Making the Most of Microsoft Teams

Microsoft is in every office – from its iconic Microsoft Windows operating system to the renowned Microsoft Office productivity suite, Microsoft is the bedrock of modern professionals. Naturally, when Microsoft announced its new Teams app just a couple of years ago, it was quickly embraced in the workplace as the premier communication and collaboration platform.

As more offices integrate Microsoft Teams as an organizational staple, it’s crucial to recognize the best approach for quickly rolling out the app and getting everyone involved up to speed as quickly as possible. Fortunately, efficiency is the primary goal in Microsoft Teams.

Getting Started with Microsoft Teams

Simplicity is the underlying goal with Microsoft Teams – because it’s the common goal in Microsoft products. Microsoft’s innovative approach to productivity has redefined the modern workplace, and your experience will be no different. Delivering seamless integration with Office 365 and real-time updates, meetings, and file sharing are just moments away. Start simplifying your communication and collaboration efforts today with this quick checklist:

Create a Team

Creating a Team is as easy as choosing a Team name. This is most commonly your company name, though large organizations sometimes choose to use different Teams to represent different divisions or departments within a company.

Add Team members

You can add Team members individually or add groups, and the difference is based on your needs. When you’re just starting out, it’s a good idea to start with just a few Team members to determine your preferred customized settings.

Add Channels

Your Channels are your topical forums or threads, where Team members will collectively add updates specific to the Channel topic. You can also customize Channel visibility to specific Team members.

One amazing feature of Microsoft Teams is users aren’t limited to your staff. Technology has truly enabled a distributed workforce, expanding collaboration beyond the proverbial four walls. Microsoft recognized the demand for limitless communication and applied a holistic approach to collaboration. The ultimate goal of collaboration is to foster the most efficient team possible, and Teams nails it.

A Few Features You’ll Use Constantly

  • Chat – real-time messages allow for immediate communication, in both group settings and private messaging experiences
  • Meetings – Audio, video, and screen sharing features for up to 300
  • Live Events – Much like meetings, Live Events allows for streaming audio and video for audiences of up to 10,000 members

Are you –

  • Looking to upgrade from Skype for Business?
  • Integrating Microsoft Teams to support remote work?
  • Looking for a communications platform that integrates with your Office 365 app suite?
  • Already using Microsoft 365 or other cloud services and looking for the next logical extension as a communication and collaboration platform?

This simple checklist will help you get started with Microsoft Teams and make the most of the latest productivity app in the Microsoft arsenal. Microsoft Teams really packs a lot of features into one package, and it’s one you’re going to love. Centralize your communication and collaboration with Microsoft teams today.

Written by Chris Michalec posted on November 3, 2020

If you are thinking of switching IT companies but aren’t sure where to start, contact us now.