The company also disclosed that Teams is available in 52 languages across 181 markets. Along with Teams, Microsoft revealed various Azure and artificial intelligence (AI) focussed developments that it is set to showcase in the Inspire conference. The company has brought an open source version of Quantum Development Kit as well as launched Cloud Adoption Framework. In the same way, it has kicked off the overall availability of the Azure Kinect Developer Kit that was launched at MWC 2019 back in February.
Launched back in 2017 as a competition against popular professional communication instrument Slack, Microsoft Teams has been able to attract various large-scale companies, including Emirates, FedEx, Lexmark, and KONE among others, the business revealed in a blog article. It’s also upgrading Teams with a listing of new features.
One of the main new features that Microsoft Teams is incorporating is a priority alarms alert which will ping a receiver every two minutes on their mobile and desktop until they respond. Similarly, the communication solution is adding read receipts in chats. The company is also bringing”statements” to highlight significant news in a station. Furthermore, channel moderators on Teams will find the ability to manage what gets posted on their channels. All these features will likely be rolling out this month.
Microsoft can also be adding a station cross-posting feature to allow users post one message to multiple stations simultaneously. This is reportedly available to Teams in the coming future.
Especially for initial line employees, Microsoft incorporating a new time clock attribute in the Teams Shifts modules which will enable employees to clock in and out of the work changes and take breaks utilizing the Teams mobile program. Managers will also get the option to geofence a location to make sure the access to their team members when they’re clocking in. Further, a targeted communication feature which will allow team owners to message group members of a particular function at the same by simply @mentioning their function names in a post. This new feature will be rolled out beginning next month.
IT admins are going to receive policy packages in the Microsoft Teams admin centre to let them apply a pre-defined set of policies for certain groups within their circles. The company has also brought the Teams client for existing installations of Office 365 ProPlus on the Monthly Channel.
Further, Microsoft is integration contact center solutions, partnering with compliance call recording businesses, and integration JDA’s workforce management solution to make Teams a strong communication tool for companies.
The user base of over 13 million each day busy users has made Teams a strong competitor against Slack which has more than 10 million daily active users — as of January this year. However, Microsoft is aiming to carry Teams to new levels by incorporating the new features and simplifying its integration in Microsoft 365.
Microsoft Teams is shooting on Slack using its more than 13 million daily active users photo Credit: Microsoft
“Teams is transforming workplace cooperation and helping streamline business processes all over the world,” claimed Jared Spataro, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft 365, in the official blog article.
Aside from revealing the increase of Teams and emphasizing what is coming up for the own users, Microsoft has introduced the open-source variant of its Quantum Development Kit. It’s readily available for access through GitHub and empowers developers to start their work on quantum computing and build new alternatives. In addition to Microsoft’s own improvements, the GitHub listing offers code samples from 1QBit as well as the chemistry library from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
Microsoft has additionally announced that it has built the Edge Dev Channel to pilot and trial. The company stated that the preview builds of Microsoft Edge would empower enterprises to rate features like IE mode, group policies, and MDM, offline setup packages, Program Shield, and PDF support. Enterprise customers will also receive necessary documentation for configuring and deploying another variant of this Edge browser.
The kit is initially available in the US and China and will begin shipping to programmers and fans who have pre-ordered the apparatus at $399 (approximately Rs. 27,000). It packs a ToF sensor, a 12-megapixel RGB camera, and a 1-megapixel depth sensing lens.
For raising the cloud adoption, Microsoft has brought its Cloud Adoption Framework for Azure that is touted to provide constant advice to IT admins, cloud architects, and business decision-makers to bring them into the cloud. The business is also launching its Azure AI Accelerate Programme on July 14 to speed-up the delivery of AI developments to the marketplace.
In the same way, the Azure Migration Programme is kicking for many Microsoft Azure customers on July 15 to offer a step-by-step approach for cloud migration.