With more people working from home than ever, professionals are searching for the best platforms to help optimize their efficiency and stay connected with their teammates. Thankfully, the days of using multiple platforms to work with others remotely is in the past. Cue Microsoft Teams, a collaboration platform designed to be a hub for unified communication among groups. On Microsoft Teams individuals can now use one platform to stay connected and work together. Check out some of the best features to make the most out of your Microsoft Teams experience.

 Virtual Meeting Tools

There are multiple ways you can contact your team members within this platform depending on your meeting type, including video, audio, and web conferences.

With video meetings and web conferences, you can share your camera with your team for a more personal experience, record the meeting live, use instant messaging, and share screens. For those who just want a simple audio meeting, users can simply dial in a number from their mobile device to join. If you are looking to present to a larger audience, you can check out the Teams “Live Events” feature, allowing you to host presentations and webinars for thousands of users, both inside and outside of your organization.

Teams Chat 

When a meeting or email isn’t necessary and you’re just looking to send a quick message, the Teams chat feature is perfect for sending quick messages. Customize your messages with emojis, GIFs, and stickers to add some fun to your chat. You can message users individually, or create a group chat with your team.

This tool allows users to communicate more personally and conveniently. Also, you can start up an audio or video conference from within the group at just the touch of a button, without having to worry about scheduling and sending out invites. 

Collaboration Tools 

You no longer have to worry about scrambling to find files to share with others. Now you can access and share files all in one place and edit Word documents, PowerPoints, and Excel sheets together at once.

This feature allows users to work together in real time. All documents will update from the latest save file, so you no longer have to worry about finding the newest version. Looking for something in a crunch that you can’t seem to find? Use Teams advanced search feature to look up your files in the cloud instantly. 

Microsoft Teams allows users to work productively and access all the tools they may need to connect with others in their organization in one, easy to use platform. Best of all, Microsoft Teams is free to users already using Microsoft 365. If you are considering utilizing this platform for your business, contact info@itsupportspecialists.net or call (216) 771-1600 for a consultation and installation support.