We understand that many businesses are scrambling to deal with the new normal of remote working, and employees have turned to the wide range of free web-conferencing solutions that are available. These options have worked as a temporary fix, but now that a longer-term solution is essential, your organization needs a true collaboration and communication platform designed for professionals working remotely.
Why Microsoft Teams?
Microsoft Teams is more than web or video conferencing. It is a complete collaboration and communication solution that gives employees the ability to easily and conveniently work together even though they may not be in the same office. Microsoft Teams is part of the Office 365 suite and syncs up well with other Microsoft technologies. If your organization already uses Office 365, all you need to do is turn on the Teams functionality!
If you don’t have Microsoft Office 365, you can get a free six-month subscription from Microsoft. Microsoft has a wealth of resources to help your organization roll out teams to employees including training videos.
From a technology perspective, Teams unifies communications and collaboration in the cloud, which brings your organization inherent benefits such as the advanced security of the Microsoft Cloud; scalability for adding employees as necessary; automatic updates so everyone is using the most recent version; and cloud storage for file sharing and business continuity.
In addition, Microsoft Teams is available on iOS and Android mobile devices, giving employees the ability to work anytime and anywhere.
For users, Microsoft Teams is a hub where people – including people outside your organization – can actively connect and collaborate in real time to get things done. They can have a conversation right where the work is happening, whether coauthoring a document, having a meeting, or working together in other apps and services. Teams is the place to have informal chats, iterate quickly on a project, work with team files, and collaborate on shared deliverables.
As everyone adjusts to working remotely, Microsoft Teams is also a solution for bringing people together. Departments can still have their weekly meetings; organization can host company-wide town halls; and co-workers can even have an informal get together, for no other reason than just chatting and connecting.
See how you can leverage Microsoft Teams
During this challenging time, Microsoft Teams can alleviate some of the burden organizations face in transitioning to a remote workforce. For more information on Teams or Microsoft Office 365, contact our experts.