Why We Love, Microsoft Teams!

We are massive fans of Microsoft Teams, and believe it provides huge advantages for most of our client’s businesses for internal use.

We all know that successful businesses have great teamwork and with everything that’s happened so far this year, Teams have been the number one app that has kept everyone working together.

Teams was released in 2017 and is Microsoft’s answer to platforms such as Slack, that let you collaborate and communicate more effectively.

However, because Teams has a deep integration with Microsoft 365 (M365 / O365) platform; it has a real edge over Slack.

If you are currently using both O365 / M365 and Slack, it also means you can cut down on another monthly expense (as it is included in most of the Microsoft 365 plans) and take advantage of the enterprise level security features Teams has built in.

Here are the three things we most love about it:

1) Project Management

Teams allows you to focus on the project you are currently working on. Information is partitioned into separate channels, so you can view messages, documents and meetings just related to a specific project all in the one spot.

This removes the hassle of wading through an inbox full of noise and clutter and it is surprising how productive that kind of focus can make you and your staff.

2) Easy communication

You do not need to just rely on email anymore … with Teams you can post messages in channels, again with the context of the project you are working on. It is easy to get the attention of any colleague by giving them a “@Mention”.  You can also arrange one on one and group video calls very easily.

3) The interface makes it easy

Microsoft has done a really good job here as it is intuitive and easy to use.  It’s so easy to find the information you are looking for, and to move between different projects.  Even if you’ve never used Teams before, you’ll soon pick it up.

If you are not using Microsoft Teams in your business and you would like to learn more about how it can help you better communicate internally with your team, contact us on (08) 8326 4364 or email us on support@dpcomputing.com.au.

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