In a day and age where virtual chat is the new face to face conversation, Microsoft Teams training is definitely something to get planned in for your workforce.
If you’re not sure what Microsoft Teams is, then let us enlighten you.
Microsoft Teams came out in 2017 but recently, with the launch of the rebranded Microsoft 365, its functionality skyrocketed.
Earlier this year, the IT giant announced that it would be rebranding some of its Office 365 plans to instead be called Microsoft 365 – and with this came Microsoft Teams – a communications and collaboration platform which allows you to stay connected with your colleagues, no matter where in the world you are.
But it’s also so much more than that, and not taking advantage of its latest features could have you leaving productivity gains on the table.
Freedom and flexibility
Microsoft Teams enables the freedom and flexibility to share ideas and work together collaboratively, while thousands of miles apart. This can be done through a voice or video chat which is open to everyone on the channel, or you can create a more private group, where you can select who you want to chat with.
The following features are available with Microsoft Teams, which is free to use if you’re a small business with limited feature needs:
- Video conferencing
- Screen sharing
- Custom backgrounds
- Together mode (where you all share the same background)
- Create documents
- File sharing and saving
- Use of emojis, GIFs, reactions and other chat features
- Send instant messages
- Activity log to keep you informed and up to date with conversations you’re involved in
- Apps which allow you to streamline tasks and processes by integrating the workflow
- Available in 53 languages
- Excellent levels of privacy and security
The fact that Microsoft Teams allows you to meet, chat with and work together with colleagues all over the world, at any time, means travel time is cut out and there’s even greater opportunity for innovation, collaboration and productivity. Communication with colleagues can be instant and face to face.
Also, where events are being planned which require a great deal of planning and coordination, Microsoft Teams can act as a central hub to set up calendar events, manage tasks and store documentation.
Sharing and accessing files becomes a lot easier, as all files which relate to the specific subject are kept within the relevant Team, making it easy to access the information you need.
No more waiting for emails to get through, or searching for a WiFi signal – all necessary documents, drafts and content is stored on the relevant channel.
Make the most of it
As with many of the latest technologies, it’s worth getting some Microsoft Teams training in to ensure you’re getting the very most out of what it can do.
At Better IT, we offer staff training with a Microsoft Teams trainer which is customised for the needs of each client. We realise that the many different aspects of Microsoft Teams can come in a different order of priority, depending on the user – that’s why we will get to know what your company needs and requirements are, before we begin your Microsoft Teams training.
We can also integrate Microsoft 365 Business Voice – the modern cloud-based telephony solution in Microsoft Teams. This way, you’ll receive an all-in-one communication solution that brings together calling, chat, and meetings into a single application.
Discover how your business can rapidly improve productivity with Microsoft Teams training. Get in touch with us today.