Microsoft TEAMS – General Overview

Microsoft TEAMS – General Overview

Microsoft Teams communication app now has over 20 million daily active users, up almost 54% from Microsoft’s prior announcement about usage and still ahead of main competitor Slack. In Nov 2019, Teams customers participated in more than 27 million voice or video meetings and performed over 220 million open, edit, or download actions on files stored in Teams.

Now you maybe reading this and be like…”mmmmm what is Microsoft Teams? – we need this application in our business!”

Since March 2017, Microsoft has included Teams in companies’ subscriptions to the Office 365 Business bundle of productivity software at no additional charge.

Top Key features of Microsoft Teams

In Teams, people can make calls and exchange messages with teammates, and work on Word and Excel files without switching to different applications.

-Teams – Find channels to belong to or create your own. Inside channels you can hold on-the-spot meetings, have conversations, and share files.

-Meetings – See everything you’ve got lined up for the day or week. Or, schedule a meeting. This calendar syncs with your Outlook calendar.

-Calls – In some cases, if your organization has it set up, you can call anyone from Teams, even if they’re not using Teams.

-Activity – Catch up on all your unread messages, @mentions, replies, and more.


Pros of Microsoft Teams

-Productivity gains and enriched communication, Microsoft Teams is easy to use and intuitive;

-Increased transparency on decision making between team members;

-Seamless move to a digital workplace – at no additional charge as the Teams App is included in the O365 Business license package;

-New team members can more quickly get up to speed on project as all the related information, files, recorded meetings are collated in a TEAM channel.


How do I get TEAMS?

Microsoft Teams integrates with all the Office Online apps, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote, and with more than 140 business apps

To access the app, you need one of the following Office 365 license plans: Business Essentials. … Enterprise E1, E3, or E5. Customers who don’t have a Teams license as part of an Office 365 subscription can sign up for a free one-year trial

If you have a personal Office 365 subscription, you won’t be able to access Microsoft Teams.

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If you still have some questions or require more information on Microsoft Teams don’t hesitate to contact us at Dolphin Networks at or call and speak directly to an adviser on 020 36952848

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