Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams App is Now Fully Optimized for Apple Silicon Macs

Microsoft has today announced it is rolling out a universal binary version of its Teams app, meaning it will now run natively on the entire Mac lineup and is fully optimized for Apple silicon. "We heard from our customers who use Mac with Apple silicon that they want Teams to be optimized for their devices,”...

Microsoft Teams Together Mode Begins Testing Smaller Groups

Microsoft is testing a version of the Teams Together Mode for smaller groups of users. Utilizing AI, Together Mode puts all participants into a virtual environment. Microsoft Team Together Mode first launched in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic. As work-from-home and social distancing measures were put in place, Microsoft developed a way to bring users...

Microsoft Teams Adding End-to-End Encryption Next Month

Microsoft Teams is getting a much needed security update in the next months. A new report from MSPowerUser explains that Microsoft is working around the clock on bringing a series of new features to Microsoft Teams, and July is projected to witness the introduction of several of them, including end-to-end encryption. Soon, the video conferencing service will...

Microsoft Announces New Privacy and Security Features for Teams

Microsoft Teams is getting a much-needed upgrade in 2021. At Microsoft's virtual Ignite conference, the company has announced new privacy, security, and compliance features for Microsoft Teams that will begin rolling out this month. New features include Invite-only meeting controls, the ability to disable video, End-to-end encryption for 1:1 Teams calls, and Teams multigeo support....

Microsoft Teams Updated to Support Apple Car Play, and More

Microsoft Teams has just been updated to add Apple Car Play integration, with a new calling interface that displays contacts, voicemail, and, calling history in a single location. The update also offers built-in spam call protection, reverse number lookup, and the ability to merge calls (via The Verge). According to Microsoft, the Teams app will soon...

Microsoft Launches Consumer-Focused Features for Teams

Microsoft Teams got a big boost in popularity since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, and Microsoft now wants the communication app to also be useful to chat with close friends and family. Earlier this year, Microsoft announced that it would be bringing its popular Teams productivity app to the consumer space. Launching today is a...

Microsoft Teams Grows 70 Percent to 75 Million Daily Active Users

During its earnings call today, Microsoft reported a major new milestone for Microsoft Teams: it now has 75 million daily active users. Microsoft Teams had 44 million daily active users back in March, and that figure saw an impressive 70 percent growth in the last few weeks, reads a new report from VentureBeat. The announcement...

‘Microsoft Teams’ Challenges Slack in the Workplace

Slack has good reason to fear for its market share: Microsoft Team was unveiled today at an event in New York City by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. His announcement came just a few minutes after Slack published a "warning letter" in the New York Times, showing that it is worried about Microsoft's move (via The...