Just-in, Microsoft Teams is now available in the Philippines. To work in a Flexi environment and digital workplace should be enabled to every Filipino workers.

What is Microsoft Teams? It is a new chat-based or workspace in Office 365.  Microsoft Teams similar application to Viber, WhatsApp, Skype, and Microsoft Lync.

The difference of Microsoft Teams from other chat applications;

Give your team instant access to everything they need right in Office 365. All your content, tools, people, and conversations are available in the team workspace. Enjoy built-in access to SharePoint, OneNote, and Skype for Business. Work on documents right in the app. Get rich scheduling features inside Microsoft Teams, plus ad-hoc 1-1 and group calling.


[Press Release]

A Microsoft Asia study says that 79% consider themselves mobile workers today yet only 64% feel empowered by their organization to embrace the demands of the digital workplace.

Manila, Philippines, May 18, 2017 – Microsoft today unveiled findings of its Asia Workplace 2020 Study1, where it found that employees in the Philippines do not feel empowered to embrace the demands of the digital workplace.

While 79% of Philippines respondents consider themselves to be mobile workers and spend at least 20% of their time working outside of their offices, 64% feel empowered by their organization’s culture and managers to be able to work together productively and collaboratively. In addition, only 53% of respondents agree that their organization is committed at a leadership level to ensure every employee is included in closing the digital skills gaps within the workforce.

The study which involved close to 42,000 working professionals from 14 markets in Asia, sought to understand shifting employee behaviors and gaps in the workplace when it came to productivity, collaboration and Flexi-work practices. This included 312 respondents in the Philippines.


Cian O’Neill MSPH COO & CMO
Cian O’Neill – COO and CMO, Microsoft Philippines

“As Asia primes itself to become the most connected market with more than half of all mobile connections originating from the region by 20212, organizations need to rethink how they empower their workforce with the right culture, policy, infrastructure and tools to maximize their potential. This means enabling collaboration from anywhere, on any device. However, it is also critical for business leaders to evaluate and implement changes to counter cultural and management challenges that are hindering employees to work seamlessly from wherever they are, which will, in turn, hinder an organization’s growth and progress in the digital age,” said Cian O’Neill, Microsoft Philippines Chief Marketing and Chief Operating Officer.


Microsoft also shares their studies through an infographic:

Infographic: Philippines Workplace 2020 Quantitative Study

The recently announced Microsoft Teams brings together people, conversations, and content, along with the tools that teams need. It’s integrated with familiar Office applications and is built from the ground up on Office 365 and Microsoft’s global, secure cloud.


Microsoft Teams is built on four core promises:

Chat for today’s teams. Microsoft Teams provides a modern conversations experience, with threaded, persistent chat to keep everyone engaged. Team conversations can be either private or visible to the entire team, and users can access multiple teams, making it easy to switch between projects.

A hub for teamwork. The Office applications and services that teams use every day — Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, OneNote, and PowerBI— are all built-in, so people have the information and tools they need.

Customization for every team. Microsoft Teams offers the ability to customize workspaces with tabs, connectors and bots from third-party partners as well as familiar Microsoft tools like Microsoft Planner and Visual Studio Team Services. Today, more than 150 integrations are available or coming soon, with companies like SAP, Trello, Hipmunk, Growbot and ModuleQ building on the platform.

Security teams trust. Microsoft Teams is built on the hyper-scale, enterprise-grade Office 365 cloud, delivering the advanced security and compliance capabilities our customers expect. Teams support global standards including SOC 1, SOC 2, EU Model Clauses, ISO27001 and HIPAA.


Microsoft Teams: A chat-based virtual workspace for collaboration
Customers worldwide are choosing Microsoft Teams to enable collaboration within their organizations.  Since announcing the preview in November, more than 50,000 organizations have started using Microsoft Teams, including Alaska Airlines, ConocoPhillips, Deloitte, Expedia, J.B. Hunt, J. Walter Thompson, Hendrick Motorsports, Sage, Trek Bicycle and Three UK. In Asia, customers such as Amicus, Blackmores, Graincorp, Objective Corporation, Readify and RSL Queensland have adopted Microsoft Teams for their workplace.



Andrew Grech, Blackmores’ head of IT operations, says the tight integration of Office 365 and Microsoft Teams means that when a group is working on a project everyone is assured that the most current artifacts and content are available immediately. “The benefit we’re seeing from the collaboration Office 365 brings are huge. We’re able to work as one team, in real time, helping us reach decisions quicker and driving engagement and connection within the business.”

Organizations interested in the new chat-based workspace can start using Teams today. For more details on Microsoft Teams, visit Office Blog here.





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