Work in partnership within one application
Combine your day to day operations within one application
With a collection of tools available to us on our computers these days, it’s tricky to work out what’s the best to use. Few apps are good at more than one job, driving us to juggle copious services to achieve our daily tasks, and worse; everyone has their personal preferences, which means we’re often forced to jump between many applications to achieve the same objective.
Teams is Microsoft’s answer to a single-pane-of-glass application covering a wide range of our day to day communication & collaboration obligations. Functioning both internally & externally to your business, Teams cuts out the time that is lost in the dark of countless third-party services, along with the pain & frustration that comes with a more traditional team working by older methods, such as email.
Stop the relentless back & forth emails
Do away with the ceaseless email chains, being cc’d into emails needlessly, and losing track of the most recent file version following multiple versions being passed as attachments between everyone. With Teams, you can unify the conversation.
Every user within Teams can refer to the “Conversations” pane for that certain group. Just like the feature we’re all familiar with on social media platforms, users can be tagged, to ensure they are informed to a point of reference within the conversation relevant to them. Files, images and videos can all be shared and embedded into the conversation stream. The history can easily be searched through, and importantly all information is viewable on any device in a matter of moments. Save hours in trawling your Outlook mailbox trying to find that specific conversation from months earlier.
Beyond the chat stream, your users can collaborate on files live – right within the app. Microsoft Office Web Apps are backed right within Teams, so you can have numerous team members, (both internally and externally to your organisation), working on the same document, at the same time. You can literally see your colleagues inserting information to the same document right in front of you.
Do you prefer a swift chat over the phone?
Text-based instant message conversations are excellent, but you’d prefer a quick voice chat? No issue, Teams has that covered too. Built from the basics of Skype, within the very same Teams application, you can access voice & video conferencing between one or multiple users. Calls can be set up on the fly or pre-scheduled – if you use an Outlook calendar, you can create a Teams appointment just like any other calendar entry. The invitation creates a web link button to join the meeting within the details of the Outlook calendar appointment. So, whether you are inviting colleagues, clients or suppliers to a call – with one click, they can join the meeting whether they are Office 365 or Teams users or not.
Those non-Teams users won’t need to download any software or go through a prolonged setup. They can join the call from their favourite web browser and simply have at least a microphone active on their device.
At the same time of calling, you can be sharing desktop screens or access the same Office file via the cloud and work together as though you’re in the same room.
Teams might well be the best answer.
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