Microsoft Teams moves businesses to the cloud
Microsoft Teams is one of Microsoft’s popular cloud-based team collaboration software for small to medium-size businesses. Microsoft Teams assists business users in their daily tasks and it is a powerful communication tool and can be seen as a hub for teamwork. Microsoft Teams is a workspace for business messaging, calling, video meetings, and file sharing.
Microsoft is an industry leader in business collaboration and its products continue to improve. By using Microsoft Teams in the Microsoft 365 and Office 365 suite of applications, businesses can remain competitive in a rapidly changing world, saves costs, increase customer service, and measure productivity.
Why should your business use Microsoft Teams?
Microsoft Teams is user-friendly and facilitates a work environment between remote users. It brings simplicity to teamwork by collaborating, sharing, communicating, and doing it all on one platform. This communication and collaboration tool is reshaping the way employees perform daily tasks at the office or their new work-from-home office.
Maximise productivity and save time in Microsoft Teams
Microsoft Teams has various time-saving features to maximise employee productivity and save time.
These time-saving features will ensure employees remain connected while on the go. Microsoft Teams are the go-to solution for businesses needing to normalise the shift to working and collaborating remotely.
Some of these time-saving features are:
Users can forward emails to Teams channels
Users receive a generated email address to forward email messages from Teams. Users can allow restricted access and usage of this specific email channel.
Get someone’s attention and mark a message as urgent. Teams can help you to get your message across when it is urgent. Teams will notify the recipient every two minutes for the next 20 minutes until the message is read.
Files auto-sync from teams to your computer
The files tab can easily be full of documents and conversations. Use OneDrive and sync the files easily to your computer for easier access.
Users can manage super-long messages
Use the time-saving Immersive Reader option to save super-long messages to read or listen to later. Immersive Reader has a play button that allows the user to listen instead of reading messages.
Users can save messages to read later
Users can save numerous messages if they do not have the time to read them all. They can access these messages easily and save and un-save them easily.
Forward slash and shortcuts
The user can see a ton of shortcuts by pressing Alt and typing a forward slash key together
It is important to remember Microsoft improves product features and applications at a rapid rate and small to medium businesses might struggle to navigate and implement advancing technologies and features at the pace it evolves.
Businesses need modern business IT solutions
As IT grows and evolves, many businesses may not have the resources to effectively manage their growing IT systems or networks. Small IT teams can become overwhelmed with the amount of work necessary to keep IT systems or Microsoft applications up to date and running smoothly. This can result in prolonged downtime and loss in revenue and productivity.
Many businesses might also have outdated IT systems and these systems cannot support the sudden move to a remote workforce. Businesses are then forced to consider cloud migration. Unfortunately, there is a high level of complexity involved in cloud migration and many businesses do not have the resources for an effective transition.
Similarly, companies already operating in the cloud face the challenge where internal resource constraints lead to difficult cloud integration, preventing their teams from understanding and unlocking the full potential of Microsoft cloud capabilities for their business. Cloud migration can be daunting and businesses often need a professional Managed Service Provider assistance to communicate, collaborate and stay productive.
What is a Managed Service Provider?
A Managed Service Provider or MSP is a third-party company that manages and assumes responsibility for certain or all IT services for its customers. MSP services are an alternative to on-demand services and offers management, maintenance, and ongoing support on a proactive and as-needed basis.
These Managed Services are usually priced via a subscription model and this allows for more predictable IT spending. An MSP can be cost-effective and they fill the IT gaps internal teams can’t support
Businesses can outsource some or all of their IT support needs to a Managed Service Provider. Many businesses choose to outsource the most time-consuming IT services as well as newer technologies services when in-house support is lacking, such as cloud computing.
Internal IT teams can focus on demanding priorities and business objectives while MSPs take care of the rest of the IT services. MSPs can also increase agility, allowing businesses to scale their IT services as the needs of the business change. Managed Service Providers offer vast portfolios of solutions and they can support many technology goals.
Why should businesses consider using Managed Service Providers?
Managed Service Providers help businesses to stay on top of Microsoft’s continued improvements, manage critical changes and improve the experience of the employees using these systems.
The full scope and magnitude of M365 and Microsoft Teams services can leave many businesses overwhelmed. IT Managed Services gives you full visibility into the Microsoft toolset while ensuring you purchase and use the right solution for your business needs and they ensure employees are always aware of new and improved features to ensure productivity.
Businesses can focus on their core business instead of being bogged down by IT services. MSPs will act as an extension of the team; this partnership will provide great value and the MSP will help the business succeed. MSPs provide support for clients and are professional and have extensive experience in IT.
At PowerbITs we understand the challenges businesses face in this ever-changing global workplace. Companies rely more and more on cloud based applications such as Microsoft Teams to streamline work processes and increase productivity and customer service.
Do you want to learn more Microsoft applications and about the work of Managed Service Providers and how they can help your business to transform your IT services? Contact PowerbITs today. Our team would love to answer any questions you may have about Microsoft 365 and IT Managed Services.