Shure joins Microsoft Teams Certification program

Shure joins Microsoft Teams Certification program

The manufacturer is now undergoing the certification process to get a select portfolio of its networked systems products integrated into the Microsoft platform, an online meeting solution with features including audio conferences, conference calls, and live broadcasts. So there is a chance Slack has a higher number of daily active users than Microsoft Teams, but for now, Microsoft is on the lead. An estimated 13 million users are on Microsoft Teams daily while 19 million use it on a weekly basis across 500,000 companies.

In contrast, when it comes to Microsoft Teams, one in five of GPP respondents said that the service would be a brand-new adoption for them in 2H19.

On Thursday, Microsoft announced that Teams has over 13 million daily active users.

Employers will probably love the fact that a new Time Clock feature will allow employees to clock in and out, including for breaks.

Another addition, available later this month, is the "Priority notifications" which will ping a recipient every two minutes on their phone or desktop until there's a response.

Ever since Microsoft added a free Teams option previous year, more employers are beginning to use it, Microsoft said. Furthermore, Teams is now available to Office 365 ProPlus users. The company is adding a read receipt icon to messages.

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Microsoft has released an "Announcement" capability in Teams that lets end users highlight things like new projects or new team members. It also pointed out that 91 of the Fortune 100 are using its Teams application.

"AI for Cultural Heritage" has been announced as the newest component of Microsoft's US$125 million "AI for Good" program. But a few new features may not exactly be welcomed by those who use it.

Teams will be in the spotlight at the annual Inspire partner conference in Las Vegas next week.

Partners also were angered by Microsoft's approach to making the decision, keeping them in the dark, and issuing a brief statement before the long July 4 holiday weekend. Indeed, partners are seeing increased interest in Teams. The free trial offer just applies to new Office 365 customers and existing ones that are using plans that don't include Teams, such as Exchange Online Only users, according to the announcement and a Microsoft partner document (PDF). Geofencing will be tied to the mobile version of the Teams app.

Some of the communications features coming to Teams are call recording with support for compliance recording partners ASC, NICE and Verint, which partners can add into Teams; and integration with contact-center platforms Five9, Genesys, NICE inContact and others.

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