Category Archives: Microsoft Teams

Downdetector shows outage information for websites and services

Downdetector shows outage information and status for widely used websites and services such as  mobile and internet service providers, social media sites, banking and financial services, etc.    This includes: is a different website that tracks electricity power outage data from utilities all over the United States.

Microsoft Teams free version now available

A free version of Microsoft Teams, an online meetings and chat platform, is now available at   The free version allows up to 300 users and has additional restrictions when compared to the paid versions.

Teachers and students can also use Teams for free with a valid educational email address.

Competitors to Microsoft Teams include Slack and Google Hangouts Enterprise.

Microsoft Teams – a new messaging workspace

Microsoft has announced the new project called Microsoft Teams, a group chat workspace within Office 365. It runs on Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS.

An overview of the Microsoft Teams developer platform can be found here.  More information can be found at and the Microsoft Teams Blog.

Office 365 IT administrators can turn on Microsoft Teams by opening Office 365 Admin Center and selecting Settings > Services & Add Ins > Microsoft Teams.