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During the COVID-19 pandemic, many companies are shifting to remote work. Learn how Microsoft Teams and other tools keep your employees connected and productive.
How can you help your employees be productive and effective while working from home? During the COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses need to shift to work-from-home models quickly.
Working with a local technology services company gives your business a proven partner that can help establish and optimize apps that help employees feel connected and working effectively.
Microsoft Teams is a cloud-based solution that gives employees a flexible remote workspace. It focuses on group communication and collaboration and interacts seamlessly with Microsoft Office 365, which is the cloud version of the popular bundle of productivity apps, including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Teams lets your employees create shared spaces where they can store and work on files, communicate in real-time and invite others outside your organization — vendors, partners, volunteers and clients — to collaborate. Members can work on documents and talk about them simultaneously. Team members can create channels, which are conversation topics that let participants communicate within the platform, without having to use email or text messages. Direct messages can be sent to individuals privately or the whole team.
Microsoft Teams is an ideal tool for chats, conference calls or video conference calls.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Microsoft is offering a free, 60-day trial of Office 365 E1, which includes Microsoft Teams. The offer consists of Office 365 for mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets, workflow automation and online meetings with web conferencing, audio and high-definition video capabilities.
The 365 E1 package includes several other tools, including Sway, which helps create digital, interactive stories; OneDrive for Business with 1 TB of personal cloud storage accessible everywhere; and Stream, a secure video creation, management and sharing service. Available add-ons include phone management, audio conferencing and global data location management.
There are many helpful tools available for remote work, including:
Tier One Technology Partners helps companies with cloud solutions that improve efficiency and productivity. We work with businesses throughout the Baltimore and Washington, D.C., metro areas with Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft Teams cloud solutions to help employees stay connected and communicating while working remotely. To learn more, contact us today.
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