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Find out what is New to Microsoft Teams

The use of Microsoft Teams has been increasingly popular in the last couple of years, in part due to the pandemic. In fact, 270 million people use Microsoft Teams every month.

And of course, it was clearly a very helpful tool at the time when we all rushed to working from home at the start of the pandemic.

But the growth of Teams has continued even as we are getting out of the pandemic, but some think the growth has slowed down a little recently.

Teams is so crucial to some businesses, that many of the owners and managers wonder how they ever managed their business without it.

Teams gives us the ability to stay connected wherever we’re working, and to collaborate on projects efficiently with no lag time. This is provides a big opportunity for your company.

Because it’s part of the Microsoft 365 package, it’s the logical solution to keep a team working together in the new hybrid work age.

But why else should you use Microsoft Teams?

One of the things that makes Teams so special is Microsoft’s commitment to constantly making improvements and adding new features. They’re not just making the core features better. They’re helping all of us be more productive and less distracted.

Not only that, but the new features are always easy to learn and use so that your company does not need to spend extensive time or hassle on learning or adjusting to the new features.

One new and easy to use feature is this: a virtual whiteboard you can use to throw around ideas in a video meeting.

Try out newer features such as improved chat options, such as pinning chats to the top, filtering messages more easily, and changing your view to allow you to focus just on the task you’re working on.

There are always more new features in development to make the experience even better.

Let’s talk about the three new features being released soon that we’re excited about.

The first is due to be released later this month. When you rename a Teams channel, it will automatically change the name of corresponding SharePoint folder.

This will help to make everything a lot more organized and will save you time hunting for the right folder.

Then in June, a new Chat With Self feature will be released. This will allow you to send yourself notes, messages, files, and images. How have we lived without this feature for so long?! We think this could be a real game changer.

And finally, an improvement to Teams calls you make from your browser, rather than the Teams app. It should be the same experience with the same features in both.

With Teams, there’s always an exciting new update on the way.

If you need any help setting up Teams so it’s customized to your business, get in touch with us.

Published with permission from Your Tech Updates.

Itechra Team

Itechra Team

From 2000, we set out to solve what was then a major problem for small businesses: having difficulty keeping up with their IT needs. We noticed that large corporations often had multiple employees specializing in different aspects of the industry and realized this approach could work well also among smaller organizations who might not be able to sustain such teams, but still require help managing an oversized workload. We provide a single resource for all your IT issues.