Microsoft Teams and Your Business

Collaboration is part of each and every business. Whether its staff, clients, or others, we all need to be able to work as a group at times. Microsoft Office 365 offers Teams as the chat and collaboration platform designed to make working together a simple task.

Teams is the solution your business needs.

You can organize your teams and your business in whatever way is best for your organization. It could be a sales team or HR team or maybe you need an executive team. Using Teams as a  hub for group chats is just the beginning of what this solution offers because the possibilities don’t stop there. Multiple teams can be set up to keep the chats focused on a particular group discussion or project.

It’s easy to follow the conversations as they are displayed as it happens much like a text message. Each time a team member adds something to the discussion, it will pop up on top and users can scroll down to read the entire conversation. But using Teams and your business for group discussions is just one feature.

Need a face-to-face conversation?

No problem! With a single click users can jump to either voice calls or a video chat with others in the room. This video chat is not limited to just two in a conversation but large group interaction can happen as well. This is convenient for when the team can’t get together in the same room. Video calls allow that face to face interaction without having to dissect everyone’s schedule to find a time you can all be in the same location.

The use of Teams and your business does not stop at a chat room though.

Because Teams is part of Microsoft Office 365 it aligns with all the other Microsoft Office services. Word, Excel, SharePoint, OneNote, Planner, and others are all integrated with Teams. That means that documents, spreadsheets, and presentations can be shared in Teams to work on collaboratively on a project or so each member of your team has access to the latest version of a document. Gone are the days of emailing documents back and forth. With Teams, you work in real-time so the edits or additions are realized as they are made.

Teams is part of the Microsoft family and that means it is designed to meet the same security and protection standards as all the other Microsoft products. You can count on the two-factor authentication, single sign-on through Active Directory and encryption of data in transit and at rest.

Use this video to get started and learn other ways that Teams and your business can work together, better. MicroAge will be offering tips and tricks for users to get more out of Teams throughout the month so stay tuned as we move you through beginner to power user!


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