Confused by all the options in Office 365? Skype, Yammer, Teams, SharePoint…

Cloud platforms are evolving swiftly and so has the diversity of features and tools available to users within them. As much as they may make many of our lives relaxed, they can also bring a lot of misunderstanding & disorder between employees.

Giving people access across too many tools and they’ll use them all unsuitably or not at all.

Don’t let ‘shadow IT’ tiptoe into your business by letting team members go off and find their own acquainted, often consumer-style products. Why not instead give them the strategy & training on the correct tools that best fit the requirements of the business.

An overview of Microsoft Teams

Linking a long-line of communication and collaboration tools; Team’s is Microsoft’s single-platform response to a multitude of business operational wants.

Functioning from a single ‘pane of glass’, users can access instant messaging, file sharing, calendars, video conferencing, intranet-style information wikis and notes all within one desktop application or online app.

By uniting to the platform, you won’t need to look back on the days of transferring between a host of apps, losing track of your files or sinking under a mountain of emails.

A quite astounding, but totally understandable statistic, is showing Teams to be already outstripping all previous Microsoft products to be their fastest growing platform yet! The simplicity combined with an all-encompassing approach, has captured the crowds looking for a 365-linked alternative to the likes of Slack.

Teams is available on most Office 365 subscriptions at no extra cost. Most of the core features are available as normal, however there are further features such as the embedded phone system, which can carry additional fees.

Lost among a multitude of tools and resources?

If you are whirling in a sea of far too many choices and are considering consolidating, Teams might well be the best answer.

At iTeam, we take a consultative approach to working with our clients. Unlike most IT providers, we take the time to learn our client’s business, operations and processes; enabling us to better tailor workable technology solutions.

If you are considering journeying to the Cloud, use Office 365 but not to its full extent or need direction around technology solutions to your operational problems – Please get in touch.

To book a consultation or to arrange a further discussion, please get in touch via our form below, call 03330 507 690 or email Chris on

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