To celebrate the moment, Microsoft today detailed some important milestones and the future AI-inspired features planned for the chat-based collaboration tool.
Microsoft this morning cited companies including General Motors, ConocoPhillips, NASCAR, Technicolor, RLH Corporation and A.P. Moller as Teams customers.
The Redmond giant is announcing a slew of new features to be added to Teams, all aimed at making it an attractive option to replace traditional office phones. But, more importantly for those that are using the software, the company is sharing a few features that are working their way down the pipeline.More news: MIT Researchers: 'Lies Spread Faster Than Truth'
Finally, Microsoft will soon enable one-click cloud recording, with timecoding and automatic transcription.
Microsoft Teams is the company's answer to growing chat startup Slack.
Background blurring of video calls will allow Team users to pretend they are not really calling from the pub.More news: Richard Sherman reveals 'vengeful' 49ers signing
Proximity detection for Teams Meetings-This feature will make it easy for you to discover and add a nearby and available Skype Room System to any meeting. It'll also let you share a live video stream, photos or screens from your smartphone.
The new calling capabilities, which include consultative transfer (for getting an OK before transferring a call to somebody), call delegation, and federation, will be available in the second quarter, Wright said. Also coming is a Direct Routing feature which will allow users to use existing telephony infrastructures with Teams. It is created to work with Windows 10 Ink as well, and allows users to collaborate more effectively in meetings including interacting with other teams using a Surface Hub remotely. This includes Surface Hub, new desk phones from AudioCodes and Yealink and new conference room phones from Crestron, Polycom, and Yealink.
Teams, which began rolling out to Office 365 subscribers previous year, is Microsoft's answer to the Slack messaging platform.More news: Apple Acquires 'Texture', a Digital Magazine Subscription Service
You probably wouldn't guess it, but Microsoft's most popular Surface product in enterprise is its gargantuan Surface Hub.
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