Rename Microsoft Teams (the entire application)
I cringe every time I hear the phrase "Microsoft Teams Team."
Of all the words in the English language Microsoft could have used to name the application, they chose one of the few guaranteed to maximize end-user confusion.
Calling it "Teams" makes about as much sense as re-branding the Microsoft Word application as "Microsoft Word Documents" or renaming the SharePoint platform "Microsoft SharePoint Sites."
It gets worse when you consider that many work groups already have the word "team" in their title: Inside Sales Team, New Business Team, Customer Care Team, etc.
Or what if you're like me, and you work on a company's SharePoint Team?
"Welcome to the SharePoint Team's SharePoint Team Site, connected to the SharePoint Team's Microsoft Teams Team."
Call it "Microsoft Workspace" or "Microsoft Collaborate." Call it "Microsoft Ham Sandwich," for all I care. Anything but Teams.
Jake Mannion commented
Frank I don't have any qualms with it outside of the brand name decision. Sure it's not perfect, but it's a pretty fantastic product - a constantly improving one, too.
Frank Inselbuch commented
don't care what they call it... just make it work
Yes, the naming of many of the products in O365 is confusing, but Teams may be the worst! For years users have been taught to refer to a certain type of SharePoint site as a teamsite. Now they have to reference their Teams site. It is even more frustrating than the 'Mysite' debacle.
I have to agree. This was not thought through very well. This is a collaboration space, they already have a team site option.
Bill R commented
This bugs me too. It's difficult to train people when you have the word teams used to describe different things in...Teams.
Microsoft Teams uses groups called Teams to organize users. And inside of ever Team there are sub-groups called Channels.
The terminology is confusing. This had to have come up at some point during development.