Microsoft Teams has taken the lead in the growing realm of business collaboration apps. Eventually, Microsoft Teams will take the place of Skype for Business. For many organizations, though, this process will take some time. The good news? EventBuilder's suite of webinar tools offers full integration with both platforms.
At EventBuilder we've embraced Microsoft Teams as our go-to collaboration platform, and are finding it to be a powerful and useful program that works seamlessly not only with our software suite but as the main communication tool for our all-virtual office.
Microsoft Teams is a communications platform for teamwork that integrates with Office 365 and some non-Microsoft products (called 'apps'). Teams enhances productivity by providing a single location for users to communicate through chat, meetings, calls, and file sharing.
Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams both allow for communication through chat, voice, and video. Teams, though, is designed as a collaboration hub for all of Office 365 including Outlook, Word, Excel, as well as integration with apps such as Evernote, Adobe Creative Cloud, and Asana.
Microsoft recently added a feature called Teams Live Events that provides some standard structure used in a traditional webinar environment. Examples of Teams Live Events features that would support “webinars” are options for Q&A, designating roles such as Organizer, Producer, or Presenter, as well as the option to create and archive (on-demand) recording.
It is important to note, though, that registration and other full-feature access for external webinar attendees are not currently available with the Teams Live Events feature. (That's where we come into the picture.)
While the EventBuilder Suite is fully integrated with Microsoft Teams. we also continue to work on improving the functionality of EventBuilder's integration with the Teams platform.
Here are three principles you can count on that guide how we think:
We’re an all-virtual company, which means we're always on Microsoft Teams. Some of our favorite Teams features include: