How businesses can get the most out of Microsoft Teams

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In today’s fast-paced business environment, effective communication and collaboration are essential for success. As companies strive to streamline their operations and enhance productivity, they often turn to digital tools that can simplify team interactions.

One such tool we generally recommend is Microsoft Teams. Designed as part of the Office 365 suite, Microsoft Teams offers a wide range of features and functionalities to facilitate seamless communication, project management, and collaboration.

Let’s take a look at how businesses can leverage Microsoft Teams. Whether you are new to Microsoft Teams or looking to enhance your existing usage, this will provide valuable insights and strategies to help you get the most out of this powerful collaboration platform.

Microsoft Teams is included with every level of Office 365 subscription that you purchase. Microsoft 365 plans start at $6.00 per month and go up to $12.50 per month.

Microsoft Teams also comes as a standalone product for free or $4 per user per month for the paid level.

Price compared to similar standalone tools

Microsoft Teams as a standalone tool is not much different from any other chat program. By itself, Microsoft Teams is like a combination of Slack and Zoom.

Slack plans run from free to $12.50 per month, with a custom price for the enterprise grid. Zoom starts with a free level option as well and goes up to $250 per year, with a custom price for an enterprise-level plan.

Importance of using Microsoft Teams with other 365 programs

Because there is no significant difference in its features from other chat programs, we do not recommend that businesses purchase Microsoft Teams standalone. The value comes from using Microsoft Teams with other 365 programs.

When implemented along with other 365 programs, it becomes part of a cohesive package for businesses. Microsoft Teams is a powerful tool when used along with 365 email, calendars, and SharePoint files. Sharing also becomes easier and more efficient. You will have access to files, folders, and emails directly inside Microsoft Teams.

Some features of Microsoft Teams

  • AI feedback on your speech presentation practice
  • Can invite users from outside your business
  • Conversation channels around specific topics
  • Easy third-party integration of applications such as Asana, Salesforce, and Smartsheet
  • Find related emails faster
  • Functional bots
  • Instant chats
  • Manage apps from within Teams
  • Seamlessly integrates with Microsoft 365
  • Secure collaboration

Need help setting up Microsoft Teams for your organization? We can make sure you have all the Microsoft Office 365 software you need. Contact TeamLogic IT today.

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