like its security part as I don't want every Team member to have the same access to every document. Also for some feature I have to switch every time to Outlook like Group Calenders. I am editing some document and I want to share it via TeaM chat that I can't do and have to send email via Outlook.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Recomended to every professional

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

There are many of the problems that get solved using Teams. Some of them are :

1. When some new team member entered in our Team at some other location and I want him/her to start work quickly on the project then they will able to grasp thing quickly as I have to simply add that person to the Team and all the required documents are already added to that Team.

2. Next thing is its Transparency as by using Team everybody knows whats going in the Team

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"MIcrosoft Teams having good features as it includes file sharing "

What do you like best?

We have started using teams at the time of one techno event at our organization.Since Teams is a newly developed application without any legacy, it enables a more modern form of communication out of the box– with support for likes, gifs, emoticons, live link previews, etc. that enriches your communication.There are so many business benefits of moving to a digital workplace in the cloud. Since Teams is a fully cloud-based solution, the move to the cloud is seamless. Being able to access information from anywhere on any device is a huge business benefit.In addition, with your workplace in the cloud, you can reap the benefits of big data processing and artificial intelligence to work smarter.

What do you dislike?

At organization level chatbots are not allowed in this cloud solution.Currently, Teams doesn’t support Group calendars, so to see your Team/Group calendar you have to switch to Outlook.If you move a document to a new folder in Teams, the link to the documents with all conversations is broken.The cons of Teams are still related to the application itself, and many of these issues are being addressed.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

This one is good tool as compared to skype for business as well as it is goin to replace skype for business.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

SharePoint support is best one and as Active directory support is there everything is properly sorted.

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"Microsoft Teams"

What do you like best?

Microsoft teams is very useful messenger. We can easily make a group and have a conversation. We can schedule a meeting with the help of Microsoft teams. We can get the instant notification whenever someone updated anything or started the conversation. If you are not available at the conversation time then it will save the conversation and you will get the mail with that notification.

What do you dislike?

Microsoft teams does not support group calendars. We can not put permissions on the channel level.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Microsoft teams is very useful messenger. We can have a discussion or conversation with the help of Microsoft teams. We can easily share the file in Microsoft Teams. We can get the instant notification whenever someone updated anything or started the conversation. We can have a call facility available in this application. We can have a meeting facility available. We can have a private conversation also available in this application.

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"Collaboration platform to tie in your other platforms"

What do you like best?

Microsoft Teams has been the Microsoft product to tie our other Microsoft Products together. What I really feel Microsoft was missing for a long time was a Slack alternative product. Slack is great but it is always nice to have a product that interfaces natively with your other products. We use Microsoft E3 and with the use of SharePoint, Exchange Online, O365 Groups, Planner, Office, Stream we are able to tie all the products into one location even though they may be housed in about 8 different apps.

One other thing we really like it the ability to tie into Dynamics 365 and Power BI interfacing BI dashboards inside a team and inside channels to get information to people that need the information. Teams has also been good about adding external contacts to be able to interface with them and allow them to collaborate with you as a team. Our user experience has been great and more and more people are adopting teams on a daily basis

What do you dislike?

If you are already using a Slack / Trello solution and don't have a massive Microsoft footprint I could see this potentially being a problem to get other users to really want to switch over.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you are looking for a collaboration solution I would recommend giving it a try

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our ultimate goal with teams was to provide a one stop shop where we can have people go to access all their information without having to click through 9 different apps. This was worked very well for us and things are going great!

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"Teams for class"

What do you like best?

Microsoft Teams is a collaboration app that helps your team stay organized and have conversations—all in one place. Teams allows you to connect to most cloud-based applications in real time. For example: You can plug a Twitter feed or a Facebook page into a Teams channel. This means that whenever a new tweet or update loads it gets pushed into the conversation stream. This is a truly valuable experience, especially for organizations that rely on third-party information and timely responses to do their jobs.

What do you dislike?

