Microsoft Teams has become one of the most popular collaboration and communication applications in the World since its release in 2017 and is seeing an unprecedented surge in popularity right now, with the wholesale move to home working in response to social distancing measures.
Teams is a unified communications (UC) platform that combines your workplace chat, video meetings, file storage and application integration with a simple to use, Facebook influenced, user interface.
In this blog, we’re going to look at 6 reasons why Teams can enhance you’re remote working experience.
1. Organise your team
Every project can instantly breed another email chain, call notes and host of meetings, which can get messy fast. When files, emails and calls are all happening on different platforms and being saved in different places, things can quickly become unmanageable.
Microsoft Teams can be used as a centralised hub for all project information. You can simply create a Microsoft Teams channel as part of the project kick-off, allowing your team to have the latest updates, messages, files, calls and tasks in one centralised location.
2. Access whenever, wherever
As flexible and remote working becomes the new norm, businesses are dependent,more than ever, on their employees’ ability to access business applications remotely, from a variety of devices.
Accompanying the desktop version, Microsoft Teams has a mobile app that will keep you connected from anywhere, anytime. Youcan communicate, share and collaborate on files and join conference calls, from your desktop, tablet or smartphone.
3. Stay in the know
Gone are the days where you sat next to the same people 9 to 5, 7 days a week. With 50% of the UK workforce currently working remotely, it can be challenging for employees to still communicate effectively.
But Teams can help you keep communication and collaboration channels clear. Whether you want to call someone, set up a video conference or one-to-one meeting or send an instant message, Microsoft Teams provides you with all the communication tools you need in one place.
4. Vital information recall
It can be difficult to recall what you discussed in a meeting a few days ago – let alone weeks ago. As a project progresses, you’ll have more files, conversations and meetings building up, making it difficult for you to find the information you need from last month’s call.
Teams lets you store all your conversations and documents in one place and to search for it with ease. Meaning no more scrolling through email chains to find a conversation you had 7 weeks ago.
5. Collaborate in real-time
Thanks to cloud technology, the days of sending document edits back and forth over email are gone. Microsoft Teams provides your business with the opportunity to share and collaborate on documents live with colleagues.
You can edit, review and comment on any document in real-time and anyone that has access to the Teams Group will be able to watch you make changes as you work together.
6. Focus on what matters
Even within a Teamof which you are a member, not all the information there might be relevant or useful to you.
Teams allows you to filter information by personal mentions, responses to your messages and to bookmark and recall items easily, allowing you to focus easily on what matters to you.
So, there are 6 ways that Microsoft Teams can enhance your home working experience.
If you’re interested in finding out more about Teams or Office 365, give Supreme Systems a call on 0121 309 1026 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be happy to help.
About the author: Julian Brettle has over 20 years of experience as a technical salesperson for IT MSPs and likes nothing more than a cup of coffee and a chat about how to cure your IT headaches.
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