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Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Confirms Teams Product Will Eventually Replace Skype for Business

Today at its Enterprise product announcement conference, Ignite, Microsoft finally confirmed officially that it will be replacing Skype for Business with its newest Office 365 gem, Teams. For customers to prepare for the change, Microsoft will not be renaming Skype for Business, as some have suggested, but instead will be promoting Teams as the preferred communication tool for enterprise licensees.  Skype for Business will still exist – and even get an update next year – but Microsoft will be suggesting that companies move to Teams. Teams will also be architected to work with Skype for Business to give customers time to make the switch.   Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Developers, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in San Franci...

Microsoft Launches Teams Globally

Microsoft Teams is the new chat-centered workspace in Office 365 allowing oranizations to keep all content, tools, people, and conversations together in one place.  After a preview that saw a 50,000 organization adoption since November 2016, today Microsoft has launched the new product globally, introducing it to support 181 markets and 19 languages. Get started: https://teams.microsoft.com/start Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Developers, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in San Francisco in 2017!

Microsoft Invites Customers to Help Celebrate Global Launch of Microsoft Teams on Tuesday, March 14

On Tuesday, March 14 at 8:30 a.m. PT, we will celebrate the global availability of Microsoft Teams—the chat-based workspace in Office 365. Please join us for an online event to mark the occasion. Microsoft Corporate Vice President Kirk Koenigsbauer and a special guest will share perspectives on teamwork, what’s new in Microsoft Teams, and talk about how customers are using Office 365 to collaborate and deliver great results. Register: Celebrating the global availability of Microsoft Teams Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Developers, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in San Francisco in 2017!

Microsoft Teams Quick-start Document

Quickly learn how to set up Microsoft Teams for your group. A chat-based workspace in Microsoft Office 365, this collaboration tool brings your team and project content together within a dedicated hub. Team owners set up the workspace and manage permissions for the group. Owners can add content and connect tools to the workspace—such as a SharePoint document library, OneNote notebook, or Power BI dashboard. Download: Getting your team started with Microsoft Teams Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Developers, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in San Francisco in 2017!

Microsoft Expands FastTrack Program to Windows 10, Dynamics 365 and Microsoft Teams

Originally just an on-boarding tool for Office 365 customers, Microsoft is bringing the success of the FastTrack program to Windows 10, Dynamics 365, and Microsoft Teams. Per Microsoft… Today, we are announcing several enhancements to FastTrack for Office 365, as well as previews of FastTrack for Windows 10 and FastTrack for Dynamics 365. Just like FastTrack for Office 365 and EMS, FastTrack for Windows 10 and Dynamics 365 provides customers with resources and tools to support onboarding and user adoption. During the preview, eligible customers can request onboarding assistance through their certified Microsoft partner or their Microsoft account team at fasttrack.microsoft.com. … Today, we’re pleased to introduce new FastTrack resources for Microsoft Teams, including a new scen...

Test Drive Microsoft Teams in Space-Limited Online Event

Microsoft is offering customers the potential to sit with an online facilitator for 90-minute sessions to get a taste of the latest Microsoft collaboration tools and products, including Microsoft Teams. According to Microsoft, customers will receive the following during the online, interactive session… How Microsoft Teams, the newest collaboration tool: Keeps everyone engaged with threaded persistent chat. Creates a hub for teamwork that works together with your other Office 365 apps. Builds customized options for each team with channels, connectors, tabs and bots. Adds your personality to your team with emojis, GIFs and stickers. How to keep information secure while being productive—Make it easier to work securely and maintain compliance without inhibiting your workflow. How to quic...

Today! at 10 am PT: Microsoft Teams AMA

Join the experts to discuss recently announced Microsoft Teams in the Microsoft Tech Community.  The AMA will begin on Thursday, November 10th at 10 am PT.  Add the event to your calendar here. Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Devs, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in San Francisco in 2017!

Satya Nadella Unveils Microsoft Teams

For those that missed watching the live stream from the NYC Microsoft Teams launch… Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Devs, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in San Francisco in 2017!

Microsoft Teams Downloads for Android, iOS, Windows, Mac, and Windows Mobile

Microsoft’s latest Office add-on is a collaborative, single pane of glass for helping teams work together using Office components. Microsoft calls it the chat-based workspace. Here’s a couple good resources to get caught up: Introducing Microsoft Teams Microsoft Teams: Step-by-step into using, enabling and managing the experience All platforms are currently available for download from here: https://teams.microsoft.com/downloads Support platforms: Microsoft Teams for Android Microsoft Teams for Windows Mobile Microsoft Teams for Windows 64-bit Microsoft Teams for Windows 32-bit Microsoft Teams for iOS Microsoft Teams for Mac version 10.10 or better The app requires an appropriate commercial Office 365 subscription. Note this is not an official release, but still in public previe...

Microsoft Teams: Step-by-step into using, enabling and managing the experience

We take a close look at Microsoft Teams, the latest addition to Office 365, that makes it easier for you to chat in groups, socialize, and collaborate. We’ll walk you through the experience of chatting, sharing files and hosting online meetings. We’ll also demonstrate how your teams can connect to external services using connectors. And, if you are an IT admin we’ll show you how you can enable and configure Microsoft Teams for your organization. Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Devs, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in San Francisco in 2017!

Introducing Microsoft Teams

Microsoft has labeled its single-pane of glass for teams as the new chat-based workspace in Office 365. Microsoft Teams is essentially Microsoft’s response to Slack’s popularity. It provides the following capabilities and abilities: Chat – taking advantage of deep Skype integration and stickers, GIFs and custom memes to add personality to teamwork. Hub – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, OneNote, Planner, Power BI and Delve are all built into Microsoft Teams. Teams is built on Office 365 Groups and is backed by Microsoft Graph. Customizable – Teams is customizable per team, allowing each team to work differently for different types of work. Security – Microsoft Teams is expected to be Office 365 Tier C compliant at launch. This broad set of global com...

Slack Takes Out a Full Page Newspaper Ad to Complain About Microsoft Teams

Competition is alive, for sure,  but Slack’s competitive spirit may be more a representation of today’s political landscape. Slack boss, Stewart Butterfield provided the following Twitter post today during Microsoft’s NYC Office announcement of its upcoming Microsoft Teams application (a better version of Slack). That feeling when you think “we should buy a full page in the Times and publish an open letter,” and then you do. 💫 pic.twitter.com/BQiEawRA6d — Stewart Butterfield (@stewart) November 2, 2016 The full transcript of the newspaper ad is online here: Dear Microsoft Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Devs, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in San Francisco in 2017!

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