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5 Ways to Make Teams Work for You in 2020

5 Ways to Make Teams Work for You in 2020

December 20, 2019 in Microsoft 365/Office 365, Corporate IT Training / by Alison Chludzinski

We can’t get enough of Microsoft Teams and how it has transformed the modern workday. It is easy to flip back and forth through tasks throughout the day and stay looped in to what your team is doing. Do you have Teams but feel like you aren’t getting enough out of it? Follow our tips and start your new year off right with productivity!

  1. Make conference calls happen anywhere.

    Running from one appointment to the next? Forget about digging up your dial-in number and conference ID, Microsoft Teams lets you connect seamlessly to any meeting thanks to the app. You can easily switch from a call on your computer to your cell phone and no one else would ever know you switched devices. Do you need your meeting to happen face-to-face? Use your device’s camera to see your meeting with only an internet connection.

  2. Keep track of your files.

    Do you know you have asked the same person to send over the same document multiple times because you just can’t find where you saved it? Next time, have them send it over in Teams. You can bookmark important files for easy access later. Has it already been sent to you in Teams but you still can’t find it? Use the short command /Files to pull up the most recent files share with you!

  3. Easily sync with other programs.

    Does your business use quite a few different programs where you find yourself moving back and forth between windows? Teams likely has a solution for you, keeping everything right where you need it in the same window. With over 250 apps currently available (and more added all the time), you can connect to a variety of programs you are already using such as Salesforce, Zendesk, Constant Contact and more.

  4. Save conference calls for later review.

    Was there a great presentation that was delivered through Teams, but you had to step away for a few moments? All recorded meetings are saved to your Team SharePoint Site through Stream for easy later viewing. Do you not have the time to sit through the meeting again? A transcript is automatically generated making it easy to find the information you need.

  5. Collaborate outside of your organization.

    Using Guest Access through Microsoft Teams allows outside parties to collaborate within your organization. You can grant as many or as few permissions as you would like to these users. Everything that is shared with your guests stays in Microsoft Teams for easy finding later!

Easing into Teams will help bring productivity and help simplify your daily work. Are you excited to get more use out of Teams, but are still unsure of where to begin? Check out our Teams Bootcamp to get started, or our SharePoint Online Bootcamp to become better acquainted with the entire ecosystem.

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