Microsoft Teams is now live and officially a part of Office 365, at least for users with the appropriate business subscription.
The messaging and collaboration platform has been preview testing since last Autumn when the new service was first announced, it is now available in 181 markets and in 19 languages.
In an official blog post, Microsoft said,
“Since announcing the preview in November, more than 50,000 organizations have started using Microsoft Teams, including Accenture, Alaska Airlines, Cerner Corporation, ConocoPhillips, Deloitte, Expedia, J.B. Hunt, J. Walter Thompson, Hendrick Motorsports, Sage, Trek Bicycle and Three UK. We’ve also introduced more than 100 new features to deliver ongoing innovation and address top customer requests.”
The service isn’t available to all Office 365 Business subscribers, but is out for those on Office 365 Business Premium and Business Essential plans, as well as for those using enterprise plans. There is no free offering, although no extra charge for the app on top of the current fee.
Microsoft are offering free interactive sessions to offer subscribers a first hand look at how Office 365’s latest feature may help organisations to become more productive. You can register your 90-minute session through the official Office Blog.
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