Only a decade ago, remote workers were few and far between. Fast forward to the present and 91% of companies in the UK have at least one of their employers working from home. This is all possible thanks to technology such as video conferencing and instant messaging and means work can be carried out just about anywhere. Microsoft Office 365 teams was created with this in mind. It was developed to meet the demand of today’s new working environment, be it from home or mobile and designed to make collaboration among teams so much easier.
It brings people, conversations and content together, along with all the tools that any team needs, all so they can easily collaborate and achieve more. Microsoft Teams is naturally integrated with familiar Office apps and runs on Windows, Android, iOS, Mac and web platforms.
So let’s take a quick look at the four core promises of Microsoft Office 365 teams and how it promotes team collaboration.
Firstly, Teams provides persistent and threaded conversations with all messages being posted in real time creating a modern conversation experience. The conversations are stored securely, are company compliant and readily available to search for or browse. Chats are visible to every team member by default, however private conversations can easily be created. Another little touch, members can customise their messages uses emoji’s, GIFs and stickers. What’s also great about Teams is that Skype is fully integrated so teams can participate in video and voice conferences too.
Teams go far beyond just being a messaging forum. It centrally collates Office applications such as Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, OneNote, SharePoint, Planner, all built in for easy access to provide a teamwork hub.
Microsoft Office 365 Teams supports over 150 integrations available. Connectors, tabs and bots, allow even more tailoring of your Teams environment, providing further scope to build the best workplace needed. Also, coming soon is a new feature SAP SuccessFactors, which supports managers and employers in tracking performance and goals.
As you’d expect, Microsoft Teams ensures high security and compliance features. Data is always encrypted and includes multi-factor authentication in order to boost identity protection. It’s served out of a global network of data centres that’s automatically provisioned inside Office 365 and is managed centrally, just the same as every other Office 365 service.
The key benefits of Microsoft Teams in a nutshell are:
• One centralised hub
• Office 365 integration
• High security & compliance
• Customise Teas with APIs and bot frameworks
• Azure Active Directory integration
• No additional cost for Office 365 users
Are you ready to get started? With Microsoft boasting over 85 million Office 365 users globally, it’s obvious that many small to medium sized businesses are recognising just how beneficial such applications are. If you want any further information on how Microsoft Teams can benefit your business, call Advance Computer Systems today on 01904 691 311 or fill out our contact form here.