Teams: the ever-evolving teamwork platform

Teams: the ever-evolving teamwork platform

Teams: the ever-evolving teamwork platform

In the last six months, Microsoft Teams has reached new heights in the world of remote collaboration. Businesses of all shapes and sizes have been leveraging the features and benefits to improve their productivity and remote communication to keep business running as smoothly as possible.

As such, Microsoft Teams has deservedly earned its status as the ultimate tool for teamwork in this remote working era.  With group calling features, collaborative channels and seamless integration with the full Microsoft 365 suite, companies have seen both increased productivity and employee moral due to greater flexibility and ease of remote working.

In the last 2 weeks, Microsoft announced their latest run of enhancements to the platform, which are focused on improving the overall user experience when collaborating remotely.


Here’s what’s new in Microsoft Teams:

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View up to 49 other participants in your group calls. A heavily requested update, this feature will support both SMB and enterprise businesses who may prefer to video call for department or whole company meetings. By having everyone on-screen, you can allow for much better engagement and responsiveness.

Bonus feature – Microsoft have also increased the participant capacity from 250 to 300 users so larger organisations now have more flexibility in hosting large-scale meetings remotely.


Multi-window calls & meetings

If you want to keep notes during meetings, doing this just got a lot easier with multi-window capability. It’s now possible to delve elsewhere into the Teams app whilst in calls or meetings and pop-out windows so you can multi-task.


Instantly launch channel meetings

Users can now deploy meetings in a single click with the ‘meet now’ button stored in the channel header. This will be a game changer for departments that need to get together quickly; there’s no need to re-dial members if they miss the initial call as they can join the meeting at any time.


Improvements to call transfers

Calls can now be transferred safely to another user within your organisation. By Safely, we mean that if the call recipient does not answer, it will ring back to the transferrer.


Priority notifications

Got a task that needed to be done yesterday? Now users can set up priority notifications, rating meetings, tasks and deadlines as standard, important or urgent. You can continually send notifications that repeat every 2 minutes for up to 20 minutes in total, meaning it will be much harder for you to miss deadlines and impending meetings.

Microsoft Teams is asserting its dominance as the leading digital workspace tool for collaboration. The best way to make the most of these Teams features is through a Microsoft 365 subscription. Talk to us today to get advice on how to tap into the most valuable features of Teams and Microsoft 365 to improve your business collaboration and productivity.