Does Your Staff Know How To Use Microsoft Teams?
Are you using Microsoft Teams to meet with your staff during the COVID-19 pandemic? It can be a powerful tool, especially right now when everyone is working from home.
If you’re not already, you should be making use of Teams, Microsoft’s flagship virtual meeting product – and right now, you can do so at no cost. Microsoft is currently offering a free 6-month trial of Microsoft Office 365 E1, including Microsoft Teams, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
However, if you have been using it, you’ve likely discovered that not everyone knows how to make the most of it. Even one staff member struggling to turn on their video or mute their microphone can throw off your daily meeting.
That’s why your employees need to know how to use it – check out our recent Microsoft Teams End User Training webinar to make sure you and your staff members are up to speed:
Microsoft Teams 101
Microsoft Teams is a chat-based workspace that brings people together to collaborate, communicate, and share content. It offers a flexible environment that makes everything visible, integrated, and accessible to your staff. It’s a messaging application where everyone in one place can access all conversations, meetings, and notes, and it’s a hub where you can work together with the security and real-time communication you need for collaboration.
Teams allows you to schedule and join online Skype meetings with HD video, VoIP, and dial-in audio conferencing options. Have a dedicated phone number for placing and receiving domestic and international phone calls, with advanced features including voicemail, transfer, delegation, and emergency calling.
3 Key Benefits Of Using Microsoft Teams During The COVID-19 Pandemic
There are many benefits of using Microsoft Teams while working from home, including the following:
- Video Meetings: Whether you have ten employees or 10,000 employees – they can all meet in one place, no matter where they’re located.
- File Sharing: Edit, access, and share files with simplified search capabilities that make it easy to find what you need, alongside access to all Word, PowerPoint, and Excel files in real-time from one convenient hub.
- Management: Stay in the loop regarding meetings as employees have access to a complete view of their scheduled meetings, the timing, the subject, and a full list of other people who will be in attendance.
Have you harnessed the full range of capabilities offered by Microsoft Teams? This communication platform can do a lot to boost your productivity in a work-from-home model. Get started now to keep your team productive while they’re working from home.
Like this article? Check out the following blogs to learn more:
Business Guide for Switching to Remote Work
The Ultimate Guide to Remote Work During the Coronavirus Pandemic