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- Online sessions, audio , video lectures, meetings, etc.
- Session recording , downloading attendance, assignment submissions, etc.
- Forming huge groups or teams for meetings.
- Microsoft Teams requires strong internet connectivity i.e. sessions get disturbed with little/poor connectivity which works fine with other meeting tools.
- Data storage is a challenge when it comes to large amount of assignment submissions.
- I experienced system crashing several times.
- Works perfectly fine with robust environments, but slows down the system sometimes.
- Document management.
- Conference Calling.
- Speed when user behind application firewall.
- Switch between Chat and Teams Channel is too slow.
- Additional categorisation for Tasks within Teams.
- Better integration with SharePoint.
- There is urgent need to simplify administration and collaboration for new users.
- Add password for public meetings.
- Export chat from meeting and live events after the meeting has been closed.
- Allow joining public meeting from PC client without registration.
- Better controls for Meeting organiser (more control over attendees).
I did implementations for companies with 2-3 users and in institutions with severeal hundreds of users. It works. It is fairly flexible solutions for different needs, but the core features are amongst the best on the market.
- Firstly, it enables us to form team groups within the platform which ultimately helps in team chats and file sharing within the teams and also lets the file to update in real time by all the team members within the group.
- Secondly, Teams is the only platform where we have different applications embedded and we can use those to prepare different types of files within the teams and thus we don't have to scroll outside teams for the same. For example, onenote, Jiracloud, planner, stream, wiki are different platform embedded within Teams to help us use them and complete our tasks
- Thirdly, Teams is directly connected to sharepoint which i think is the most useful feature of the same. We can upload all the files on to share point so that anyone who we want to send the file can access the same via share file.
- The most important point to work upon is the Graphical user interface (GUI), Teams GUI is not very easy to use and thus it takes a lot of time for a new user to understand its feature and to further use them. Therefore, work could be done to improve its GUI so that it becomes user friendly.
- I noticed that whenever I log in daily and directly go to Teams, it takes a quite a lot of time to connect to its server and to come online as compared to other products like zoom which are blazingly fast . Thus the time taken by Teams to connect to its server for the first time could be improved.
- Teams is a really heavy software considering the vast features it offers and the embedded additional platform like Jiracloud, onenote etc embedded into it which in turn makes the software really slow at times. therefore, efforts could be made to improve its processing power.
- Excellent quality voice calls
- Chat history backup feature
- Group chat
- Should have an option to import other emojis from Google
- Lack of material easily available online for a beginner
- Interface looks kind of complicated when you are a beginner
The tool is being used by the entire organization as it is the key requirement for anybody in our organization to connect and collaborate.
Communication is one of the biggest challenges, not only in business but in our daily routine. If we communicate correctly, 99% of the problems are solved automatically. Something similar, Microsoft Teams helps us achieve. It helps us to bridge that gap between colleagues and teammates, sitting regions apart and connect with each other almost anytime and together we produce amazing ideas and products.
- Team and Channels: are only of the greatest feature, which was first introduced by Microsoft Teams in the market and then the overall ideology was seen in various other competitors. Teams can be made by grouping as many as team members you would want and channels are futher subsections, which can help you divide your conversations and have a history relevant to matters in its desired groups.
- Dark mode: is also somethinng a user will not get in corporate software's. Teams will provide you this feature, which will help you accomodate colors of your software according to the light conditions at your workplace. This feature helps you work long hours without making your eyes suffer any type of pain or efforts.
- Appended Calendar: is another great feature of this tool is that your schedule can always be visited with just a click and you can plan your day according to what you see on your screen, most of the time. It's super easy to juggle around with the calendar and set new meetings and calls, on the fly.
- File sharing: is made easy and stable with Teams. You can easily share any type of file, be it in any format, in a single drag and drop, you can send it accross countries, to your partner working, miles away. The best part is that, everything is stored on Microsoft SharePoint, which is the backend of Microsoft Teams, and this give you a sense of high reliance, with your most important files as well.
- Microsoft Teams is a memory intensive software, which does eats up your RAM and hardisk big time. You need to have a computer system, with a good configuration, and then only you can enjoy the experience of this software. So this is a big drawback and making it work on legacy systems, is one of that option, which you would never want to opt for.
- Heavy reliance on internet bandwidth: With slow internet speeds, this software will make you feel annoyed since low speeds will hang this tool and it will work very very slow. You won't be able to send even IMs and files are something out of the bucket. Therefore, consider this point since, it can heavily impact your experience with the tool.
Not Suited: If your Internet connection with low bandwidths and also having computer systems which are not very great at configurations, I would not recommend this piece to software to you. This can make you feel annoyed and at the same time, miserable if you are not able to connect with right people on right time and in turn working on such a slow pace, which otherwise would have been quite fast on light-weight tool.
- Good audio quality.
- Good video quality.
- Possibility to share your entire screen or one specific app.
- Better UX/UI.
- Improve Bluetooth connection stability.
- More responsive.
- Reduce the number of clicks to do actions.
- Reduce the number of notifications.
- Give more flexibility to users.
- Get rid of documentation tabs, or make good text formatting options.
However, all the other stuff Teams is trying to achieve (documentation, planning board, etc.) are poorly developed. On top of that the fact that I always need to go from one channel to another makes me lose precious time. All that is offered through a bad UI/UX experience.
I think Teams should only focus on communication, where it does a good job, and remove all the other features that are better handled with dedicated software like Confluence for documentation and Jira for planning and managing task or Things by Cultured Code for a more simple solution.
- Meeting planning is very simple.
- Works integrated with Microsoft Outlook Calendar.
- The application library is rich.
- Easy to share screen and hand over control of the computer in the meeting.
