We all recognise the need to collaborate in order to achieve personal and business goals! When time is cherished and there never seems to be enough hours in the working day, intelligent platforms have never been so prolific in the Modern Workplace. When such a platform presents itself by successfully keeping everyone in the know in real-time, integrating applications, encouraging collaboration in a shared workspace and collectively reducing time spent inadvertently playing email ping pong, let’s talk Microsoft Teams.
Teams is the hub for teamwork in Office 365; a multi-platform tool that you can use across multiple devises anywhere that syncs docs in real-time as long as you have an internet connection. The idea is that you have contained within Teams all of the necessary and familiar apps available to you to encourage workplace collaboration and group communication, but what’s really impressive is how this solution blends the information and tools needed within its context, enticing a unified approach to pursue team objectives within a central space. The Office apps and services that people use every day – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, SharePoint, even Power BI – are all built-in. This solution also integrates with Skype, SharePoint, OneNote, PowerBI and planner; also significant is the third party apps you can apply, such as Youtube, HootSuite, A Website, Sapho, Visual Studio PDF. What’s special is the slick and easy way groups or individuals can tailor this workspace to meet their needs increasing productivity, so no need to toggle between different apps. Instead, they can access and act on information right within the platform.
When staff retention has never been so crucial having the capacity for team members to engage in private 1:1: chats, group conversations that are visible to the entire team and email integration for further discussion and sharing is enlightening. This modern conversation experience supports regular, threaded chats to keep everyone engaged which allows team culture to blossom.
Now let’s talk meetings – Microsoft Teams offers a complete meeting solution supporting sharing, video and audio conferencing. This will enable a business to transform an ordinary meeting into a modern meeting by integrating with communications and meeting room devices across mobile, desktop and browser.
Finally, Microsoft Teams benefits from the Office 365 hyper-scale, enterprise-grade cloud, delivering the advanced security and compliance capabilities businesses expect.
While security and compliance capabilities are paramount Microsoft appear focused and true to their mission statement with this platform by building an inclusive experience to enable collective brainpower, unlock the potential in everyone, empowering every person to achieve more.