5 Reasons to use Microsoft Teams

In 2017 Microsoft released its brand new collaboration tool “Teams”, a tool that we at Glemnet have wholeheartedly embraced. Of course Microsoft have been extremely enthusiastic about their new addition to the Office 365 productivity suite, but a great many organisations and end users have followed suit and embraced the chat-based digital workspace.

If you’re wondering if it’s worth your business’ and team’s time and energy to dive into this tool, we’ve given you a quick overview of Team’s best capabilities, functionalities, features, and best-practices.

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Teams – Channels – Conversations
Teams is Microsoft’s collaboration showpiece, and there are good reasons for that. It’s really user-friendly and easy to set up, but  when should you create a new Team, Channel or Conversation? Out of our experiences, here’s a simple rule of thumb:

* Create a Team for each department (1)

* Create Channels inside those Teams for each project (2)

* Start a new Conversation in the Channel for each topic (3) and make sure people hit “reply” under each conversation to prevent messages from floating around in your Channel without context

It will depend on how your company is organised and how you’d like to leverage Teams, but it’s important to put together a plan and deploy the tool in phases. Mentioning Team Mates in Chat
When you’re chatting inside a Channel, you can mention people to draw their attention to the conversation with ease. The mentioned person will receive a notification, and the message in which his/her name is mentioned will have an @ symbol show up to the right of that message.