There are a lot of applications that can be used, and to be able to use them all it takes some time to learn the ins/outs of each one.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Teams is a great tool for you to save time and easily share files/information with a large group of people. You may also use it for people to submit information to you and take surveys/questionnaires that would benefit you.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Collaboration is 100% easier now with teams, then having to send files through email.

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"Good For ommunication"

What do you like best?

The best thing I liked in Microsoft teams is file sharing and meetings. we can create time and date for meeting so that the team members can know that we are in meeting. sharing files also easy in Microsoft teams.

What do you dislike?

we can chat in teams and we can delete the message which we don't want to send but the only thing is it shows a message that message has been deleted so I dislike this because the other person thinks what message they have deleted like that.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Microsoft teams software is part of ofiice 365 of application.The core capabilities included in teams are activity, chating, meeting, file sharing. many organisations like software companies and many other institutions were using teams because of easy communication.Including people outsid the organization - can actively connect and collaborate in real time to get things done.Have a conversation right where the work is happening, whether coauthoring a document, having a meeting, or working together in other apps and services can be done in teams.teams is a place were we can keep webinars and during webinars we can have thier response and feedback about the teams.Every employee can easily use teams and share the files with in seconds of time . so it consumes less time to share files.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are participating in some activities like web conference or any webinars about emails. It really helps a lot because if we have any work we connect through teams and listen the webinars.

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"Microsoft Teams Review"

What do you like best?

Microsoft Teams is a great software to enhance the communication and collaboration between the different Teams locally or globally.

-> Microsoft Teams enable ones to instantly communicate with the other Team members.

-> It is very user friendly.

->It is very Interactive as it contains GIF and smileys.

-> It is very good for business communications as you can share your screen

-> You can instantly jump on an audio or video call to bridge the communication gap.

->It also allows you to share files.

->It is very Robust.

--> You can download the Teams app and access the application from your mobile devices.

--> You can access it through browser too.

What do you dislike?

Till now, I have not found any feature that I dislike in Microsoft Teams.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I will recommend everyone to give Microsoft Teams a shot as it is a great software to enhance the communication between your teams.

your teams can chat, make an audio or video call whenever needed. They can create groups and can use it for team engagement.

So it is a great option to maintain a positive communication between your Teams.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With Microsoft Team, the problem we are solving is bridging the gap between the different Teams at different locations. It is increasing effective communication between the team members.

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Bastien Barnéoud
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"Litteraly the best team coworking network."

What do you like best?

Having a sharepoint dedicated to each team you're part of is just the best feature of Teams. You can manage pretty much everything, you can even implement a LOT of parallel solutions like Trello, GitHub... as bots and helpers to your team channel, it is so useful. Moreover, every document you create in the team channel is automatically shared with everyone, so that coworking is made easier. It is the best tool when you're used to work in the Office environment. Being able to conference with the teams, to organize meetings and plan sharing are also very good features.

What do you dislike?

Lack of graphic personalization, and the extensions that need an extra account to work. Liking every extension with the activated microsoft account would have made the things easier to work with.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I now work way faster with my coworkers than ever before, as I was obliged to share files that were on my personnal file drive, and I also needed to create a channel adapted to the team with another communication network...

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"Microsoft Teams is the messenger of the future!"

What do you like best?

1. ) Improved Communication

Teams increases productivity by making all your collaboration, conversations, chats, online meetings, shared files, tasks, etc. available in one single application. In addition to the widely available apps from Microsoft, you have a wide range of 3rd party apps that you can integrate into Teams so that your users never have to leave the application itself to get work done.

2.) Seamless

There are so many business benefits of moving to a digital workplace in the cloud. Since Teams is a fully cloud-based solution, the move to the cloud is seamless. Being able to access information from anywhere on any device is a huge business benefit.

3.) Focus

The channel only contains conversations, meetings and documents related to the topic of that specific channel. So instead of getting side-tracked with random email, or get stuck trying to clean up your inbox, you can focus your valuable attention and spend your limited time on the channels where you actually do your work.

What do you dislike?

