I’m not a fan of the latest Office Suite desktop or mobile applications (for full transparency, this maybe because I’m now having to get used to MicrosoftOS at new job after running on MacBooks for most of my career, but I digress). This Teams app is awesome tho on all fronts that I use it on, including Mobile(iOS), MacOS (personal laptop) and Windows OS (work laptop) versions.
It’s quick, seamless, secure (SharePoint plugin works well with it), and really brings what I love from both Slack and Zoom into one app. I use it for Internal Comms, team collaboration, and now demos with new Prospects and existing Clients.
With Zooms security flaws and tendencies to be “touchy” depending on the day, I’ve grown increasingly sick of the dropped conferences and bad calling or screen share qualities. Teams handles this extremely well.
It’s also very clean, very easy to use. I hate giving Microsoft credit, but overall, this is quickly becoming a favorite App of mine. Outlook Calendar connection is awesome feature too.
A couple knocks and suggestions: First, the screen share is a bit slow to connect at first. Zoom connects a few seconds faster. This is a small issue, but on a Sales demo, that can be an awkward few moments and can mess up flow of the meeting. Once it’s up, runs great, control panel isn’t in the way (I HATE that with Zoom full screen mode), and is responsive. I’m not sure if it has the Takeover feature like Zoom, where you can give someone else controls to your computer thru screen share, but I’ll look for it.
Next, needs more App integrations. Very limited in this area, as most of the Microsoft Exchange Apps are (probably for security reasons). While I’m sure I can chain integrate thru API connectors like Zapier, wish you could do it natively thru the app.
Finally, wish it had a true Channel feature like Slack has. You can build out Groups and rename them to build something similar (for sub teams or different depts), but you don’t get the same functionality as a true Channel like you get in Slack. For now, works for my purposes, and I am simply knit-picking at this point.
Overall, bravo Microsoft. Best app to date. Now please fix Outlook for exchange, that app is straight garbage and needs some serious love from you guys lol. If you follow what you built here with Teams, you may reconvert this diehard Mac user to WindowsOS for good. Maybe
Teams is a very useful tool to get my work done and communicate with people in your workplace. However teams can be a little frustrating. I use teams for school and when I’m going through assignments I hate just being able to look at one class’s assignments at a time it would be really helpful if I could check more classes at once and not have to wait for it to load another classes assignments since I wake up in the morning scanning all the assignments and sometimes I switch between classes to see which I should do first to manage my time. The teams app is also laggy when ever I go through posts. I think the teams app is great but I don’t think it deserve the five stars although I would put 4.5 if I could but it’s leaning towards 4.
The App has been great thus far but I would like to suggest some improvements that I feel would be helpful. One is an option to view all assignments with an icon or title to say which class it is for. I think this would make the assignments tab feel less cluttered and more user-friendly. Number 2 is a sync that updates your schedule for the teams calendar, office 365 calendar and maybe even the phone calendar as sometimes it confusing to schedule calls when I have to view multiple calendars. Teams has been beneficial during this especially hard time and I thank the developers, these are just my suggestions. Thank you!
Hello! I’m a mother of three and all of my kids use this app to do their homework. The app will bug most of the time and my children’s assignments will never load properly. Yesterday nothing will turn in and my child was trying to turn in the assignment the day it was due ,but it didn’t went through and she ended up getting a 0 for not turning it in. I recommend you guys to lease fix this problem ASAP ,because my child can’t afford to keep on getting 0’s on her assignments please and thank you.
The app is about pointless, it is missing critical features like being able to add people to a Team. I send out the link, but when the click it to be added, I cannot approve them. What’s the point of having an app, if you have to go back to a computer to do a lot of the stuff anyway. Not to mention of you use the browser (safari) to log into the web based it says not supported, use the app. So again you have to go turn on a real computer. Just pointless!
Good app under development. Useful so far... Biggest things missed is that only 250 people can join a meeting, sometimes we need interactive participation so this tool is not there yet. Only 4 participants per screen you could see, apps like zoom let you see more. Quality and sound is far better than Skype!...
My teams and all of my friends always says “sorry something went wrong” and it’s not like its my WiFi. Teams is too slow to have a school working off of it. I hate it and sometimes the docs won’t let me turn in or open them. It takes five minutes to change classes and it’s all crap.
As soon as you sign in it requires your company to have permission to manage
your device, which i believe gives them permission to wipe your device. Probably requires you to use password lock on phone. Just not worth the hassle and risk.
Bc It’s really confusing to use ,and I can never turn in my work , this app is the reason why ima failing online school ....ANDD MY TEACHERS CAN READ MY MESSAGES THATS NOT RIGHT , I just want to hit up the homeboys mannn
The mute button should be more easily access when in a meetings. It often takes a couple tries for me to get off mute. The app shows the outgoing audio vs. the mic for some reason ♀️