Microsoft Teams helps your colleagues stay connected
Microsoft Teams has become a vital part of businesses all over the world. Remote work has become the norm for companies in every sector, and with working from home now so commonplace, team members are having to stay connected using dedicated technology.
Enter Microsoft Teams, a platform that combines audio and video calling with features like file sharing, instant chat and group messages for the ultimate in communication. Integrating with the entire Microsoft 365 suite and other third party programs, Teams allows seamless blending of work projects and communication to help you get your work done quicker, easier and more efficiently – wherever you and your colleagues are.
Stay connected with Microsoft Teams
Conduct one on one video calls or hold conferences with multiple team members at the touch of a button.
Collaborate in real time
Use file sharing, instant messaging and channel organisation to work on projects with colleagues online.
You can use custom backgrounds on video calls to personalise your chats. Create backgrounds with company branding for a real team feel.
Bring your projects to life
Use the screen sharing function to illustrate your presentations with real life examples, send files via instant message and instantly share documents in your channel.
Efficiency made simple
Integrate a host of Microsoft programs and other apps to keep track of tasks and productivity all in one place.
Stay secure and protected
Using Microsoft’s signature security and compliance tools, you can rest assured you’ll be meeting industry regulations and protecting your data.
The future of remote work
Once you start using Teams you’ll never look back. It not only revolutionises communication, making it simple to keep in touch with colleagues and clients, but also makes file sharing, collaboration and project work a breeze. Seriously, there’s so much you can do with Teams.
Create a virtual office for remote work, and don’t miss out on any of the functionality of in-person work. Hold meetings, share documents, collaborate in real time and get in that all-important face to face time with colleagues, partners and clients.
Get started with Teams
Lots of businesses not already on Teams might be using a different software for communication – whether it’s video calls or messages. Valto’s Microsoft Teams Migration Service specialists can help transfer all your data over to Teams and get you up and running in no time; we’ll move your contacts, messages, files and any other data onto Microsoft’s secure platform. We’ve helped countless businesses move over to the system, and know exactly how to deploy Teams for the best results.
We work with your business on a one to one basis – making sure we tailor Teams installation to your needs and requirements. We were trained by Microsoft (at Microsoft!) so there’s no issue we can’t resolve, and no system we can’t fine tune to perfection.
Video calling made simple
Holding video calls with colleagues, clients and partners has never been more simple. Set up remote video conferences in Microsoft Teams and take collaboration to the next level. Replicate the look and feel of in person office meetings by using custom backgrounds for your video call – see your colleagues and chat about projects in real time without leaving the comfort of your home.
Keep your Business connected, wherever you are
In addition to the Teams chat, video call and file share functionality, you can incorporate Microsoft 365 Business Voice. The cloud based platform allows you to use chat, video call, conference and voice call all within one app. Call external phone numbers without leaving your Teams network, sync your business details and manage calls instantly, from your office or on the go with any compatible device. Our team can talk you through the benefits of Business Voice, which we highly recommend for small and medium businesses.
Support, guidance, training and advice from the experts
As UK Microsoft experts, we know the ins and outs of Teams like the backs of our hands. Our Microsoft Teams Consulting Services allow you to take advantage of the Valto team’s insight and expertise.
Give us a call for a free consultation chat about getting started with Microsoft Teams
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Microsoft Teams FAQ’s
What is Microsoft Teams?
Microsoft Teams is an online communication tool to help businesses navigate the world of remote work. Features include video conferencing, instant messaging, file sharing, screen sharing, project channels and threaded conversations. Read more about best practice and governance for Microsoft Teams in our white paper.
Who is Microsoft Teams for?
Teams is for anyone who wants to stay connected. Use it for quick catch ups, to share project files, to conduct group video conferences, to plan paid projects with clients and plenty more. Anyone with a compatible device can be set up to use Microsoft Teams.
How much does Microsoft Teams cost?
There are several different plans available.
The basic plan is free, and allows online meetings of up to 60 minutes with up to 100 participants along with other chat, security and other app functionality. There are also plans that those with a Microsoft 365 commercial subscription can use, including dedicated plans for Microsoft 365 Business Basic (£3.80 per user/month), Microsoft 365 Business Standard (£9.40 per user/month) and Office 365 E3 (£17.60 per user/month).
Ask one of Valto’s specialists about which plan is right for you.
What are teams?
Use teams to differentiate between different projects and departments in your business. Add colleagues to a team and they’ll be able to share documents, files, messages, images and more. Learn more about the different types of team here:
How do I create a team?
To create a new team, go to the Teams tab and click ‘Join or create team’. Then select ‘Create team’, select the type and enter the description. From there you can add members, alter their roles and get started with a message or group chat.
What is a channel in Microsoft Teams?
Each team has a set of channels, and custom ones can be created as and when members see fit. Channels are focussed areas for conversation about a specific topic – for example you might create one for a monthly report, another for an ongoing client project, and a third for HR and general discussion.
As well as video calls, can I communicate with a colleague one on one?
Yes, it’s simple to have personal conversations within Microsoft Teams. You can use the instant messaging function, or conduct an audio or video call.
How do I download and use Microsoft Teams?
You can download the Teams app for use on Windows, Android, Mac and iOS devices. You can use Microsoft Teams online in the following browsers:
- Microsoft Edge
- Internet Explorer 11
- Firefox (the latest version)
- Chrome (the latest version)
For help setting up Microsoft Teams correctly for all members of your business, get in touch with Valto experts.
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