Microsoft officially launched Microsoft Teams - the chat-based workspace in Office 365, on Thursday in Vietnam.
Office 365 provides individuals, teams and entire organisations with the broadest and deepest toolkit for collaboration. Microsoft Teams is a digital workspace built on four core promises, including chat for today’s teams, a hub for teamwork, customisation options and security that teams trust.
“Recent studies revealed that in the past five years the number of teams working in companies rose by five times. Additionally, the number of teams working through meetings, phone calls and emails rose 150 per cent during that same period. Moreover, such work accounted for up to 80 per cent of each employee’s working time,” said Vu Nguyen Cao Son, a senior specialist at Microsoft Viet Nam.
He noted that Microsoft Teams helps groups save time during direct meetings, phone calls and email replies through use of the digital workspace.
“Office 365 is designed to meet the special demands of each team, based on their working requirements. It is integrated with Microsoft Outlook, SharePoint, PowerPoint, Word and Excel to easily follow the progress of work, thus bringing more flexibility and effectiveness to groups”, said Nguyen Vu Thang, director of the Office Product at Microsoft Viet Nam.
Besides, Microsoft has updated its Teams app for iOS devices with new features. The company has released the same update to its Microsoft Teams app for Windows Phone users. The app has been released with new and updated version 22.214.171.124.
The latest update release comes with new and significant major features to the Windows Phone application. The update comes with Single Sign in with Office 365 apps and the improved mobile support for Connector messages. Users can now @mention teams and channels – Open emails sent to a channel – Support for certificate based authentication – Support for mobile device management – Ability to un/follow channel from creation menu – Bug fixes and performance improvements.
Currently the Windows Phone application is not a fully featured app as compared to iOS and Android but we can expect that the company will update the app in coming days to bring it on par with other platforms. The Windows Phone application is now available in Windows Store and users can download the same by clicking the below link.