Tuesday Tip: Microsoft Teams – Collaboration On The Rise

By Kevin Jackman

 

Many companies use some form of internal communication app, whether it be Slack, Skype for Business, or Google Hangouts. A new collaboration platform that is becoming quite popular is Microsoft Teams. Network 1 has made the switch from Slack to Microsoft Teams, and although change can be tough, many of us are finding features and solutions in Teams, that were not afforded to us in Slack.

 

Microsoft teams has a bunch of great features such as:

  • Video Calls
  • Real-Time Collaboration
  • Virtual Meetings
    • Meeting Transcription
  • Public Conversations
  • Private Chat
  • Outlook Integration

PCMag.com lists a few pro’s and con’s and this is what they have to say.

Pros:

“Plugs into the Microsoft ecosystem for embedded application access. Allows for super-organized channel management. Up to 80 video feeds. Available with Office 365. Integrates with Microsoft Office.”

Cons:

“Looks exactly like Slack. Can only be used as part of Microsoft Office 365. Audio conferencing can be expensive depending on usage. Limited support for some features with browser client.”

PC Mag also calls Microsoft teams a “Slack Killer”. In this day in age, many business tools are centered around Microsoft products such as Outlook, Word, Excel, and so many others. Having a collaboration tool like Microsoft Teams can make internal communication more streamlined.

Ask your IT more about Microsoft teams and how it can help your business!

 


Kevin Jackman | Network 1 Consulting

Kevin Jackman

Growing up in Long Island, New York, Kevin ventured to the Florida Institute of Technology to begin his college career. While attending school, Kevin created and managed his own website that helped college students raise their GPAs and do better academically. Enthralled with technology, Kevin has found his home with the team at Network 1.

kjackman@network1consulting.com or 404.997.7654

Network 1 Consulting is a 21-year-old IT support company in Atlanta, GA. We become – or augment – the IT department for law firms and medical practices. Our IT experts can fix computers, but what our clients value most are the industry-specific best practices we bring to their firms. This is especially important with technology, along with regulations and cyber threats, changing so rapidly. We take a proactive approach to helping our clients use technology to gain and keep their competitive advantage.

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