With the possibility of remote working being a permanent or flexible option for many even after the height of the Covid-19 crisis, a robust solution is needed to be able to continue to work effectively within a team to deliver maximum results. Having a shared platform to be able to communicate through can be essential to keeping business flowing and giving a boost in productivity when working from home. This is where Microsoft Teams steps in.
Microsoft Teams is a Cloud-based collaborative platform that is part of standard Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365) subscriptions. It has a number of secure features designed to keep your business running as smoothly as possible without interruption, whether that be from home, the office or anywhere else in the world. All you need is an internet connection.
Because of the number of features and integrations presented all on a single platform, Microsoft Teams comes with several benefits. Here are just some of the best features for businesses:
The key to teamwork starts with communication, and Teams has made it easy with its various conversation channels. Teams allows you to group conversations by topic/project, with the ability to chat, video call and share documents. Users can be invited into a chat and see the documents shared already in that thread. No more inbox clutter digging through emails to find the relevant conversation and files you are looking for. Teams also makes it simple to schedule and host those all-important meetings.
Microsoft 365 Integration
Other applications part of the Microsoft 365 subscription, such as PowerPoint, SharePoint, Word, Excel and Outlook are all fully integrated into the Microsoft Teams platform. You can create and share documents easily right from the single platform. Apart from those with the Microsoft 365 subscription, you also have the ability to integrate hundreds of other applications, such as Asana, Zapier and more.
One of the best features on Teams is the ability to collaborate on documents. You can easily create and work on an Excel sheet, PowerPoint presentation or Word document with other team members in real-time, getting those projects done faster.
The features are ever-evolving too as Microsoft continuously update and add new ones to make Teams an even better place to work together.
Overall, Microsoft Teams can be a powerful tool for businesses who have found themselves working remotely, but it is also useful to have for office life too. The flexibility it brings is a major benefit in itself, as flexible working is said to boost morale and productivity.
For any business looking for a long-term solution for remote working in the current climate and beyond, then Microsoft Teams can make it easy.
As a Microsoft Certified Partner, we’re able to help set up your company with the latest in Microsoft technology, including Microsoft 365 and Teams and make sure your company is using the tech to its potential for maximum effect. Simply contact us today for more information and to discuss your organisation’s needs.