Skype Teams: Microsoft is testing new Messenger for group collaboration




Messenger are now more than just a communication tool, which has buried the SMS. Especially in groups, the tools are for much more than just the pure text exchange. Such a group tool, which has been very successful lately, Slack is. One can here link and use different services, all under one roof and with the people who need the information. Such a tool there is – at least internally – by Skype. Skype Teams bundles group chats and you can over channels with groups within groups interact. And of course there are also direct messages for the private exchange between two people.


A special feature of Skype teams are “Threaded Conversations”. This is very convenient because you can thus lead to individual topics separate conversations. This helps to keep the overview and also added later understood so quickly what it is actually.

Video chats are in Skype team as possible, either in a group or in private conversation. In addition, online meetings can be planned, especially in large groups and this can be very useful. The sharing of files is also provided. Even should the access to come on Skype bots and Office 365 integration exists.


For the fun during the work of the “Fun Picker” provides, the user can about him emoji, GIFs, memes and more to add to the conversation. About the sidebar navigation is between chats teams, meetings and files, the Activity tab displays the conversations that may need attention.

Skype Teams should work on all devices, so there is a web app and a Windows app. Apps for Android, iOS and Windows Phone are planned. When Microsoft Skype will make available to the public teams, is not known. Currently Skype team is tested internally and also with a public release it will probably be reserved for users with Office 365 subscription, so the information of MSPowerUser .


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