Limited number of teams you can create, inability to search for a private team, limitation to 20 members for private teams. Slow data handling speed. Some products being promoted may not be utilized much, For those that are finance conscious, the subscription model does not really resonate with everyone. And if you want to buy the perpetual license, it's ridiculously expensive

Recommendations to others considering the product:

definitely adds value to everyone who will utilize the product.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Collaboration and connecting with everyone of the team and project seamlessly is one of the best features and benefits we can get with Microsoft teams.

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"The best way for internal communications"

What do you like best?

In a few words Teams is a All inclusive, I had never used team before but now that I have used I don't what to change to other tool, It give a lot of tools for internal communications, the provides you with a WYSIWYG, allows you to send piece of code with its own format, allows you to share all kind of element with a tracking of everything, allows you to create groups chat, forums for each chat room, allows you to create general groups and as many sub groups inside of a general topic. Allows you to set meeting, to record calls, share your screen, use remote desktop for support. I can say sometimes I can't believe everything the tool does.

What do you dislike?

For the moment I will say I haven't find anything to dislike.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Give it a try I can tell you that after the first use you won't want another option

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Internal communication of the company

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"The future from Microsoft and we don't mind adapting. "

What do you like best?

Teams is a pretty new software and it's definitely a part of our future in our business. It can do a lot of the same things as Skype for Business - it has just added a hell lot of features. It's a tool where you can collaborate and create teams for projects. It's saving conversations and you can easily create group chats etc. Meeting creation and calls is easy and have a nice plugin for Outlook

What do you dislike?

Updates do come occasionally and it's not a part of the Office package. It would have been nice if it was all together. The chat option can be a bit annoying while searching for people. I also feel like it's running a bit slow every now and then. Headers of different features are being renamed with short notice.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Create some policy about how to use Teams as you also might be using Skype for Business. Decide if you wan't to allow users from outside your organization to participate in Teams etc. Create training for end users to get the full experience and encourage them to use it along with projects and together with customers.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have a option to collaborate and work together in a way that saves time and give an option to track what's been done. It's working well in meeting rooms where we have designated accounts for phone calls etc.

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"Excelent design but miss a key feature."

What do you like best?

The integration between all the Office365 platform is something no other tool can have. You can share, see address list, save to SharePoint, etc as easy as a click. Also, the ability to integrate other apps, like Trello or even Webex is a key feature.It allows you to continue to use your prefered tool at the same time you have the benefit of the integration with O365. What I like also is the fact that you can use both web, desktop client and mobile app almost with the same experience.

What do you dislike?

Currently, one thing that bothers me is the lack of integration between legacy tools like Skype for Business and Teams, which is a downside when you are in the migration process. Part of the company uses one tool and part uses another and they can't have conversations themselves. The pace of updates in the product is something that makes me a little bit worried lately. We used to have updates frequently in the past, but we don't see that happening nowadays.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

You should consider to have your users onboard with the mindset of collaboration. If you don't work with teams or groups, you probably won't see value on this product.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Agility to start conversations with a team is a problem you can solve easly with Microsoft Teams. It's easy to establish a task force for something, have all the information in a single pane of glass, have meetings, conferences, etc. Definitely it's a huge benefit nowadays.Also, the fact that you can have all the information centralized, easy to seach and find what you want is a key differential.

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"Internal communication taken to next level"

What do you like best?

Teams has made the communication across our offices better. The name gives a good indication of what it can -> working in teams. It now saves your chat, you can create teams where you have the option to integrate other apps and use office applications etc.

What do you dislike?

The program itself is nice but there is a lot of feature updates. Sometimes naming conventions will change and switch locations. It's heading the right way, but you still need to be used to these smaller changes.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Make sure that you have the option to allow constant updates. Will your end users be able to handle it and can you accept it in your environment? It's easy to include as it seems like it is a part of the office package, so it's easy for the end user to install and start using.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have the option to share my thoughts on different projects in a more streamlined way. Our communication across Europe and US is better and we can work directly in files while communication on Teams. It has a couple of extra features like calendar, calls options etc. We also benefit by having a office phone in our meeting rooms through Teams etc.

