Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams

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Microsoft Teams

An ideal hub for communication for teams managing meetings, calendar, chat and so much more if you use Microsoft 365 all in one location.

Microsoft 365 Teams Experience, Managing Meeting View in Calendar

What is Microsoft Teams and who's it for?

Microsoft Teams is a communication and collaboration tool within the Microsoft ecosystem. Teams, Schools, Businesses and other enterprises use Microsoft teams to have virtual meetings, collaborate on ideas, express their thoughts and work together.

Microsoft Teams is a solid team communication app used by many, from large companies to primary schools! You can communicate in multiple forms using Teams; you can hold virtual meetings, or use Messenger to chat.

Microsoft Teams Features

These are some key features of Microsoft Teams:

  • Use the Microsoft Teams whiteboard to brainstorm ideas and collaborate in real-time with your team.
  • Set up channels for specific projects or topics, so everyone can easily find relevant information and updates.
  • Schedule meetings and appointments using the Teams calendar feature and invite attendees directly from the app.
  • Have meetings with your teams, share screens, blur your background and even use ‘together mode’ to make it look as though you are all virtually sat together!
  • Work with your team by sharing, editing and working on projects together using other Microsoft tools like Powerpoint and Excel.
  • Quickly make and receive calls inside Teams for a quick chat!
  • Or, use the chat messenger to send thoughts and ideas. You can use GIFS, stickers and emojis to make it more fun!

Microsoft Teams Verdict

Those already in the Microsoft eco-system will easily enjoy the use of Teams, however, this app is overall best for those who need to work together, communicate often, and easily start a video call.

Microsoft Teams is activated by most teams using Microsoft 365 products. This helps them chat remotely and in-person too. Teams is one of the more modern pillars of a team's productivity stack.

Microsoft Teams Alternatives

Whilst Microsoft Teams is a very popular experience alternatives include Zoom which has newly introduced calendar and mail experiences alongside chat and meetings.


Microsoft Teams integrates with other Microsoft apps such as SharePoint, OneNote, and Office 365. Users can share their screens and collaborate on projects in real-time.

Team Communication

Microsoft Teams allows for real-time chat and messaging, enabling users to communicate with their team members through text, audio, and video.


Microsoft is committed to integrity and ethical business practices, reflected in the security and privacy features of the platform, such as 2FA, end-to-end encryption, and compliance with global data protection regulations.

Understanding Microsoft Teams

Questions, answered!

Can I use Loop components in Microsoft Teams?

If you have Microsoft Loop activated, you can use loop components pasting them or storing them inside of Microsoft Teams - perfect for collaborating on a table, action list or more. In the new upgraded Teams for Windows, you will have a faster platform to do that on.

Can I transcribe our Teams meeting?

Yes. You can connect an additional service like Otter Notes AI or you could upgrade to Microsoft Teams Premium to get the new OpenAI transcription tool for meetings with action-list creator, rolling out to all.

Alternatives to Teams

Find other tools like Teams

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A place for all-in-one project management, great for smaller teams.

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Now Salesforce-owned Slack offers team chat, video, audio and a growing toolkit.

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