Are you tired of having to toggle between screens and platforms to get work done? Imagine meeting with colleagues about a project, clarifying a quick budget question in a chat message, sharing a file, and collaborating with a group, without having to open countless extra applications.
That’s just the tip of the proverbial iceberg with Microsoft Teams. Commonly confused as a chat platform or a re-branded version of Skype for Business, Microsoft Teams is the ultimate productivity tool for businesses, with built-in private and group chat features and collaboration options focusing on real-time communication.
Microsoft Teams was designed with modern professionals in mind. Today’s team of professionals collaborate over distance – often over video conference – and are digital nomads of a sort. Teams rely on technology to communicate, collaborate, and coordinate efforts for maximum efficiency. Microsoft Teams recognizes the digital revolution’s impact on teamwork and has redefined the way colleagues work together.
The creative machine at Microsoft is no stranger to teamwork. The mindset that delivered the Microsoft 365 suite of productivity apps leveraged state-of-the-art technology to produce Microsoft teams, packed with features including:
These sophisticated features in one package are just the start. As an integral part of the Microsoft 365 productivity suite of apps, Microsoft Teams is the innovative solution businesses expect from a Microsoft product. On top of chats, meetings, and messages, Microsoft Teams lets users share files like documents and spreadsheets and update these files in real-time without confusion over which version is the most updated or recent.
Getting Started with Microsoft Teams is simple – just a few quick steps and your team is ready for maximum collaboration and efficiency:
Create a Team
Choose a Team name – it’s that easy! This can be your company name, the name of a department, or the name of a specific project, depending on your needs – it’s entirely up to you.
Add Team members
Team members can be added individually or in groups, and Team members are not limited to internal staff. Microsoft Teams recognizes modern workflows rely on external Team members, like clients or vendors, and everyone needs to be able to easily communicate.
Communication among Team members takes place within Channels, similar to forums or threads, organized by topic.
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Microsoft Teams packs a punch with instant visibility, true transparency, real-time communication, and a collaborative environment for teamwork.
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