In this Tech Talk, we’re going to overview Microsoft Teams. Teams is the ultimate collaboration tool for your organization, allowing you to conduct chats, video calls and more. Let’s take a look!
Microsoft Teams enables effective company-wide communication through a series of special features. Some of the functionality it includes are video meetings, instant messages, and multi-user document collaboration. Different conversations are conducted around Channels, which organize chats by different topics or departments.
These channels themselves have some important tabs. The first is the Posts or Conversations tab, which acts as a central component to house the history of chats across a channel. So here, you can see the full thread of messages and files that have been shared.
Secondly, we have the Files tab, which lets you upload and collaborate on different documents without having to switch between individual apps or windows.
The Wiki tab is a place where you can store information or links that are relevant to the Channel.
You can also add custom tabs to each Channel, which combines both Microsoft and third-party apps. Customizing a tab means you’ll have the best apps on hand for even better communication and workflows for your different channels.
Lastly, Teams houses several tools in its sidebar menu. The Calls tab replaces your company’s phone system, allowing you to make internal and external calls from within Teams.
The Chat feature is a great way to have 1 on 1 discussions without the need for sending emails back and forth.
You also have the power to schedule and conduct meetings inside Teams with the Meetings Tab as well.
And finally, the Files tab lets you quickly find and access files from OneNote, OneDrive, and SharePoint.
So overall, Microsoft Teams gives your organization the productivity boost it needs by centralizing all your communication and collaboration needs into one package. Thanks for checking out this Tech Talk and reach out to us if you have any questions about how to get started with Teams!
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