Should your sales team use Skype for Business or Microsoft Teams for their internal communications? While Skype for Business has been the industry standard for many years, Microsoft Teams is a newer and well-integrated technology that is quickly gaining traction. Not only does Microsoft Teams have a number of advantages over Skype for Business, but Skype for Business may also not be around much longer.
Could your marketing team use help with communication? Microsoft Teams provides a full collaboration suite, through which marketers can communicate effectively from anywhere in the world. Through Microsoft Teams, your marketing department can improve its productivity, brainstorming and producing final deliverables much faster. Even better, Microsoft Teams is integrated with a number of MS Office solutions and third-party solutions, many of which are designed specifically for the marketing industry.
With Teams, employees can easily work together even remotely and to bring external partners into project conversations. However, as useful as this is, it creates a problem: some of these individuals may be working in insecure locations or through insecure endpoints. Greater levels of flexibility come with greater security concerns. So how does Microsoft Teams keep conversations secure?
If you're considering Microsoft Skype for Business, you may want to reconsider. Though for years Skype has been the go-to platform for chat, voice callings, and meetings within the Microsoft ecosystem, the ecosystem has changed. With new MS Teams integration, Microsoft Skype for Business has become obsolete for all but the most specialized use cases.
Microsoft Teams has replaced Skype for Business as the new Office 365 Intelligent Communications client. Microsoft Teams is your one stop shop for collaboration, calls and meetings within your modern workplace.
Microsoft has released a complete roadmap in order to help transition your organization from Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams. Teams is fully integrated with Skype for Business features and functionalities to meet all of your chat, meetings and calling requirements.
In previous posts, we’ve shown you how to effectively use Channels within Microsoft Teams, and how to utilize other key features of Teams in order to stay organized. Today, we’d like to introduce the concept of extensibility as it relates to Microsoft Teams. Microsoft has always done a great job of opening up their products so that if there is a gap in functionality, you or someone else in the broader community, can fill in that gap. Microsoft is able to accomplish this by offering APIs for many of their products and platforms, and also providing “hooks”, which provide a simple messaging and event protocol between applications. Today, we’d like to introduce you to the ABCs of extending Teams – Apps, Bots, and Connectors.
Microsoft Teams is a fantastic application for communicating and collaborating with peers. With Microsoft Teams, you can set up meetings, chat with internal and/or external users, as well as, have audio and/or video calls with these users. Microsoft Teams is a great place to set up and use workspaces for a particular business entity or use case, such as a internal department collaboration, a project, or some other cross-cutting initiative – making it a true hub for your day-to-day collaboration. It’s this last aspect – bringing together all of your workspaces into a single hub – that makes knowing how to keep Microsoft Teams organized very important.
With Teams becoming more prevalent in the workplace, users are often wondering how best to structure their Teams and what the implications are for creating Channels. Channels are a way to organize our Team-based workspace into sections that are topical or via any sort of division that makes sense for that particular Team. A Team representing a Client may have Channels for different Projects. A department that organizes their files by Account may have a Channel for each Account Number or Name. There’s no right or wrong way for how to divide your team. In this blog post, we’ll show you to go about organizing your Team, and the implications for setting up new Channels.
Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business have always had some overlap when it comes to functionality. This has prompted some businesses to choose one solution over another. That is changing, however: Skype for Business is coming to Microsoft Teams.
Skype for Business will soon be integrated into Microsoft Office Teams, creating a single collaboration platform. What does that mean for your business? By incorporating Skype for Business’ features, Microsoft Teams can become an even more comprehensive, collaborative environment. A Microsoft Teams upgrade can give your organization everything it needs to facilitate fast, effective communication.