Tech Talk: Working Remotely With Microsoft Teams

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!

Collaborating Effectively

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.

Channels

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.

Conversations Tab

Secondly, we have the Files tab, which lets you upload and collaborate on different documents without having to switch between individual apps or windows.

Files Tab

The Wiki tab is a place where you can store information or links that are relevant to the Channel.

Wiki Tab

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.

Custom Tabs 01

Custom Tabs 02

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.

Calls

The Chat feature is a great way to have 1 on 1 discussions without the need for sending emails back and forth.

Chats

You also have the power to schedule and conduct meetings inside Teams with the Meetings Tab as well.

Meetings

And finally, the Files tab lets you quickly find and access files from OneNote, OneDrive, and SharePoint.

Files Tab

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!

About TechMD

TechMD is an award-winning IT services firm that specializes in managed IT services in Orange County and Los Angeles, managed cybersecurity, cloud solutions, and strategic IT consulting. We are passionate about bringing enterprise-level productivity, scalability, and security to small and medium businesses.

Share:

Subscribe to TechMD Insights

More Posts

Executive Chat: Essential Cybersecurity Insights

In the third episode of the TechPulse Executive Chat series, the TechMD leadership team highlights the ever-evolving cybersecurity challenges for business leaders and the essential measures needed to keep your valuable data and networks safe.

Top 5 Warning Signs Every Business Should Watch For

Email Breach Signals: Top 5 Warning Signs Every Business Should Watch For

Microsoft 365 and Google Workspace are two of the most widely used cloud platforms for business, yet cyber criminals continue to break in undetected with relative ease. A large majority of cyberattacks start when someone clicks a link in an email that they shouldn’t, so organizations must stay vigilant for clues that cybercriminals are planning an attack. Today we’re going to share the top five warning signs of an email break-in.

Tech Pulse Executive Chat: 2024 Threats Opportunities

Executive Chat: 2024 Threats & Opportunities

In this impactful video from TechPulse, join TechMD’s executive team as they offer insights on how leaders can leverage the looming revolution to alter their trajectory for the better. Get top tips for business operators in 2024 from the experts.

Skip to content