A Love Letter to Microsoft Teams

A Love Letter to Microsoft Teams

We’re massive fans of Microsoft Teams, and believe it has huge advantages for most of the businesses that we support.

We all know that successful businesses have great teamwork. And with everything that’s happened over the last couple of months Teams has been the #1 and fastest growing app to keep everyone working together.

Microsoft released Teams 3 years ago, as their answer to alternative platforms, such as Slack, Dropbox and Zoom, that let you collaborate and communicate more effectively.

However, because Teams integrates with the rest of the Microsoft 365 platform; it has a real edge over Slack – the deep integration is AWESOME!

Teams can also become your phone system. It directly integrates with our VoIP Phone System offerings, meaning all your business communications live in the one place.

Here are the three things we most love about it:

Project Management:

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

That removes the hassle of wading through an inbox full of noise and clutter. And it’s surprising how productive that kind of focus can make you.

Easy communication:

No need just to rely on email anymore … with Teams you can post messages in channels, again with the context of the project you’re working on. It’s easy to get the attention of any colleague by giving them a @Mention. You can also arrange 1:1 or group video calls easily.

The interface makes it easy:

Microsoft has done a really good job here. Teams 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’re not using Microsoft Teams in your business and you’d like to learn more about how it can help you better communicate internally with your team (and externally with your clients), please give us a call or drop us a line via email.

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