12 Sep Microsoft Teams
What is Microsoft Teams?
Microsoft Teams is a unified communications platform that combines workplace chat, video meetings, file storage and application integration. The service integrates with the company’s Office 365 subscription office productivity suite and features extensions that can integrate with non-Microsoft products.
An excellent team environment is key for innovating decision making and communication with one another. Shared workspace software makes this much easier to attain, especially if a particular team is based in a very large company, has many remote employees, or is made up of a significant amount of team members.
Microsoft Teams Features:
Teams allow communities, groups, or teams to join through a specific URL or invitation sent by a team administrator or owner.
Within a team, members can set up channels. Channels are topics of conversation that allow team members to communicate without the use of email or group SMS (texting). Users can reply to posts with—as well as text—images, GIF‘s and custom made memes. Direct messages allow users to send private messages to a specific user rather than a group of people. Connectors are third party services that can submit information to the channel. Connectors include MailChimp, Facebook Pages, Twitterand Bing News.
Document storage in SharePoint.
Microsoft Teams will have a site in SharePoint Online, which will contain a default document library folder. All files shared across all conversations will automatically save to this folder. Permissions and security options can also be customized for sensitive information.
Online video calling and screen sharing.
Enjoy seamless and fast video calls to employees within your business or clients outside your business. One can also enjoy simple and fast desktop sharing for technical assistance and multi-user real-time collaboration.
This feature can help enhance your communications, company-wide meetings, and even training with an online meetings function that can host up to 10,000 users. Online meetings can include anyone outside or inside a business. This feature also includes a scheduling aid, a note-taking app, file uploading, and in-meeting chat messaging.
With audio conferencing, anyone can join an online meeting via phone. With a dial-in number that spans hundreds of cities, even users that are on the go can participate with no internet required.
Microsoft Teams can completely replace your business existing phone system.
Microsoft Teams allows teachers to distribute, provide feedback, and grade student assignments turned-in via Teams using the Assignments tab, available to Office 365 for Education subscribers. Quizzes can also be assigned to students through an integration with Office Forms.
Why use Microsoft Teams?
Microsoft Teams provides a user-friendly chat-based communication service that facilitates the work environment between internal and external users. It is the future when is comes to team collaboration, development and work efficiency.