Collaboration independent of location and time requires specialized tools. These are often cost-worthy and need a specific infrastructure. Keeping up with the requirements of the modern workplace is especially challenging for small and medium-sized enterprises with limited financial resources. SMEs will now benefit from the fact that Mircosoft offers its collaboration solution Teams for free as a standalone option.
In 2017, Microsoft began a soft launch of their new application Microsoft Teams, a collaboration platform that will eventually replace Skype for Business. Not only is this tool completely free, it can be used as a standalone option for businesses and groups that don’t currently use Office 365. With it’s features fully loaded as of 2018, Teams has become a great option for organizations looking to bring their users together in a virtual work space to chat, collaborate on files, and work with some of their favorite Microsoft apps. Whether you‘re an organization looking for a new collaboration platform or already a user of Skype for Business, Teams is the perfect, no-strings-attached alternative.