But now a year after its initial launch Microsoft has unveiled some new Teams features, including integration with Cortana and inline message translation.
The company shared today that over 200,000 organizations in 181 markets use Microsoft Teams, with customers including NASCAR, Macy's, and General Motors. See more on these features below.
Teams also now has an app ecosystem that continues to grow and includes the likes of Adobe, Trello, Zoom.ai, and many others who are turning Teams from a simple collaboration tool to an entire productivity application.
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.
She did, however, call out one additional statistic, that being that Microsoft has more than 125 million users on Office 365 today - and since Teams is built on the backbone of Office 365, "the data we get through the Microsoft Graph lets us do things we want to do around AI, cognitive services, and machine learning to power the future of intelligent communications".
Eventually, it will be possible to shunt recordings of meetings into Microsoft's cloud along with automatic timecoded transcriptions and inline message translation. Microsoft said it would include facial recognition in the future, so particular remarks can be attributed to the right person.
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Cortana integration is expected to make it easy for members to make a call, join a meeting and also add other people to the meeting by using the voice interactions provided by Cortana.
Background blur on video-The ability to blur your background during video calls will allow other meeting attendees to focus on you, not what's behind you.
Mobile sharing in meetings, enabling attendees to share a live video stream, photos, or the screen from their mobile device.
Additionally, Microsoft is now working with more OEMs (like Lenovo and HP) and partners (like Logitech, Crestron, and Polycom) to make sure Teams is enabled on more calling and meeting room devices.
Microsoft Corp. today marked the first anniversary of its fast-growing Slack alternative becoming generally available with several major feature announcements centered on artificial intelligence.