Teams is more than a chat, it’s a hub for teamwork in Office 365 where a project owner can create a team, assign members, put all documentation related to that project in a single storage location, create tasks using Planner, Share PowerBi reports etc.. The IT Department can manage all security and compliance policy for all Teams.
When we internally implemented Teams, we had users running Teams alongside Skype for Business as two separate solutions that deliver similar and overlapping capabilities such as presence, chat, calling, and meetings, this coexistence mode being called Island.? Our goal was to move users from Island Mode to Teams Only mode. In the Island Mode if one user is running both applications, chat messages from the other users will be received either in Teams or Skype. Once the users migrated in Teams Only mode, all chat messages were received in Teams. Another benefit that will be observed immediately is that in Teams you have persistent chat. You will find there all your conversations history.
New algorithmic improvements in Teams, we can experience greater audio quality also on mobile devices even under congested and lossy networks. Even so, Microsoft will launch soon a new audio codec called Satin that will replace the SilkWide codec which will be able to deliver crystal clear wideband audio with as little as 7 kbps. Also, Microsoft announced that they will soon bring real-time noise suppression to Teams meetings and calls to eliminate distracting background noise. For video the blur background is already implemented.
To minimize the latency between users and services, Teams use Media Processor for hosting meetings, obtaining a better experience in presentation mode (Share desktop or share screen).
This are just some of the benefits that will be noticed in your first experience with Microsoft Teams.
Skype For Business will be deprecated in 2021, so why do not start using Teams from now?