Apr 05 2017

Microsoft Teams Goes to School

The tech giant's latest collaboration tool expands its reach to education.

Microsoft Teams, a collaboration tool similiar to Slack, will now be available for education customers, ZDNet reports. In an announcement on a blog, the tech giant said the tool would now be available as a free add-on to Office 365 Education users, like universities.

"We recommend that IT admins enable Microsoft Teams and begin using it now within their IT organizations; and for targeted groups of faculty, staff, teachers, and higher education students," reads the blog post.

Teams channels allow for formatting, flags and attachments for collaborators. According to ZDNet, more integration with Outlook email will continue.

ZDNet reports that Teams will run on Windows, Android, iOs and web platforms.