Since its launch, Microsoft Teams has become the fastest growing app in Microsoft’s history with about 330,000 companies worldwide using it.
If you’re working in one of those companies, you’re probably finding new ways to use the app on a daily basis. But if not, here are reasons why you should consider using Teams today.
Teams more than just chat
Need to share a file? You just have to attach it in the chat. You can simply call or video call your colleague to discuss the file straight from the window. You can schedule a meeting without leaving the chat. Chat is integrated with other Microsoft products like OneNote and Office which means no more switching between apps throughout your conversation.
Before, during and after in Meetings
Getting ready for meetings can be challenging. The agenda is in one email, agreed actions in another. And where’s the information you were supposed to review before the call?
Meetings in Teams makes that so much easier. As soon as you create the meeting, you can start chatting with the participants about the agenda, share the files that you need them to review, and keep track of the meeting notes and to dos. You can even check who those unknown people are that have been invited.
After meetings, the recording of the call is immediately available in the same tab, so if you missed the meeting, you don’t need to hunt for the recording. It’s right there, with the meeting notes and agreed actions.
Drowning in your emails becomes a thing of the past. In Teams, communications are not kept structurally. You no longer have all the email-upon-email response, often sent as a Reply All.
And if somebody needs to send you a file, or ask you a one-liner question? That’s what Chat’s for!
Enhanced collaboration and communication
You don’t need to switch apps when you need to collaborate on a document. Thanks to the close integration with Office 365. In Teams, you can create the Word, Excel or PowerPoint document and immediately share it with your coworkers and then co-author within a blink of an eye.
No more sending out various versions via email and the resulting version confusion. You can add comments, to-dos, and chat with your coworkers to discuss the document right there.
Be connected, anytime, anywhere
We need to remain linked, be available and have access to all of your services while we are on the move. You have direct access to all your applications and documents with the Teams mobile app. You can easily respond to chat and conversations, join meetings with one click and continue to collaborate. So even on the move, you are kept completely in the loop.