Microsoft Teams

Group Collaboration with Microsoft Teams

A New Powerful Group Collaboration Platform – Microsoft Teams, designed to improve how people communicate and carry out their job responsibilities. It is chat-based, meaning that it is built for your office conversations and content.

Microsoft added another tool to the Office 365 satchel called Microsoft Teams. The workspace tool is designed to improve how people communicate and carry out their job responsibilities. It is chat-based, meaning that it is built for your office conversations and content. Microsoft Teams aims to alter the way colleagues keep in touch during projects and how they share information.

Communication is fundamental to any organisation and the tools available to facilitate it determine how well it turns out. Microsoft has been providing communication solutions for business with Office 365 offering tools like SharePoint, Yammer and Flow. Teams is an addition with multifaceted benefits for businesses.

Transition seamlessly between apps

A company using Office 365 will have employees on multiple applications for different tasks. You can find one person on Yammer, Skype for Business and maybe, Planner. The same individual may also have to switch between Office Excel and Word. A lot of time is lost when you have to move around various applications throughout the day. Microsoft Teams solves that by gathering all the apps in one central location. When a user opens Teams window, she or he can perform several tasks such as delete, share, and edit without leaving the browser. Besides saving time, a central hub for your organisation’s apps means that people share information without jumping too many hoops.

Chat as a team on Microsoft Teams

Teams is a feature-rich chat tool that is built to take communication to the next level. Members of a team can enjoy persistent and threaded chats that make interactions less complicated. Users don’t have to worry about messy inboxes with hundreds of conversations from different people as the chats are visible to all team members and are kept in one place. The searchability of chat makes the process of finding old conversations a simple one. Colleagues can initiate group or private conversations as the occasion requires. The Skype integration on Microsoft Teams makes it possible to hold video and voice conferences. Team members can also chat and message each other instantly on Skype. The ability to chat in real-time is another upside of Microsoft Teams for business. Instead of team members waiting for email replies, they can take advantage of the fluidity of instant chat.

Teams keeps people on the same page

The productivity of a team especially one that involves different department relies on constant updates. When working on a project, team members have to be on the same page. If one person makes progress or adjustment to certain elements, he or she has to inform everyone else. Microsoft Teams makes this possible in the simplest way. It allows teams to have meetings and keep each other up to date. From engineering to marketing, Microsoft Teams gives workers a modern workspace where they can access the same information. If a team member missed part of a conversation, he/she could access it in the history, whether it was public or private.

A customisable workspace

Microsoft Teams is designed for different types of customisation to suit specific teams. Each team in an organisation has its ways of doing things, and that means it needs tools that correspond to its particular requirements. The finance team, for instance, can set the workspace to update only the apps relevant to members. A team can set chats based on a set of pertinent topics, which filters out all the other unnecessary conversations. Microsoft Teams allows users to connect with third-party platforms like Twitter by providing notifications. Therefore, a team can personalise the application to keep up with certain social media activities. The customisation feature ensures that teams don’t miss out on information critical to their operations.

Teams provides security

The safety of customer data is a huge priority for any organisation given the numerous vulnerabilities that modern systems are prone to. Microsoft Teams understands that and ensures that all your information is secure by encrypting it whether it’s in transit or at rest. The chat workspace is big on transparency and doesn’t have standing access to your customer data, which is always a concern when using third-party applications. The same security compliance you get from Office 365 is what Microsoft Teams offers so you can expect support for ISO 27001, HIPAA, SOC 2 and EU Model Clauses. Microsoft’s global datacenter network is one reason its products are preferred by a majority of businesses and Teams is served and managed by the same.

A company that already has Office 365 can enable Microsoft Teams and start capitalising on all the features it comes with. The communication possibilities provided by Teams are endless. Its flexibility gives users better control of their interactions. An enterprise can significantly boost the efficiency of its workers by integrating Microsoft Teams in its office 365. The compatibility of Teams with other applications like SharePoint, Planner and PowerPoint provides employees with everything they need in one place. The application works on web platforms, Android, Mac and other devices.


How Can OfficeLabs Help?

These are just some of the benefits Microsoft Teams can offer your company. When you book an appointment with an OfficeLabs consultant, they will talk to you in depth about your business needs, and how best to utilise the power of Teams. Remember, Teams is just one tool in the Office 365 suite — OfficeLabs will ensure you get the most out of each application. Making sure your business runs as smoothly and efficiently as possible is why OfficeLabs has been chosen by both FTSE 250 companies and huge public sector bodies, and our no-jargon approach will let you talk to us with confidence about your requirements.

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