No matter how your workplace is divided – all remote, onsite, or a hybrid of both – cloud ERP solutions are a perfect fit when it comes to staying connected. Easily accessible. Secure. Streamlined updates. Cloud solutions keep you in sync. As your teams “connect” in the cloud, you should also have an inclusive collaboration tool.
Microsoft Teams is Microsoft Office 365’s hub for teamwork — a place to exchange ideas, share information, and create human connections. Plus, integrations with other Office 365 applications transform Teams from a communications platform to your one-source workspace. For a high-level overview of Microsoft Teams and how it has been so instrumental during the pandemic, check out “Rush to a Remote Workforce.”
Teams works for everyone with proof in the numbers. 75 million+ daily active users and 200 million Teams meeting participants in a single day. Microsoft reported these numbers from just the last six months since March 2020.
Teams gives you the greatest flexibility to work as a team. Here is a summary of the latest features that help you create a resilient, inclusive workspace.
Interactive Meeting and Virtual Event Capabilities
Teams gives you the tools to stay organized before, during, and after meetings.
- Together Mode
- Breakout Rooms
- Custom Meeting Experience
- Meeting Recap
- Virtual Events
Get more interactive meetings with Together Mode. Teams segments participants’ faces using AI to place everyone in the same digital space. You can see all your colleagues and their expressions at once. This provides the opportunity for a deeper connection in comparison to the traditional video chat.
Need to break into smaller groups for more focused sessions? The Breakout Rooms feature allows you to do this. You can manage the rooms and assign participants automatically or through direction. Apps can also be used in Breakout Rooms to capture feedback or brainstorm on a whiteboard.
“Teams works for everyone – the proof is in the numbers.”
Developers can create apps in Teams for more tailored experiences. An example would be an integrated app for seamless customer support with the option to flag an issue, meet to resolve and update the incident directly in the app.
When your meeting is over, meeting recaps provide transcripts and an attendance report from one place. Super helpful if you missed any part of a meeting or need to revisit a topic.
Plan and execute your next event from Teams. It provides all the tools you need from start to finish, including registration management, creating custom pages and updating information, social media sharing, and post-event insights.
New Ways to Streamline Work and Automate Processes
Integrated apps and automated workflows take Teams collaboration and productivity to the next level.
- Power Automate Integration
- Power Apps Integration
Teams is your one-stop platform for collaboration and productivity. Integrated apps and automated workflows take it to the next level.
The Power Automate integration with Teams makes it easy to automate your work processes. No developer experience required! The new Power Automate app comes with workflow templates for Teams and a new designer experience. It can also automate approvals by leveraging Adobe sign for official documents. Also, the Power Apps integration allows you to create an application without leaving the platform.
Solidified Remote and Hybrid Work Teams
Microsoft has new and re-imagined capabilities and devices to support inclusive collaboration for remote, onsite, and hybrid scenarios.
- Teams Certified Devices for Hybrid Scenarios
- “Touchless” Features
Microsoft has new and re-imagined capabilities and devices to support inclusive collaboration for remote, onsite, and hybrid scenarios. Certified devices complement Teams providing reliable, high-quality audio and video experiences from anywhere. If you’re in the office, the devices help you get work done and collaborate while maintaining a safe distance.
Microsoft Teams panels is a device coming in early 2021 that can be mounted outside a meeting room for booking management. See if you’re in the right place at the right time, or reserve the space right from the display. Teams certified devices can also monitor room capacity so you can abide by social distancing. It uses information from other connected Teams devices like cameras that count people in the room, which can be displayed on the panel as well.
“Microsoft has new and re-imagined capabilities to
support inclusive collaboration for hybrid scenarios.”
There are also touchless features that reduce or eliminate physical contact with devices. To start and end meetings you can use Cortana voice assistance, or the Teams mobile app’s new remote control for in-room devices.
Microsoft’s Surface Hub and Microsoft Teams Rooms devices offer a unique collaborative meeting experience for hybrid scenarios. You and your remote and onsite teams can engage in collaborative whiteboarding sessions to ideate and create together. Transcription identifies the names and profile pictures of who was speaking to make it easier to focus on the moment.
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Article by: Dave Bollard – Head of Marketing | 801-436-6636
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