More Than A Chat Tool, Microsoft Teams Is Your New Best Friend

Contrary to what some may think, Microsoft Teams isn’t just an upgraded or re-branded version of Skype for Business. Since both were developed by Microsoft and both can serve as communication channels for businesses, it’s a common confusion – but there’s so much more to Microsoft Teams than just a chat program.

Microsoft Teams does include a built-in chat feature, offering private chat and group chat options, with a focus on real-time communication. The truth here is Microsoft Teams is a place for team members to collaborate, with features including:

  • Chat – real-time private and group messages
  • Meetings – Audio, video, and screen sharing features for up to 300 attendees
  • Live Events – Stream audio and video for audiences of up to 10,000
  • Device-friendly – With mobile apps for users, Team members can address anything at a moment’s notice

Microsoft Teams is a powerful application, rich in features and robust capabilities for team members to communicate and collaborate. Designed for modern professionals and built with evolving workplace needs in mind, Microsoft Teams leverages advanced technology to deliver sophisticated performance in a user-friendly platform.

What Can Microsoft Teams Do For You?

Most people are resistant to change – it’s human nature. We evolve, but we resist. The good news is when technology delivers change that simplifies our lives, humans are quick to adapt. For professionals that have relied on email as a primary form of communication for years, Microsoft Teams will be a welcome relief. With instant visibility, real-time communication, and full transparency among team members, Microsoft Teams highlights what email can’t provide.

Part of the Microsoft 365 productivity suite, Microsoft Teams delivers the innovation we’ve come to expect from Microsoft for organizations, with needs ranging from small businesses to enterprise level. Microsoft Teams fosters more than just chats and private messages, allowing users to share files like documents and spreadsheets and collaborate in real-time without confusion over which version is the most updated or recent.

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How Do You Start Using Microsoft Teams?

Getting your team started with Microsoft Teams is easy. Just a few quick steps and your team can start seamlessly collaborating more efficiently:

  • Create a Team
    This step is as easy as choosing a Team name. Sometimes this is your company name, and sometimes this is a department name – it’s up to you.
  • Add Team members
    Add Team members individually or add groups to a team, whatever meets your needs. Your Team isn’t limited to your own staff – you can add external Team members, like customers or vendors, and anyone else that should be able to easily communicate about a project or topic.
  • Add Channels
    Team members communicate within Channels, which is similar to forums or threads that are organized by topic.

If That’s Not Enough to Convince You…

From the quick roll-out to the intuitive and user-friendly features, Microsoft Teams is certain to inject innovation into your workflow. Considering Microsoft Teams integrates with the entire Microsoft 365 productivity suite and more than 700 other applications, the question is:

Don’t take our word for it – try Microsoft Teams and see for yourself what the buzz is all about.

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