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"a place for all communication"

What do you like best?

I think it is brilliant you can setup teams, send messages to everything in that team or to the whole company in one go, you can do screen sharing meeting, full business meeting and alot more.

What do you dislike?

I would like to be able to add phone numbers straight to teams so I can ring other members of the company without them having to have teams open, so I can use one computer when i'm in the office instead of using the phone and a laptop

Recommendations to others considering the product:

if you want something new and that is up and coming I'd go with teams, get your staff to use the web and app version add it to there mobiles and get all your communication on one platform

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

we are trying to solve communication going everywhere, we want it all in 1 place so everyone can find out what is happening in different teams and what other teams are currently working on.

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"The amazing software for internal communications!"

What do you like best?

I like this program very much because it provides several possibilities of use, private conversation, group conversation, audio / video conference, sending of any type of file and also it runs in weaker machines. I also like it to be synchronized with other windows applications.

What do you dislike?

Until the present moment of use, I have not yet found any negative points in this program. It appears to be 100% stable with no bugs.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I recommend using this program because it is light, easy to understand and use. It also runs on old machines and process machines. It is easy to leave a message or locate any person in the company in any country. It is also synchronized with the outlook calendar, where it is much more practical.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It mainly helps in the speed of communication with any other person in the company and in any country, as we use it globally

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"My new favorite collaboration platform"

What do you like best?

My favorite thing about Microsoft teams is that it combines many collaboration features into one platform. You have wikis, apps that you can integrate e.g Skype, Trello, file shares, chat system, meeting (conferencing) functionality, call functionality. I like the fact that you can create teams for various projects and share resources seamlessly. I also like the fact that it gives you the option to view files in SharePoint and link with your communities of practice there. The chat feature is on steroids and I just love it. I've just been trying out Trello and while you chat you can click on the Trello icon to quickly reference any project that you might have on Trello. There are many features that I'm still messing around with. In addition to that you can also click on the ellipsis which give you more options like Youtube search, Wiki search, Weather, Stocks, bing news etc! How about that for convenience. I love this integration because it means I get to concentrate only on my Microsoft Teams Window and not have to switch between several windows to get the information i want as it is all integrated within the platform. You can can add or remove team members seamlessly to any project that you might be collaborating on. I like the fact that Its just a rich full featured application that can still extensible by integrating third party apps (my favourite being the Trello integration). The tiles on the left side and tabs within the UI are quite intuitive and try as much as possible to make maximum use of screen real estate to give you the most in a single view. I also just love the modern looking UI with its line and minimalist icons and color combinations are crisp and gentle on the eye. There's also a little neat feature that many overlook and that is the ability to go back / forward just as you would in a browser or on a mobile app. This is awesome because Ms Teams has lots of windows and tabs and you might get lost while navigation so this feature is great for retracing you steps.

What do you dislike?

The myriad of features can be overwhelming for new users before you map out where your apps, menus and modules are. This can be a put off for some users. The other thing I may have experienced was that if you are where there is low connectivity some functions may fail but hey, which connection oriented app doesn't fail with poor connectivity?

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I recommend Microsoft Teams to especially large organisations but small teams/organisations can also benefit just as much. The platform is robust and scaleable and has the best support in my experience and also due to the fact that Microsoft has a solid reputation that spans decades! It is a good platforms for supervisors to administer and monitor their teams form anywhere. There is a free version that gives enough features to consider using Microsoft Teams

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

In my organisation we are very mobile and may not always be available to meet face to face but with Microsoft Teams its like we are always together. We are also very mobile in terms of staff re assignments and adding and removing team members is so seamless in Ms Teams. Its easy to get new members up to speed with history as everything is stored and also by visiting the integrated wikis and file repos. Ms Teams is helping us with

Better project Management, remote meetings and conference calls, mobility and collaboration.

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"Microsoft Teams for work group interactions"

What do you like best?

