IS&T makes Microsoft Teams available for MIT community

Microsoft Teams is now free to all MIT students, faculty, staff, and affiliates, Information Systems & Technology (IS&T) announced in an email forwarded to The Tech May 20.

Microsoft Teams is a collaboration platform that supports text and audio chat, video meetings, and file and calendar sharing. Members of the MIT community can access Microsoft Teams through MIT’s subscription to Microsoft Office 365

Olujimi Brown ’99, IS&T director of platform engagement, wrote in the email that IS&T is making Microsoft Teams available to “help mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 and best support MIT community members as they engage in activities remotely.” 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, IS&T made Zoom and Slack Enterprise Grid free to the MIT community March 13 and March 17 respectively. IS&T also updated WebEx to enable automatic transcription of recordings March 24.