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The Evolution of Microsoft Teams

If you have been following this blog, you’ve definitely heard about Microsoft Teams!

I mean, what’s there not good to hear about it – Teams is an incredible platform that offers innovative and collaborative business software and is used widely for remote work. And as some employees begin to return to (and others stay home from) the office, there are some exciting features in Teams that will support your organizational goals both in and outside of the office!

But first, what is Microsoft Teams?

Microsoft Teams is a next-generation calling and meeting experience, built on Office 365's hyper-scale, enterprise-grade cloud. The platform combines workplace chat, meetings, notes, and attachments for an intuitive collaborative experience.

In fact, many organizations already use Microsoft Teams – it has become a vital asset to businesses as remote work became the norm over the pandemic. But even as the pandemic gradually dies down, the push for remote capacity has not slowed down, even as the business world has begun to transition out of the pandemic. In Microsoft’s 2022 Work Trends Index Survey, remote jobs on LinkedIn were attracting nearly 3 times more applicants compared to on-site roles. As companies grow their workforces in 2023, they’re investing in the hybrid tools to support a better virtual experience – with 57% investing in hybrid-friendly meeting rooms.

The Latest Teams Features for SMBs and Enterprises

And Microsoft is keeping up with this trend or work arrangement preference employees now have, and is rolling out new features in Teams all the time. Some updates have included:

  • Together mode: Uses AI to virtually display p