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Why choose SovTech for your bespoke app development?

SovTech is an award-winning software and mobile app development company. With over a decade of engineering experience, along with over 200 tech professionals, we are experts in building custom mobile applications for any business, in any industry.

Our multidisciplinary teams, comprising tech-enthusiasts with elite and varied development expertise, are geared towards building scalable products that service growth-focused businesses. We strive to deliver bespoke solutions that innovate using cutting edge technologies and cloud software at competitive and flexible rates.

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What is Microsoft Teams?

Microsoft Teams is a Microsoft-developed proprietary business communication platform that is part of the Microsoft 365 suite of products. Teams competes primarily with Slack, a similar service that provides workspace chat and videoconferencing, as well as file storage and application integration.

The History of Microsoft Teams

Microsoft unveiled Teams during an event in New York, and the service went live on March 14, 2017, all around the world. It was founded in Microsoft’s headquarters during an internal hackathon, and it is now run by Microsoft corporate vice president Brian MacDonald.



Teams Connect

At Microsoft Ignite in March 2021, Microsoft announced a shared channels play much like Slack Connect. With Teams Connect, you’ll be able to share channels with anyone, internal or external to your organization. Microsoft says “the shared channel will appear within an individual’s primary Teams tenant alongside other teams and channels.” Teams Connect is currently in private preview mode but Microsoft says it will roll out later in 2021.


External Federation

Some of the best Teams apps are those usually viewed as competitors. Do you communicate with people outside your organization? Do they use apps other than Microsoft Teams? If the answer is yes to both of these questions, according to research, they’ll likely be using Slack or Cisco Webex. When this is the case, it becomes extremely unproductive moving from Teams, into your external contact’s preferred app, and starting the conversation again. Or even worse, end up resorting to email like it’s the 90s. (Okay, email has a purpose but you get the point). That’s why Mio has created universal channels for Microsoft Teams to chat with Slack or Webex… You can stay in Teams and send messages to your contractors, suppliers, or clients who use Slack or Webex. They stay in their platform while Mio translates the messages across platform. And it’s not just messages that are supported! GIFs, files, emojis, channels, @ mentions, message threads, and message edits/deletes are all supported.



Often, the best Teams apps are those built-in to Teams itself. Tabs in Microsoft Teams allow businesses to display rich and interactive web content to their teams. There are two kinds of tabs on Teams: • Static tabs: These support individual users. For instance, you might have a tab that allows employees to make personal notes as they work. • Configurable tabs: These are part of your Teams channel. They offer ongoing information and guidance to teams.



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Cost of building an app like Microsoft Teams

£65 000


Benefits of custom over off-the-shelf software​

While off-the-shelf software might be cheaper to set up, custom app development can be uniquely tailored to meet your specific business needs. Bespoke software is high-quality, built by a team of expert professionals, offering you better and more features than the limited features that are available with generic software.

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