Microsoft Teams is Microsoft’s Slack competitor which offers a chat-based collaboration platform that brings your team’s conversations, files, and tools in a single workspace.
The service is available on the desktop and mobile, and in a paid and free version.
The August update for the app brings a number of improvements, including support for Windows 10 Quiet Hours. The changelog reads:
- Shhhh… Windows 10 Quiet hours support is here
- If you’ve got Quiet hours set up in Windows 10 (RS3 and earlier only), Teams will recognize those settings first, then your individual Teams notification settings. Handy for those times when you just don’t want notifications from anywhere. 🙂
- Legion of zoom
- Zoom in and out of Teams the same way you do in your web browser. On Windows, use Ctrl+= to zoom in, Ctrl+- to zoom out. Get the full list of shortcuts and mouse zoom techniques here.
- Adobe XD and Teams
- Designers, take heart! You’ll now be able to share nicely formatted links to Adobe XD prototypes and design specs in Teams. Better than email, because you’ll see a summary and thumbnail preview along with the link. You’ll get notifications when reviewers make comments, and faster, integrated access to Creative Cloud files right in your Teams workspace. Read the blog post for more details.
- Get ready for back to school!
- Rubric grading, a better mobile assignments experience, easy re-use of assignments, and more. Read about the updates for Microsoft Teams for Education in 10 new features for going Back to School with Microsoft Teams.
Teams (free) is available worldwide in 40 languages. Whether you’re a freelancer, a small business owner, or part of a team inside a large organization, you can start using Teams today. Read more at Microsoft here.