A year since it was first released, Microsoft Teams is living up to its billing as a crucial hub for teamwork. We regularly work with customers to build a modern workplace that suits their needs, Microsoft Teams has quickly become an essential part of this process. 

To put it simply, it’s a cloud-based workspace that helps you pull together a team and collaborate securely. In our Modern Workplace Innovation Centre Experience, we take the time to understand the wants and needs of your organisation before we cover these:

Six key areas where Microsoft Teams outshines the competition

1. A workplace set up customised for you

People are different and so are the teams they participate in. Microsoft Teams allows you to set up your workspace your way, with the tools you need, and the freedom to express your personality. 

2. Collaborate on files

The collaboration capabilities of Office 365 are there in Microsoft Teams. Upload files within the chat and they are saved to SharePoint, making it simple to share with your team. Members can access, edit and discuss the files right within Microsoft Teams, ensuring everyone has the latest version. 

3. Add the tools you need 

Tabs lets you set your channels up with the tools and services your team needs. Files and notes are built in, and you can add your own tabs for PowerPoint presentations, Power BI reports or SharePoint sites for the team to access, discuss and collaborate on – all within the channel. 

4. Set your favourite channels

Being in multiple teams can mean lots of communication. You can keep on top of the most relevant channels to you by setting them as Favourites. These channels will stay on your list and make it really simple to stay up to date. 

5. Keep up with the action

The Activity Log makes staying up-to-date super simple. Notifications keep you informed of recent changes to conversations you’re involved in such as @mentions, replies and likes. 

6. Express your personality

A huge collection of emojis, GIFs, stickers and customisable memes help you communicate effectively while keeping the conversation fun and expressing your personality. 

If you’d like to learn more about how the Modern Workplace could work for your organisation, book your Modern Workplace Innovation Centre Experience today, where we will cover: 

  • An overview of Microsoft Teams 
  • Road map your journey from Skype for Business to Teams 
  • Interactive live demonstration of Teams in action 
  • An overview of Teams deployment 
  • Answer any technical or management questions you may have 

Written by James Anderson, Cisilion’s Microsoft Solution Architect