Articles about Microsoft Teams

Considered to be a direct competitor of Slack, a business communication platform, Microsoft Teams was launched in 2017. Unlike Slack, which is available in 8 languages, Teams is available in 93 languages and dialects. One can easily switch between text chat, video and voice, as well as share files, calendars and do collaborative editing via this service. Another chat-based communication tool for businesses like Zoom, Microsoft Teams has also gained popularity during the COVID-19 pandemic. Reports suggest that by April 2020, Teams has witnessed 75mn daily active users. It can be used on Windows, Linux, macOS, iOS, and Android operating systems. Notably, Teams is a replacement of Microsoft Classroom in Office 365 Education. Hence, most subscribers to the cloud-based Microsoft 365 suite can use it.

Microsoft Teams will be introducing new feature called 'Top Hits'

14 Aug 2021

Technology
Microsoft Teams will be introducing new feature called 'Top Hits'

Earlier this year, Microsoft made its enterprise-grade Teams video conferencing tool free for all to use. Now, the tool has got a new feature called Top Hits aimed at improving the program's search functionality.

Here's what to expect from Microsoft Build 2021 developers conference

24 May 2021

Technology
Here's what to expect from Microsoft Build 2021 developers conference

Shortly after being in the news for retiring Internet Explorer and Windows 10X, Microsoft is all set to host its Build 2021 virtual event starting from May 25.

Microsoft Teams now available for everyone, offers free 24-hour calling

18 May 2021

Technology
Microsoft Teams now available for everyone, offers free 24-hour calling

Following in the footsteps of other enterprise-grade video calling solutions that opened their doors to the masses amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Microsoft has launched a version of Teams for personal use today.

Salesforce is buying Slack for $28bn, its biggest acquisition yet

02 Dec 2020

Technology
Salesforce is buying Slack for $28bn, its biggest acquisition yet

Salesforce.com Inc is buying workplace messaging app Slack Technologies Inc for a whopping $27.7 billion, making this acquisition its biggest ever.

Google will not limit Meet calls, extends offer till 2021

30 Sep 2020

Technology
Google will not limit Meet calls, extends offer till 2021

Google is extending its unlimited access offer for Meet video conferencing service.

Soon, Microsoft Teams will offer a 'virtual commute' experience

30 Sep 2020

Technology
Soon, Microsoft Teams will offer a 'virtual commute' experience

From Together Mode to Breakout Rooms, Microsoft has announced some pretty unique features for its Teams work collaboration platform.

Coronavirus: Delhi schools will remain shut till October 5

18 Sep 2020

India
Coronavirus: Delhi schools will remain shut till October 5

All schools in Delhi will remain closed till October 5 in view of the coronavirus pandemic, the Directorate of Education (DoE) said on Friday, adding that online classes shall continue till the aforementioned date.

Strange notifications hit Microsoft Teams users; now fixed

29 Aug 2020

Technology
Strange notifications hit Microsoft Teams users; now fixed

In the last couple of days, several users of Microsoft Teams reported receiving a flurry of mysterious notifications.

#TechBytes: Handy new features announced for Google Meet classes

13 Aug 2020

Technology
#TechBytes: Handy new features announced for Google Meet classes

Google has announced a new set of features to make Google Meet, its famous virtual conferencing solution, more useful for educators.

Microsoft is killing Cortana on Android and iOS: Here's why

03 Aug 2020

Technology
Microsoft is killing Cortana on Android and iOS: Here's why

As Apple, Google, and Amazon continue the race to dominate the consumer-facing "smart home" category, Microsoft is backtracking and taking a very different approach.

Airtel-Verizon launch 'BlueJeans' to take on JioMeet, Zoom in India

15 Jul 2020

Technology
Airtel-Verizon launch 'BlueJeans' to take on JioMeet, Zoom in India

As Indians adjust with the reality of working and connecting remotely, leading telecom-to-technology companies in the country are racing to get affordable yet high-quality video-conferencing solutions up and running.

