5 Tips to Improve Remote Work with Microsoft Teams

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Apr 24, 2020

While businesses across the country have sent their staff members home and hastily pivoted to a remote work model, the question of how to keep employees connected and productive while working from home remains.

For years, Microsoft Office 365 has been the platform of choice for many businesses. Integrated with familiar office applications like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, Office 365 has helped businesses of all sizes drive productivity, ROI, and corporate success.

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, Microsoft is offering a free 6-month trial of its popular 365 platform, which includes its flagship virtual meeting product, Microsoft Teams. Teams is a chat-based workspace that allows team members to access conversations, meetings, and notes in a secure, flexible environment that makes everything visible and accessible to your staff.

So how can Microsoft Teams help your business improve its remote operations?

Better communication. Whether you have ten employees or 10,000 employees – they can all meet in one place, no matter where they’re located.

Easy file sharing. Edit, access, and share files with simplified search capabilities that make it easy to find what you need, alongside access to all Word, PowerPoint, and Excel files in real-time from one convenient hub.

Secure access. Teams’ advanced security controls including data loss prevention, information barriers, legal hold, retention policies, and much more to keep any sensitive data within files safe against unauthorized access.

Access to schedules. Stay in the loop regarding meetings as employees have access to a complete view of their scheduled meetings, the timing, the subject, and a full list of other people who will be in attendance.

Maintain compliance. Teams’ gives you the ability to maintain compliance with a range of regulations as the platform is compliant and able to meet the obligations of over 42 national, regional, and industry-specific regulations.

As more and more employees are required to work from home during the coronavirus pandemic, the more important remote access and communication technologies have become. Keep your teams connected and start using Teams today.

Milner, Inc. is a full service provider of innovative office solutions, including managed IT services, that enables businesses of all sizes to improve efficiency, productivity and competitiveness. As a Microsoft Silver Partner  and CSP (Cloud Service Provider) selling all Microsoft 365, Office 365 and Azure products. We can help your organization stay connected.

For more information on Microsoft Teams, or how we can enable your mobile workforce, contact us.