A Love Letter To Microsoft Teams
We’re massive fans of Microsoft Teams, and believe it has huge advantages for most of the businesses that we support.
We all know that successful businesses have great teamwork. And with everything that’s happened over the last couple of months. Teams have been the number one app to keep everyone working together.
Microsoft brought it out 3 years ago, in 2017. It was their answer to alternative platforms such as Slack, that let you collaborate and communicate more effectively.
However, because Teams integrates with the rest of the Microsoft 365 platform; it has a real edge over Slack (the deep integration is AWESOME!).
If you’re using Slack, it also means you can cut down on yet another monthly expense and take advantage of the enterprise-level security features Teams has.
Here are the three things we most love about it:
Teams allow you to focus on just the project you’re currently working on. Information is partitioned into separate channels, so you can view messages, documents, and meetings just related to a specific project.
That removes the hassle of wading through an inbox full of noise and clutter. And it’s surprising how productive that kind of focus can make you.
No need just to rely on email anymore … with Teams you can post messages in channels, again with the context of the project you’re working on. It’s easy to get the attention of any colleague by giving them a @Mention. You can also arrange 121 or group video calls easily.
The interface makes it easy:
Microsoft has done a really good job here. It’s intuitive and easy to use. It’s so easy to find the information you are looking for and to move between different projects. Even if you’ve never used Teams before, you’ll soon pick it up.
If you’re not using Microsoft Teams in your business and you’d like to learn more about how it can help you better communicate internally with your team (and externally with your clients), give us a call on 407-409-7519 or email me on [email protected]
Mike Della Pia is the President of LAN Masters, Inc., an Orlando IT support company that has been helping small businesses stop focusing on IT and getting back to doing business the past 15 years. Connect with Mike on LinkedIn.