#TechBytes: Handy features coming to Microsoft Teams

09 Jul 2020

Technology
#TechBytes: Handy features coming to Microsoft Teams

As the world adjusts with the routine of studying/working remotely, Microsoft is continuing the effort to push its dedicated communication and collaboration tool - Teams.

Hackers are using Zoom, Google Meet for phishing attacks

12 May 2020

Technology
Hackers are using Zoom, Google Meet for phishing attacks

The spread of COVID-19 has surged the global demand for video-conferencing services like Zoom and Google Meet.

#WeeklyRecap: Free Google Meet, bugs in Chrome, Microsoft Teams, more

03 May 2020

Technology
#WeeklyRecap: Free Google Meet, bugs in Chrome, Microsoft Teams, more

The last week of April was all about bugs, glitches, and leaks.

Jio is also bringing a video-conferencing app: Details here

01 May 2020

Technology
Jio is also bringing a video-conferencing app: Details here

As more than a third of the world's population remains under some kind of lockdown, video-conferencing has become the go-to option to connect and interact, be it with colleagues or friends.

Microsoft Teams' daily active users surge by 70% to 75mn

30 Apr 2020

Technology
Microsoft Teams' daily active users surge by 70% to 75mn

As the novel coronavirus pandemic forces more and more people to switch to the routine of remote meetings and chats, work communication tools continue to gain benefits.

Hackers can hijack your Microsoft Teams account via GIFs

27 Apr 2020

Technology
Hackers can hijack your Microsoft Teams account via GIFs

In a major shocker, researchers at CyberArk, a US-based cybersecurity firm, have flagged a critical vulnerability in Microsoft Teams, the work communication service that goes against Slack.

Google Meet, Duo updated with handy new features: Details here

23 Apr 2020

Technology
Google Meet, Duo updated with handy new features: Details here

Given the growing demand for virtual meeting services, Google is racing to upgrade its video calling products and take on the likes of players like Zoom and Microsoft Teams.

Microsoft Teams update brings Zoom-like custom background for video calls

12 Apr 2020

Technology
Microsoft Teams update brings Zoom-like custom background for video calls

Microsoft has rolled out an update for its Teams communication platform that introduces custom background support for video calls.

#WeeklyRecap: New coronavirus tracking app, affordable ventilator, security scares, more

05 Apr 2020

Technology
#WeeklyRecap: New coronavirus tracking app, affordable ventilator, security scares, more

This week, we saw some major innovations to fight the spread of COVID-19 in India.

Now, Slack users can call those on Microsoft Teams

02 Apr 2020

Technology
Now, Slack users can call those on Microsoft Teams

In the wake of the COVID-19 situation, work communication apps Slack and Microsoft Teams have become the focal point for many businesses.

Soon, Slack might let you call Microsoft Teams' users

28 Mar 2020

Technology
Soon, Slack might let you call Microsoft Teams' users

As remote working continues to grow due to the coronavirus pandemic, work communication platforms Slack and Microsoft Teams are doing everything possible to give the best experience to their increasing user-base.

Amid COVID-19 outbreak, Microsoft Teams rakes in 44 million DAUs

20 Mar 2020

Business
Amid COVID-19 outbreak, Microsoft Teams rakes in 44 million DAUs

As professionals around the world continue to switch to working remotely, due to the outbreak of coronavirus disease COVID-19, productivity platforms are reaping the benefits.

Google is the new Slack: Launches workplace communication tool

01 Mar 2018

Technology
Google is the new Slack: Launches workplace communication tool

Google has globally launched Hangouts Chat, a workplace communication tool, as a core part of its G Suite offerings.

Facebook releases "Workplace Chat" app for desktop/mobile with game-changing features

26 Oct 2017

Technology
Facebook releases "Workplace Chat" app for desktop/mobile with game-changing features

A year after launching Workplace, the business-focused social networking platform, Facebook is now releasing "Workplace Chat" desktop and mobile apps, which have Workplace's existing messaging functionality.