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Elle Vollerthum / / Categories: Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams - end user perspective

I'm starting to use Teams more and more and the two features I like the most so far from an end user perspective, are that you don't have to leave the app to get your work done and that everything is searchable. I saw in a recent Technet blog that Teams involves 4 pillars: 

  • Chat, calls & meetings for today's teams. Team meetings occurs out in the open (public) area of a team within the channel and anyone can join at any time – you don't need to be invited. 
  • Integrated Office 365 Apps. Brings the capability to integrate PowerPoint, Word, PowerBI,etc directly into Microsoft Teams so you never have to leave the application to get work done – and can easily share your thoughts, commentary and feedback in one place for others to see.
  • Customizable and extensible. Integrate and connect your line of business software to Microsoft Teams, this could be huge for each organization to streamline procedures etc. etc.
  • Enterprise security, compliance and manageability. Security is built-in, compliance controls are supported, and manageability is integrated into Office 365 – enabling IT to easily set up a secure workplace.

Last year we used Teams for a large Marketing event, our annual two-day Executive Council which involved most of the Enabling management team and it was the perfect place for all our documents, presentations, communications - All right there for you!  Still, teaching an old dog like me new tricks has to be done with our Change management WIIFM (What's in it for me) techniques and not having to keep going into and out of apps is the biggest plus so far IMHO.  Happy New Year to all!  2018 should bring us lots of new apps to help us be more productive and less frustrated in 2018!

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