Dan Kitchen, CEO of multi award-winning IT services provider, razorblue, offers his advice on how businesses can get the most out of Microsoft Teams.
Unsurprisingly, of late there has been a colossal shift in companies adopting a work from home (wfh) model.
Now boasting 75 million daily users, Microsoft Teams is a chat-based collaboration platform that allows businesses to work cohesively and effectively from home.
1. Work collaboratively
The document-sharing feature allows staff to work on projects at the same time even when working from different locations, saving on time and avoiding long email trails.
Microsoft’s own solutions, as well as thirdparty apps can be integrated into Teams. Here at razorblue, we use the Microsoft Planner tool to track the progress of projects, allocating tasks and deadlines to relevant departments.
Set up specific communication channels without having to use emails or other messaging apps. We organise these into departments, allowing teams to work collaboratively on projects with a central communication and file storage hub.
4. Live Meetings
Seamless video call meetings are easy to schedule and appear in your Outlook calendar via the plugin. You can also screenshare and record meetings to revisit later or share with absent team members.
5. Replace traditional phone system
Teams with Phone System can be deployed rapidly, aligning all your communication methods. Calls can be handled via the desktop, mobile app or a traditional desk phone – giving complete flexibility.
At razorblue, our team of specialists has extensive experience in Microsoft Teams deployment and we are proud to utilise the system ourselves.
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