Microsoft TEAMS: The winning software of remote working

With Mauritius and many countries being in lockdown, most businesses have been forced to switch to Work From Home, which is now reaching new proportions.

Ensuring business continuity in these hard times also means finding the right tools to collaborate and work efficiently from home. Have you tried Microsoft Teams?


What is it?


Teams is a chat-based collaboration tool that provides global, remote, and dispersed teams with the ability to work together and share information via a common space.  You can utilize cool features like document collaboration, one-on-one chat, team chat, and more, all this in a secured environment. 


Key benefits


  • One centralised hub
  • Office 365 integration
  • Customise Teams through APIs and bot frameworks
  • Enterprise security & compliance
  • Azure Active Directory integration
  • No extra cost to Office 365 users


Nice to know:


Enjoy public and private conversations with your teams. The deep integration of Skype video into the application brings you popular social features, such as adding emojis and custom memes to your discussions.

Teams offers a shared workspace for the various applications in Microsoft Office including PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Planner, OneNote, SharePoint, Delve, and Power BI. This feature gives you and your teams the option to work natively without having to stress about toggling between applications as you try to get projects completed.

Once your organisation has access to Teams, you can: download the desktop application, access Teams through your browser or download the mobile app.


The good news:


Microsoft is offering Teams for Free worldwide for 6 months to support the fight against Covid-19. Read more: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/blog/2020/03/05/our-commitment-to-customers-during-covid-19/              

To facilitate the remote working, Microsoft is also making the full E1 plan and the Business Essential plan available for free as well for 6 months. 


Would you like to know more about how it can help your business?


Whether you need to setup or just need a training to get rolling, get in touch with us. Free demo available upon request.