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Microsoft Teams Improving Virtual Work Experience

By CIOReview | Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Microsoft Teams provides many benefits for remote work environments, including the potential to keep communication and collaboration effective while also meeting security and compliance needs.

FREMONT, CA: As the world grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, organizational executives are increasingly considering remote work as a method to mitigate the spread of the disease and the effect it has on their business. Many organizations are not technologically equipped for such a significant change in how they work. Others have the technology but don’t know how to get initiated or put the right governance. With Microsoft Teams, firms can implement a communication and collaboration platform quickly, and the business can keep running safely and securely in a virtual environment. Here is how Microsoft Teams can help employees work remotely. 

• Document CollaborationTop Microsoft Solution Companies

Within Microsoft Teams, employees can access Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and PDF documents. They can edit in real-time. When several users make alterations, the updates are automatically synced, so employees don’t have to worry about over-writing information or version control. Once documents are complete, firms can then move them into the primary file-sharing application or system to ensure they are secure.

• Instant Messaging

The messaging system within Microsoft Teams is a significant way for staff to communicate with managers and one another throughout the day. Many firms have been able to replace internal email completely with Team messaging functions. This is a valuable feature for employees who are working remotely, enabling them to get answers to questions rapidly and stay connected to colleagues. There are messaging so people can ask questions without interrupting the speaker. 

• Screen Sharing

When working together in an office, it is easy for staff to look at the same screen to discuss a topic. This is possible remotely with Teams, even if employees are miles apart, using the screen-sharing features. One share screen in a meeting with many participants or share between two people on a call. When people share their screen, the other sees the same data in real-time, just as though they were sitting together.