Microsoft Teams vs. other tools

Collaboration and teamwork are the defining characteristics of modern companies. Every day we move further away from the idea that work must be carried out at a specific time and place (at a desk in the office from 9am to 5pm). Collaboration software has enabled the workforce to get their work done and be productive anywhere, anytime without having to be physically in an office.

Since its launch in 2016, Microsoft Teams has become the fastest growing app in Microsoft’s history with more than 500,000 companies worldwide using it as their default platform for chatting, meeting, and calling.

Compared to other online collaboration apps, Teams offers different benefits and integrations, for example, the consolidation of Microsoft 365 that offers to the user a complete tool experience without having to change applications when they need to collaborate on a document.

Here are the 4 most relevant characteristics that differentiate Microsoft Teams from other collaboration tools:

1. Instant and effective communication with colleagues and customers


2. Everything you need is in one place

A key difference vs. other collaboration tools are the tight integration with Office 365. Thanks to this, you do not need to switch apps when you need to collaborate on a document.

Easily create, find, share, and edit files in real time using familiar apps like Word, PowerPoint, and Excel in Microsoft Teams.

3. It can be used anywhere, anytime, on any device

While on the move, you need to stay connected, be reachable and have access to all your resources. With the Teams mobile app, you have immediate access to all your apps and documents as if you were on your desktop device. You can easily respond to chat and conversations, join meetings with one click and continue collaborating. So even on the move, you are kept completely in the loop.


4. Improve security, compliance, and privacy

Microsoft reinforces its commitment to helping customers protect content and meet compliance obligations by offering a broad portfolio of tools and expanding advanced security capabilities like End-to-end Encryption Option for Teams 1:1 VoIP Calls, Teams Multi-Geo Support, Disable Attendee Video during meetings, Invite Only Meeting Options, and Safe Links for Teams. To learn more about each Teams’ security capabilities check out this article.

In the next few days, you will be able to register fo a Microsoft Teams business demonstration, stay tuned!

Meanwhile, you can read more about Fostering communication and collaboration with Microsoft Teams


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