Private ChatWith a persistent history feature, Microsoft teams can easily keep track of all your conversations, whether that be one to one communication or through the creation of small private groups to collaborate. This means that your activity homepage will keep track of your actions and show what your teams are up to, files uploaded, messages waiting and meetings etc. Teams also have the ability to be used in conjunction with skype for business, meaning that whatever application you are using, both are interchangeable. This allows for text based conversations in teams to evolve to a skype meeting in seconds with similar audio and visual capabilities.
Team Communication/ChatAs mentioned above, Microsoft teams allows for group communication to a team of staff. This means that each department within your business has the facilities to collaborate, upload files, photos, notes (from OneNote) and much more into one dedicated stream. Teams also aims to make group collaboration a fun experience for the whole office. Brian MacDonald, head of Microsoft Teams states that,
“We wanted to say that companies and groups that adopted and made good use of Teams, would enjoy working together more […] We thought this was super important. In the past people worked to live; now they want to live at work.”This positive and entertaining nature is reflected the additions to chat, such as Gifs, stickers, an inbuilt gif creation tool and emoji’s. MacDonald went on to further comment,
“It raised some eyebrows with a set of folks, the amount of time that we invested in the first version to have things like a fancy Giphy picker, editable memes, and a set of retro Office stickers,” (THEVERGE).(Here at Speedster-IT we are certainly enjoying it!)