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Watch out, Slack: Microsoft Teams now has a freemium tier

10 days ago   |   By Pocket-lint

Considering a move away from Slack? Well, check out Teams. Microsoft has just introduced a free version of Microsoft Teams, making the app a direct competitor to Slack. Microsoft Teams launched in 2016 with no free tiers, and it was limited to an Office 365 subscription. But, now, over 200,000 businesses use Microsoft Teams. Still, a free version would make the program more accessible to small businesses and freelancers. Luckily, Microsoft agrees. The new freemium version of Teams will include support for up to 300 people. If you're on the free tier, you'll get unlimited chat messages and...
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Microsoft takes the fight to Slack with a free version of Teams

Microsoft takes the fight to Slack with a free version of Teams

10 days ago   |   By SlashGear

Microsoft Teams has been gunning for a slice of Slack's user base ever since it was first announced, and today, Microsoft is looking to ramp up competition. The company has launched a free version of Microsoft Teams that allows businesses and professionals to use it without an Office 365 account. When it comes to pulling market share away from your...
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Microsoft's new Office 365 feature will nudge you to put good meeting habits into practice

10 days ago   |   By WMPoweruser

Along with launch of free version of Microsoft Teams, Microsoft today a couple of new features that will help organizations build more efficient, creative, and engaged teams. Workplace Analytics solutions: Workplace Analytics solutions will allow you to turn organization-wide insights into action plans for individuals and teams. Workplace Analytics solution for teamwork will help teams...
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Microsoft is fixing a major videoconferencing faux pas with artificial intelligence

Microsoft is fixing a major videoconferencing faux pas with artificial intelligence

10 days ago   |   By Business Insider

On Thursday, Microsoft rolled out a bunch of updates to its Office 365 productivity suite, focused on collaboration.
Microsoft Teams, its workplace chat tool and Slack rival, now has a free version. There's no charge for up to 300 users.
Otherwise, Microsoft introduced a few other nifty new collaboration features in Office 365: A background blur feature, for instance, turns the background of your video call into a nondescript blob, solving a major headache for lots of users.
Microsoft also launched Whiteboard, a cross-platform sketching app that seems really handy.
Microsoft made a bunch...
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Microsoft has Slack in its sights, offers its Teams chat for free - CNET

10 days ago   |   By CNET

Let the battle of business chat begin.
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Microsoft takes on Slack with a free version of Teams

10 days ago   |   By Computerworld

In another sign of how heated the collaboration software market is getting, Microsoft has launched a free version of Teams, offering access to the group messaging and collaboration app without requiring an Office 365 subscription. Teams was launched as a rival to popular team chat platform Slack - which already offers a free version - at the start of last year; Microsoft bundled it with other Office 365 apps such as Yammer, One Drive and other Office tools. [ Further reading: Chat happens: Your guide to 11 group-chat services ]
As of March, some 200,000 organizations were using the chat...
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Free version of Microsoft Teams now available

10 days ago   |   By WMPoweruser

Microsoft Teams is a chat-based collaboration platform that brings your team's conversations, files, and tools in a single workspace. Earlier this year, we reported that Microsoft is working on a free version of Teams. Just like Slack, Microsoft will allow users to upgrade to premium version whenever they want. Now the service has launched, available...
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Microsoft introduces intelligent event capabilities in Microsoft 365

10 days ago   |   By WMPoweruser

Along with the announcement about the free version of Microsoft Teams, Microsoft today announced new features in Microsoft 365 that will allow anyone to create live and on-demand events. The created events with high-definition video and interactive discussion can be viewed in real-time or on-demand at later time. Microsoft is using AI services to make...
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Microsoft debuts free tier in competitive workplace chat app market

10 days ago   |   By Reuters

Microsoft Corp on Thursday introduced a free tier of its workplace collaboration software Teams to better compete against rival Slack Technologies Inc in a market analysts view as a main battleground in the world of enterprise software.
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Microsoft takes on Slack with free version of Teams

Microsoft takes on Slack with free version of Teams

10 days ago   |   By Engadget

Microsoft Teams is getting a major upgrade, but it's not quite what you might expect. The company is taking a cue from Slack by unveiling a free version of Teams, allowing anyone to use the collaboration software without an Office 365 account. Natura...
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Microsoft matches Slack with a free version of its Teams chat app

Microsoft matches Slack with a free version of its Teams chat app

10 days ago   |   By The Verge

Microsoft is introducing a free version of Microsoft Teams today, the company's Slack competitor. Microsoft Teams originally launched back in November 2016 with no free or freemium tiers for businesses to upgrade from. While 200,000 businesses now use Microsoft Teams, a lack of a free version made it difficult for small businesses and freelancers to use Microsoft Teams as it was limited to an Office 365 subscription. That's all changing today with the launch of a free version of Microsoft Teams , and it's now even bigger competition to Slack.
The free version of Teams will include support...
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Microsoft Teams is now available to use for free

Microsoft Teams is now available to use for free

10 days ago   |   By Windows Central

Microsoft Teams' long-rumored free tier is now official.
Microsoft Teams today is launching a free tier, with the goal of giving individuals, small businesses, startups a shot at using the communications and collaboration service without having to buy into Office 365 first.
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Microsoft challenges Slack with a free version of Microsoft Teams

Microsoft challenges Slack with a free version of Microsoft Teams

10 days ago   |   By PC World

On Thursday, Microsoft began offering a free version of Microsoft Teams as an incentive to switch over from Slack-and is loading it up with key features such as unlimited chat messages. Earlier this week, Slack said it was improving its own in-app search , with automated suggestions. Slack's free version still limits users to 10,000 searchable messages, though-and Teams does not. That's one of the key selling points of the new free Teams service; the other is the number of users-300-which will be enough for many small businesses. "For us, it was all about continually breaking down barriers...
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Microsoft Teams gets a free version

10 days ago   |   By TechCrunch

Microsoft opened up the news floodgates this morning, in the kick off to its annual Inspire event in Paris. One of the more compelling announcements of the bunch is the addition of a free version of Teams .
The Slack competitor has been kicking around in some form or other since late-2016, but the $60 a year fee has likely made it a bit of a nonstarter for smaller businesses. After all, it's Slack's free tier that helped the work chat app gain so much traction so quickly. A free version makes a lot of sense for Microsoft.
Signing users up for Teams is way to get more feet into the door of...
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