Microsoft rolls out chat-based workspace

 Microsoft on Wednesday announced the launch of Microsoft Teams, the company’s new chat-based workspace in Office 365.

In an interaction with DH, Microsoft Office Marketing Director Alok B Lall said the Microsoft Teams helps people and groups of people be more productive within their organisation.

“Office 365 is the broadest platform and universal toolkit for creation, collaboration and communication. Today, we are adding a new tool to Office 365 with Microsoft Teams, a chat-based workspace designed to empower the art of teams,” he said.

Lall said Microsoft Teams is already streamlining the company’s work by providing assets and tasks in context.

“ We see Microsoft Teams as the project hub of Office 365 where everybody knows where to find the latest documents, notes and tasks, all in line with team conversations for complete context,” he said.

Besides enhanced meeting experience, with scheduling capabilities, mobile audio calling, with video calling on Android and coming soon to iOS and Windows Phone, the Microsoft Teams has email integration and new security and compliance capabilities.

Since announcing the preview in November, Microsoft Teams has introduced more than 100 new features. The new tool is now available to Office 365 business customers in 181 markets and 19 languages.

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