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

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

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

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


Let’s take an overview of Microsoft Teams

Joining a long-line of communication and collaboration tools; Team’s is Microsoft’s single-platform answer to a multitude of business operational needs.

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

By consolidating to the platform, you won’t need to look back on the days of switching between a multitude of apps, losing track of your files or drowning under a mountain of emails.

A quite surprising, 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 the majority of Office 365 subscriptions at no extra cost. Most of the core features are available as standard, however there are additional features such as the embedded phone system, which can carry additional fees.

The app is also branded purple… so that means it must be good!


Lost among a multitude of tools and resources?

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

At iTeam, we take a consultative approach to working with our clients. Unlike the majority of 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 migrating to the Cloud, use Office 365 but not to its full extent or need guidance around technology solutions to your operational problems – please get in touch.


Who are iTeam?

For over 14 years we have partnered with clients across Bristol, Bath and the wider-South West as their outsourced IT department – covering all needs from IT Support, to Cloud, to Connectivity and Communications.

We are incredibly proud of our commercially-sound, technology solutions that drive efficiency, cost savings and performance for the businesses we support.

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