Communication and Collaboration Made Simple | Microsoft Teams Features

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Communication and Collaboration Made Simple  Microsoft Teams Features

Having the right technology in place for your employees is essential. It helps them get their work done and collaborate efficiently anywhere, across branch locations or home offices. Compudyne uses Microsoft Teams internally to collaborate across departments – and we recommend it to our clients wholeheartedly.

Here's why: 

WHAT ARE THE MICROSOFT TEAMS' FEATURES?

Microsoft Teams is a persistent chat-based collaboration platform complete with document sharing, online meetings and many more beneficial features for business communications.

Microsoft Teams features that make it stand out from other collaboration software includes:

 

1. TEAMS AND CHANNELS

Teams are made up of channels, which are conversation boards between teammates. 


2. CONVERSATIONS WITHIN CHANNELS AND TEAMS

All team members can view and add to different conversations in the General channel and can use an @ function to invite other members to different conversations.

 

3. CHAT FUNCTION

The basic chat function is commonly found within most collaboration apps and can occur between teams, groups and individuals. Microsoft Teams also includes things like gifs to make things a little more fun! 

 

4. DOCUMENT STORAGE WITH SHAREPOINT

Every team that uses Microsoft Teams has a site in SharePoint Online, which contains 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. 

 

5. ONLINE VIDEO CALLING AND SCREEN SHARING 

Enjoy seamless, fast and secure video calls to employees within your business and with clients outside of your business. Video has become an essential component of collaboration and wrapping it into the platform simplifies and streamlines communication. Microsoft Teams also includes intuitive desktop sharing and integration with Office applications like Word and PowerPoint. 

 

6. ONLINE MEETINGS

Microsoft Teams' online meetings feature can host up to 10,000 users, enhancing your communications. company-wide meetings and training for both internal and external audiences. This feature includes a scheduling aid, a note-taking application, file uploading, and in-meeting chat messaging. 

 

7. AUDIO CONFERENCING

This is a feature you won't find in many collaboration platforms. 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. Note, this requires additional licensing. 

 

8. FULL TELEPHONY

That's right! For an additional license, your organization can have full telephony through Microsoft 365 Business Voice, which can completely replace your business' existing phone system. As an added bonus, if you're a Compudyne EDGE Pro client, it's fully supported by your trusted support team. 

 

WHY SHOULD YOUR BUSINESS USE MICROSOFT TEAMS?

When it comes down to it, businesses should use Microsoft Teams because it is extremely user-friendly and can facilitate a work environment between remote users or within a large business. Projects, productions, and other business elements can benefit from Microsoft Teams.

For businesses already using Skype for Business, the Microsoft Teams client will replace the Skype client, but all additional existing functionality will remain the same. 

 

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