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Right now our Engineering and Administration departments are the main groups using Microsoft Teams, the goal is to have this be used company-wide.
- Lets employees know who is online and makes it easy to contact them for questions.
- Able to see if someone is busy and should not be disturbed which helps save time in trying to contact them or hunt them down.
- Allows specific groups to be created where we can share ideas and brainstorm without having to interrupt other employees in the office.
- Wish there way a better way to organize who you see on the side bar, right now I only know of chats being organized by Recent or by Contacts.
- Wish you could zoom out on the calendar, I like seeing multiple weeks and even the whole month so I know when meetings are coming up. Right now you can only view the calendar in Day, Work Week, or Week mode.
Microsoft Teams also lets us efficiently communicate with remote workers since email can lag. This allows almost real-time conversations and collaborations for our employees.
- Teams is excellent for a business where employees in the company are not located in the same building and need to communicate with each other.
- Team's does Video and Audio calling really well. We have not experienced any issues with quality as of yet.
- The biggest downfall with Teams is some users experience slowness with this product. I personally have not had an issue, but I am the IT person who goes around and fixes issues in-house and I sometimes see Teams causing huge CPU and Memory spikes and watch the software lag on peoples PC's for no reason.
- I also don't like the way it stores attachments. If you add an attachment to a message it will store it in a folder and sometimes that folder is really hard to find.
The only thing I can think of that would not be a good scenario would be if you are running mostly Linux desktops. Teams did just come out with a Linux version though, but I have not had a chance to use it. Also if you didn't like to use MS Products there are other options out there.
- Voice and video quality
- System integrations
- There are a lot of different functions within Teams, so there's a bit of a learning curve.
- It would be nice if there were different color themes to choose from (a dark theme would be excellent).
- It handles meetings really well--both video and audio.
- The mobile client is a very nice value add.
- The ad-hoc SharePoint that can be used in Teams is not integrated under the governance of existing enterprise versions, so users can get confused about what they are using.
- Integration of Office 365 tools is not fully functional like their standalone instances.
- Voice quality is typically really good.
- Sharing your screen or application works well.
- Needing a lighter plug-in for customers who don't have Teams and need to download it to join your meeting.
- If joining over voice and sharing screen, bandwidth requirements seem to go up more than other tools. I could be wrong on this or there are other factors going on here.
It is interesting how I end up using the tool the most of the people I communicate with use. Slack and Teams have been the 2 main tools I've experienced using. For doing demonstrations, online meetings, I've gone between Zoom (my favorite), GoToMeeting and Teams. If I want to have the presentation go as smoothly as possible with people joining easily, sound working, then I use Zoom. If it is only a couple people from a current customer, then I'm fine using Teams.
- Calendar integration - easier to sync with Outlook calendars especially in channels using Planner.
- Spell-check performance - seems to be a significant delay in the time it takes for spell-check to register.
- Great combination of communication avenues
- Notification of relevant posts to email, in case you're not logged in
- It is not overly intuitive. When I first jumped in, with no training, it took some time for me to get the hang of where everything lived.
- Opening other Microsoft apps FROM Teams is ugly
- Collaboration with others inside and outside your organization
- Ability to access Microsoft Teams on any mobile device
- Limitations to what and how apps can be added to your team when you add a tab; for example, you cannot add an existing project from Planner to your team. You have to create the project from Planner once you add it as a tab in Teams
- I just created a team from scratch and for some reason, it keeps disappearing from my dashboard.
- Great Layout - Microsoft Teams has a great layout/interface.
- App Integration - Microsoft Teams allows integration for several other apps/programs, including those from Microsoft and other developers.
- Team Management - anyone can create a team, so if there is no direction from upper management about how to best use the app and who should be leading. Its integration within an individual department or team, you could quickly end up with more than one "Team" on the app.
- Replication - some of the functions, like the chat feature, replicate the functionality of other popular apps many companies already use, like the chat feature and Skype. So you could end up with multiple chats going on the same project that aren't all within the Teams app.
- Microsoft Teams can work well for small-medium size teams that collaborate closely on specific initiatives and projects. Even if team members are geographically dispersed, they can manage everything smoothly and efficiently within the Microsoft Teams digital space.
- Microsoft Teams is likely not a good fit for a large team that reports to the same supervisor or manager but doesn't work specifically on projects together.
- It allows for "in the moment" or "in the flow" collaboration. For instance, you can share a document while chatting about it. The chat and document are always connected and it is easy to see the surrounding context of comments and how they relate to portions of a document.
- The Teams mobile client is excellent. Far superior to the Skype mobile client.
- The name "Teams" can be confusing, particularly if your organization has used SharePoint team sites much in the past. Also, it is a plural noun name, so it can be grammatically awkward as an IT person to suggest to a group that they "may want to try a new Teams".
- There is a lot to the Teams experience. The communications portions (chatting and Teams meetings) can be fairly straightforward to understand on a basic level, but when you start combining that with ongoing work for standing groups (i.e. real-world teams), then Teams can get overwhelming to think about how that team works. It isn't a technology capability problem - it is an issue of making sure the work (and processes) fits the technology.
- Allows for "groups" to be formed to help segment and organize chats and communication for projects, teams, departments, etc.
- Allows file sharing and storage within the platform.
- I feel the user interface is a little clunky and could be more modern/smooth.
- The "call" and "video chat" feature does not work well with overseas counterparts.
