Microsoft launched a brand new version of Teams. Microsoft Teams is the tech giant’s collaborative tech tool, and the biggest novelty is the fact that it’s free. This free new edition also makes the app a viable solution in case you don’t want to use Slack.
Microsoft Teams free app comes with a few restrictions
This free version of the app comes with a few, but the most important thing is that up to 300 people can still use it. This should be more than enough to cover the needs of small to medium organizations.
The paid version provides 1TB of storage per user and the free version comes with 2GB and also includes 10GB of shared storage.
Main features of the free version of Microsoft Teams
- The app provides unlimited messages and search.
- It comes with built-in audio and video calling for groups, individuals, and full team meetups.
- There are 10GB included of team file storage and 2GB more per person for personal storage as well.
- Teams comes with integrated, real-time content creation with Office Online apps that include built-in Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote.
- Teams also comes with unlimited app integration with over 140 business apps at users’ disposal that includes Trello, Evernote, and Adobe as well.
- The free version of the app comes with the ability to communicate and collaborate with anyone inside or outside your organization.
- Teams is backed by Microsoft’s secure infrastructure.
Ron Markezich, Corporate Vice President for Microsoft says in Microsoft official notes that Teams is available in this free version all over the world in 40 languages. “This new offering provides a powerful introduction to Microsoft 365. Teams in Microsoft 365 includes everything in the free version plus additional storage, enterprise security, and compliance, and it can be used for your whole organization, regardless of size,” he adds. You can read the whole blog post here.
Henry Lares is still early into his career as tech reporter but has already had his work published in many major publications including Tech Crunch and the Huffington Post. In regards to academics, Henry earned an engineering degree from Apex Technical School. Henry has a passion for emerging technology and covers upcoming products and breakthroughs in science and tech.