If your teams are more spread out than ever before, you’re not alone. In the modern workplace, you may work from home, the office, or like many organizations, a hybrid of the two. Being geographically separated can create challenges for teamwork. ERP’s main goal is to simplify business processes. And with the workspace shifting in response to the changes of the pandemic, you want to come back stronger than ever before.
Support for the hybrid, or any, workplace via a secure, universal collaboration platform is a must. Microsoft Teams is Microsoft Office 365’s hub for teamwork — a place to exchange ideas, share information, and create human connections. And it can easily serve as your one-source daily workspace as other Office 365 applications are integrated with it. Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement apps, as well as Power Apps and Power Automate with Microsoft Teams gives you full visibility and control of your collaboration and workflow. All your tools are right at your fingertips.
To top it off, Microsoft Teams is built on enterprise-grade security and has compliance capabilities that are critical for your ERP business processes. How’s that for efficient?
Microsoft Teams gives you the greatest flexibility to work as a team. Here is a summary of the latest features from Teams that help you create a resilient, inclusive workspace.
The Power Automate integration with Teams makes it easy to automate your work processes. No developer experience required! The new Power Automate app comes with workflow templates for Teams and a new designer experience. It can also automate approvals by leveraging Adobe sign for official documents. Also, the Power Apps integration allows you to create an application without leaving the platform.
INTERACTIVE MEETING FEATURES
— Together Mode, Breakout Rooms, Custom Meeting Experiences, and Meeting Recap
Teams gives you the tools to stay organized before, during and after meetings. One way to get more out of your team’s meetings is to amplify the interactivity. Enter the Together Mode feature.
How does it work? Teams segments participants’ faces using AI to place everyone in the same digital space. You can see all your colleagues and their expressions at once. This provides the opportunity for a deeper connection in comparison to the traditional video chat.
Sometimes breaking into smaller groups during or after a big meeting is necessary. The Breakout Rooms feature allows you to do this. You can manage the rooms and assign participants automatically or through direction. Apps can also be used in Breakout Rooms like to capture feedback or brainstorm on a whiteboard.
Custom Meeting Experiences
Speaking of apps, you (developers especially) can create apps in Teams for more tailored experiences. An example would be an integrated app for seamless customer support with the option to flag an issue, meet to resolve and update the incident directly in the app.
When your meeting is over, meeting recaps provide transcripts and an attendance report from one place. Super helpful if you missed any part of a meeting or need to revisit a topic.
VIRTUAL EVENT FEATURES
Plan and execute your next event from Teams. It provides all the tools you need from start to finish, including registration management, creating custom pages and updating information, social media sharing, and post-event insights.
Bringing Together Remote and Hybrid Work Teams – Teams Certified Devices and Touchless Features Microsoft has new and re-imagined capabilities and devices to support inclusive collaboration for remote, onsite, and hybrid scenarios. Certified devices complement Teams providing reliable, high quality audio and video experiences from anywhere. If you’re in the office, the devices help you get work done and collaborate while maintaining safe distance.
Check Out What is Coming in 2021
Microsoft Teams panels is a device coming in early 2021Microsoft Teams panels is a device coming in early 2021 that can be mounted outside a meeting room for booking management. See if you’re in the right place at the right time, or reserve the space right from the display. Teams certified devices can also monitor room capacity so you can abide by social distancing. It uses information from other connected Teams devices like cameras that count people in the room, which can be displayed on the panel as well.
There are also touchless features that reduce or eliminate physical contact with devices. To start and end meetings you can use Cortana voice assistance, or the Teams mobile app's new remote control for in-room devices.
Microsoft’s Surface Hub and Microsoft Teams Rooms devices offer a unique collaborative meeting experience for hybrid scenarios. You and your remote and onsite teams can engage in collaborative whiteboarding sessions to ideate and create together. Transcription identifies the names and profile pictures of who was speaking to make it easier to focus on the moment.
Microsoft Teams works for everyone.
Teams has proved its clout for team collaboration. According to Microsoft, Teams usage reached 75 million+ daily active users in just the six months since March 2020!
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