- Easy to use platform - It is easy to set up and it is easy for users to learn how to use it.
- Integrations with other Microsoft Products - I like that it integrates with SharePoint and Outlook. I'm able to easily schedule meetings and share files.
- It is continuing to evolve - It seems like every few months there is something new.
- Lacks the ability to make one screen the main screen during a video call, it would be nice to pick a primary one if you have one main presenter and multiple people on the call. We use it to show our white board.
- I wish the button to take notes for a meeting were more obvious. You have to join the chat to start the notes, which took me a while to figure out.
- I wish the file structure integrated a little better with SharePoint and new folders weren't necessarily created.
Europe. With this software, the capabilities of communicating with
anyone across the company has expanded and even with people on-the-go
because they can use the mobile app to stay in touch with their co-workers. Excellent for companies with branches in different locations.
- Document loading and sharing is a game-changer for instant collaboration, especially with multiple individuals.
- Chat functionality easily rivals Slack and the integration of chat with Teams other powerful functions makes it a must-have for communication.
- Calendar and voice functions are also integrated into the tool and essential.
- More third party apps are needed.
- When transitioning from Skype to Teams, some quirky things occurred when identifying user statuses.
- Outlook integration
- Outlook calendar integration
- Creating different teams for communication
- It isn't as intuitive as I would like, I find myself clicking around a lot when I am looking for a certain task
- Notifications are limited and don't always work
- Settings are limited
- A place to collaborate.
- Native workspace to bring in other MS products, and even other web-based sites, and resources.
- Increases efficiency between multiple MS products and features.
- Wish you could share/send a channel between other groups.
- Would like to see better web support for viewing Excel files, or other websites.
- Can be a bit time consuming when managing the Wiki data, especially when removing old channels from OneDrive.
- It's fast with very few issues revolving around connectivity
- It's significantly updated compared to some other chat programs that we also use.
- There are more features making it more enjoyable to use.
- I actually haven't come across any true issues with it yet. It's been able to meet all our needs and then some.
- As with all Microsoft products of late, Teams integrates very nicely with other Microsoft products, namely Windows, Active Directory, OneDrive, and Office.
- Since most of our productivity software is from Microsoft, everything pulls together super easily.
- Teams also works well (better than Skype for Business in my opinion) for quick IMs to others in the organization.
- Honestly, the biggest problem I have with Teams (and this isn't their fault), is that we're already invested in lots of other stuff that does all this.
- It's nice that Teams brings this all together, AND that it's free, but it's a lot to switch over.
- Make Calls and Chats
- Manage Teams and Discussions
- Status of a user is only refreshed once they are selected
- When a conference call is joined, the join link opens a browser window even if the desktop app is already installed
- Login Credentials are not saved
- The chat feature is great. I can see who's available, and if they're busy, I can see when they're free. If they are available, I can chat with them in real-time, no matter where they're located. This is much easier than email, which can get backed up quickly or texting since some team members prefer not to give out their cell number.
- Documentation sharing and collaboration is really good. I can upload a document and share it with my team. We can review together in real-time, and even make edits to it together. Very easy to use.
- There's a call feature in Teams as well that is pretty handy. We still use Webex, but if I need I can open a meeting and have a face-to-face virtual call with others in my Team.
- The third-party apps could be improved. Webex has an app in Teams, but it really doesn't do much of anything exciting. Easier to just use Teams or Webex. I feel like it's trying too hard.
- People can turn off their availability, or set it to what they want, not necessarily what their calendar dictates. I understand the need for it, but it defeats the chat effectiveness if I don't know if someone's available or not. I prefer everyone to be transparent, but I get it.
- Communication - The chat feature allows conversations to be logged about specific projects. These conversations can be referenced easily for clarification.
- Collaboration - Group work is easy with Teams. Files can be shared and edited across campus without leaving the office.
- Storage - My computer's hard drive is freed up from files.
- I haven't experienced an issue yet.
- Better notifications setup to avoid missed messages.
- Make it more robust while separate from the entire suite of MS products
- More integration with non-MS products.
- Individual communication for quick dialogue rather than responding back-and-forth through emails.
- Connecting to other platforms like Microsoft Planner, Outlook Calendar, and OneDrive makes seamless integration to other applications.
- Can have multiple teams for different projects all in the same interface.
- Difficult to find a specific person on a team to send a private message.
- Can't send an "@everyone" message to alert people (as far as I can find)
- Difficult to add people outside of your organizational email structure.
Microsoft Teams Scorecard Summary
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About Microsoft Teams
Microsoft Teams combines video conferencing software with team collaboration tools. The communications platform allows MS Office users to conduct conference calls and share files via SharePoint, and join or initiate a group chat.
Microsoft Teams features three tiers of pricing. The first is a subscription-less, free option that offers the same features as the other two tiers but does not offer administration tools like analytics and access to on-premise servers, or support features like 24/7 phone and web support. The second and third tiers are based on the size of your business and its conferencing needs. Its “Office 365 Business Premium” option starts at $12.50 a month per user, with a required annual commitment, and its “Office 365 E3” option for enterprises starts at $20 a month per user, also with a required annual commitment.
Meetings: Meet with teams of 10 or 10,000. Host audio, video, and web conferences with anyone inside or outside your organization or go big with live events.
Calling: Its Phone System feature enables PBX capabilities including call control in Office 365 and replaces on-premises PBX. Its calling features are customizable to fit your organization’s unique needs.
Microsoft Teams Technical Details