Test drive Microsoft’s new collaboration tool – Microsoft Teams

I am just cross posting this for anyone who reads my blog regularly.

Microsoft is currently offering hands-on live sessions where you will have the opportunity to test drive Windows 10, Office 365 and my favourite collaboration tool Microsoft Teams. During this small-group sessions you will apply these tools to your own business scenarios and experience how they work for you.

Each 90-minute session starts with an online business roundtable discussing your biggest business challenges with a trained facilitator and then transitions into a live environment in the cloud. You will receive a link to connect your own device to a remote desktop loaded with Microsoft’s latest technology, so you can experience first-hand how Microsoft tools can solve your challenges.

This is pretty exciting since this is first time Microsoft offering this. Each session is limited to 12 participants.

You can read more about this at:

https://blogs.office.com/2017/03/15/test-drive-our-hottest-new-collaboration-tool-microsoft-teams/

U.S. customers: Register here
Outside the U.S.: Register here

Microsoft Teams is now generally available

Today is one of the awesome day as Microsoft announced that Microsoft Teams – the chat based workspace in Office 365 – is not GA in 181 markets and in 19 languages. This Office 365 based application is pretty awesome and it was very well received by over 50,000 organizations when Microsoft announced the preview in Novermber last year.

One of thing I really like about Microsoft Team is the speed at which they worked on many user feedback in last four months or so.

https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public

For anyone that is new to Microsoft Teams I will just provide very high level overview here.

Microsoft Teams provides a modern conversations experience, with threaded, persistent chat to keep everyone engaged. We’ve rolled out many new communication features since preview, including audio calling from mobile devices, plus video on Android, which is coming soon to iOS and Windows Phone. And we’ve addressed numerous customer requests, adding the ability to email a channel, including attachments, send messages with markdown-based formatting, and receive notifications about all posts in a channel.

You should check out the official announcements and discussion below.

I am very confident that moving forward, Microsoft Teams will be providing new features and good developer platform.