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Great collaboration on-the-go: Microsoft Teams and Office 365

Instant access and feedback are now a part of everyday business. But fast-paced communications require an open, digital environment. To achieve this rapid-fire collaboration, companies are adopting robust messaging tools to help break down silos.

But not all tools facilitate better communication. Some, in fact, can complicate communications. The last thing employees need are tools that require extensive education to use and overcomplicate personal workflow processes. Collaborative features need to be intuitive and familiar to maintain productivity. To realize the benefits of a strong collaboration platform, companies should consider adopting Microsoft® Office 365® Teams. Here’s why: 

  1. Customizable collaboration

Every team is unique, but many collaborative tools use a one-size-fits-all model. Microsoft Teams gives employees a personalized experience with its customizable workspace features, allowing users to tailor their experiences to enable quick access to important documents while receiving consistent updates from frequently used team apps, no matter the team, project or department. Teams can also create various chat channels relevant to work streams or topics, providing a customized experience for user collaboration across diverse organizational environments. Additionally, Microsoft Teams allows users to customize notifications to help manage priority items and projects.

  1. Secure communication

Security is a top concern for businesses everywhere. Microsoft Teams leverages Office 365’s enterprise-grade security and compliance capabilities to help IT professionals explore team-oriented solutions. It also helps teams implement multi-factor authentication, bolstering identity protection while minimizing cybersecurity password risks. The Microsoft Teams platform also takes additional precautions. Data, for example, is always encrypted, preventing information from being accessed by external parties during at-rest and in-transit stages.  

  1. Interface familiarity

Microsoft Teams offers a simple, easy-to-understand means of navigating the new middle ground between Office 365 and social channels. This is because Microsoft Teams caters to individual work styles in a familiar environment, allowing it to maintain wide accessibility. Key accessibility features include screen reader support, high contrast, and keyboard-only navigation, allowing for smooth usability. As a platform designed with system agility and natural Office application integration in mind, Microsoft Teams helps users seamlessly engage in real-time collaboration on a global scale.

For companies looking to expand user collaboration to accommodate an agile, mobile environment, Office 365’s Microsoft Teams is a great way to deliver a comprehensive workspace that encourages real-time project collaboration. Available with Business Essentials, Business Premium, E1 and E3 SKUs, Microsoft Teams creates a unique hub for teamwork that effectively leverages familiar Office 365 features with the ability to generate customizable, secure work environments. When business moves fast, your company needs to move even faster with group engagement and creativity. Microsoft Teams for Office 365 Teams can help.


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About Kirsten Barta

Kirsten Barta is Program Manager of Digital Content and Strategy at Intermedia