Microsoft Teams is often hailed as the perfect collaboration platform, but how does its integration with other Microsoft apps support this claim?
In today’s era of technology-driven business and work, it is important for organisations, teams, and individuals to have the right tools for their jobs. This is why Microsoft 365 has become such a popular business solution – because it comprises of a suite of apps and services designed to meet the needs of modern businesses. In particular, Microsoft Teams has emerged as perhaps the most useful product in the whole solution. We discussed this with TechQuarters, a provider of outsourced IT support London based companies have relied on throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. They stated that, particularly during the height of the pandemic, Teams proved to be an invaluable tool for businesses that were operating remotely. Microsoft clearly understood this, as they have developed the video meeting features of Teams considerably in just a few short years.
Why does Microsoft Teams Offer the Best Meeting Experience?
There are many different meeting solutions available on the market. Microsoft Teams was by no means the first one, but it has established itself as one of the leading solutions for businesses around the world. According to TechQuarters, who are one of the top London IT Support Companies in the UK, this is primarily due to the fact that it is a part of Microsoft 365.
There is no denying that Microsoft 365 – which is the culmination of years of development that started with the Microsoft Office suite – is one of the most well-known and most popular business solutions out there. Apps like Word, PowerPoint and Excel are more or less the de facto solutions for their respective functionalities. Moreover, Microsoft 365 has been specifically engineered to offer unparalleled integration between the apps and services – data and intelligence between the products is exchanged freely and near-instantaneously. This is the root of why the Teams meeting experience of considered to be one of the best in the business world.
Microsoft Teams Meeting Integrations
According to TechQuarters – whose experience providing IT support Croydon and London based companies rely on has meant they have hosted many Teams meetings with clients – the meeting experience in Teams is far more than a simple exchange of video feed. Meeting participants can engage in real-time collaboration, share information via reach multi-media presentations, and more.
- Presenter Mode – Teams x PowerPoint
The presenter mode in Teams meetings is a huge leap forward for video meetings. Anyone that has been in business for a long time will know that video meetings always had a reputation for being clunky and inefficient. However, video meetings in Teams have come a long way in just a few years. The presenter mode in particular offers an easy and effective way of presenting. Thanks to integration with PowerPoint, presenter mode allows individuals to present a professional deck to their fellow meeting participants.
- Meeting Polls – Teams x Forms
Gathering information from other meeting participants is a very useful thing, and thanks to the meeting chat feature in Teams, this can be done easily, without interrupting the flow of verbal conversation, or presentations, that might be going on. In a Teams meeting, one can create a poll using Microsoft Forms – which integrates into Teams chat – to easily gather data from other people in a meeting.
- Whiteboard Mode – Teams x Whiteboard
Meetings are the perfect situation for brainstorming ideas. During the pandemic, the number of meetings that business scheduled increased rapidly, as it was the perfect way for remote colleagues to get their heads together for brainstorming sessions. Teams’ integration with Microsoft Whiteboard allows for a rich, interactive experience for brainstorming in a Teams meeting.