Microsoft Teams brings people and data together
July 05, 2019

Microsoft Teams brings people and data together

Rick Lupton | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is used by our department and across campus for chat and collaboration features. We were previously using Skype for Business, which was widely accepted as a successor to Microsoft Lync and Windows Communicator. Teams provides additional features over basic Instant Messaging clients or Conferencing platforms. Many features that are common to Microsoft SharePoint such as collaborative file editing and sharing have been implemented in the product. As the name of this product implies, the focus is on developing teams of people that you can work with together on projects and other tasks. You can hold a group meeting, phone call, edit files together and many other features.
  • Document collaboration.
  • Group chat.
  • Instant messaging.
  • Project communication.
  • Online meetings.
  • Employee directory.
  • User presence.
  • Status updates.
  • Integration with phone.
  • Part of the Office365 package.
  • Works for staff and students.
  • Desktop client available from the Microsoft portal.
  • Mobile app free on app stores.
  • Required review of all other department purchase collaboration tools.
Microsoft Teams provide a good feature set that matches the commonly used enterprise collaboration tools from multiple vendors. What the Teams product lacks in VoIP support, it makes for in its web conferencing capabilities. Yammer only has a small set of collaboration features and can flood a user with too many 'entire organization' messages.
Microsoft Teams is good for an IT department working together on a project. It has great features for collaboration, file sharing, video chat, and task check-ins. It is possible for one person to be a part of multiple project teams or just a general chat group.

Communication with persons outside of your organization may be slightly more difficult than with using Skype or Cisco Jabber. Also, the lack of VoIP phone integration leaves something to be desired.