Unlock new capabilities with Microsoft Teams

Collaboration and collaboration play a key role in the performance of any business. As employees become more independent and the culture of remote work continues to rise, the use of collaborative tools has really taken off; teams are now able to work together and achieve goals without being physically present in the workplace.

Did you know 86% of employees and executives cite lack of collaboration and ineffective communication for workplace failures?

Back in March 2017, Microsoft introduced Teams, a cloud-based team collaboration platform which has been bundled with Microsoft 365 subscriptions. With features that combine meetings, notes and files in various Microsoft and non-Microsoft applications into one singular hub, the use of Teams has, and continues to be widely popular. It is said to be Microsoft’s fastest growing app EVER.

Since cloud-based team collaboration platforms were introduced, Slack has long been the platform of choice, one that you may be familiar with. Many have commented that Teams is effectively playing catch up with it. However, it seems to have surpassed its rival, with more than 13 million people on a daily basis (including 91 of the Fortune 100!) using it. This is in comparison to the 10 million people who use Slack daily which was revealed last year.

So, how do you decide which platform to use to bring your team members together wherever they are in the world and enable them to work effectively together? We recommend Microsoft Teams – the innovative approach for the demands of modern contact and collaboration, combining voice, audio, and messenger chat seamlessly into one platform. How positive would these be for your business?

Communication is powered by instant messaging and voice/video chat within Microsoft Teams; say goodbye to email!

Within a ‘Team,’ multiple chat rooms or channels can be created and, to keep these easy to follow, there is a clear message thread that will allow employees to dive in and out as they please. All types of communication among team members are stored in a chat-based cloud location so they can interact whether they’re in the office or on the go. When users need a face-to-face conversation, they can switch right into voice or video chats with other team members.

You can also expect to find modern communication features we all know and love. These include:

  • Likes
  • Mentions (@)
  • Emoji
  • Gifs
  • Stickers

Collaborating by email is one way of doing things, but if you’re working on a complex document or collaborating with a number of writers, it can not only be frustrating but it can also take time and be a tedious process. With Microsoft Teams, team members were are able to collaborate in real-time on documents. For example, if you choose to collaborate with team members on a PowerPoint presentation because they work remotely, real-time editing enables all participants to see edits being made and to make adjustments themselves or provide feedback simultaneously.

Microsoft understands that work is not limited to sitting at a desk with a computer. This is why they have invested heavily in building a digital interface to bring individuals, interaction and content together. We love Microsoft Teams and know you will too, why not get in touch at info@servalsystems.co.uk or 0330 002 0045 to see how you can implement it today?