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What is Microsoft Teams and how will it help

With the development of the COVID-19 outbreak, it is possible that Microsoft Teams will become your best friend when working remotely.

With this powerful, easy to use tool, you will be able to stay in contact with your team, track your work and quickly share files amongst your staff.

Microsoft Teams is one of the latest additions to Microsoft’s Office 365 line-up. Carrying the torch forwards for Skype as the new and improved communications platform to enable better collaboration and productivity within business. It has unlocked a new way of working for countless users and thousands upon thousands of businesses around the globe.

But, what does it actually do?

Within Microsoft Teams, there is an immense range of features from instant messaging to video conferencing and everything in between.

Here is some of the VERY MANY features within Teams:

  • Instant messaging internally and externally
  • Voice and Video calls between team members
  • File sharing for improved, real time, collaboration
  • SharePoint, OneDrive and Exchange integration options
  • Video conferencing to replace physical meetings¬†
  • Departmental group chats to share information
  • Device compatibility across PCs, laptops, tablets and mobiles
  • Improved security of data when compared to other internal communication software
  • Compatible with Multi-Factor Authentication to further increase data security
  • And much, much more!

So, if you find yourself needing to work from home, your business will be able to quickly setup and start using Microsoft Teams to improve staff communication, collaboration and productivity,

How are LMS Group using Microsoft Teams?

We have been using Microsoft Teams for internal communications for over a year now. Even when we are in the office, it is a great tool for collaborating on projects, keeping up to date on progress and to also ask any questions.

Since we have started working from home, Microsoft Teams has become and ESSENTIAL part of our business. We now use it daily to host team meetings in order to update each other on any client issues, feedback and upcoming work.

LMS Group have also been keeping a log of our remote working journey through our social media, you can follow our journey on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter.

How will it help your business?

If you are having to work remotely, do you have any way to communicate with your team in one central system? Are you able to keep track of progress on work? Can you collaborate with your team on documents, in real time? How would you host important team meetings to update everyone on the business’ progress? Can you communicate from anywhere, at any time and on almost any device?

If you implement Microsoft Teams within your business, the answers to the above questions will all be a confident “YES!”

Microsoft Teams will essentially become your office, you’ll be able to see who is in, get quick responses to questions, directly speak to your team or a specific member of staff, host internal and external meetings and MUCH more.

How do you get Microsoft Teams?

The good news is, if your business already uses Microsoft Office 365, you are highly likely to have Teams available. To get this, simply login your Office 365 portal and download the app.

Even if you don’t already use Office 365, you still have access to a FREE, no commitment version of Teams that allows up to 300 users to communicate and collaborate more effectively. You can download the FREE version here

If you are operating Office 365 Business Premium or Enterprise E3, you will already have access to the additional features and security benefits that are not available in the free version. You can download this directly from your Office 365 portal.

Ready to get started?

As a Microsoft Gold Partner, LMS Group can ensure a hassle free, robust and quick integration of Microsoft Teams within your business.

If you would like to know more about Microsoft Teams, or how you can use it to improve your business operations, please contact us by phone on 0330 088 2565 or email us at hello@lms.group

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