Microsoft Teams provides the most robust collaborative platform today, and it is unstoppable. The company continuously refines their existing system to provide a better experience for its 115 million-strong daily users in terms of productivity, reliability and security.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said Microsoft released about 100 features this year, and we have yet to reach the halfway mark of the current year. Microsoft’s objective is to ensure efficiency regardless of the industry by bridging the gap between communications requirements. So whether your business is in the sector of accounting, engineering, finance, gas utilities, medical field, or even government, by bringing your team in Microsoft Teams, you are going to reap its benefits. The question now is, are you utilising it?
Here Are Some MS Teams Features You Might Not Know Exists
- Co-Edit the Same Material All at Once
There is always an element of lag in the traditional workplace setup. With Microsoft Teams, lag is practically eliminated as it allows more than one person working on the same Office 365 document to have access to it simultaneously.
- Create up to 200 Channels
Microsoft Teams avoids chaos by allowing users to create multiple channels—up to 200 channels, to be exact. With this feature, users can create sub-groups for any project, discussion, or presentation.
- Synchronized Your Status With Your Availability
Busy or at a meeting? With MS Teams, you can sync your status with your calendar so your colleagues can easily see your availability and you can see theirs. No need to ask if one is available for a quick meeting—just check their status.
- Managing Security Levels
Data access is a serious consideration. The use of sensitivity labels and restrictions can be helpful to secure the team and its files. Doing so will protect content in Microsoft Teams, SharePoint sites, and Office 365 groups. If there is a need to collaborate with people outside the organisation, there is also a configuration to do this.
- Translation Feature
Do you have colleagues from around the world? Microsoft Teams can translate many languages to resolve any language barrier. In like fashion, you can even learn a foreign language while you are at it. Furthermore, it can start a friendship even if they are half a world away.
- Use the Transcription Options
You can easily convert your conversation into text. All it takes is to configure Microsoft Teams before any one-on-one call or conference call. Also, have a say on who can access, see and enable the transcription feature.
- Express Yourself
Primarily, if you are not using any emojis, gifs, and stickers when the conversation calls for it, where is the fun in that? It is there for a reason, so express yourself! Who said work could not be fun?
Microsoft Teams is the gift that keeps on giving. First, Microsoft Teams is included when you subscribe to Office 365, then it continues to provide updates and serves as an all-encompassing collaborative solution. With its millions of users relying on Microsoft Teams as their productivity partner platform, Microsoft will continue to strive to adapt it to the world’s changing needs.