Accelerate Your Future Workplace with Leading Edge Communications Capabilities
You need to keep your business moving. That’s why today more than ever – it’s time for Microsoft Teams. The hub for team collaboration in Microsoft 365 integrates the people, content, and tools your team needs to be more engaged and effective. SoftwareONE is here to help you put the power of Microsoft Teams to work at the heart of your digital transformation.
Microsoft Teams builds on Skype for Business and SharePoint to provide intelligent collaboration with access to telephony, video and web conferencing, messaging and ad hoc meetings. But it can also open a world of possibilities for your business.
Invite your staff to think about collaboration in a new way
Traditional collaboration is typically made up of face-to-face meetings, conversations via telephone, or email correspondence and file attachments. With Microsoft Teams, your employees can seamlessly switch between multiple communication methods such as video conference calling, instant messaging, real-time document collaboration, and file sharing - individually or altogether as needed — all in one place.
Communicate more effectively
Ensure your teams are on the same page with group chat, online meetings, calling, and web conferencing.
Customize your workspace
Add in your favorite Microsoft applications and third-party services to keep your business moving forward.
Work better together
Collaborate on files with built-in Microsoft 365 applications like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint.
Keep your team secure
Get end-to-end security, administrative control, and compliance — all powered by Microsoft 365.
Why Microsoft Teams has become indispensable
per week are saved by employees through improved collaboration and information sharing
improvement of time-to-decision made by decision makers
is the average number of overnight trips replaced with online meetings by year 3
of survey respondents felt “having all of our solutions in one place saves time”
per week are saved by firstline workers collaborating with colleagues
Easily work from anywhere - Enable effective remote working at speed
The pandamic changed the move from a “cloud-first” to a “cloud now” strategy for most organizations. Many companies that were using Skype for Business before the worldwide shutdown have accelerated their Teams adoption. Because working from home is here to stay, Microsoft Teams has become a pillar of today’s remote workforce. Organizations around the world are utilizing Teams for enhanced communication and productivity.
Microsoft has taken note of users’ needs and continued to evolve and innovate its platform. In fact, a set of new features has been rolled out:
Virtual Breakout Rooms
Divides your meeting into smaller groups to facilitate discussions more easily.
Get Approvals Much Faster
Select an approval type, add details, attach files, and choose approvers – all in one place.
Meeting participants will be notified 5 minutes before their meeting is set to end.
Live Transcriptions & Captions
You will now be able to follow along with what is being said in meetings with automated, AI-driven captioning.
Multiple Number Dialing
You don’t have to switch platforms and programs anymore to look for contact details.
Keep the focus on you during meetings by customizing your background with your own image or one from the Teams collection.
Improved Search Capabilities
The top 3 messages are generated and ordered by relevance instead of chronologically.
Stronger Management & Security
Automated processes to support verification and authentication limits the attack risks.
There are tons of other new Teams features to leverage. From better calling capabilities to stronger security, your organization should take advantage of all that Teams now has to offer. Start boosting your productivity today!
Getting started with Microsoft Teams
A Microsoft Teams adoption and the corresponding Microsoft Teams Services look very similar to moving other applications from a traditional on-prem server environment to the cloud. Depending on the organization’s size and geographical locations, the process could last anywhere from a few months to over a year. This migration process consists of several thoughtful steps, including:
The shift to the cloud changes the traffic bandwidth patterns between the clients and the Microsoft 365 cloud, and you need to ensure that you have sufficiently prepared for these routing changes.
Your organization should carefully consider how to implement and configure Microsoft Teams coming with the Microsoft 365 suite. Decide who will set up your various teams and channels for maximum effectiveness. Determine which people or groups to include.
Microsoft Teams services use a variety of security and compliance tools and protocols. Auditing and Reporting, Data Retention Policies, eDiscovery, and Legal hold all need to be set up and configured before a Microsoft Teams adoption.
Following these best practices will ensure that you’re well on your way towards successfully integrating Microsoft Teams into your Future Workplace.
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