Microsoft Teams is your hub for teamwork, which brings together everything a
team needs: chat and threaded conversations, meetings & video conferencing,
calling, content collaboration with the power of Microsoft 365 applications, and
the ability to create and integrate apps and workflows...
Nice start; needs polish
Overall Teams is a decent collaboration tool. When using it without being used to other competitors’ methods of working then Teams is intuitive and nice. When comparing it to Slack, then Teams takes one step forward and two backwards. But not all is hopeless! The service simply needs a handful of features and UI enhancements to improve. In terms of the iOS app, here’s some quick updates: 1. When I get notifications on multiple devices, they should dismiss from all devices once I’ve acknowledged it on any of the devices. Right now when I read something on my phone, the Mac app keeps the badge notifications. The inverse is also true. This is rather annoying. 2. More granular notifications. I don’t want to see a notification for certain channels in a team, even if a channel command is used. The lack of a mute function is unbearable. 3. Dark Mode. It’s 2018 and I don’t want to stare at a bright background in the evenings. Please give the option to enable a dark mode to save our eyesight and battery life (for OLED screens).
What I especially like about this app is the fact that similar to WhatsApp it allows for a conversation to take place without multiple emails going back-and-forth and having other emails come in, in between those emails. It keeps a better flow to the work that’s being performed and doesn’t simply clog up our email boxes. I’m also able to not only create different teams for different purposes but if I really want to I can create different categories with each team. I especially like creating the different teams and dealing with different members of my law firm through those different groups, again keeping organized those discussions back-and-forth. I highly recommend using this app it’s been terrific it has a desktop component as well as apps for the iPhone
Teams for construction
I work in the construction industry and we do not have many project management solutions that have been standardized across the industry. I initially tried using OneNote for managing projects and my team found it to be too lethargic. Later I added a new team member to the group and he immediately started using the teams app in our existing work group. It caught on like wildfire and within a week my entire team of 10 was using it. The ease of file sharing, instant communication, task assignment, wiki functions, and compatibility with other apps has made us all wonder how we got along without it. It solved many existing problems we had. Now we just need to convince the rest of the company to get on board.
A serious downgrade from StaffHub
Compared to StaffHub, the Shifts interface is inconvenient and difficult to use. It has been nearly impossible to get my team to use it consistently, as they rarely receive notifications despite having them all turned on. As a result, we often have shifts going uncovered until the very last minute when a manager has to jump in. We’ve even began messaging in addition to opening or offering shifts in hopes of triggering some sort of notification, to no avail. I will admit that I do find the desktop version more user friendly than the mobile, but that is useless in a fast paced ever-changing work environment. I have faith that it could be improved by making Shifts more easily accessible (perhaps from the bottom menu), creating a badge number to indicate when there are open shifts/requests, and improving the reliability of notifications. Fingers crossed that improvements will come soon.
Overall I’m a fan
Chat and group chat options - functionally Teams is very similar to Slack but I think integration across many other Office apps (OneNote, etc.) gives Teams an edge. The UI does feel less slick, more dated and somehow less snappy than some other players in this space - I’m not sure how to articulate what i find problematic or underwhelming about the interface or it’s overall design but it just feels inherently corporate and less personal, perhaps more personality and personalization options could improve this aspect of the software, fun avatars, voice memos, active background images, logo and brand integration spring to mind. With Web, Desktop App for Mac and PC as well as mobile App offerings I can be accessible everywhere to my teams and the video conferencing and call options are pretty slick so far as well. Good job overall M$ ;)
Functionality seriously lacking
Unlike the Teams app for PCs, this app is brain dead. You can’t hide chats. If all the places you want to hide irrelevant material, it’s on you mobile phone. The General page is also a waste of space, and there is no way to customize it for your users so it goes directly to files or chats. At this point it is easier to use text and email for both messages and content. The only useful thing it has that the PC app and web interface doesn’t is the ability to show if a user has access to Teams or not, but since chat is hobbled already, it’s meaningless. The only thing I find helpful is the calendar because I don’t sync my work calendar with my phone because of the way it integrates with my personal calendar and this keeps it separate. Microsoft really needs to work on these apps before rolling them out. And functionality should match the PC app. You may have to do it differently, but the functionality should be the same.
Pretty Poor Tool
Microsoft continuous to attempt to consolidate their various office functionality in a more collaborative environment using cloud technology as the basic storage/distribution platform. However, the design of TEAMS software is so incredibly poor that using it is not only frustrating, but also makes individuals quite unproductive. Teams essentially looks like a OneNote application integrating storage, real-time communication and basic folder organizing capabilities. However, this quickly thrown together tools do not make teams more productive. It is at best a location where everybody can ‘dump’ his/her stuff into a common place. There is no flow, no prioritization, no transparency on what is currently ongoing. Unless you are constantly addicted to this tool and know every entry that is going on, good luck finding anything or catching up. I found TEAMS software to be completely inadequate for productivity improvements of teams. This space awaits a true break-through innovation beyond, chats, folders and tabs.
