Microsoft Teams allows business teams to chat via text and by video/audio calling, but did you know it can also be a great tool to complete many workflow processes? By adding different types of Microsoft (and non-Microsoft, for that matter) apps or connectors to Teams, you can greatly expand its functionality. Start by perusing the apps in Teams, which are located on the bottom left side of your Microsoft Teams screen.
Here are a few tips you might find useful when using Teams:
- Games for Work: Everyone needs a break from time to time. What better way to clear your head than playing a quick game alone or with a colleague. Currently in the apps section of Teams, you can find MS Solitaire, MS Minesweeper and MS Wordament.
- Add a Task: If someone asks you to complete a task, you can hover over their message, click the three dots, and choose “create task.” This automatically adds a task in your Microsoft Outlook Task List.
- Email to Chat: Sometimes what starts as an email works better as a chat to allow for better, and faster, collaboration. With the email open, click the “Share to Teams” button, choose who you want to include (all email recipients are automatically listed as options), and collaborate away.