Microsoft wants you to Teams leave the company and become a app to talk with family and friends

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Microsoft Teams has been one of the great “winners“in software with respect to the quarantine for the role they are having in connecting to millions of people during this stage of growth telework. In that sense, Microsoft says more than 44 million people are already using the platform.

However, Microsoft wants it to be much more than an app to talk with co-workersand that transcends the realm of friends and family. The announcement has been made around Office 365, that from 21 April, will be Microsoft 365.

With this name change come two new subscriptions: Microsoft 365 Personal and Microsoft 365 Family. The first will have a cost of 7 euros per month, and the second of 10 euros per month, although you can get a discount by paying annually.


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The Redmond company has announced at the end of the year, the platform corporate messaging you will receive functions that allow you to connect and organize our digital life with family and friends. For example, through Teams, we will be able to organize a trip, with group chat and video calls, group lists, shared tasks, etc., The new features will arrive in the first place to the mobile version of Teams.

At the family level, we can set calendars, to store secure information such as passwords, Wifi, and of course, send pictures and videos. In terms of location, we can see updates of our contacts, as we have been seeing in other applications.

More than a new instant messaging application, the new Teams it may be worth to integrate attachments, conversations, travel, family events, etc on a same platform (instead of using Trello+WhatsApp)

These changes maybe of concern to people who currently use Microsoft Teams, but the reality is that the tool will remain the same for the companies that already use it in the workplace. What Microsoft is doing is, simply, open the door to your ecosystem of applications out of offices and allows to organize more aspects of our life.

What is certain is that at the time of organizing many of the events that Microsoft assumed that we will be able to with Teams at the end of the year, it is never too comfortable to do with the current tools. While it can be done in groups of WhatsApp or Telegram, at the end there is always that go to other platforms like Trello to do well in terms of organisation of bookings, attachments. In that sense, this is all Microsoft Teams can be very good.

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Microsoft wants you to Teams leave the company and become a app to talk with family and friends

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