Posted by: kurtsh | November 2, 2016

NEWS: Introducing “Microsoft Teams”: The new chat-based workspace in Office 365

imageMicrosoft Teams is an entirely new experience that brings together people, conversations and content—along with the tools that teams need—so they can easily collaborate to achieve more. It’s naturally integrated with the familiar Office applications and is built from the ground up on the Office 365 global, secure cloud.

Starting today, Microsoft Teams is available in preview in 181 countries and in 18 languages to commercial customers with Office 365 Enterprise or Business plans, with general availability expected in the first quarter of 2017.

Introducing Microsoft Teams

What is Microsoft Teams?

    Chat for today’s teams
    Get flexible communication in the moment and keep everyone in the know. See content and chat history anytime, including team chats with Skype that are visible to the whole team. Private group chats are available for smaller group conversations.

    A hub for teamwork
    Give your team instant access to everything they need right in Office 365.

    • All your content, tools, people, and conversations are available in the team workspace

    • Enjoy built-in access to SharePoint, OneNote, and Skype for Business

    • Work on documents right in the app

        Security teams can trust
        Microsoft Teams provides the enterprise security and compliance features you expect from Office 365.

        • Broad compliance standards support

        • Data encryption at all times, at-rest and in-transit

        • Multi-factor authentication for enhanced identity protection

            Customizable for each team
            Tailor your Microsoft Teams workspace to include the content and features your team needs to access and use every day.

            • Add tabs to provide quick access to frequently used documents and cloud services

            • Explore data and take quick actions with bots

            • Pull in Connectors for updates from third-party party tools and services

            How do admins turn on Microsoft Teams?

            Three Easy Steps to Activate Microsoft Teams in your Office 365 Tenant as an Administrator
            Microsoft Teams: Step-by-step intro for using, enabling and managing the experience

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