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Introduction to Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is the hub for teamwork in Microsoft Office 365 that brings together people, conversations and content – along with the tools that teams need – giving you the complete collaboration and communication solution right at the tip of your fingers. 

Microsoft Teams is the engaging hub for teamwork that brings together collaboration and communications capabilities using the full breadth and depth of Office 365. With video and conference calling, you have the opportunity to collaborate, meet, and share in a more open, fluid, and modern workspace.

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Microsoft Teams Chat


Communication through threaded and persistent chat with additional features:

  • Rich text capable adds multimedia capabilities to your messaging 
  • Chat, call and meet people using multiple  devices
  • Easy @mention feature ensures recipient sees your message 
  • Keep interactions engaging with memes and animated Gifs 
  • File sharing in chat that is easy to access and locate with a ‘Search’ feature
Microsoft Teams Collaboration


Streamline collaboration and improve teamwork:

  • Search for content, files, and people with the ‘search’ feature
  • Track project chat, notes, files and meetings in one place 
  • Office 365 apps are built in Teams for easy access to SharePoint, OneNote, Power BI, Planner and more
  • Co-author in real time using connected Office and other apps
Microsoft Teams Meetings


Supports both private and channel meetings in more productive, real-time meetings with:

  • High definition audio, web and video conferencing
  • Presentation and application sharing
  • Cloud recording of meetings with transcription and translation
  • Share content and use intelligent features
Microsoft Teams Calling


Connect with anyone through phone system:

  • Have a dedicated phone number for domestic and international calls
  • Advanced features including voicemail, transfer, and emergency calling
  • Advanced call management including, call routing, auto attendant, and reporting
  • Hybrid voice using Direct Routing
  • Business Voice available for up to 300 users which is built into M365

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Adepteq Top Tips for effective remote work whilst staying connected

Set up your workspace
Find a space in your home where you can concentrate. Personalise your settings with a picture of your own in Microsoft Teams to keep teammates focused.

Communicate, communicate, communicate
Your rhythm with online work from home might look different than it does in the office. For example, you may be balancing work and childcare at the same time.

Maintain healthy boundaries
Without the normal workday signals, like a commute, it can be harder to unplug. Make sure to take breaks, stay hydrated, and give yourself opportunities to “clock out” from remote work at the end of the day. 

Embrace online meetings
Make sure all meetings include an online “join” option so that team members can join from wherever they are working. 

Be mindful and inclusive

A crowded conference call can make it difficult for people to share their opinions. Pause frequently to allow time for questions and remind attendees that they can use the chat window to share their thoughts.

Record your meetings
When you start a meeting, hit “record”. Team members who aren’t able to join can watch later or search the automatically generated transcript for important information. 

Staying Connected

Staying Connected - Remote Work

Make up for missing hallway talk
The quick chat at the water cooler is what many people miss the most when working remotely. Instead, be deliberate about and connecting with your coworkers. 

Bring the team together
Working remotely can feel a bit isolating. It’s important to create opportunities for the whole team to virtually get together.

Have fun
Use Teams to encourage fun activities and challenges to maintain morale.

If you are considering migrating your files to Teams, we can assist you in planning and undertaking the migration from shared drives to the Files tab in your Teams using the same processes and tools that we do for a SharePoint migration.

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