Gartner Research

How Microsoft Teams Reshapes Office 365

Published: 14 March 2017

ID: G00317780

Analyst(s): Larry Cannell

Summary

Microsoft Teams is a major improvement in Office 365's group collaboration capabilities. However, Teams overlaps with Yammer, Skype for Business and SharePoint. For technical professionals responsible for Office 365, this assessment provides guidance on what to do with Teams.

Table Of Contents

Analysis

  • Microsoft's Long Struggle With Group Collaboration
  • Microsoft Teams in a Nutshell
    • One-to-One Conversations, Online Meetings and Other Features
    • How Microsoft Teams Uses Office 365 Groups Resources
    • Integration With External Applications
  • Why Teams Is Different From Microsoft's Past Collaboration Efforts
    • Teams Is a Group-Centric Experience
    • Microsoft Is Disrupting Itself With Teams
    • Uncertainties About Microsoft Teams
  • How Microsoft Teams Impacts the Rest of Office 365
    • Microsoft Teams and Yammer
    • Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business Online
    • Microsoft Teams and SharePoint
    • Microsoft Teams and Outlook
  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses

Guidance

The Details

  • Office 365 Groups

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