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 Microsoft 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 (7,957)
Ease of Use
4.3 (7,957)
Customer Service
4.2 (7,957)
Features
4.4 (7,957)
Value for Money
4.4 (7,957)

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Omar E.
Omar E.
Accounting in Egypt
Verified LinkedIn User
Accounting, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Microsoft

5.0 last week New

Pros:

Easy to use and easy to communicate with your friends and you can use it on the phone and PC and get easy to call with others

Cons:

To get more options you must use paid version

Kristianna W.
Kristianna W.
Supervisor - Insurance Sales in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Insurance, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Microsoft Teams - Making Remote Work Possible

5.0 last week New

Comments: I use Microsoft Teams all day, every day to engage with my team, communicate in the remote work environment, hold video meetings to incorporate as much human interaction as possible into the virtual environment. Teams allows me to share information with my team, help them in their daily tasks, play games to lighten the workday, send praise features to celebrate their hard work, etc. Remote work would not be possible (at least on my team) without it!

Pros:

I would not be able to function in my role without the consistent, daily use of Microsoft Teams. I use Teams to easily chat with my team, host online Team events, share important data, private message, host video meetings, make quick and easy phone calls, etc. I also love that there are so many add-ons that I can utilize (like the Praise feature) to engage with my team and reward productive output.

Cons:

The only con that I would list would be that the emoji menu should have a recently used section. But, this is super minimal, as the selection for emojis to brighten up my team chat and engage with my team is vast!

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.

5.0 3 months ago

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.

Melissa G.
Melissa G.
Operations Analyst in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Government Administration, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

Video Conferencing, Ease Communication, Project Management!

5.0 6 days ago New

Comments: We have been using the system for 6 months, I love how easy it was for our team to learn and begin using the software. It really allowed for an easier buy-in from staff.

Pros:

The variety of applications you can incorporate into teams to allow for the system to be more customized to each individual teams needs. It helps reduce email and eases up on project management by putting it all in 1 system.

Cons:

So many 3rd party apps, it would be great to have a description or more information on which ones other teams use to help determine if they are good for our team

Marty S.
Marty S.
Software Engineering in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Computer Software, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Makes remote work easy

4.0 2 weeks ago New

Comments: Overall it’s been good, very few calls dropped and easy to quickly setup meetings with teammates and share data, really it’s easier to do that then in the past walking over to someone’s cube to work, at least for the most part. Some things can’t replace being together physically but Ihave found that instead of just losing benefits of physically meeting it’s more of a tradeoff where you gain more than you lose when working remote

Pros:

One program that does everything you need for remote work. Works cross platform and on mobile devices. Easy to use how you want to work, weither it’s texting chat, send images, share screens, join meetings see peoples availability. It has allowed me to fully work at home with little change from an office environment

Cons:

The wiki needed a lot of attention, needed better control for searching for data and a better hierarchy for organizing the pages.