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A relatively recent Microsoft offering, Teams is set to replace the dated tools businesses use to communicate today. Discover below how this versatile productivity tool fits into your workplace.
In these difficult times, the demand for remote work tools such as Microsoft Teams has reached an all-time high. Considered a competitor to Slack, Microsoft Teams is a much more robust platform for organizations looking to bind their distributed workforce.
Has your Team struggled to settle into your remote work model? Whether you’re working remotely or splitting your functions between home and the office, Teams is key to creating a cohesive and engaged workplace.
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So how do you go about using Teams? Let’s dive in!
Teams is an online collaboration and communication app that’s part of the Microsoft Office 365 suite. It’s designed to help large enterprises, organizations, and growing businesses connect their distributed teams. Often used for video conferencing, Teams has several additional functions, including:
How Can You Enable Microsoft Teams? Does your organization have an Office 365 business subscription? Microsoft Teams is available by default to businesses with the following Office 365 editions:
Alternatively, you can enable or disable Teams for your business in the Office 365 admin portal. To do this, log on to the portal with your global administrator account, then navigate to Settings, Services & add-ins, and click on Microsoft Teams.
However, if your organization doesn’t officially use Microsoft Office 365, you can access the free version of Teams. For this, you would only require a third-party email, for example, a Gmail address.
How Do You Use Microsoft Teams? Once you’ve successfully enabled Microsoft Teams for your organization, what’s next? The following is a step-by-step guide to getting started with Teams on your desktop:
How Do You Form Channels? Would you like to be able to monitor each stage of a complex project closely? Channels are essentially isolated conversations that break multistage projects down to specific tasks making them more straightforward. Here’s how to create an additional channel: