On September 25th at Microsoft Ignite in Orlando, Florida, they introduced a new vision for intelligentcommunications, transforming calling and meeting experiences for people and organizations around the world. Intelligent communications transcend traditional unified communications, enabling you to complete tasks more efficiently with minimal context switching, participate in more productive meetings that cover the entire meeting lifecycle, and better manage your everyday communications overload.
Microsoft Teams in Office 365
Microsoft Teams is core to their vision for more intelligent communications—bridging together conversations, meetings, files, Office apps, and third-party integrations—to provide ONE hub for teamwork in Office 365. Teams is now being used by over 125,000 organizations across the world in just six months since its launch. Its strong momentum has proven that teamwork is essential to the way work gets done today.
Microsoft is bringing comprehensive calling and meetings capabilities into Teams, along with data and insights from the Microsoft Graph, and a strong roadmap of innovation to empower teams to achieve more.
This is being built on a new, modern Skype infrastructure for enterprise-grade voice and video communications. Microsoft’s next generation, cloud-born architecture is already powering communication experiences in Teams, and is evolving rapidly. This new infrastructure is exciting because it will provide both speed of innovation as well as higher quality communication experiences.
While Microsoft continues to build out these functionalities,, Teams will evolve as the primary client for intelligent communications in Office 365, thus replacing the current Skype for Business client over time.
Look at the future of business meetings
Combining communications, collaboration, and intelligence in this way will make new things possible across the lifecycle of a call or meeting:
- Before a meeting, Teams will surface relevant documents and rich information about the participants to help you prepare.
- During the meeting, the conversation can be captured, transcribed, and time-coded, with closed captioning and voice recognition for attributing remarks to specific individuals.
- After the meeting, the cloud recording and transcript can be automatically added to the relevant channel, so conversations, documents, notes, and action items can be reviewed, indexed, and searched by the entire team.\