If you are an Office 365 subscriber, have you heard of Microsoft Teams? Truth is, most Office 365 users are unaware they have access to a very powerful team collaboration platform.
There have been virtual workspace applications designed to make team collaboration integration possible (think projects and document collaboration, e.g. chat and video/calls). But when it comes to security and virtually seamless integration with other pieces of the Office 365 suite, Microsoft Teams has an edge.
What is Microsoft Teams?
Microsoft Teams is a collaboration tool that is chat-based and provides teams spread globally with the capacity to function together and transfer information, as well as data, among themselves through a common space (e.g. chat, video/calls, document and project collaboration).
What are the major features of Microsoft Teams?
Chatting capability: Private and public conversations could be enjoyed with team members. Additionally, the Skype Video integration into Microsoft teams ensures that team members have access to common social features, including the addition of custom memes, as well as emojis, to conversations.
Hub: Microsoft Teams provides a shared workspace for a host of applications in Microsoft Office ranging from Planner, OneNote, Excel, and Word.
Extremely Customizable: This great tool can be tweaked to meet the specific and distinct requirements your team or organization as a whole might have with its customization capability.
Integration of Microsoft Teams and Office 365
The requirements between various groups differ. This depends on their work style and roles. Office 365 is designed to fit the distinct work style of each group and consists of integrated applications. Some of these applications include:
Skype: Offers businesses the opportunity to hold real-time conferencing with video, thus allowing for numerous meetings to be hosted on a monthly basis.
Sharepoint: This makes available content management solutions, as well as intranets to numerous organizations and individuals alike.
Other applications with which Microsoft Team can be integrated include Outlook, OneDrive, and Yammer.
Benefits of Microsoft Teams
The following are some benefits Microsoft Teams provides to users.
This is the core benefit of Microsoft Teams. The app provides you with the capacity to have conversations in threads, so you can have all the information stored in one location, which can be found easily. You can carry out private conversations or chat with a team.
You enjoy many capabilities at once
To provide a smooth working experience, Microsoft Teams brings together OneNote, PowerPoint, Planner, Excel, and Word. Everyone can review documents in a chat room while having a conversation.
Carry Out Communication in Real Time
Microsoft Teams lets you chat in real time instead of passing e-mails that may take a while to get replies.
You and your team can plan work and finish it while an e-mail is still being pushed back and forth. The instant message allows work to move fluidly and encourages business productivity.
Microsoft Teams provides you with innovative and high-end security. Chats are always encrypted, and this ensures your business information is always secure.
Having a very strong collaboration off-site and on-site is very crucial to ensure increased performance and productivity in business. Microsoft Teams does just this with the outstanding integration coupled with Office 365 and other unique features it offers.
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