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Everything you need to know about video conferencing with Microsoft Teams


Dive into the transformation of workplace communication with this detailed look at Microsoft Teams. With a vast user base exceeding 300 million, Teams has evolved into a cultural staple, providing effortless collaboration and integrated features for advanced video conferencing experiences in 2024 and beyond.

In 2017, Microsoft rebranded Skype for Business as Microsoft Teams, and the way we communicate at work began to change. Today, Microsoft Teams is not just a communication tool but a part of the cultural zeitgeist. From internet memes to casual conversation, Microsoft Teams has become synonymous with corporate communications, and with good reason – upwards of 300 million unique users utilize the platform each month.  But what exactly is Microsoft Teams, and is it still the gold standard for video conferencing? Let’s take a closer look. 

Fast forward to today, and Microsoft Teams is not just a communication tool; it’s a powerhouse for seamless collaboration within organizations. Teams is an integral part of the Microsoft 365 suite and offers a unified platform for chat, video conferencing, file sharing, and project management. 

When selecting software for your company, accessibility is paramount. Microsoft Teams, like its predecessor Skype for Business, ensures accessibility across various devices and operating systems. Whether you’re connecting with your global team or catching up on project updates remotely, Microsoft Teams gives you the ability to stay connected from wherever you are. 

Microsoft Teams is designed to be an enterprise service, which means it has a generous feature set, including advanced call routing, hunt groups, delegates, auto attendants, and more.  Real-time messaging and timestamped notes during and after meetings enhance accessibility, making collaboration seamless and effective.

Engaging in video conferencing through Microsoft Teams is a breeze. Whether you’re starting a group call in the office or joining remotely, the platform facilitates shared presentations, collaborative whiteboard sessions, and desktop sharing. Owl Labs’ Meeting Owl 3 and smart suite of products seamlessly integrates with Microsoft Teams, making it easy to make sure all meeting participants can be clearly seen and heard, no matter where they’re working from.   

Starting a conference call is straightforward:

Check the availability of your contacts in the main window.

  • Select your contacts, right-click, and choose “Start a Conference Call.”
  • Click “Teams Call,” and your contacts will receive a notification to accept or decline.

Adding more participants is equally easy, ensuring that your virtual meetings are dynamic, engaging, and accessible.

As we bid adieu to the era of standalone communication tools, Microsoft Teams emerges as one of the pillars of collaborative workspaces.  Upgrade your video conferencing system with cutting-edge hybrid tools like the Meeting Owl 3 + Owl Bar, embrace the power of Microsoft Teams, and redefine how your team communicates and collaborates in 2024 and beyond.