I really like how teams is available through multiple platforms. The mobile version is very easy to use, as well as the desktop option. The notifications work well and I can easily see which group I am receiving a message from. I like how it interacts with other Microsoft 365 products and that it allows files to be sent quickly and easily through the chat function. I can quickly and easily view my Microsoft office calendar and set my status as needed (i.e., away, busy, etc.). Overall, Teams has been easy to use for team communication and I look forward to learning more about all of the functionality it can provide as I continue to use it.

What do you dislike?

There were a few issues with notifications initially, however, it seems that everything is working now. There is a bit of a learning curve at first with regard to finding where messages are stored or coming from because the way you engage in group chats is similar to how group chats are set up when texting. If someone is not included in the group chat, it will be a separate conversation window, so you have to be careful to make sure you are keeping up with the right chat among the specific group of colleagues.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I think it is a great solution for team interactions. I am not sure that it would have the same impact that it does if we did not use all of the Microsoft 365 products together, but it works for my team.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It is much easier and quicker to interact with colleagues through Teams, rather than sending an email, when you need an immediate response or have a quick question. Our team gets a lot of emails and a question from a colleague can get lost in our inboxes, so when we need to get a hold of each other quickly, we use Teams to communicate.

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"Everything you need in one place"

What do you like best?

The great thing about teams is that you have access to individual chats, chat rooms, and meetings all in a single place. You can still access these things in the middle of meetings. Another awesome feature is being able to add tabs at the top of the chat rooms to facilitate Wiki articles, Microsoft 365 documents, and uploaded files. Activity Alerts are very useful as well, and I use it often to navigate exactly where I have been mentioned or where someone has added to the conversation.

What do you dislike?

I think the UI is a little blocky and could look more seamless, but other than that there's not a lot I haven't liked. One feature I wish worked: when I click on an image in chat and a preview appears, clicking "copy" and then "paste" (somewhere else) doesn't work.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

The navigation seems confusing at first, but it's because there are so many great features available. It's easy when you've used it for a few days.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It brings everything we need together. We came from Slack but the meeting features didn't meet our needs.

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"Microsoft Teams - More than just a basic communication tool"

What do you like best?

Being in constant communication with the people you work with is a very important aspect of a group. Microsoft Teams provide that basic but important need to our team. As a consultant with limited access to some of the tools, Microsoft Teams helped me a lot to connect with the people I work with. With Microsoft Teams capability of sending messages, images, and files, we don't have to ask someone to send emails with attachments anymore. Moving forward all we need to do is to private message someone or in a group conversation to send a particular file. Files are being received real-time and we don't have to check our emails from time-to-time to see if we already received the message. Microsoft Teams also incorporates itself with Microsoft OneDrive for Business. Any files that were sent on the group is automatically stored on the OneDrive for Business which makes it easy for us to track and get back on the previous files that were sent. Microsoft Teams can also give you an option to customize your messages with your own font style and color making it your very own.

What do you dislike?

The only thing that I dislike about Microsoft teams is that sometimes the notification bar or pop-up doesn't work when you receive a message from someone. As a workaround, I usually place Microsoft Teams on my other monitor to make sure that I will always be able to see any new messages.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I would certainly recommend Microsoft Teams to any company since anyone with Microsoft Office 365 for Business access can use it unlike Skype for Business.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As a consultant with limited access to some of the tools, Microsoft Teams, helped me to communicate with anyone on my team and anyone on our company since everyone has access to it.

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"A good improvement over Skype for Business"

What do you like best?

Teams is more friendly, goes beyond a simple messaging tool, allowing group creation that persists all messages to the cloud, like a discussion forum. This helps a lot a team to be organised. The 'chat' window can be customised by adding some add-ins. One in particular I love is the 'Freehand by InVision', that works like an interactive drawing board. Another cool stuff is the GIF icon that searches all kind of GIFs to be sent to your peers!

What do you dislike?