All-In-One BEST TEAM APP
I’ve used it all - GroupMe, Slack, Trello, Google Drive etc. Teams is by far the most inclusive of everything you need. You and your team can chat, have different channels for topics, video call by one click, have all working documents in a “files” tab (so much better than having to search for minutes). Also - for teams niche needs, there is also the option to add third party apps (design apps/communication/sales you name it). It’s design is intuitive. Multiple groups can coexist in harmony by its easily navigable interface. Whether it’s a school group project, a side passion project, roommates chat, roller blading club or at work, teams supports it all. Would highly recommend!
I give it props for working mostly.
Ok the app does its main job for me tells me when I work but I don’t get notifications about my schedule and why the heck isn’t there an option to see my schedule when I first open the app it’s annoying that I have to click on the notification to then see when I work and when I click on the time I should just be able to see who is working and who isn’t working. I have to go through so many unnecessary steps just to find that info. Look I get it this app is new bud go look at hotschedule’s app and take a page from their book. Actually take a whole chapter from their book. I don’t just write bad reviews like most people do. Fix these silly little issues and I’m happy to change my opinion. Granted this is really the only feature I use in the app so I’m sure it’s a great app otherwise but this is my main concern.
Works well enough. Some frustrations.
I absolutely hate having to constantly clear the notification bandage from the app. If I dismiss the notification in Notification Center, I want that badge to go away — I’ve handled the notification. I believe this is an iOS system function and not under developer control, thought. It’s still frustrating when you get dozens of notifications per day. It’s also frustrating that iOS receives notifications before the desktop app does. My phone, over WiFi, gets notified faster than my desktop workstation, wired. It’s also frustrating that there are not synced notifications between iOS and desktop. If I read something on my phone, I have to also go “read” it on desktop to make the desktop app stop yelling that there’s a notification.
Extremely good organizing, collaboration, and communication abilities.
On Windows Desktop, this app is perfection. Everything is all brought into one hub with no fractured issues. It all ties in perfectly. Unfortunately on iOS it's really fractured. I have to install all Office 365 apps to use things fluidly, but that's with a lot of app hopping. It's nice that Planner is seperated out because I don't want all Employees using Teams. They only need to preform tasks. Teams on iOS it's not as straight forward as the Windows Desktop version. It's also not as feature rich as the WinDT version. Planner 😬, also not as feature rich as WinDT. Other than that, it's core purpose (organizing, collaboration, and communication) are on point.
Some issues with notifications with iOS
Despite my every effort to set notifications as banner and persistent on my Apple phone, I still struggle to get notification when files are added and certain sub-Teams add comments 😩 Therefore, I have to go hunting for them. This is a huge inconvenience and my delay in response conveys to my teammates and boss that I don’t care. Just to clarify, I have “followed” each thread specifically and have also gone into my settings on my iphone to allow all notifications from Teams. Beyond that, the functionality, speed, and intuition of app are excellent for my team’s needs. Large resort business with dozens of managers on Team.
App crashes consistently on iPhone X (fixed with the last Teams update)
When the app was working it was great but I have reinstalled the app several times and it keeps crashing. Checked with a co-worker that has an iPhone X and he is experiencing the same thing. The latest update for Teams resolved the crashing issue. It has been working well since. Keep adding features, it is a great tool. Please add the capability to participate in a meeting without being signed in. The inability to participate without sign-in causes issues when a large invite is sent to people that do not have accounts. Most browsers are supported but the experience is inconsistent. A consistent experience could be created if the application didn’t require a sign-in.
Good but needs missing end user controls.
I like teams desktop and mobile. Clean interface, no syncing issues. Very effective communication and collaboration tool. However, and this is s big one with thousands of votes.....unbelievable that the end user cannot delete conversations. I don’t want to delete individual messages. If I no longer want or need an entire conversation I should be able to delete it. Skype for Business allows companies to disable saving conversations for good reason. I do like that conversations are persistent in Teams. This is a big help over Skype where it would crash and die when I move from desk to meeting room and therefore jump to a new WiFi hotspot. Let me delete entire conversations Period.
Great tool but missing features. Perhaps these missing features are simply because teams hasn’t advanced (matured) yet. A couple of things missing: a global list of folks without having to search. This would allow to quickly scan who’s available rather than searching for someone first. The org hierarchy is a great feature for those mid size and smaller companies. Because of the org hierarchy we now utilize the active directory structure. The problem is their isn’t an org hierarchy entry screen and the only way to access it is from a previously selected person.
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