Microsoft Teams: News

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.

14 May 2024


Microsoft rolls out AI-driven app for streamlining office days

Microsoft has unveiled a new artificial intelligence (AI)-powered application, Microsoft Places, aimed at assisting businesses in managing their in-office days more efficiently.

13 May 2024


Follow these steps to maintain active status on Microsoft Teams

Maintaining an active status on Microsoft Teams can be challenging, especially when superiors are closely monitoring.

01 Apr 2024


Why Microsoft is unbundling Office and Teams products

Microsoft has announced plans to offer its chat and video application, Teams, as a standalone product worldwide.

27 Mar 2024


Microsoft to boost Teams platform with advanced AI capabilities soon

Microsoft is set to supercharge its Teams platform with the integration of its AI-powered tool, Copilot.

24 Jan 2024


Microsoft Teams is making video calls hassle-free: Here's how

Microsoft Teams is working on an update to make audio and video controls more user-friendly during meetings.

06 Jan 2024


Microsoft Teams to arrive on Android Auto next month

Microsoft Teams is gearing up to launch Android Auto support in February, enabling users to participate in meetings and make hands-free calls while on the road.

17 Dec 2023


Microsoft warns outdated Teams versions might cause disruptions

Microsoft has cautioned users that sticking with outdated versions of Teams could lead to service disruptions, like delayed chat messages.

04 Oct 2023


Zoom adds AI-powered document editing feature to rival Microsoft Teams

Zoom Video Communications Inc. is bringing a collaborative document editing feature, Zoom Docs, taking on rivals like Microsoft Teams and Alphabet's Google Docs.

02 Aug 2023


Microsoft Teams's new feature will reduce 'meeting fatigue'

Microsoft Teams now offers spatial audio for its desktop app on Windows and macOS, enhancing conference call experiences.

20 Jul 2023


Microsoft and Maybelline bring virtual make-up bag to Teams

There are days when people are in no mood to put on make-up for a virtual meeting. Disabling the webcam is the only option available in such situations.

30 Jun 2023


Microsoft Teams's AI-powered 'Intelligent recap' makes meetings easier: Here's how

Microsoft is at the forefront of the artificial intelligence (AI) revolution. The company has gone all in on AI-powered tools, integrating them into its products and services.

21 Feb 2023


Microsoft Teams 2.0 is coming next month: What to expect

A new version of Microsoft Teams is on the cards. The company plans to launch a preview of the revamped Teams to users in March, reported The Verge.

03 Feb 2023


Microsoft announces Teams Premium with features powered by OpenAI's GPT-3.5

What happens when Microsoft Teams gets the features of OpenAI's GPT-3.5? We don't have to wonder about that because Microsoft has announced Teams Premium with features powered by GPT-3.5.

25 Jan 2023


Microsoft services face outage: Teams, Outlook, Azure down globally

Multiple Microsoft services, like Outlook and Teams, are down for users around the world, including India. The company said that it is investigating the issue.

21 Jul 2022


Global outage rocks MS Teams users; Microsoft announces investigation

Thousands of users worldwide have been at the receiving end of a Microsoft Teams outage on Thursday morning (July 21).

14 Aug 2021


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.

24 May 2021


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.

18 May 2021


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.

30 Sep 2020


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.

18 Sep 2020

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

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.

29 Aug 2020


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.

09 Jul 2020


#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.

12 May 2020


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.

03 May 2020


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

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

01 May 2020

Mukesh Ambani

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.

30 Apr 2020


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.

27 Apr 2020


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.

12 Apr 2020


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.

02 Apr 2020


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.

28 Mar 2020


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.

20 Mar 2020


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.

01 Mar 2018


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.

26 Oct 2017


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.