- March 26, 2017
- Posted by: Zara Mansur
- Category: Blog
Democratizing Innovation and technology is Microsoft’s key objective to improve lifestyles’ and economics. To meet its prime goal Microsoft Teams is generally available for Office 365 customers around the world in 181 markets and 19 languages. The new chat based workspace provides a modern conversations experience with customization options, advanced security and compliance capabilities, and tight integration with Word, Excel and other Office 365 apps.
Office 365 is the broadest platform and universal toolkit for creation, collaboration and communication. In addition, Microsoft Teams joins the deepest portfolio of collaboration applications and services to help solve the diverse needs of people and organizations globally. Office 365 is designed for the unique workstyle of every group and includes purpose built applications, all having close integration.
Microsoft Teams provides a modern conversation experience for today’s teams. It supports not only persistent but also threaded chats to keep everyone engaged. Anyone can add personality to their digital workspace with emojis, stickers, GIFs and custom memes to make it their own. It brings together Office 365 to provide a true hub for teamwork. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, OneNote, Planner, Power BI and Delve are all built into Microsoft Teams so people have all the information and tools they need at their fingertips.
Microsoft team have created a physical programming language as an inclusive way for kids; with visual impairment and other challenges to learn to code.
The Project Torino system enables kids to physically create code and learn computational thinking by connecting pods. Inclusion was a key design principle. But researchers are hoping the project appeals to all learners to help bridge digital skills gaps in technology.
Microsoft Translator’s neural network based system; powered by artificial intelligence and modeled after the human brain, can now translate Korean. Also Neural network translation uses the full context of a sentence to interpret words, generating more fluent and human sounding versions.