- Easy to add another employee to the meeting.
- It keeps file exchanges together for the team and creates a virtual archive.
- The address book is useful. It covers the whole organization.
- The screen design is quite complicated, if you are working in a large organization, the screen gets crowded. It is difficult to find what you are looking for at first glance.
- The lack of personalization on the chat screen makes it difficult to use.
- It would be better to send emails via teams, Outlook would not be needed.
- Easy to call
- The camera does not work sometimes, and this is quite bothersome. I do not know the reason
- It does not seem to work optimally on iPad and iOS, only giving me the option to turn on my camera and other settings before the call sometimes. When I get invited to meetings, it does not give me this option, which causes a lot of stress when I do not know the reason for this.
- Very easy to share files using chat
- Fantastic grouping and organization using channels
- Inability to delete conversations. What happens in Teams, stays in Teams, forever...
- Too many notifications on things like reactions to comments.
- Screen sharing within call rooms. Great for displaying examples and visuals.
- Quick chat is efficient in sending quick messages or confirmations with colleagues.
- User interface is also easy to navigate around, even for beginner users.
- An added functionality that would be beneficial would be sharing files and sending them from within the call room.
- Other than that, there is nothing to add as Microsoft Teams really is that good!
- Add files to a chat
- Screen sharing
- Making calls within Teams
- We have RDS which is a remote desktop, and when someone wants to chat with me, it pops up for a second but I actually have to minimize my remote desktop to get to the actual chat screen.
- Teams allows us to seamlessly view joint products, details of designed components, and complex cost spreadsheets.
- Because our sessions are interactive, attendees can adjust designs or spreadsheets during the meeting.
- A big advantage is that the tools we use are MS Office products.
- Setting up a meeting and allowing attendees to join a meeting.
- Allowing as many attendees as needed.
- In many cases, we simply could not connect with participants using audio.
- Ease of use overall is poor compared with Skype, until it morphed into Teams.
- It would be valuable if Teams was accessible from other Office 365 platforms.
- Real-time collaboration on documents and files.
- Ability to include others (non-Microsoft Teams users).
- Ease of ad-hoc as well as schedule multimedia conferencing.
- Integration with O365 and other applications.
- Speed of development and responsiveness to market needs.
- High service availability and HD quality video and audio conferencing.
- Global availability of the services.
- Direct conferencing with SIP and H.323 rooms such as WebEx. Although with recent announcements, sounds like both vendors are already on their way.
- More integration with 3rd. party applications; e.g., Salesforce.
- Pricing on their E3 and E5 bundles.
- Persistent chat capability
- Search function is very robust
- Meetings - audio/video quality is superb
- Integration with other applications (non-Microsoft)
- Notifications could be better and more customizable
- More customization of the Desktop app in general
- Microsoft Teams is OS independent. It can work from Windows, iOS, or any desktop.
- It is also platform independent and can be used from tablets and smart phones.
- You can add useful apps on Teams that work as add-ons. These apps in a great range of productivity and provide a helping hand in managing your work.
- Microsoft Teams uses a lot of CPU memory.
- Great for working with remote colleagues or ones who are cross-country or far away.
- Email isn't always the best so Microsoft Teams allowed us to host meetings and share documents easily.
- Easy to use and it thus creates a better User Experience
- Easy to manage
- Integration with MS Outlook
- Uses lesser bandwidth
- Download attendance feature can have more information
- Option to change a message posted to one channel to another channel
- Better search
- When we have to schedule meetings with a larger audience, MS Teams is a better option.
- Customizable user interface
- You can collaborate over documents simultaneously
- The tabs sometime look clumsy when the number is more.
- If you are not a Microsoft product user, it may seem difficult for you to use MS Teams
- Video calls.
- Integration with SharePoint.
- Integration with Calendar.
- Screen sharing isn't as good as Webex.
- Resource pig - kills your battery fast!
- Not as fluid an interface as other solutions.
- Shared chat space and the ability to easily break out into smaller groups.
- Collaboration tools - sharing documents and files and easily save those things.
- Ability to add video and sound in team groups.
- iPhone app is AWESOME!
- It can be kind of pricey - As far as I know you have to be running Office 365 to make full use of the product.
- I would like to able to break the different tabs into different windows. For example, be able to have Chat and Teams tabs open at the same time while working on a shared document.
I have not tried using it with others outside of business so I am not sure how it might do for social users. Nor am I sure how well it would integrate with other office programs, like Open Office or Google Docs.
- Video conferencing.
- Collaboration (messaging outside of Outlook).
- Sometimes there isn't a link to join a meeting, which makes you click on a link, which takes you to the web, which takes you back to Teams.
- Able to share screens.
- 10 to 15 people can join for one conferencing call, with maximum video and audio quality and no lag.
- Able to stream high quality HD videos using this solution.
- This software can be installed on desktop, laptop and mobile devices with IOS and Android platforms.
- High data consumption in video calls.
- Does not have 4K video streaming facility when the screen mirror on a TV or a large screen video quality is low.
It helps us to solve our complex communication and teleconference needs. It allows us to stay organized and have all of our conversations in one place.
Microsoft Teams Scorecard Summary
Feature Scorecard Summary
What is 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 Pricing
Starting Price: $5
- Does not have featureFree Trial Available?No
- Has featureFree or Freemium Version Available?Yes
- Does not have featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?No
- Entry-level set up fee?No
|Microsoft 365 Business Basic||$5.00||Per Month|
|Microsoft 365 Business Standard||$12.50||Per Month|
|Office 365 E3||$20.00||Per Month|
Discounts are available for non profit organizations.
Microsoft Teams Technical Details