Microsoft Teams – Live Training Demo (Webinar)
Businesses have quickly transferred to a remote workforce strategy due to the recent global changes. Remote communication is now a business essential and this Live Training Demo on Microsoft Teams is a fantastic walk-through for beginners, intermediate and advanced users.
- How to get people to start using Microsoft Teams
- How to create a Team or a Channel
- Preventing duplicate Team or Channel names
- How to make one on one calls or chats
- How to set up the background blur and other settings
- How to host a Team Meeting
- How to set up your video & communication settings
- Using Tabs to connect to key apps
- How to sync calendars
- Tips for using Search
- How to make sure Notifications is alerting you to the right conversations and events
- How to edit a Document in Teams
- How to find Files
What is Microsoft Teams?
Microsoft Teams is an essential business and communication tool that allows anyone on your team to join a webinar, group call or group conversation via a specific URL. A collaboration tool that any business can use to ensure their remote workforce is able to communication 24/7, Microsoft Teams lets users manage their own profile & settings, host one-on-one video conference conversations, or coordinate a full team webinar or conference, all from the convenience of any location with internet access.
Using Channels in Microsoft Teams
Within a team, members can set up channels. Channels are topics of conversation that allow team members to communicate without the use of email or group SMS (texting). Users can reply to posts with text as well as images, GIFs and custom made memes.
Direct messages allow users to send private messages to a specific user rather than a group of people.
Connectors are third party services that can submit information to the channel. Connectors include MailChimp, Facebook Pages, Twitter, and Bing News.
Making a Call in Microsoft Teams
Voice over IP (VoIP)
Video conferencing inside the client software
Teams supports public switched telephone network (PSTN) conferencing allowing users to call phone numbers from the client.
Hosting Meetings with Microsoft Teams
Meetings can be scheduled or created ad-hoc and users visiting the channel will be able to see that a meeting is currently in progress. Teams also has a plugin for Microsoft Outlook to invite others into a Teams meeting.
Moderating Education with Microsoft Teams
Microsoft Teams allows teachers to distribute, provide feedback, and grade student assignments turned-in via Teams using the Assignments tab, available to Office 365 for Education subscribers. Quizzes can also be assigned to students through an integration with Office Forms.
As a managed services provider, ActiveCo is certain that by using Microsoft Teams, your remote workforce will be able to coordinate meetings, HR interview, project management, seminars, client phone calls, and any communication needed while working remotely. We use this tool ourselves and have even been able to use it for remote ticket resolution for our own clients, as well as for webinars and training sessions just like the live demo linked on this page.
If your business is continuing to conduct business remotely for the foreseeable future, you will do well to have your full team committed to learning one resource. There are other online collaboration tools online such as Skype, Zoom, Slack, and more but you’ll be hard pressed to find a tool that makes thoughtful updates and patching as much as Teams. For security, ease of use, extension of collaboration tools and integration, using Microsoft Teams for Mac, Teams for business and Teams for remote work will help your team be well-suited to feel like they are still part of a team!