But now over 200,000 businesses are currently using Teams, including the likes of General Motors, A.P. Moller-Maersk, and Nascar. With that so, Microsoft is also looking to advance the features of Teams.
Cloud recording-Will provide one-click meeting recordings with automatic transcription and timecoding, enabling all team members the ability to read captions, search within the conversation, and playback all or part of the meeting. Perhaps the most interesting are Cortana integration and inline message translation. This will allow a person to "to easily make a call, join a meeting, or add other people to a meeting in Teams using spoken, natural language".More news: How Texas counties voted for Beto O'Rourke
Inline message translation-People who speak different languages will be able to fluidly communicate with one another by translating posts in channels and chat. To help participants see you more clearly, the system will blur out a distracting background, putting the focus of the video on you rather than any clutter behind.
Beyond the Surface Hub and internal devices, the Teams hardware ecosystem now also includes meeting room systems from HP and Lenovo; new desk phones from AudioCodes and Yealink; new conference room phones from Creston, Polycom, and Yealink; and new mobile phone stations from Plantronics. This includes Surface Hub, the large-screen video collaboration device for huddle spaces and other small-to-medium meeting rooms. "Built on the strength and scale of Office 365 with over 120 million users, Teams delivers chat-based collaboration, meetings, calling, and soon, full enterprise voice features".
Whether a customer chooses to use the Microsoft Calling Plan or Direct Routing will come down to pricing considerations and existing relationships, she added.More news: National Football League free agency: Miami Dolphins to release Ndamukong Suh, per report
Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) says 200K organizations now use its Teams, a Slack alternative, up from 125K in September. The company shared today Teams will pick up consultative transfer and call delegation and federation features.
Microsoft announced its group collaboration platform Teams nearly a year and a half ago, but it was made generally available at this time last year.More news: Teen killed after package explodes at Texas home