The only thing I really dislike is regarding notifications. I can set up to receive banner notifications, but it's not like Skype for Business which sends only the first notification and then stops and blinks the icon only in the task bar. Banner for all messages is really bad when you don't want other people around to see a preview of all messages that are being sent to you. No option to blink icon only.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Excellent replacement for Skype for Business. Only a small defect mentioned above.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Teams is helping to share content with team members and is centralising the information discussed in one place. I'd dare to tell it replaces email and simplifies the communication process, specially for project discussions.

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"A great platform to talk about issues and where share information as public or private way."

What do you like best?

I usually use Teams as social gadget on my work or to keep important information about some projects.

This platform lets you to create different groups, to talk about and to share documents, videos and other kind of materials as a private or public way.

Finally, the most thing that I like is the possibility to keep save and share all kind of information as public or private way.

What do you dislike?

I don't find anything dislike to me. I work with Teams since 3 years more or less and always It has work well.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I recommend because the security, the useful, and the different kind of uses you can get with this platform.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I don't find problems using this tool. As benefits I like that you can have the desktop app or use the tool by website.

Also, it has de possibility to edit files online withouth download it.

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"Makes working remotely easy!"

What do you like best?

My favorite thing about Microsoft Teams is being able to upload an Office file to Teams and knowing that all of the people working on the same project are always able to view/edit the latest version.

What do you dislike?

Microsoft Teams needs to work on the delivery time of the message received while being offline. On occasions I have received an email letting me know that someone within my organization contacted me through Teams, but the email has arrived a day later.

Other times I have received messages through the chat and my colleagues have told me that they originally sent the message a day or two ago. The messages were typed while I was offline on Teams, but were delivered once I got online, making it seem as if a colleague just sent the message.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Read the T-Bot chat which includes answers to the FAQ.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Contact colleagues within the organization, look at their organizational chart, as well as work on files that require the collaboration of multiple people within the organization.

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"Microsoft Teams - Connecting you to the whole team"

What do you like best?

Microsoft Teams is what keeps on my station but still on constant communication with my whole team. The best thing I like about Microsoft teams is its capability to connect me to my whole team or to any individual person that uses Microsoft Teams as well. It's not just its capability to send messages but I can also send images and table for visuals. Microsoft Teams also incorporates itself with OneDrive for Business. All images that have been sent to the conversation will automatically be saved on OneDrive for Business for archiving purposes. Microsoft Teams also have sound and pop-up notification which will make sure that every user will be notified if he or she receives a message. Notification is also present on the team conversation. Microsoft Teams can also be installed on mobile devices which will make sure that you will stay connected with your team even if you're outside work.

What do you dislike?

The only thing that I dislike about Microsoft Teams is its long log-in time and set up if you're using the app version on a Windows computer. Sometimes there are also log-in issues if another person used Microsoft teams and forgot to log-out afterward.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you want to have constant communication with your team while being pre-occupied with other tasks or if you're outside work, Microsoft Teams will keep you connected to them.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

One of the challenges that we have before is constant communication with your team if you're pre-occupied with other tasks. Now that we have Microsoft Teams, we can now communicate with everyone while remaining seated on my station to do other tasks.

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"Functional but unspectacular messaging tool"

What do you like best?

Ability to format your message for effect makes your messages more noticeable. Being able to reply to messages in a Teams (not individual) chat is also very useful to group chats and prevent fragmented conversations.

What do you dislike?

Search function is difficult to use. Teams and individual chats are separated. The emoji options are limited and not as cute as other services, and the gif search results are never reasonable.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Microsoft Teams gets the job done without any flashy frills or gimmicks. All of the functionalities you would need in an internal messaging tool are there, like sending messages, mentioning people, creating channels or teams, sharing files, and making calls.

However, that said, there are better software available if being able to search through your log of messages effectively is crucial to your business requirements. The search function in Microsoft Teams is not easy to use. Furthermore, if you attempt to scroll too far up a certain message chain, Teams will "crash" and send you back to the most recent message. It is also a pain that teams and individual chats are in separate tabs forcing you to go back and forth.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use Microsoft Teams as our primary internal message system. It is easy to mark up text in order to emphasize or maximize the effect of your message. The channels are also a great way to crowd source information and ask questions to a broad group of users.